Sunday, November 4, 2012
8 Runs In Two Weeks!
Well, I got eight runs in over that last two weeks. The 8 runs were all in newtons, or as deb calls them, "fig newtons". The two pair I have are the gravity and the sir isaac. The gravity is lighter, and has a slightly lower profile (delt drop 3mm), and the isaacs have a more rounded heal and less pronounced actuator lugs, with a more moderate profile (delt drop 4.5mm). The isaacs are easier to transition into, and require a little less concentration on form. For those wanting to transition into newtons, the sir isaac or the sir isaac "S" (stability) are the way to go. So I covered 20K the first week, and 25K the second. I want to GRADUALLY build to 40K (24.8 miles) bye year end, and then see if I can do enough speed work to run a decent 5K with that minimal amount of mileage. My calf pain/stress fracture is just a dull ache at this point, and I hope it fully disappears soon. The thing that has me trying to go all newton, is that I get absolutely no lateral or medial knee pain on the surgically repaired knee when I run in them. I get varying degrees of discomfort when I wear other shoes. I have begun selling many of my slightly used non newton shoes on ebay. So as always, I am restarting again (158?). I have often joked that my 36 year running career has been long periods of injury punctuated with short periods or running!