Middle And Long Distance Training Shoes: Understanding The Unique Challenge

 By: Michael Rad
Being able to achieve enough stability in your ankles is one challenge, however being able to ensure they are lightweight and non-restrictive is another.

Incredibly lightweight, middle and distance training shoes are the competitive athlete (400-1500m) Minimal heel wedge. This training shoe is designed for the middle distance runner who can stay the distance on their forefoot. This is a best selling spike product. This is great all round spike for the club or school athlete who is just starting out or who is training and competing in a variety of events. This shoe is full length EVA missile. This shoe is good heel wedge suitable for distance up to 1500 meters and for training. Very similar to the Titan but with just a heel cushioning wedge it is more flexible making it suitable for sprints and middle distance for the young club or school athlete. All round shoes with full length cushioning wedge are suitable for a variety of events.

Good full length EVA wedge for cushioning combined with flexibility make it suitable for training shoes at a variety of events. Great entry-level shoes for "small feet." The middle and distance training shoe is ideal for a youngster's first pair of spikes, suitable for trying all events. As the name suggests, good entry level spike suitable for all events at a price that makes it ideal for the young athlete just starting out, or the older athlete who uses spikes occasionally. Excellent all round spike. Good full length EVA wedge for cushioning combined with flexibility make it suitable for training or competing at a variety of events.

It is much more important to improve balance, posture and stability of the trunk than it is to improve leg or arm strength. To generate high levels of acceleration and speed requires a trunk that can transfer the force. Almost everyone has a standing body alignment that is not ideal and also have an inadequate ability to maintain good body position i.e. Trunk stability.

A lightweight flexible and well-cushioned spike designed. Great for cross country or track. These training shoes most are also suitable for cross country, unless otherwise stated, but will need a longer spike to give better grip. It is a slightly more durable, and in some cases water resistant, upper to cope with the challenges of the best of traditional British cross country courses. This a more rugged outsole for better grip. Distance athletes should aim to develop the ability to relax when running at race pace. The focus should be on running quietly over the ground and with minimal effort from the upper body. Fingers should be relaxed and elbows should be held close to the body and swing behind the plane of the body.

The shoulder girdle should be loose and allowed to bounce not be held down in a fixed position. Arms should be held with relaxed and the main focus of effort should be a downward and backward stroke. It is important to have good foot function and for this reason it is useful for athletes to spend as much time as possible barefoot.
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