What is the initial mileage you'll run the first time in a new pair of shoes?
I just got my new pairs of shoes, 1 is thte Pearl Izumi Kissaki v2.0 with a heel to toe drop of 10mm, a neutral shoe
Second one is the Asics Gel Blur33 2.0 with a heel to toe drop of 10mm, a neutral shoe.
Reason I ask is my old shoes have a heel to toe drop of 13mm (all of them), 2 were support shoes and 1 was/is a neutral which I am still willing to wear. Tomorrow night is my 7 mile tempo run and I want to try one of them out.
*Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*
5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace)
10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)
15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)
13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)
For the past few months, I've been running in Brooks Adrenaline ASR 9s, and Adrenaline GTS 12s (both support, with like a 10-12 mm drop--don't remember exactly). Last week I got a couple of Mizunos (Wave Creation 13 (11mm) and Wave Rider 15 (13mm), both more neutral). I took the Wave Creations out for a 9 miler, and the Wave Riders out for a 6 miler the following day. Didn't have any real issues with either--more issues with the fact that there was still a bunch of snow on the ground.
Good, I just want to make sure that I am not out in the middle of my 7 miler just to find out that one of these pairs aren't for me I am hoping that they both work for me.
Ball of Fury
I think you will be fine to do 7 miles in either pair. If one of them were 4 mm drop or less, I would say to start out with 3-4 milers, but 10 mm I think you will be good.
PRs: 5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15
Awesome, I can't wait to try them out.