Monday, October 22, 2012

Week in Review: Oct 15-21

This past week was meant to be a recovery one after my 30-mile trail ultra on October 13. It ended up well. I ran 5 times and never felt bad. Nothing fast, but I did manage a 13+ mile trail run. I seem to be healing and recovering. I think this week will be a little messed up since I have tons of work, plus a conference in Seattle. I'll bring my shoes, and rain jacket, to the Emerald City and hopefully get in a few runs...maybe even a jaunt along a trail.

Count:5 Activities
Distance:30.37 mi
Max Distance:13.12 mi
Avg Distance:6.07 mi
Time:5:49:37 h:m:s
Avg Speed:5.2 mph
Avg HR:116 bpm
Max HR:153 bpm
Calories:3,792 C

I got two pairs of shoes this week. The Altra Superiors looked pretty sweet, but were too short.  I returned them for an exchange (size 13 to 14). Apparently they run small. If the size 14s work, these could be my 100 mile shoe. The second pair of shoes was the New Balance MT 1010 (Minimus Amp). They fit OK, but just seem a little clunky. Maybe it's the rockplate, or extra cushioning, or higher heel (4 mm heel to toe drop). They do feel protective, but they don't feel natural. Maybe the sole will loosen up and flex better after a few more runs. Right now, they would be an excellent fast hiking shoe, but not a running shoe. I'm thinking of returning them for the Merrell Mix Master 2. Hope springs eternal...I will find my 100 mile trail shoe. Maybe those Hoka Stinson Evos I returned a week ago would work if I found them in size 14?

7 comments:

Brad Williams said...

I'm not saying that the 1010s are my favorite pair of shoes but I will say that once I got 15-20 miles in them they felt a lot better than they did out of the box. They broke in great, felt much more flexible, and less chunky.

Best of luck with the 100 training and the shoe hunt.

Brad

Chris said...

Thanks Brad. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Only have 2 runs in them so far (~15 miles). Supposedly RRS has an exchange policy good for 90 days of use.

Brad Williams said...

We do and it's hassle free. I work at a RRS here in Colorado.

Chris said...

Cool. I didn't know they had any stores outside of California. Just checked the RRS web site and they have 3 in Illinois.

jeff said...

stinson evo's are on their way, 12.5, here by Friday??

jeff

Chris said...

Jeff,
Excellent. Let me know if you see them in size 14.

jeff said...

irunfar has them in size 14, in stock!!