In Table 1 are shown some heel-to-toe drop (HTTD) values for different shoe models, with original insoles. The method used for the measurements is described here. Please note that the measured shoes are sometimes used, so different values can be expected for shoes of same model and size.
As said in last year's end-of-season post, 2012 was my first season 10 years after quitting races. This year I kept on smashing my records (it's so easy, when you start again from scratch), even if an Achilles tendinopathy tried to stop me.
Taken from the athlete profile section, here's a review of my improvements:
Some targets were achieved, some others just approached. I really wanted to run sub 10:10.00 in the steeplechase event, but maybe I forced too much in the first part of the season. I am very proud, though, of my improvements in longer distances.Definitely the most important point is that I finally found a great team here in Berlin and I can say I picked up the right pace to start the winter season in a proper way. Carsten, Sebbi, Micha, Merlin...they were all very kind in relieving my forced stop. Not to mention, then, the great support I always had from mum, dad, Katrina and all the friends in Conegliano (Pie, Mattia and Gbo in …
The 32nd Pankower Frühlingslauf (official website)was my eighth race this year. A beautiful cross-country course, 2.5 km to be repeated five times (12.5 km the total length), with a small uphill to increase the selection.
I classified second, with a time of 0:45:45, behind the (very!) fast Niels Bubel. Another good result after the 24th Lauf im Britzer Garten. The track season is ready to start and I can't wait to join the first steeplechase race.
Below a picture of the podium and the final classification. Here the GPS-track on the new Sport Tracks cloud service.
1Bubel, Niels1987DEDie Laufpartner0:41:072Santuz, Alessandro1983ITALG Nord Berlin0:45:453Leidig, Holger