4k runs are my staple and i guess you can say 8k is my lsd. hehehe.. chicken feed, i know but thats me. i run bcos i love it but i'm a wimp for pain so i dont push it.
Running after 40 demands that you pay special attention to your knees & joints so i started out with all the support & cushioning i could get my hands on. over the years its been the occasional pegasus and the usual adistar and luckily, i've been spared major injuries. but since then, i've been doing a lot of reading on the subject. so much has been written, along with all the pros and cons and you start to thinking, maybe all that cushioning isnt really that necessary. and what if all that talk about too much being bad actually is true?
What if i were to just do away with it?
Of course going barefoot or the vibram thingy would be too radical (for a makcik with cranky knees & joints lol) but maybe i'd try the minimalist approach.
To make do with the most basic support and just let nature take over. after all i'm just putting in a daily max of 4-5k, nothing too stressful on the ole joints.
And thats how i ended up with a pair of adizeros. its a lightweight thats built for speed and although speed obviously isnt my consideration, it also promises to provide basic support. to make the deal even sweeter, the pair came with a 30% discount!! adizero aegis UK size 4.. last pair.
I later found out it actually wasnt the female version (although it was placed @ the ladies section and confirmed by the salesperson) but it doesnt really matter bcos i love it. went on a 4k run this morning and it felt great! yes it's way lighter than my adistar but there's still enough bounce to make my landing easy. so far so good :D
60 mins Aerobics/pm/NRG