I Want Bouncy Shoes
Took my first run in my new Mizuno Wave Rider shoes today. They are great, lots of bounce and they fit me really well. I’ll be wearing them until I reach Scotland, then I’ll probably switch them for another pair of the same.
They are much better than the Asics Gel Kayano. I spent £130 on them and they were less comfortable than the ones I bought in Sportsdirect for £40.
Spending over £100 on a pair of shoes is all sorts of wrong. It takes me back to my mother buying me a pair of £120 shoes in 1997. They were Nike Air with an extra large air bubble in them. This obviously meant they were hi-tech shit and would make you walk 12 times faster. It only took me 2 days to realise that Nike Air is a scam. They drill a hole in your shoe so that you have less shoe for your money.
Fuck your air hole. I am not a dolphin. I do not care for this shit. Make my shoes bouncy. That’s all I ask. I don’t even know what the real name for ‘bouncy’ is. Shoe manufacturers invent their own marketing spiel for it. Usually something like Air Blaze HomeFoam Technology+. A load of wank. Your shoe is either bouncy or it is not. You’re impressing no-one with your marketing wank.
Why fill the bubble with air anyway? How about combining water and caesium inside it? That will lead to one massive bounce and nothing much else. Could easily beat a 2 hour marathon if I was pointed in the right direction.
I want running shoes that help me bounce down the road like these two foxes. Don’t give a fuck for any gimmicks.
I’m so relieved I made the decision not to do the full 100k
The temperature on Saturday could be as high as 30C. I was out at lunch in shorts and t-shirt and it was 25C then and I could hardly bear it.
Been looking at the weather forecast for Cornwall and it’s to be a lot cooler down there which will help me so much.
Once I reach Penzance this time next week I will run from the train station to my hotel in Land’s End. It’s 10 miles and it will be a good warmup for the rest of the journey.
Not really worried at the moment but I have experienced some strange panic episodes that stop after a short time. I can’t be sure that the run is the source of my anxiety either. When it hits, I’m not thinking about it. Hopefully it’s just the heat cooking my brain like an egg.
It’s gonna be amazing once I get out on the road. The sense of freedom will be really liberating.