Lesson 5 - THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
EXPERTS ARE VITAL
I have read and seen this advice so many times before, but never really ran enough to feel a huge difference in my gear. Earlier this year I bought some new running shoes. I didn't ask any experts, I found a shoe brand I had worn before and thought I liked, found a style that had good reviews, and bought the ones that felt the best on my foot. Well that was apparently a huge mistake! I ended up buying a very squishy shoe with lots of arch support...neither of which I need and totally changed my running form.
THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON
Luckily, we went to an out of town wedding a couple weeks ago and had planned to run but I forgot my shoes. So I went to Scheels and asked for some recommendations from their running shoe experts. She told me she would not put me in the shoes I currently had and convinced me to try a different brand and different shoe. Wow! Every time I have run in them I feel amazing! I cannot believe how much difference the correct shoe can make! It's like I'm not running against myself anymore, my shin splints are nowhere to be felt, I am running faster with more ease, and my legs feel great. Who would have thought?! But seriously though...this advice is magic! I am just sorry it took me so long to listen to! At a minimum, ask an expert when choosing the proper shoes for your feet and running style.
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