The Boston Marathon, America’s premiere distance race, kicked off this morning with millions watching. Months of training must precede this 26.2-mile beast, but the race first requires a Boston Qualifying [BQ] time, which can take years for a runner to acquire. Young athletes who hope to qualify for the honor of taking part in our nation’s oldest annual race need more than the right training plan to get them over the hump. Distance athletes across the country know that accomplishing this amazing feat requires the right shoe.
Finding the right shoe is essential for both training and the race itself. Perhaps that’s why Eastbay’s “Running Shoe Finder” is such a popular tool for distance athletes everywhere.
Eastbay’s “Running Shoe Finder” starts with basic information [gender] and works up to specifics that vary from runner to runner [foot mechanics, shoe type]. After you select your surface preference [all terrain/indoor/road] and foot mechanics [neutral/overpronators/severe overpronators], Eastbay guides you to the brands and models that meet your needs. Shoes come in a variety of designs, including performance, stability, lightweight and trail. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, Eastbay allows you to pick your favorite brand within a desired price range.
Go to Eastbay.com to find the right shoe to enhance your distance running ability. Who knows? You might find yourself at the Boston Marathon starting line next April.