Trim Your Shoe Laces Before Big Races

A friend reminded me of something I used to do before big races (for me), which I thought other runners might enjoy trying. That was to trim my laces so each racing step would be just a tad lighter than the step you made during training when the shoe had the full lace weight. It’d technically be lighter already because with each step, you’d wear down your shoe a bit more. That’s as long as you make sure you don’t pick up gravel and rocks in your shoes!

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My New Winged Running Shoes

I need to be faster this summer to be racing the buses in Halifax, so I enhanced my next pair of running shoes with a little customization to help my cause. 🙂

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My adidas winged running shoes (please click to enlarge)

That is silver duct tape used, which pretty much means it ain’t gonna be going anywhere! 🙂

SUPERNOVA One Seam Running Tights

 

supernova-running-tightsI recently devised a way to make a pattern for running tights where there is only the inner seam on the legs. This will allow me to display my fabric uninterrupted on the outside of my legs and to the middle of my front and back! You can see the result in the picture at right. It is especially effective you have something like a pictorial print rather than some repeating motif on a generic background, because it looks like you have a big picture to show and not just just real estate for repetitive printing of a motif. Now I must make a whole bunch of pairs of such tights as I’ve been hoarding some pretty cool spandex for things I could make for myself without a lot of interruption to the pattern!

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