I ran a few trail races and the winter trail series in my old road shoes. This worked well for me but when I started running longer trails everyone said I needed trail shoes. I put this off for a long time but eventually decided to try an entry level trail shoe. I didn’t want to spend too much as I run mostly on the road. I was surprised by the trail shoes! What a difference! Trail running became even more fun and the shoes make a huge difference. I think you should run the next race in shoes just to see how it goes.
Three things that he said got me thinking on my run this morning.
- "I didn't want to spend too much" which is one reason why I don't run in shoes;
- "Trail running became even more fun" and fun is a big reason I run and
- "see how it goes" which just speaks to me in a way I can't explain
I love how an issue can be pondered while you run, thoughts come and go and without effort, the decision has been made and I feel so much better now.
Johann also posted pictures of me on his blog - he called me the Sandal Girl and he recommended my blog and now I have more followers :-) It is so amazing to me that we can be linked like this - Giorgio is in Rome, Italy and Michael is is Ontario, Canada. Welcome aboard guys, I look forward to sharing our running experiences.