Friday, April 07, 2006

Cullum Rd /Ramada Hotel/Newmarket Rd Bury St Edmunds

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6.15 pm 5.4 miles in 40 minutes 30 seconds

Week to date mileage 17

Month to date mileage 32

Average weekly rate 31.2

Average Monthly rate 135

Year to Date 432

Life time 8210

Weather - dry cold

After a long winter I am finding my times are improving and I really believe I can improve a little bit further I ran well well today and could have quicker

My recent times over this course have been :

21 Mar 40.35
7 Mar 41.31
3 Mar 41.34
21 Feb 41.35
27 Jan 41.56
13 Jan 41.30
2 Jan 42.42
23 Dec 43.34
9 Dec 42.0
6 Dec 42.04
29 Nov 42.17

I am in the market for a new pair of shoes and I am considering what to buy. I have high arches but over pronate leading to heavy tread usage on the outside of both of my heels. Over the last year I have used 3 pairs of shoes -

a pair of Brooks Addiction 6 2005 model which I have run 410 miles in and there is extensive wear in these I don't think I should do any more running with these.

a pair of Saucony Trigon which I have run 548 miles in and I am not using any more. They are warn with no rubber tread on the outside of the heels left.

I am still using a pair of New Balance 1060's which are great but I actually find the toe space is a bit tight for my pair of size 9's and this has lead once or twice to bruised toes but I still prefer these to any others for races as they seem a little lighter and not so stiff as the Brooks.

I usually buy over the internet from Wiggle, Sportsshoes Unlimited or Bourne Sports. I get lost in all the technology that running shoes claim to have and I tend to go back to tried and trusted brands such as New Balance.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Bury Blue
    Your comments on running shoes did make me smile..like you i tend to buy on the web...never spending over £55. The descriptions of running shoes is a load of cobblers..excuse the pun. When i was a teenager around 1958 i went to watch the AAA's marathon to support a Highate Harrier of international quality...he finished 5th in 2hours 28mins..to this day I remember his running shoes...plimsolls from Woolworths at 5 shillings (25p)..so running shoes don't make a better athlete but obviously the better the support the more injury free.

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