With the @theruninthedark coming up this week, it brought back memories and learnings from @dublinmarathon around running shoes.
So how do you know when it's time to replace them? Check the bottom of your running shoes in advance to make sure they are in good shape! Shoes typically start to lose their ability to absorb shock after about 500 kilometres. Ideally you should replace your shoes at least every 6 months or 500 kilometres (whichever comes first). I will pause here for a moment, while we all take the time to check………..
Aaaaaaaand we are back. You can also tell a hell of a lot from the wear on the sole of your running shoes.
If you have even wear across the heel and ball of the foot this shows you have a healthy stride.
Wear on the outside of the shoe would suggest you are a supinators. i.e you strike the ground with the outside of your foot. Look for cushioned shoes that will absorb that pounding
Wear in the heel and the ball of the foot suggests you are an overpronator, i.e you roll your foot inwards as you land. Look for shoes that support your arches.
Heels worn down to the midsole suggest you overstride and the heel absorbs the brunt of the force at impact.
Look for shoes that offer a lot of protection and absorb the shock out of landing.
Does anyone else do @jasyogahq ? I’ve just signed up again in the hope it will make me actually do some stretching and flexibility work this marathon cycle... Just did my first 2 videos during the ’s nap. Now, let’s just hope I keep it up