Sunday, May 22, 2011
Have I discovered my perfect running shoe? It sure feels like it. A nice easy 40 min. recovery run in the Ultra's and I can't say enough good things about the Ultra. What's amazing is how your foot changes so quickly as you move to more minimalist footwear. I regularly run barefoot but even comparing the Ultra and the Nike XC, I can feel my toes slightly expand after 6 consecutive days running in the Ultra but it's also feels weird to try to run in the Nike XC's and that's only after 1 week. It verifies again and again the differences based on what's on your feet.
As has been the case in the past, my stride rate increased 4-6 strides per minute in the Ultra's compared to the Nike XC's. This is not only a stride rate increase but I have a slightly shorter stride length in the Ultra's compared to the Nike XC's.
I read an article that described 2 types of running: feeling and floating. Do you like to "feel" while you run or do you like to "float" while you run. It's an interesting perspective and I definitely prefer to feel than float. The "feel" approach is how my body best communicates, aligns, balances and positions itself.
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