Super Shoes: Can They Help You Run Faster or Are They Just for Elites?
If you’ve paid any attention to elite racing times or even had conversations with anyone in your running group, then you know all about “Super Shoes”. If you’re a new runner, “Super Shoes” are the general term for running shoes made for racing that contain a carbon fiber footplate that adds more “spring” to each step and thus improves running economy by reducing the amount of work a runner must do while running at a given speed. Coach Michael and Coach Andie discuss how super shoes have changed the elite running landscape, but more importantly, discuss what super shoes mean for the “average runner”. They’ll talk about… When should you give super shoes a tryWhy you should avoid wearing them too oftenHow much will they help (hint: everyone will be different) You’re going to love this in-depth deep dive on all things super shoes, plus takeaway some lessons you can apply to your own running! Connect, Comment, Community Follow RunnersConnect on Instagram Join the Elite Treatment where you get first dibs on everything RTTT each month! Runners Connect Winner's Circle Facebook Community RunnersConnect Facebook page GET EXPERT COACHING AT RUNNERSCONNECT! This week’s show brought to you by: Delta G Ketones have been one of the most well-researched chemicals when it comes to endurance performance. Their only downside is that it typically takes 2 days of fasting for your body to produce them in quantities that would help your performance But, thanks to deltaG and collaborations from the US Military and researchers from NIH and the University of Oxford, they’ve developed a ketone drink that can boost your ketone levels to those seen after 2 days of fasting in just 20 minutes. The academic literature on the effectiveness of ketones for running performance is overwhelming. If you want to see more of the research, head to runnersconnect.net/deltag Plus, use the code RTT20 when you do and you can save 20% on any purchase you make. Oladance If you’re looking for better and safer headphones while you run, then you need to check out oladance. The unique design of their headphones allows you to listen to your favorite music and podcast while running, yet still hear everything going on around you so you can stay safe. But my favorite part is that their open-ear-design means your ears will never get tired or fatigued, even after 2 hours or more of listening. That makes them perfect for those super long runs. Plus, their dynamic driver is 3 x bigger than most headphones, which allows them to deliver superior sound, while still being comfortable. Just visit oladance.com/RTTT and use the code TOP to save 20% on your purchase.