Course: Blackwell Out & Back
Avg Pace: 8:05/mile
Workout: Recovery Run
Temp: 39 Degrees, Wind 10SW
Total Ascent: 753 ft
Avg HR: 153 bpm
"Closed Until Spring, Thank You", for another 256 days when the snow melts.
When I got home there was a box from Road Runner Sports waiting for me. I get a lot of my gear from RRS. If you are a member of their website & google some coupon codes online, you can get most of your junk for about 25% off their list.
My anticipation was building as I took them out of the plastic shipping bag ...
Tada!!! My new Mizuno Wave Ascend 5 Trail Shoes ... Yeeeeeaaaah Boooooyyyy!!!
Ahhhh! Size 12.5 and they fit like a glove with a rubber sole! (Wow, should have shaved!)
(It was FREAKING 39 DEGREES TODAY ... Amazing!!!) I ran a slow 8 mile recovery run with them on the only clean pavement I could find. (Like with every other square inch of the U.S., my hood is still covered in snow!) I'm not afraid of getting them filthy, I mean that's what they're for ... but I didn't wanna slosh around in the mud and snow the first time out.
I won't give you the same ol' tired run-of-the mill shoe review, but I'm amazed with new shoe technology and how form fitting they are to your foot. I ran 8 miles with these bad-boys today right out of the box with no trouble. And I have literally taken my Brooks Trance 9's and Ghost 3's out of the cardboard and logged 20 miles, on multiple occasions - blister & hotspot free.
I remember shoes when I was a kid ... about the time they stopped hurting your feet, they were splitting on the sides or had a hole in the sole. I also remember putting on new sneakers in the store and running around in them a little to "see how fast they made me". Had to give them a quick test drive!
I'll give you a more complete review at a later date, when I actually experience a real trail and break an ankle or something ...
...be great today!