Friday, 20 April 2007

Bits 'n Pieces

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, April 20, 2007 with 2 comments
Right now we are busy entertaining four grandchildren. I am still planning to run about 50k more over the next three days to finish off the week. Yesterday I felt very tired trying to jog 15k. No races this weekend, but next week I am in a Life Member's team in the Anzac Relays, no pressure there, and the Vets Handicap is on at the end of the week, I will be well behind the others there. Another tempo run at BBQ Stakes too, which next week has been moved to Thursday because of the Anzac Day holiday on Wednesday.

Shoes - Tesso asked if I always wear DS Trainers. Yes I do; a few years ago I wore only DS Racers (training and racing) but a change in model design to one which was too narrow for me brought a switch to trainers. DS Trainers seem more a blend of trainer/racer with their relatively light weight. The poor old feet don't seem to be able to tolerate any other shoe at present.

Shoe sizes have changed over time. The manufacturers over the years gradually reduce the sizes of shoes, to give the impression that their shoes are light; the weight benchmark used to be size seven, I suppose that is still the case. And feet shapes change; rumour has it our feet increase in size; I suppose that's a side effect of gravity pulling our height down as we age. Oh! Gravity. And those little callouses and bruises and mangled toes need room to breathe.

I used to wear size seven thirty years ago; now I can happily wear size nine.

Photos - marathon photos at The Canberra Times photo sales, also at Global Pix, Bib Numbers to look up individual runners in Global Pix are still at the Canberra Marathon website or in the race program of course.


  1. Thanks for the info on the DS Trainers. I might try them on again and see how they feel.

  2. I also wear DS Trainers for races - I wore them for the first time in last years marathon and had no problems so have worn them for most races since...except Six Foot Track.