Just started to take up running middle distance, (I see myself as a sprinter though) went once and loved it, its at the local athletics club, and im running on a proper track. I want to continue it, my best friend who used to run alot in the past is bugging me to get some runing spikes, but I'm not too sure what the benefit of them would be to me? I play football/soccer and I just go along in my astro turfs, would running spikes really benefit me? I'm an amateur with the running thing, is it too early to get spikes? Help!