Been to a sports shop today (found one in just half an hour away In the end). Gait analysis says I'm neutral- quite good fun watching yourself run in slow motion.....🏃🏽♀️but quandary over whether to go for cross country shoes or road runners (I was hoping for a roadrunner icon at this point but can't find one ☹️).
On telling the very helpful shop assistant that my current route consists of a paved path, a very broken, uneven & overgrown/muddy path (sometimes including the nettles & fallen tree), a fairly long stretch of country road, another paved path, a farm track, a stone/sand/mud bridleway & a footpath across two fields she was unsure what to recommend. She said if I was going to continue with the current route all the time then go cross country shoe, but if I would be switching to more paved roads or paths for the coming months (or a treadmill) to go for road runner, which would be fine for my current route too, but wouldn't be good if the ground was very muddy or in long grass. I asked if the cross country would cover all eventualities; and she said yes, but wouldn't recommend them for running on mainly metalled sufaces. Hmmm I know,that my current route will be a quagmire before long (I've squelched down that bridleway many a time in my wellies), which will force me onto more stable surfaces in the coming months. Any thoughts or should I get both 🤔 (but not till I've saved up a bit more money!! 🐷💰). I didn't realise buying trainers was such a mine field!! 💥 Until now I have always just bought the ones on special offer that I liked the look of 👀 so much has changed in the last two months!! My trusty trainers have already served nearly two years at the gym and the first 8'weeks of c25k including being soaked ☔️ several times, and are starting to feel a bit past it (a bit like me!!)