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Discussion: Next% shoes

in: Jon X; Jon X > 2020-03-08

Mar 13, 2020 9:39 PM # 
Do these Nike's give you the spring in your step that everyone says?
Mar 13, 2020 10:48 PM # 
Jon X:
My feeling is that they help protect your legs from the impact stresses, so your legs feel decent for longer, and so It is possible to hold pace for longer (or the slowing down process is itself slowed down). So probably the longer the race the more noticeable the benefit.

Also i found it interesting that they maybe have a psychological effect too....I felt like they should be helping me avoid slowing down and so that made me more focused on not doing so!

I can see that even use of them for training might have benefits around better recovery and hence it might be possible to do more miles or more sessions than the body could cope with otherwise.

Also I think you still need to be able to run the pace in the first place, it is more that they help you hold the pace than that they make your top speed magically faster!
Mar 13, 2020 10:51 PM # 
Where can we get them cheap? :-)

74 mins winning time for Vet50 is crazy fast......
Mar 14, 2020 8:55 AM # 
Gareth Jenkins usually runs shorter races; he's been amazingly consistent at 10k for the last decade:

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