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?