I had a busy day…..you can’t just all the time…..I ran yesterday?…
But yeah, thinks have to get done….I eventually ran…..an simple 5K, my pace seems to be stuck at around 6:30 per K….which is fine, it’s early days….
I’ve been switching back and forth between two shoes……one pair, if I listened, would be the worse shoe for me…I pronate….the other a bit better, more stability, but they both feel great….not perfect, with my funky feet, nothing will be…some better than others….
So, I’ve fallen for my On Cloud Surfers….the furthest I’ve gone on them is 13K…they seemed to be okay. maybe the way the pods work, the shoe works with my feet (secret..on foot pronates, the other underpronates…how’s that for a conundrum)…..
The cushioning is amazing, and the feel, well, like no shoe is on my feet….
But………..I may be trading comfort for injuries down the road?…I’m kind of rolling the dice..
Fo my last two runs, my Hoka Arahi 6s…..
I wasn’t a huge fan of the Arahi 5s…I need some cushioning, and I know structure is always a trade off, but it was like I was running on wooden planks. but the cushioning in the 6s is a nice upgrade….
I know, I know the structure in these Hokas isn’t like structure in other shoes…it’s called a J Frame…..so guides rather than forces, and at the same time, doesn’t force the knees to do anything … but is it enough…
A few more runs will I guess help me decide that…..which will get me through a half, or a full marathon?
I like a shoe that I don’t feel…both do that…..and honestly, I didn’t notice a difference…and a lot of the time, that seems to be for most shoes….after a month or so, a lot of shoes feel the same….
I will say, the Ons were a revelation…I have run in other models, I loved the On Cloudswift…and I’d like to give them another shot, but I know there’ll only be good for anything under 10K….but they made me feel like I was running on my bare feet….
The training, the search continues..and yeah, keep on learning..
Today’s 5.26K was a lunch time fix……..I didn’t really need it……nah, but it felt so good….fourth run in 4 days….and enjoyed the ride.
Junk miles…not really, the schedule does call for a 4K steady run…and it was fun…so why not? like doctor Seuss says, fun is good…..
I stuck to my hood, picked the route as I went along….side streets, a few paths, there was a hill..I had to run between a bunch of I think highschool kids, they parted to let me run between about a dozen of them….it was kind of cool…
and yes , there was a hill
looking forward to tomorrow, and the next 235 days