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Great point about consistency with every day shoes and runners.

I do love the feel of low/zero drop but due to my extreme pronation I need a good deal of correction. None of the low and zero makers offer a trail runner with the stability I need.
Check out Lems Trailhead (4 mm drop...21/17 stack). They aren't specifically a 'motion control' shoe, but the EVA is pretty firm which keeps your foot from rolling as much as less dense foam.

I don't love them because they are so-so for my left foot. I haven't even worn them for a while that's why I didn't think about them until now. They are kind of my weight room shoe. Who knows, they might be good for your feet. Finding a retail location is tough though. Sometimes REI has them in store.
 
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I didnt even realize I started this thread. How time has passed.

Without training, I was able ro run 5 km in 17 min 10 years ago. Was playing a ton of football, but still.

Today, I went for my first run in YEARS without having done any sport like basketball, football, tennis etc. that could help me. Basically I only rode my bike.

It was obnoxiously bad. 5 km, 30 min. I honestly didn't feel like I could go any faster, my legs were completely exploded already in the first km. My HR was completely fine as I would have suspected.

Ill try to go on a few of those 5 km runs a week and in a month, I should be able to do 5 km, 25 min. Hopefully! Always felt that going around that mark is decently acceptable when youre not running a ton.
 
I didnt even realize I started this thread. How time has passed.

Without training, I was able ro run 5 km in 17 min 10 years ago. Was playing a ton of football, but still.

Today, I went for my first run in YEARS without having done any sport like basketball, football, tennis etc. that could help me. Basically I only rode my bike.

It was obnoxiously bad. 5 km, 30 min. I honestly didn't feel like I could go any faster, my legs were completely exploded already in the first km. My HR was completely fine as I would have suspected.

Ill try to go on a few of those 5 km runs a week and in a month, I should be able to do 5 km, 25 min. Hopefully! Always felt that going around that mark is decently acceptable when youre not running a ton.
I don't use a time/distance reference anymore because it would just be depressing. When I run, I run for 30 minutes...who knows how far I go.
 
KB, how is your return to running going? Did you find some new shoes that work well?
Hey man, yeah I got some Saucony Ride in the end. The heel rolls very well with my foot. Was going reasonably well until I got sick, then I had to stop for a couple of weeks so going to pick it back up again this week. Nothing big so far, just a few 23 minute 5km runs to get back on it. Legs really feeling it at first but getting used to it again now.
 
Are you still at it?
Yeah, kind of. Temprorary health stuff got in the way in of me properly getting back into it and I'm only just back to proper riding and training. I'm also transitioning out of pure cardio stuff, cycling and running, and going back to some of the strength based stuff I used to do for contact/fight sports, so I'm only running every couple of weeks.

I have ditched recording the runs though and I'm enjoying just getting out and running on feel.
 
Hey man, yeah I got some Saucony Ride in the end. The heel rolls very well with my foot. Was going reasonably well until I got sick, then I had to stop for a couple of weeks so going to pick it back up again this week. Nothing big so far, just a few 23 minute 5km runs to get back on it. Legs really feeling it at first but getting used to it again now.
I’ve been using Saucony Ride for a year or so now. They’re a bit firm but I’ve stuck with them for a few pairs.
 
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Anybody following the Barkley Marathons?

I am hoping Karel Sabbe will be the 16th finisher (ever). Last year he was the last man standing but had to give up in the fourth (of five) loops after getting lost (and started hallucinating) and asking for directions to a trash can which he thought was an old lady.
 
Anybody following the Barkley Marathons?

I am hoping Karel Sabbe will be the 16th finisher (ever). Last year he was the last man standing but had to give up in the fourth (of five) loops after getting lost (and started hallucinating) and asking for directions to a trash can which he thought was an old lady.
I’ll take a peek. Isn’t that race completely off the grid and hard to follow?