I knew this morning waking up, that it would look like this outside:
8 inches of fresh snow with a lovely layer of ice outside.
But, I had goals. Including these puppies.
I needed a new pair of running shoes and I really felt like it was time to try something lighter and a that would make me get rid of my awful heal strike. I like my Mizuno Nirvana’s, but I had heard great things about the Kinvara. I tried them on at a local running store a few weeks back and found a great deal online (I know, I should support the local running store and I will one day when I don’t have graduate income).
Anyway, I geared up at 5am and went out to shovel the walkway, the car, and scrape the car off.
By 6am I was out the door and on the way to the gym. I busted out a total of 5 miles (4 miles running at 6.5 with a 1% incline and 1 mile walking at a 10% incline). They say that when transitioning to a minimalist or heel drop shoe that you should do it gradually or it can wreak havoc on your calves. I made it to 3 miles, but felt so good that I went to 4. Then, the calf ache set it.
I really love these shoes. I felt lighter, faster, yet I still had support. No swelling in my foot or ankle from the screw that sits there. I think I am really loving the 4mm drop in the heel. Of course I have only run in them once. But, so far-happy.
Now, if the snow would melt so that I could run outside.
Any minimilist runner’s out there? Any tips?