Mizuno.... (Read 3777 times)

    Wave Rider 8.  Now that was a shoe.

    +1  I had a great experience with that shoe (around 700 miles worth I think)

     

    I've tried on a couple of the successor versions, but just haven't gotten the right fit for whatever reason. 

    2012 Goals: 1:35-ish Half Mary ->(result 1:38:40).  Bust the sub 20 5k barrier (19:54!!!!) and whoop the 1000 mile bunny (ok, bunny, you win).


    Feeling the growl again

      I thought training in heavy shoes (make your legs strong) was the bomb, then race in lighter shoes (fly)

       

      I've heard that said but when I lightened up on trainers I found it to be more urban legend than anything.  Running hills may make your legs strong...adding a few oz to the shoes not so much.  In fact wearing flats for workouts seemed to be even better (ie helped me get faster).  If I want to tire the legs more I'll just go a bit faster. Smile

       

      A similar argument would be training at a higher weight and dropping down only as racing season approaches.  Problem is, more weight prevents one from training like they would race.

      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

       


      I'm Betty if you're Al

         Wait, change them back to before the 7s.  Then, stop. 

         

        Yes, that is true,however, this may be a mute point for me after my lunch time 6 mile run.  I just ran it in my brand new pair of Wave Precisions (the ones with the cute flowers on them).  I may be in love.  Also at times felt like a gazelle.   Why was I not informed earlier that lighter trainers are awesome?  That is all.

        2012 Goals: 5K-Sub 20:00, 10K-Sub 43:00,  1/2 1:35,

        Boston- BQ again by a time known only to my feetskies.  

         "I would rather have high expectations and fail then have low expectations and succeed." DB


        just a simple cat

          I've heard that said but when I lightened up on trainers I found it to be more urban legend than anything.  Running hills may make your legs strong...adding a few oz to the shoes not so much.  In fact wearing flats for workouts seemed to be even better (ie helped me get faster).  If I want to tire the legs more I'll just go a bit faster. Smile

           

          A similar argument would be training at a higher weight and dropping down only as racing season approaches.  Problem is, more weight prevents one from training like they would race.

           So you don't recommend ankle weights...........

           

          I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

            mute moot

             

            Couldn't help it.


            Feeling the growl again

               So you don't recommend ankle weights...........

               

              No, but Rocky seemed to do pretty well carrying railroad ties.

              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

               

                Yes, that is true,however, this may be a mute point for me after my lunch time 6 mile run.  I just ran it in my brand new pair of Wave Precisions (the ones with the cute flowers on them).  I may be in love.  Also at times felt like a gazelle.   Why was I not informed earlier that lighter trainers are awesome?  That is all.

                 Cool. I am glad you like them and hope you find that these lighter, less-posted trainers work for you.  It may be that you need to ease into less shoe, before you switch to running solely in neutral trainers. Maybe not at all. I'd just be aware of the possibility. 

                "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                I'm Betty if you're Al

                   Cool. I am glad you like them and hope you find that these lighter, less-posted trainers work for you.  It may be that you need to ease into less shoe, before you switch to running solely in neutral trainers. Maybe not at all. I'd just be aware of the possibility. 

                   

                  Thank you for the advice kind sir.  I will keep that in mind whilst gazelling.

                  2012 Goals: 5K-Sub 20:00, 10K-Sub 43:00,  1/2 1:35,

                  Boston- BQ again by a time known only to my feetskies.  

                   "I would rather have high expectations and fail then have low expectations and succeed." DB


                  Treadmill Addict

                    I love my Mizunos and will never run in anything else. (I've tried many, nothing compares to Mizunos for me.) That is all.

                    Sarah (34)

                    Mom to Abby (8) Jacob, (6) and Colton (3)

                    12 half marathons, 4 full marathons

                    Goals- run more, lose 20lbs, sub 2 hour half and 4:10 full. 

                     

                    coastwalker


                      Is there any appreciable difference between the '11 and '12 Musha? I've been wearing them for racewalking (good low heel, heel height-toe height ratio, flexibility).

                       

                      Thanks,

                       

                      Jay

                        Hello.  The Inspire 8 is awesome.

                        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                          I ran first two marathons in Wave Rider 13s. Now, after running a lot in Kinvaras they feel too heavy. Also running a lot now in Adidas Bostons, basically rotating the Bostons and Kinvaras. Too much running in the Kinvaras caused a little posterior tib tendinitis. Bostons were an adjustment. Only shoe that felt like it needed a break-in period. Or I just needed to get used to the very different feel. But now I love them. Light, some cushioning but a nice firm ride. 

                           

                          For my May marathon I want something lighter than the Bostons but more structured than the Kinvara. And not soft/squishy like the Kinvara. I think it will come down to either the Adidas Adios or Mizuno Wave Precisions. 

                           

                            Hello.  The Inspire 8 is awesome.

                             

                            That's good to hear. I bought a stack of 7s on clearance--partly because they were fairly cheap, but also because the idea of a new model always makes me a little nervous.

                            It should be mathematical, but it's not.

                              The reviews I read on the 7's were that it was a significant departure from the 6's.  Supposedly, the 8's have come back to be more like the 6's again.

                              “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                                Hey, how many miles are you people getting out of the Elixir? 

                                "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus