Thanks so much for sharing my excitement this week. I’ve been a little giddy between the half marathon and then launching all the coaching services, but I’ll try to tone down the cheeriness and not be too annoying.
Well, ready or not, the 10k is tomorrow. I definitely “raced” the half on Sunday- my quads were tired until about Thursday! So I’ll do my best, but I’m not expecting miracles.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was given a pair of Saucony Virratas to try. Many of you asked what I thought of them, so I thought it might be a good opportunity to pull out the camera again and do a little vlog.
I do think that some runners can run better and with less chance of injury by making the switch to a minimal shoe, but from my one bad experience, I was convinced it wasn’t for me.
I was cautious about this shoe and made a point to ease in gradually. I started by walking a few miles in them, and then did some run/walks to get my legs used to them.
I only used them for slow and easy recovery runs, and I was surprised to find that my legs were fine and had no extra aches or pains! The most I’ve run in them so far is 3 miles, and I’m optimistic about increasing my distance in them over the next few weeks.
Virrata Shoe Details:
- 6 ounces
- 0mm offset to allow your foot to do the work naturally
- Breathable Mono Mesh
- HydraMAX™ Collar lining material combines superior moisture wicking properties with comfort
- High Abrasion EVA foam that is a lighter alternative to rubber in the midsole and outsole
- Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties
- Triangular Lug Design provides traction and durability
Happy running this weekend!
Do you use a minimalist shoe, or have you ever tried one?