I had another one of ‘those moments’ today. The moment where you realise how far you’ve come and feel proud of what’s been achieved and excited about what’s still to come. This morning I set out on a 12 mile hilly run, in crazy wind and rain. Nothing truly amazing in itself, but when I think that it was 7:30am, ahead of attending Part 1 of the Hills Made Easy course, and completes a @50 mile training week. I’m pretty chuffed. Why so excited? Well – a 50 mile week is pretty average compared with a lot … Continue reading
The end of 2016 saw the formation of #TeamAccelerateInov8, all part of the existing Team Accelerate. The five of us are young athletes who share a love of fell running and a desire to perform well at a high level. Coached by Stuart Hale we are working on technique, strength and stability and race fitness as well as having a lot of laughs in the process! We are lucky enough to be supported not only by Stuart and Team Accelerate but also by top fell running brand Inov8 who provide us with some fantastic kit. As part of this support, … Continue reading
This entry serves as a reminder where socks are concerned. We make the point in store and we’ve previously mentioned the value of running socks (for a full account of how a running sock might benefit you, read my previous blog ‘The Joy of Socks‘). Not because they’ll improve your performance automatically, but because for all the time you’ll spend training and therefore developing your performance, your feet might as well be looked after. It just makes sense not to risk damage, irritation or infection. If you’re training or racing and at the same time suffering painful hot spots … Continue reading
Is this the best shoe Saucony have ever produced…..? I’m inclined to think so. But then, I’ve only had them on for a very short amount of time. The real test will be to run in anger with them. For now – the impression I got while in the store and on the treadmill was one of absolute neutrality through the shoe. It won’t suit everyone. That’s a given. But it’s as comfy as any other shoe I’ve tried, while providing the sense that when it matters, I might really move in them. Saucony Mirage fans (you know who … Continue reading
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