When your shoes start looking like….
It’s a pretty good hint that it’s time for a new pair of shoes. My Nimbus X’s go a long way back- to the start of the 2008 Cross Country season last fall. They’re my old reliables- and it’s really hard to let them go. I most likely have more than 800 miles in these guys but they have NEVER let me down.
My only complaint, Asics, is that you have added way too much to a good shoe. I went through about 5 pairs of Nimbus 8‘s but will only go through one pair of bulky X’s. Lesson learned: don’t fix something that wasn’t broken to begin with!
Ok some of you may know that I bought the Newton’s a few weeks back. I really like these shoes but to make them last longer, and for the safety of my legs, I needed to buy a new pair of shoes to cycle with the Newton’s every so often. Paroozing (is that even a word?) through a local running store, I saw a few shoes caught my eyes right away:
These fit really well (The Blue Speedstars), but I decided that I needed something with a little more cushioning so I went with…
A pair of very pink Mizuno Wave Rider 12’s. They’re the perfect balance between light weight and cushy..niiiiice. :)!
PS. I LOVE NEW SHOES!!!
SO Today’s RECAP:
RUN: 8.5 Miles of a Progressive Tempo (Starting at 8:30/mile pace, increased to 6:30/mile pace).
Progressive tempo’s – Starting out as a warm-up and slowly building your pace. Should never be “out of breath” or anaerobic during any of it. Sore.
EAT: I ran out of Whey Protein for after my run…So i had to use some of my two-year-old-haven’t-touched-in-forever Chocolate Endurox in my post-run smoothie. Shortly afterwards, I had a REAL breakfast.
Deja vu? Well i’m in a rut.