Originally Posted by wingin' it
4.3 miles today. Bright, dry, but very windy. Good time here too.
Tried a new pair of NB M890 v2 shoes. Pretty nice run in them. Relatively light (9oz) and decent cushion with 8mm drop. Nice for a trainer in short or longer distance.
Also tried the Asics Hyperspeed 5 the other day and sent them back. Liked nothing about them but they did get some very good customer reviews on RW so others may have better runs in them.
I like the v2's with one exception, the extra achilles padding drives my foot into the front of the shoe on hilly runs and causes mass toe issues. I had a pair of the v1s I loved. RE runners world reviews - don't trust them. running times is more reliable source for reviews. The hyperspeeds have sucked since the 3's. The new balance MRC1600 is a great flat in that category. Really Really good shoe.
I am working at a running store these days so I try on everything I can.
The Kinvara/New Balance 880/Air Pegasus are three of the best trainers out right now in my opinion.
Today ran a "10k" turkey trot in 32:51 for second overall. Should have won!!!! Made a move to catch the leader who I thought was in the 10k to draft on an uphill into the wind section of the course, but as I caught him, he smacked me and the ass and turned off for the 5k finish line. Wasted a lot of energy there, then got passed at mile 4.5 and got gapped a bit. Thought I would have a full K to kick to the end, but the course ended at 5.95 miles. My time was more realistically 34 flat. Still very happy with the finish, just wished it was a legit course.
This will be the last race of my season before shutting it down for a bit before Spring Track/Possible Marathon.