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Thursday, August 12, 2010

My new training shoe: Hello Adidas, so long Brooks

I keep having hip and abdomen problems.. physical therapist who look at me say its my SI joint (Sacroiliac Joint) that is out of wack....I keep thinking its the shoes, man, its the shoes. My shoes make me use a lot of torque to get from landing to push off.

As ive written in this space before, I've always run in Brooks, from the Beast, to the Adrenalines (for each of my six marathons) and lately the Brooks Ghosts.

And funny thing, my hip problems worsened.

So, last week, I bought a pair of Karhu Forward Ride and Adidas Adizero Boston.

The Karhu is a lot of shoe and I wore them two days this week: During a recovery run Sunday, and for a tempo run Tuesday. Legs felt great Sunday - guess because i was running slow, and they didnt feel so good Tuesday, like my feet were fighting my shoes. (Plus, I got a blister on my right foot - ok, there was a hole in my sock).

I wore the Adidas' Monday (easy day); Wednesday (recovery) and today (speed workout).

I love the Adidas Bostons. They let my feet go whichever way they wanna go, letting my hips get loose and my natural stride takeover. A 7:30 min/mile effort is much easier for my legs to hold in Adidas than the Karhus and even the Brooks (for my lungs is a different matter, but at least my legs arent working as hard as they were). The Adidas Adizero Bostons are a very lightweight shoe, but they protected my feet well today during the interval workout on the streets around the soccer field at Zilcher Park in Austin.

The bad thing is, Ive only worn the Karhus two times and they are dirty and Im sure the store from which I bought them will not take the shoes back. Maybe I will keep them for easy runs.

But it looks like, just looks like I've finally found a durable, lightweight training shoe that compliments my feet and my weird stride.

And you gotta love the name Boston, especially since that's the marathon I'm trying to qualify for.


Blogger Billy said...


August 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...


August 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Anonymous keen said...

Congrats with your new training shoe. Hope it will really works good for you! :)

October 12, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

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