Friday, April 26, 2013
Heartbeat? It's a lovebeat!
Pros and cons of running in the clown shoes:
You can't run heel-to-toe in zero drop shoes. You just can't, you would break your heels. As a result, in a continual and ongoing effort to hit the ground comfortable with the springy part of your sole, you are always lifting your toes.
This exercise is much like those that I had to do when plagued with shin splits, training for my first marathon. The front of my shins are strong and healthy.
What continues to hurt is my right heel. I wake every morning very stiff and sore, a pain which goes away, but it returns every morning. It does feel like what the girl described as her issue, playing soccer. But she has been taking PT and last Sunday played her first game in months, none the worse for wear.
I really need to ask her to teach me her stretching exercises, and then perform them with dedication the way she does.
Another issue, and I do not know whether this is good or bad, is that running in zero drop shoes is harder. It takes more effort. Keeping your toes up, that takes effort. You are not constantly hitting a raked platform to spring you forward, as with modern, traditional running shoes.
More calories expended is not necessarily something to complain about.
Climate: cool & sunny. ideal.
Distance: 3.25 miles
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
The Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
The Jean Genie - David Bowie
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Bring On the Lucie (Freeda Peeple) * - John Lennon
Heartbeat (It's a Lovebeat) - The De Franco Family