Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Nike Negative...


well now the knee story continues...

So I finished work at 2pm today, and decided to go straight to Newry to see my friend that works in the Up and Running store there. In the store they film you running on a tredmill to try and determine if you have a neutral, moderate or some other word for a serious slant off to the side.. Well, I trotted on and ran, trying to talk about any old random crap to keep me from concentrating on a proper running style as I wanted a true visual of my normal form. Turns out i'm pretty much ok, maybe a very slight bit on the moderate side. So I tried on some trainers, and I must say the support they gave me felt pretty good. Can't say i've heard of the make "Brooks", but that's probably because i'm not a pro runner, ha and probably never will be! I got Sinead to try on my Nike Plus trainers and she was very vocal about how "shit" they were, she said there was just no support, and the fact that the Nike plus chip was on the side my knee was bad was interesting.. Actually if you rub inside the trainers you can feel the hard plastic chip. Ordinarily I'd say, ha she's just trying to flog me stuff they sell. But as I know she's not going to bullshit me, and anyway I could clearly feel the support difference myself.
So guess who bought another pair of trainers.... XD eek, I feel positive about this step though. we also talking about exercises I should be doing, I definitely need to be incorporating more gym work in my schedule. After Newry I headed to the gym and concentrating on working on my quads, and general leg muscles, strengthen those up and i'm sure my knee will be supported much more.
So going forward I hope my knee gets stronger and I can get back into the proper swing of things soon :)

*Tina, image me turning my back on Nike plus, damn, how will I measure my mileage now, in a car...!*
I'm still going to use them at the gym for muscle work though, I hear you should have two pairs of trainers anyway... sounds like a money making scam to me ...

3 comments:

Tina said...

Thanks for the asterisk! I was actually shocked at this and spent most of reading it with my mouth hanging open! I don't think you can feel mine at all. And think they're about the same for support. But then I'm not doing the same serious miles as you! Definitely worth trying though as you were in some pain.

Kaz said...

Yeah it is a bit of a shock decision!
We shall c how it goes, I'm gonna go c a physio next week, make sure I'm doing the right thing, went on the bike in the gym last night, low resistance, and that didnt hurt, build up the old thighs...

anesha said...

Hi Nice Blog . I don't really know a lot about Knee or art, but that's just my 2 cents. Really great job though, Krudman! Keep up the good work!