Technological doping, the greatest thing since the stopwatch or the greatest fad since fidget spinners! Call it what you like, super shoes are changing running one carbon footplate at a time. Jarlath doesn’t have a pair. Sonia has a pair in every city she visits! Jarlath has a lot of questions. Are these shoes intended for the slow runner? Can they be harmful? Do they really work? Why are they so damn expensive? And if they cost that much, surely we should be allowed to train in them? Sonia has the answers and few insights into what the elite athletes think of them. We also go round the parishes for Sonia’s runs of the week, open the mailbag for an alternative view and get Sonia’s one thing you should be doing in her now legendary “tip of the week”. Support the creation of this show so that it continue to be weekly by visiting Patreon.com/irishmanabroad and in return you’ll get double the episode length and detailed episode notes with even more helpful advice.
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