Monday- 5 miles, 9:35 pace, 1% incline treadmill + arm/ab workout
I tried to keep yesterday’s run at a nice easy pace. My hamstrings were pretty tight after Monday’s race. I took extra time after my workout to really stretch.
It was raining, thundering, and lightning yesterday. I actually really loved it. I took the day to clean the house, do laundry, and organize the rest of my week. Days when I need to tend to my home, I love when the Sun isn’t tempting me;) I even open up the windows just a crack to listen to the rain, it reminds me of Seattle, home.
Brooks PureFlow 2 Review
Alright, I feel like I’ve put enough miles and even a race on the Pure Flows so I can talk about them a bit. I’m going to make it easy and just make 2 lists. The likes, and dislikes, here we go!
- extremely light weight
- comfortable, first thing I noticed when I tried them on at the store
- wide ankle, it doesn’t squeeze my ankle or rub on it
- wide enough toe space
- Great race shoe because they are light, comfortable, and I didn’t feel any discomfort in my feet.
- In the beginning the back of the shoe would rub on the back of my ankle. I have to consciously pull my sock up above it so it doesn’t rub.
- You have to ease into these shoes. If you aren’t used to a neutral shoe, they can really hurt your feet if you just start running a lot of miles on them. Janae gave me good advice when she said to just run 1-3 miles on them for awhile, then slowly build it up. If I wanted to run 6 miles that day, I would run the first couple of miles in my Brooks, then the rest in my Nikes.
- The price. I paid $100 for these, and I’m used to paying $50-80 for running shoes.
I would definitely recommend the Brooks PureFlow 2’s to anyone that runs neutral(meaning you don’t over pronate or supinate). *Just remember to ease into them if you’ve never ran in a shoe that only has a 4mm heel.
*PS I’m still keeping my Nike Lunarglide 4’s. I love using them for easy, slower runs. Would anyone be interested in a review on those too??
Let me know if you have any other specific questions about my experience:)
What are your favorite running shoes?
What did you have for breakfast? I had pb&j toast that warmed me up!