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Marquess of Utopia
2010 Races: Snicker's Marathon(2:58:38), Scenic City Trail Marathon(3:26:36), Laurel Highlands Ultra 77(19:13:44), Ironman Louisville(13:07:07) 2011 Races: Mount Cheaha 50k 5:22:47, Tobacco Road Marathon, Mohican 100 Miler
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Run to Win24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
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Palm Springs Half Marathon, February 8
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I would err on the side of caution, it probably is time to retire them. I've tossed a pair of pretty pricy Mizunos at 250 miles because they just weren't providing adequate protection any longer. That pissed me off, and was my first and last experience as a Mizuno customer.
I started getting aches after only 200 miles in my Mizunos. I went out and bought another pair of shoes and I've been rotating them and the pain has gone away.
I'm thinking that it just takes longer for the Mizunos to bounce back.