There was a time when all races took place on a Saturday afternoon. Assemble a small field of 100 or so runners. Have them all blast around a 10 miler in less than an hour....quick prize giving....back home for the football results! Only cross country events on a Saturday nowadays generally. So an exception today as we journey down the M62 for the Burtonwood 5 miler near Warrington. No doubt going to be wet and windy but I haven't raced for 3 weekends so will do nicely. Said to be accurately measured on country lanes. Report on Monday.
I've mentioned previously that for 6 months or more I've tend to do my medium/ long runs in SOMNIO. Regular readers will remember that a few weeks ago I replaced the footbeds in the shoes which can and should be done for any make of shoe. But I also replced the midsole inserts, which is a facility unique to SOMNIO. Today I received a pair of one of their new models for autumn/ winter 2010-11.
The PACEMAKER. It's a lightweight trainer.
The shoe came with the blue varus wedge fitted underneath the orange footbed (to the left of the shoe above)
But I "customised " the shoe by replacing the blue varus wedge with the red and replacing the orange footbed with the blue. This will afford me more support and more cushioning. With a choice of 3 wedges, offering varying degrees of support, 3 footbeds, offering 3 choices of cushioning plus 3 alternatives in forefoot and rearfoot midsole inserts the combinations are numerous. In the same way I can change the lens in my sunglasses so |I can change what I insert into the shoe ; for example I might like the less cushioned footbed for faster paced runs. Like buying a bike and been given 3 sets of tyres!
As SOMNIO say they...."Don't just sell shoes......SOLVE PROBLEMS"
If you are reading this prior to racing as normal on Sunday ...have a good one....particularly those
mixing with the masses in the GREAT NORTH 10K up in Sunderland.