Monday, 28 February 2011

Crushed Ice... AWESOME

I have never heard of this until very recently... but i'm completely blown away.

Looks so sketchy!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Weight sledge training

Spent training today using one of these contraptions:

It is an unbelievable workout, much like running 400m! we were only doing reps of 30m as well :O

Completely shattered... all for the greater good of course though!

Has anyone had experience of this training method? got any tip for training sessions? I'd like to hear from you :)

Friday, 25 February 2011

New Sprint Spikes!

First off... it's been a while, sorry about that. I will be trying to post more frequently in the upcoming weeks :)

Ordered some of these bad boys off the internet the other day (Saucony mens showdown) :

 They look SAWEEEET! As well as being amazingly light, as if you are running in socks. They are comfortable (apart from one little niggle which we'll get to in a bit) which can sometimes be a compromise when trying to make the lightest spike - but not in this case. The fastening system consists of laces under a zip, which is then secured by a Velcro cover - no chance of them coming undone then!

 The spike plate holds 10, which i've never experienced until now. Don't think i've noticed a particular traction boost over my old 7 spike, but they look all the more aggressive with the extra spikes that's for sure!

Now that little niggle i was talking about... when in full sprint i noticed the outerside of my foot was being cut into by the spike. This is due to my foot sitting too low in the spike, so a bit of DIY was in order:

 The answer^ Foam. Cut to the shape of the heel to fit snugly in the shoe. Raises my foot that vital amount to clear the area that was giving me grief, so chuffed!

Feeling reasonably quick, will see what PBs the season brings with these babys on my toes ;)