i posted just over a week ago about running in converse shoes(yes it was a bad idea) anyway i got my new running shoes a week earlier than planned and used them today. what a total difference they have made. on my usual route for part 3 i decided to take a detour and 30 minutes later ended up at my parents home. had a quick rest and a cuppa and thought, **** it im gonna jog home, and bloody did it! probably the longest ive ran(jogged) since being a school kid also no more shin pain from the terrible footwear.