Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Shoes: Asics Gel-Kayano 22

It's been seven-plus months and since I picked up my pair of Asics Gel-Kayano 21. They have just gone past 250 miles which isn't in the critical range but definitely getting into the ballpark of the shoe's optimum lifespan.

So I decided to grab a new pair to start switching out as they get less responsive to the mileage. I popped over to RunOn! in Coppell and tried on a half dozen pairs or so. After all the effort I ended up sticking with the Asics Gel-Kayano but in the next generation of the shoe -- the 22.

Ever since Asics has moved the stitching for the side decoration back where it doesn't hit the ball of my big toe, this has been a really reliable shoe. (Before then I would inevitably form a blister right there when my long runs got into the double digits.) This edition is pretty butt ugly but it doesn't have any orange or dayglow colors so I can live with it.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fitness Run

Distance: 4 miles
Time: 36:54
Pace: 9:13 min/mi

Comments: And so another unplanned running hiatus. Of course there are a myriad of reasons for this one. Not the least of which I've been pretty down the last several weeks for some reason.

But it's time to pull myself out of that and no better way than getting back on the pavement. And the next half-marathon ain't getting any farther away.

The rain let up today early enough that I could get this in after work and, temperature-wise, it was pretty much ideal. I felt like complete butt the first half mile or so but warmed up well enough after that. We'll see what I can accomplish over the weekend.