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Sunday, March 28, 2010

I'm Basically Back

I'm basically back to full strength thanks for the Evo shoe, daily feet strengthening and a new weekly running schedule.

The Evo shoe is spectacular as it allows the foot and body to operate in its natural state without technological interruption. The body doesn't need technology as the body is a perfect technological device to begin with. My feet are getting so much stronger. The great East African runners generate power from their feet but we generate power from our legs and the legs can't match the power, performance or efficiency of the feet.

The other change is I run 50%-55% of my weekly miles on Saturday and Sunday. I generally do a hard 12 mile run on Saturday and an easy 12 mile run on Sunday. This teaches the body to run while fatigued and it forces me to concentrate on form and technique as you get sloppy when tired and that increases the chances for injury. Long runs, after hard runs, are hard but it's amazing how the body responds and gets stronger. This is my third week of this routine and I felt stronger this Sunday as compared to the previous two Sundays. This also takes discipline because even if I feel good on Sunday, I have to remind myself that I'm not 100% and if I try to run it hard, I will injure myself.

It feels good to be back. Now that traditional running shoes will never have a place in my life, I think my running life will be much different going forward, in a very positive way.



  1. You're starting to train like an ultrarunner, Harry. What's first Hardrock or Leadville?

  2. LOL. I'm far from an ultra runner. I don't even know if I'll do another marathon. For now, I'm concentrating on middle distances being the 10k, 10 miler and half marathon. I have a natural forefoot landing and I've found it is hard to maintain that type of foot strike for really long distances without a lot of additional training which I don't have time for.

    Every time I switch to a midfoot landing, I start to have problems.



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