Shoes definitely make the runner...
Sunday, December 09, 2012
So I reached a personal best yesterday in the Ugly Sweater Run ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
) and decided that it's time to retire my old running shoes on a high note. I had noticed that the balls of my feet were getting sore and my lower back REALLY hurt after yesterday's run. So sadly, I retired my trusted New Balance 1540s.
I ended up at my local Fleet Feet shop, had my gait evaluated and realized that since I run 4 days and at least 20 miles a week, I really needed two pairs of running shoes, so that both pairs would last longer, so I walked out of there with a pair of Asics Gel Cumulus 14s (left) and a pair of Brooks Dyad 7s (right):
It was a shame that the Sauconys that I tried didn't have the extra support I felt I needed, because they were very cute, girly and pink...just like me.
However, I always go for substance over style, so the Asics and the Brooks went home with me.
Tried the Asics this morning for my long run (7 miles) and felt incredible in them...finished the 7 miles in 66 minutes. Feels so good to run sub-10 minute miles on a more consistent basis!
Will be using the Brooks shoes on my run on Tuesday and will give my thoughts then.