Sunday, May 25, 2008

Finally found my new running shoe

Its been three runs since my last post. I did a one on last Sunday, managed the 10.5km run in 1hr 10mins, given the heat and my fitness levels that was a decent effort.

I followed it up with a 5.5km run on Tuesday while I was in Delhi, in about 29minutes. This was one of my most pleasurable runs in many months. The weather was amazing, it had rained in the night and the temperature at 7am in the morning was a very comfortable 23degrees with medium humidity. I am waiting for the rains to hit Bombay, badly need a break from this muggy weather. The only disturbing part was the jarring and impact my legs suffered during the short run, which was a clear indicator for me to immediately replace my shoes (I have been trying to find a new pair of my favourite/current shoe for the last few weeks, but have been unsuccessful).

On Saturday I set out to discover my new running shoe, after two unsuccessful attempts, I finally manage to finalise it. I bought a Allegra Cushion running shoe of Adidas. Its quite similar to my Adidas Nova Cushion shoe. The new shoe felt quite good, as I was trying to break into them yesterday.

I started out on my Sunday morning run at 9am, which made the run difficult. I should ideally have started at 7am but could not get myself out of the bed, as I have been having continuous late nights over the last three days. The run felt good, though I was a little sluggish, as I have still not got into a rhythm. The new shoes behaved well and everything went of smoothly (no shoe bites, injuries....).

I am now looking forward to some good weekday runs with my new shoes. Feeling a lot more positive about picking up some momentum on my weekly mileage.


Mohan Apte said...

I was in Pune last week and though it was hot, it was no where as muggy as Mumbai. Had 3 very decent sized runs of 4.5 miles each (yes, I count in miles, not km, dont know why) using the Jeff Galloway run walk method and pyramid base building. My shins are healing thank god!!!

Got back to Mumbai on Sunday and tried running Monday evening. TERRIBLE. Was flattened in a simple 3.5 mile run! It's got to be the worst place on the planet to run right now!

girish said...

Hey you are not really making things easy for me, I have to run tomm. morning!!

I sorta like odds stacked against me, as that reduces the pressure and brings down expectations and things become easier....

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