Zero Drop Shoes - Take Two

I took the Altra Intuition shoes out for a spin again yesterday and I'd say it went better than my first try. It's interesting how much it changes my form (and how much I have to focus on form to run in them!) The first time, I was definitely landing too far forward and adding pressure to my ankles. It sort of felt like I'd done way too many calf raises and I was really sore for a few days after.

This time, I focused on landing mid-foot and it felt much more natural. I haven't gotten as sore yet and I felt much better during the run. I'm not yet convinced that I'll be able to go the distance in these shoes, but I also haven't given up on the idea. My goal is to work up to a 5K for December, but it's definitely going to be a slow process.

In other news, I'm still on a high from last Sunday's race and finding new events to sign up for! I registered for the San Francisco 1st Half Marathon this week, which is July 29, 2012. Registration just opened and I didn't want to miss out.

The SF 1st Half Marathon was my very first half marathon when I ran it in 2009. I remember loving it, especially running along the bay and over the Golden Gate Bridge. Just like the NWM course, the SF Marathon course has fantastic views of the bay after the hill climbs. This is also my first time repeating a course - believe it or not, I've done 11 half marathons and have yet to do the same one twice! I'm excited to repeat it and to see how I've improved since my first one.


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