1,009 miles on the Nike plus watch since I got it April 21, 2010
Last run 5.05 miles, 9:06 pace, rubber track, sunny, 42 degrees
12.38 miles this week, Sunday start day
Now with a new Nike plus chip in my Nike Free's, I'm anxious to get out for a run. In the late afternoon I found time to get to the track. The flexibility of the shoe allows for more foot movement. I can feel my toes pushing off the track at the end of each stride. Every time I run in these shoes I have the urge to accelerate to a faster pace.
I do feel my foot muscles working harder when I run in the Free's. They also make me concentrate more on my stride. I can't get away with letting my foot hit the ground in any fashion. Leg movements have to be precise, otherwise the foot hits hard against the ground. I think this would help build muscle and improve the efficiency of my stride.