W10TD5: Easy 8mi @ 9m Target Pace
Pacing spoiled by the fact that I was busy enjoying breaking my new running shoes in. I’ll be more concerned with running at the target pace during tomorrow’s ‘Long’ workout.
As for the shoes, well they feel pretty damn good. A slight issue with the lacing of one of them - I might need to make an adjustment, but that’s easy enough to do - but apart from that they felt pretty ‘right’.
They’re certainly not the lightest shoe that I’ve ever run in (I think my Faas 300s are the lightest so far) but they’re still pretty light and have a bit more cushioning than my old New Balance 690v4s - which are showing some interesting wear patterns! On this evidence at least, the additional cushioning seems to have been good for my knees.
The major added bonus was that this pair cost me £34 ($43) - at that price I’m very tempted to go and get another pair, in a different colour scheme, tomorrow. Two pairs would cover me for the Hansons training plan and through my first marathon - more details on exactly what that race will be soon!
I know that some people are incredibly loyal to a single brand or model of running shoe, but that’s not me. From memory I’ve run in shoes from Nike, Adidas, Puma, Asics and New Balance so far - I don’t think I’ll be sticking with a brand until someone sponsors me! Any offers? ;-)
Have a great day, whatever you’re doing.