I know I promised that I wasn’t going to write too much about running on this part of the blog (I intend to set up a sub blog for this kind of talk), but dammit this is a subject that the masses (two people) need to hear (read).
I am what you might call a basic runner. Basic in the sense that I don’t spend hundreds of pounds on fancy watches (I have owned two and they each cost me £60), the latest trainers (my current pair cost £35.00) or pricey and flashy sportswear (most of my tops are from races).
I am like this for two reasons: The first reason is that I can’t afford to throw money around on the latest and expensive athletic clothing. The second reason is that I just don’t believe that the most expensive pair of trainers will magically turn you into the next Eliud Kipchoge, Mo Farah or Paula Radcliffe.
You would be surprised at the amount of people who will happily hand over the best part of £300 for the latest Nike Vaporfly trainers and expect to instantly go from a 25:00 5k time to a sub 13:00 time. It just doesn’t happen like that.
My girlfriend has followed me in this way as well. She has started to run and visit the local gym and she was looking for reasonably-priced gym leggings to workout in, and having a limited budget like myself she was delighted to find the excellent bombshell sportswear store.