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Really loving my new Newton Gravity shoes. I have worn them for the past week and a half. The new design uses 5 lugs. More "action-reaction" science??? For me, the lightness of the shoe and the "spring", not softness, encourages me to keep going.

Twas a gorgeous morning. 46 degrees. No wind. Blue sky. Sunrise. Pure Michigan
6 miles.

By the bye, here is a stretch that has been beneficial to my "wretched" hip problem:

http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/deep-hip-rotators-active-piriformis-stretch-for-runners/
Edited by clarinetplayer - 6/7/14 at 6:04am
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I always see Newtons but have never given them a shot. I favor my NB 890 as I can snag them for $50 on Amazon if I keep an eye out. Though the v4 is a redesigned shoe.

Today I got in 9.5 miles with roughly 1500' of climb. It was two loops on the trails and hot at 89* with some humidity to boot. Realized running with a Buff on keeps my body too warm so I have to ditch a headband while it is warm out and have something around to dab the sweat off instead.

Here is a picture of my favorite spot on the trail. The blur is due to the phone pic from inside a bag

post #9978 of 12863
6.5 miles in a beautiful state park this morning. Felt very good
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12 through the Mission and by the bay. Somehow beat my PR for 5k in the middle of it.
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I just remembered: While running in Mission Bay this afternoon, one of those duck boats pulled up alongside me. I realized that everyone in the boat was looking at me, so I waved, eliciting a big laugh. Only then did I realize that the driver was blasting the beginning of "Eye of the Tiger". I chuckled.
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Somehow beat my PR for 5k in the middle of it.

Numbers! smile.gif


My schedule training is 35 minutes of jogging today.
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16.5 miles yesterday. 2800 ft elevation gain / 800 ft loss.
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7 tough miles this morning, my longest distance in about 4 months. I tried starting early, but by 7:15am the sun was already up and blazing, which slowed my pace a lot.
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This was including opening two gates to get in and out of a small stretch of nature (don't how to call it - some woods and a pasture). And there I met a pig in the wild. Not a wild pig, but I wasn't really expecting it, and I wasn't completely sure if it was just a lost cute-soon-to-be-turned-into-parma-ham type of pig or something fiercer smile.gif. I slowed down to walking pace, closely passed it (couldn't really get around it) then slowly started running again, not looking back for the first twenty meters or so. laugh.gif. But I am here, so it hasn't killed and eaten me.
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6.25 today, took a different route through a cemetery, made a few loops through it and around it then started feeling weird!
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Early Pentecost Sunday run: 3 miles
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Got in 4.6 miles tonight resulting in a 34.5 mile week.  Have a couple of weeks to decide on running a 50K in early October but I can already think of 5 weekends where running will be minimal.  I'd like to finish under 5 hours if I did enter it so I don't know.  Might be a "what the hell" kind of race and see where it goes.

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Really loving my new Newton Gravity shoes...

I have a pair of Newton Distance and love them. I had heard all the hype and thought they always looked too big and bulky and heavy but decided to finally give them a try last summer. When I went to the store and saw them, they were definitely big, but surprisingly light on my feet and after a quick run around the block decided they were for me. My only complaint is that even the best sale prices I can usually find are still over $100.

(Though looking just now, it looks like Running Warehouse has a bunch left over from 2011 and 2012 for >$75)
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I have a pair of Newton Distance and love them. I had heard all the hype and thought they always looked too big and bulky and heavy but decided to finally give them a try last summer. When I went to the store and saw them, they were definitely big, but surprisingly light on my feet and after a quick run around the block decided they were for me. My only complaint is that even the best sale prices I can usually find are still over $100.

(Though looking just now, it looks like Running Warehouse has a bunch left over from 2011 and 2012 for >$75)

They are pricey! The company claims that these shoes last longer than most. I hope that this is true.

Of course, there is no magic shoe--in spite of the hype that all manufacturers have for their products. . But, for me, these shoes encourage me to run with good form. As with any shoe, you still have to do all the work!
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I got dressed to run this morning, then I looked at my training schedule and saw that today is a rare Monday rest day.
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