restarting training after some time off, switched to a lower drop shoe (actually a couple of pairs in rotation) and i think i'll be a lot more comfortable as a result.
signed up for a half marathon in the winter. should be fun.
3.1 miles (5k) today on lightly rolling concrete and pavement... Temps were in the low 80s. Yet again, another run faster than Monday's 10k.
This was also my first run in a pair of Hoka One One Clayton shoes. A friend mentioned them a while ago as having a wider toebox than most Hokas. These fit pretty much perfect... I bought them used (these were maybe worn for 2-3 miles) off of Ebay. I'm planning to run the marathon in them next weekend, as the race is all downhill, and the extra cushioning will be welcome.
Anyways, I have a marathon in 10 days!
I think you're referring to the Clifton. The Claytons are new and were released earlier this spring (March, I think). Mine are the Poppy Red/Acid colorway.
5 miles on single track today, out and back. 1059 feet of climbing on the 2.5 out; equal amount of descending, loose rocks and all, on the way back. Steep enough that I managed to pass a couple of mountain bikers on the way up who never caught me until I turned around (to be fair, they weren't that good but, in my defense, I'm a crappy runner). Took my phone with me, which I rarely do, because I didn't want to be stranded if I happened to step on the wrong kind of snake. Fortunately I only saw a lizard and a black widow. But it's a beautiful trail:
And sorry, but one more because it's so pretty when it's still green. Both of these are the flat part.