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post #11221 of 13148

Great job @wingin' it

 

Appreciate all the kind words about my finish. The prospect of posting about another DNF to this thread helped me get through those last 10 miles despite every other part of me wanting to stop.

post #11222 of 13148
Excellent work, wingin' it!
post #11223 of 13148
8.8 miles this morning. The cold weather has returned and there are threats of snow n the forecast for at least the next 10 days. I hate April.
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Congrats Wingin It!  A couple people I know here in town ran it.  On girl ran a 3:04....

 

Today I got in 4.6 miles in 45* weather.  Felt good.

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Originally Posted by wingin' it View Post

20.4 easy paced miles today. Last long run.
Bill, have you seen a sports medicine guy? IT band shouldn't act up after so long off and the first run at a slow pace. He may be able to help understand what is causing the issue.

Shoe discussion:
I like light soft cushion shoe. One of my favorite shoes was the NB MR1400. Really ugly colors but a great shoe. The 1400 V2 didn't do it for me and the latest version is the NB Zante w/ the fresh foam upgrade. Still not doing it for me. Good news is there are still some available at Running Warehouse for about half price. Just picked up another pair and may get one more.

My favorite long distance shoe is still the Brooks ST racer 5. Hasn't changed much over the years, but really a great fitting shoe for me. I'd like a bit less drop if I could change anything about it.

Also recently tried:
- Asics gel ds racer 10. Was ok. Felt good but a bit firm for me.
- Addidas Boost v1. Pretty decent shoe. Felt good but not as soft as the NB1400. Will keep them and use for 10 miles and under runs.
- Still running in the Hoka Cliftons. Light, roomy, and decent shoe. And 2 more in the rotation are the Saucony Guide 6's and the Altra Torins (short distances only) .
I like to change shoes and drops and surfaces to keep the feet strong and not used to any one shoe.

New to thread. Lifelong runner, off and on. Training for first marathon and am about 6wks in, with about 6wks to go. longest run was 16.2mi at an 8:27 pace. I have an 18mi run scheduled for this Sat. Switched to Hoka Conquest from Ascics gt2000 about a month and like them a lot. A bit squishy on turns, but really seem to reduce the wear and tear on my joints and back. I'm wondering if there isn't something lighter and a bit more solid for me to use on race day? Of course, I'd have to train in them a bit... seems like the Hokas kind of lose their spring and almost start sapping energy a bit after 15mis, or so. Suggestions anyone? I realize all feet are different.
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6.4 miles this morning... in the snow. patch[1].gif

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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

New to thread. Lifelong runner, off and on. Training for first marathon and am about 6wks in, with about 6wks to go. longest run was 16.2mi at an 8:27 pace. I have an 18mi run scheduled for this Sat. Switched to Hoka Conquest from Ascics gt2000 about a month and like them a lot. A bit squishy on turns, but really seem to reduce the wear and tear on my joints and back. I'm wondering if there isn't something lighter and a bit more solid for me to use on race day? Of course, I'd have to train in them a bit... seems like the Hokas kind of lose their spring and almost start sapping energy a bit after 15mis, or so. Suggestions anyone? I realize all feet are different.

I found Newton Distance to have a similar feel to the Hokas that I had tried (I cannot recall the exact model of the Hoka though) while being significantly lighter. I've ran a few marathons and halfs in them and they hold up very well over the long runs. You're not going to get as much support as you will with the Hokas, but I think that's just part of the trade-off for what felt like a lighter shoe.
post #11227 of 13148
Thanks. Just looking for a few options to try, so I'll add them to the list.
post #11228 of 13148

Ran an easy paced 10k today. Almost fully recovered from the race. Trying to decide what's next. Considering one of the Born to Run races. I've heard they're a blast.

 

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New to thread. Lifelong runner, off and on. Training for first marathon and am about 6wks in, with about 6wks to go. longest run was 16.2mi at an 8:27 pace. I have an 18mi run scheduled for this Sat. Switched to Hoka Conquest from Ascics gt2000 about a month and like them a lot. A bit squishy on turns, but really seem to reduce the wear and tear on my joints and back. I'm wondering if there isn't something lighter and a bit more solid for me to use on race day? Of course, I'd have to train in them a bit... seems like the Hokas kind of lose their spring and almost start sapping energy a bit after 15mis, or so. Suggestions anyone? I realize all feet are different.

 

Id recommend either:

 

Hoka Clifton: much lighter and a little less squishy than the Conquest. 

 

Altra Instinct 3.0: lighter, zero drop, plenty of cushion (but not quite Hoka level), and a wide comfy toe box. If you have narrow feet you'll hate these but otherwise they're pretty great

post #11229 of 13148
^ Thanks

9.2mi yesterday at 7:55/mi pace. Easy 5mi today.
post #11230 of 13148
4 mile recovery run yesterday around Boston Commons.
5.2 mile easy run today (back home).

Thanks all for comments on Boston. Was a great time and what a crowd for the race. The commitment by the town is indescribable. Kids, families, adults, teens, college kids, etc. The weather wasn't the best to run in (40's, very windy, and rainy the whole time) and was worse to spectate in. Talked to a few Bostonians after the race in bars and they all said, nothing would keep them away from the race and cheering the runners. I ran w/ bro-in-law and we went at a reasonable but easy pace and took it all in. I must have hi-5'd about 500+ people. The last 1.5 miles was like being at a football game it was so loud. Best event EV-AH.
post #11231 of 13148
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Switched to Hoka Conquest from Ascics gt2000 about a month and like them a lot. A bit squishy on turns, but really seem to reduce the wear and tear on my joints and back. I'm wondering if there isn't something lighter and a bit more solid for me to use on race day? Of course, I'd have to train in them a bit... seems like the Hokas kind of lose their spring and almost start sapping energy a bit after 15mis, or so. Suggestions anyone? I realize all feet are different.

Welcome Coco. Good luck w/ upcoming race.

I'd second the Hoka Clifton's as they are much lighter than the Conquests.
The GT's are a heavier shoe but I'd say take a look at the Brooks ST racer 5's. They are similar in drop, softer feel, and lighter. A good distance shoe.
post #11232 of 13148
Ye olde 8 mile loop today. Feelin good.
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5 miles on the trails last night.  Debating on making this Thursday night run longer by throwing in a 2nd lap with headlamp.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I've got the Brooks Racers, Newton Distance, Saucony Fastwitch and Adidas Adios Boost on order to try out. The Hoka Conquests are definitely reducing my body's wear and tear on the mid and long runs, but are just to extreme for me to use all the time, or on race day. Need to integrate a more "normal" shoe into the rotation. We'll see if any of these work.
post #11235 of 13148
18.3 miles this morning. Kept a pretty decent pace, for me, at 8:13/mi. Legs tired now. So far the Adidas Adios fit best. Awaiting Brooks Racers. I think one of those will be what I run my first marathon in.
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