Monday, September 23, 2013

Asphalt Block

One thing I'm having a hard time with regarding all this running junk is running on asphalt or sidewalks. This seems odd, no? I've been doing long runs every Sunday and that's on asphalt. Except I start out running and then walk the whole rest of the time. I don't do well on the asphalt running/walking interchangeably. I can do it on the track or on the treadmill. I think it might be the how much harder the asphalt and sidewalk is compared to the treadmills or tracks. I'm going to try to get up early on Tuesday mornings to practice running on the road. I really hate the road.


... said...

You might trying changing the inserts in your shoes on the days you are going to be on asphalt or cement. I know that asphalt or cement are a lot harder on your feet, and shins than running on grass or other surfaces.

VeeBeeinLB said...

I second the previous comment. I bought replacement inserts called "Super Feet" and they are fantastic at absorbing the pounding. They cost $45 at sporting goods stores and come in a pink box called "Berry." Of course, I still struggle with hefting my body mass down the block, but my feet/legs don't hurt at all from the pounding.