Wind, rain and shoe retirement

Wind, rain and shoe retirement

I've just got back from a run in the wind: planned so that I was into the wind to start with, then sheltered (on a trail) and behind me for most of the last leg, or so I hoped! It worked well. On the outward leg I was actually stopped in my tracks twice by the gusts. The sheltered trail - an old railway line- meant running as usual, slowly :-) When I came off the track Mother Nature treated me to a cold power shower! It was great having the wind behind me, especially up hill but the rain did sting the backs of my legs. I got pushed sideways too when passing a couple of side turnings. And the final 250m were again into the wind and driving rain, it felt like acupuncture on my face.

Considering the weather it was agood run which I'm pleased about as during it I decided my shoes (New Balance 1080 v2) should be retired from running. Just looked at my v4's andjudging by the sole wear they won't be long for this running world either! I've just got some 1080 v5 in orange but think I need something a bit more sturdy for the winter. Oh dear! Looks like I need to buy another pair of running shoes - what a bind :-)

Just looking at the picture and I can see why I might be getting "a feeling" in the Achilles area of my right foot - it's not a pain or a real ache but there is something there and it might be the wear on my shoes as they are definitely showing off centre wear especially the right one and I am a neutral runner. I keep forgetting to track how far each pair of shoes have travelled. Must try harder to remember in future.

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  • Sounds like quite an invigorating run!! New shoes...now that is exciting! I am waiting for my new trail shoes to arrive and it feels like a birthday!!๐Ÿ˜€

  • I log my runs and the shoes I wear on Goodrunguide and it keeps a running total of their mileage to help me remember when they need changing. I did 500 miles + in my Nike Pegasus and they still looked perfect but they'd totally lost their ooomph and I was feeling the road through them

    New shoes! How tiresome. LOL Show us em !

  • I will when I get them. Thanks for the Goodrun guide tip.

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