I consider myself a shoe expert in regards to knowing what shoe works for me for what type of training runs. I can usually tell by holding a shoe if I'll like it. But most definitely I can make a good call after a few test steps.
I've been in Brooks Pure Flows for a long time now. I love them. I've always wanted to try Sketchers Go Run. But because I've never seen them in a running store or anywhere for that matter I wrote it off. Enter....a gift card to Zappos.com. DING DING!!
24 hours later my VIP status at Zappos dropped these on my doorstep:
|These are the GO RUN RIDE. And that's my bangin' calf. haha|
|Damn my feet are big. Size 9.|
|Slightly more cushion than the Flows. More bangin' calf too.|
So, the Go Run series has the original Go Run and these the Go Run Rides which tout more cushion and less of a minimalist shoe. Then there is the Go Run Speed, which are flats. I have been wearing these all day. Very much like the Pure Flow but possibly more cushion as you can see above.
I'll keep you posted after I get some miles in them. But so far they feel great.
Training wise everything is great. Still no 5k. It's still too humid in NC and I see no point in it. I'll find something when it cools down. I'm hanging around 60 miles a week and it's about to bump up as I start Half training.
Here's last week:
Monday: 8 miles 7 pace
Wednesday:7 7 pace
Friday: Tempo 2x2 miles @ 6:15 pace
Saturday: 10 miles hills 7:30 pace
Sunday: 13 miles 6:52 pace
I'm Garminless this week and using my iphone as a GPS with the Map my Run app. My 610 started discharging when I put it on the charger. Constantly draining the battery. So for $99 I'm waiting for Garmin to send me a refurbished 610. YAY!!
Fall is almost here. I can't freakin' wait!! Happy Running Friends!!