Originally Posted by Mike_Karp
Whats the differences between the "motion control", "the performace training," "stability", and "cushioned." I am a novice when it comes to running.
This summer I have been really dedicated in going to the gym. Doing 30 minutes of cardio. But when I am on the treadmill, my shins and legs start to feel like i have a thousand needles going into them. I think it is probably the shoes I am wearing/ the extra weight I am carrying.
Also, are there any tips for becoming a more fluid and succint runner? There is this guy at my gym who runs with such ease and grace. His motion is very graceful. I want to look like that
I know that this question was directed at Jason, but I will toss my .02 into the mix.
The best person to answer your shoe questions are the well-trained people that work in the running shoe specialty shops. When I bought my first pair of true running shoes in March, I went through a 30 minute observation and test by the person that was fitting me. Then they brought out 4 pairs of shoes that thought would work best for me. I did a little light jog in each pair then picked the one that felt best.
I have to say, the pair that I bought are great. I have no leg pain before, during or after my workouts. The only discomfort is the natural stuff you get while you body adjusts to the routine. The corrcet pair of shoes will make or break not only how you feel when you run, but if you continue to do it. If you feel good during your run, then you will trek on, increasing your time and distance. If it hurts while you run, you will stop.
Can't really help with the more fluid question. Actually I wonder the same thing myself. Anyone out there have some pointers for us less experienced runners?