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Two new pairs of shoes; which do I run in first? (Read 270 times)

Awood_Runner


Smaller By The Day

    Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13

    Saucony Progrid Omni 11

     

    So, which do I start to break in first?  I can't decide.

    Improvements

    Weight 100 pounds lost

    5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

    10K 48:59 April 2013

    HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

    MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

     

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    sugnim

      2 new pairs of shoes--what a great dilemma!

       

      You could always put a Brooks on 1 foot & a Saucony on the other.

       

      Otherwise, just choose the one that more closely matches what you're wearing today, and begin your show cycle with that pair.


      Miles to go

        Well I've been coveting a pair of Brooks ever since I tried them on in the store and they came in in second place.

        PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

        Awood_Runner


        Smaller By The Day

          Hehe...one day without running and I'm losing my damn mind.  Thank you for humoring me.

          Improvements

          Weight 100 pounds lost

          5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

          10K 48:59 April 2013

          HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

          MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

           

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          Hey Doc


          Feets don't fail me now

            Well, the cuter ones of course!

             

             

            I run in Omni 11's - love them.  They stabilize my freaky ankle pretty nicely  and were a real improvement over the 10's, IMHO.

            Awood_Runner


            Smaller By The Day

              Well, the cuter ones of course!

               

               

              I run in Omni 11's - love them.  They stabilize my freaky ankle pretty nicely  and were a real improvement over the 10's, IMHO.

               

              But they're both adorable Big grin

              Improvements

              Weight 100 pounds lost

              5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

              10K 48:59 April 2013

              HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

              MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

               

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              sunfastrose


              Fatty McFatFat

                I'm a Brooks gal all the way, including now in Adrenaline 12s as my primaries.  Try to guess my vote..

                Awood_Runner


                Smaller By The Day

                  I ran in the Brooks today.  It was unintentionally fast.  You may be on to something.  I'll run in the Saucony's tomorrow and report back.

                  Improvements

                  Weight 100 pounds lost

                  5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                  10K 48:59 April 2013

                  HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                  MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                   

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                  A Man On The Run!

                    I run in Omni 11's and love them!  I can't wait to hear how you compare the two though...I have been looking at the Brooks as maybe my next pair.  Let us know!

                    Zeke

                    http://zekerunning.wordpress.com/

                     

                    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.- Albert Einstein

                    Awood_Runner


                    Smaller By The Day

                      Well, here we go:

                       

                      Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13:  Since I've been running in Asics Gel Foundation 10's for quite a while now, I'd say that these have a bit stiffer base to them.  They feel really comfortable though.  I feel like they transfer more energy to the pavement.  In other words, they feel faster.  They're also lighter than the Asics, but still offer great support.  They breath really well, and I look forward to wearing these for quality and speed workouts.  I'd love to run a 5K or 10K with these.

                       

                      Saucony Omni 11:  In your hand, these feel lighter than the Adrenaline.  On your feet, you can't really tell much of a difference in weight.  It took me about 1/2 mile to adjust to the 8mm heal drop.  I think my old Asics, and the Brooks are about 12mm.  Once my achilles loosened up to the idea of the 8mm heal drop, these shoes were like running on clouds.  They somehow still offer a lot of stability, but instead of feeling like a shoe, it feels like someone softened up the earth below you.  I think these are going to be my long run shoes, and shoes for half marathons and longer.

                      Improvements

                      Weight 100 pounds lost

                      5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                      10K 48:59 April 2013

                      HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                      MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                       

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                      Jerryb49


                      60 Day DL

                        AW, you probably discussed before but i probably missed it, how did you decide on these particular shoes?

                         

                        First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                        Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                        Next HM :     TBD

                        Awood_Runner


                        Smaller By The Day

                          AW, you probably discussed before but i probably missed it, how did you decide on these particular shoes?

                           

                          My LRS watched me run, and recommended shoes.  I tried on a bunch that they recommended, and liked these and my previous shoes the most.

                          Improvements

                          Weight 100 pounds lost

                          5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                          10K 48:59 April 2013

                          HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                          MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                           

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