Thursday, June 13, 2013

Skechers GOrun Ride Shoe Review

I forgot to add this link....As one of the iRun Magazine Test Team members I was given the opportunity to try out the Skechers GOrun Ride running shoes. In a nutshell they are a great shoe and what I now wear for all my races and self supported road runs and for the vast majority of my training (I have a few other pairs of shoes that have low millage on them so use them on occasion...but once they are done I will be a 100% Skechers runner)

So here is a link to the iRun review I did a few months ago:
http://www.irun.ca/blog/index.php/ultra-runner-peter-lariviere-tests-the-gorun-ride/


Just an update on the review...I have now put 1000km on the test pair and while the heal has wore a bit the shoe is still in good condition. I will retire these shoes at this point because I don't want the changes in the sole due to wear to effect my running form which has gone from a heal strike to a not consistent, but getting there, mid foot strike. This in turn has as far as I am concerned removed the pain from PF I have suffered with until a month after first running in these shoes.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2014 Race Schedule

It may be too early in the year to begin planning races and self supported runs for 2014 but a few ideas have popped into my head so I thought I would blog this partial tentative schedule:
January - Marathon Interior
May - Gatineau Half Marathon
June - Kingston 6hr
July - Limberlost ultra
August - Dirty Girls 48hr
September - Rideau Trail 300km+ self supported

Limberlost and Kingston are the ones likely to be dropped if something else interesting is available for June and/or July. But the Dirty Girls race and Rideau run are the two biggies for 2014. 

Looking at this year what is left:
June - Kingston 6hr
September - Ottawa Transcendence 24hr
October - trail ultra at The Ark
Also will try to get in the Orleans - Cumberland - Masson - Gatineau - Ottawa (75 to 80 km)  self supported run in late July or August. 

So that is all for now.