Ooh, it's nice here today! Bit warm for running for me, time for a cold drink! Are you enjoying the heat?
I just went out for my first 10k in a while. Moved from my warmup walk to slow startup run and my feet felt as flat as pancakes. The first few minutes are always tough, but my feet just died on the ground today. Wow, this is going to be tough I thought. Within 10 steps the penny dropped - I'd put on my old Saucony trainers!!!They only did about 600k, so they can't have been that worn out, but compared to the Hokas I now run in they just have no bounce. It was a great test of how different the two shoes are and, if I'm being honest, I think my 5k, 10k and HM PBs earlier this year are largely attributable to those shoes, and only partly due to all my cycling😀. I went straight home and changed them and started again!
I'm blaming lockdown stress for making such a silly mistake, nothing to do with age related absent mindedness! Anyone else experiencing similar scattiness at the moment? do share, it might make me feel a bit less stupid 😀
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The Marathon Team xxx
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