running

Mixing things up

During today’s run I thought about some of the factors that let me run nearly every day. One of those key factors I think is that I switch things up. Take this week as an example. Monday’s quick run was on the beach, 50 minutes in my xtalons (trail shoes). Tuesday I ran a mix of undulating grass and park roads in my gloves, ending at the beach I think (100 minutes). Wednesday was half road and half beach (50 mins). Thursday was all 100 minutes of nice hills and wood paths with rocks and roots. Today I took my Altras for a quick 50 minute spin. The Altras are my sofas, as they offer superior cushion, while still having zero drop (heel to toe drop).

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All this mixing of different type of shoes as well as surfaces, helps me prevent over-use injuries. At least that is what I think. I picked those tips up in some of the books I read, can’t remember which though … just want to mention that it’s not my idea, I have merely tested what I read about and what made sense to me.

What do you do to mix things up?

 

4 thoughts on “Mixing things up”

  1. I move one or two passes each week indoors now. During those shorter runs I switch to my race shoes and practice forefoot running. I usually end the passes with some leg weight training.

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