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in: matzah ball; matzah ball > 2016-05-10

May 10, 2016 3:36 PM # 
thought you said not to train in spikes!
May 10, 2016 4:48 PM # 
matzah ball:
thought i said do warmups and strides in them to get used to them!
May 10, 2016 5:14 PM # 
oh OK . . . I missed the "warmup strides" . . . sorry!
May 10, 2016 5:31 PM # 
which tracks allow spikes. KHS and Vianney both say no metal spikes. Or are the spikes not metal?
May 10, 2016 6:58 PM # 
matzah ball:
Mine are metal, though not very durable - a couple sheared off from just a few steps on concrete this morning. But there are plastic and ceramic ones apparently. I recall seeing signs at tracks and track meets that say "1/4" pyramidal spikes only". Don't remember any 'no metal spikes' signs. Seems odd to ban track spikes since thats what they are designed for, but maybe its a shortcut to eliminate ambiguities.

and this: "In regard to injuries and spiked footwear, it is important to note that one should always break-in a pair of spikes thoroughly before competing in them or even completing a hard workout; more on this to come in later articles. Because of the negative drop of most spiked shoes, there will be extra stress placed on the forefoot, calf, achilles, and arch. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia, or are very prone to calf strains, then it might be wise to go for a spikeless model or just stick to a traditional road racing flat for your faster endeavors." runningguru
May 11, 2016 3:22 PM # 
I'm not really used to minimal shoes at all, let alone spikes. I feel like those new Apollo Vents don't need any breaking in, they are so floppy, I mean if they were broken in any more they might fall apart!
May 11, 2016 4:14 PM # 
matzah ball:
not so much that the shoes themselves need breaking in, but that your body gets used to them. hmmmm, floppy doesn't sound great for a race shoe...

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