Toni and I take lots of pictures on our trips (as I do during my races 8) and we find that we often refer back to them. (Our first digicam was in 1999) This reminds us of what the *bleep* we were doing back then!
Another example: when we remodeled our house, I took photos of every square inch of the walls just before they got covered up. Now we know where all the pipes and wires are before we drill a hole...very handy.
We also had a 'plywood party' beforehand and gave everybody markers to write notes to future generations.
Where am I going with this?
|what is that heel going to do?|
Jill sent me a comment that asked if my previous posting photo was showing the dreaded heel strike. Good question. When I saw that photo I wondered myself and thought "I'll bet Jill will be looking at that foot there". And she was ;)
So, am I heel striking? Her question reminded me to do something that I see other people doing...and that's recording shoe wear by taking pictures of them. It's a great idea so that years down the road (literally and figuratively in this case) you can see if things have changed.
The Nike Frees have about 350 miles on them and the Kinvaras about 250
|Some forefoot wear..worst is 4 ranks down from toe.|
which is just under the ball of my foot
|the heel plugs show very little wear|
|the sides of the soles show some|
wrinkling from the stress
|again, no heel wear at all here..why include all the weight of the|
hard black rubber back here when you aren't supposed to be landing here?
Maybe I should get out the belt sander?
Based on these shots, I think I've convinced myself that I don't heel strike. And considering my ducky right leg/foot I see very little asymmetry in the wear patterns which is kind of a shock. (In the old days my right outer heel *would* have been very worn down from heel striking)
Today I ran an easy 2.75 miles @ 10:30m/m. I'm noticing a tweaky muscle on my lower right calf after yesterday's run and I'm tracking it ..it didn't stop me from running but it was there so I took it slow and easy... no rushing back into high miles...
Tomorrow I'll be back at the gym for the first time in a while, doing some hard riding first and a some strength training....been away from this too long and I feel it.
So....how do your shoes look?