Anybody here do running for recreation?
i am nowhere near marathon or triathlon level, but i recently found the time to jog regularly, and i'm beginning to do it more often and further in each run, for no other reason than because i bought a HRM watch, found my 'magic pace' based on heart rate, and suddenly i realized i dont need to always jog at ippt 2.4km pace in every jog, my 'magic pace' allowed me to actually cover more than twice the distance.
i also notice that in recent years, running as a hobby from just casual jog to marathons and triathlon and iron man is gaining popularity rapidy among sinagporeans, although frankly i laugh at 'marathoners' who jog 20 mins and walk 6 hours plus then proudly walk around in the marathon t-shirt....
i'm still only at the casual jog stage. wondering any here can discuss shoes, gear reviews, running routes, training patterns and running gait etc etc. i started reading up and only now realized so many complex issues.
shoes: minimalist vs maximalist? is pronation control just BS?
running gait: heel, midfoot or forefoot?
btw: i'm using New Balance 870 v2 and just bought Saucony Kinvara4 to try. the first has 8mm offset, the second has 4mm. i'm using Timex Zone Trainer HRM Watch, but recently bought the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS coz i got curious about distance, and now using the Nike+ app and online site and totally loving the fun ecosystem. i'd give reviews but right now i dont even know if anybody is reading this...