Because running has become such an important part of my life these past couple of months and also because I’ve signed up to do my first two races coming up in the spring (eek!!), I decided to stop by the Nike Store in Toronto this past week to get my free run analysis.
The entire thing takes 15-30 minutes at most and basically consists in you running on a treadmill while a Nike athlete films you using an iPad and a special program. The representative will ask you a few questions before you get on the treadmill about your run habits, where you mostly run, what kind of shoes you use, etc. and based on the results from your run analysis, will be able to recommend the best shoes and tips for you to run at your best.
Not going to lie, it’s a little weird to see myself run on video. I always thought I overpronated while running but I was surprised to see that it wasn’t too bad. Luckily, I have a pretty neutral position when I run, which definitely came as good news to me!
Once your video complete, the Nike Athlete will be able to recommend what best footwear for the type of running you do and how you run. You can then also test these recommendations out on the treadmill to get a feel for the different types of shoes. I was recommended the three shoes below:
Nike Air Zoom Structure 18
Nike LunarGlide 6
Nike Air Zoom Fly 2
The most important tip that I learned from doing the run analysis is that – you should wear different types of shoes according to the distance and area that you’re running on.
You too can go get your free run analysis done at the Nike Store at the Eaton Centre in Toronto. They also do the run analysis in NYC and at other locations around the world. Check your local Nike Store for more information!
With all that new info, there was no excuse for me to get my running on at the Queen West Run Club this week. Even if it felt like -20C out, running in a group is always so motivating! Excited to keep training for my upcoming races!!