Category Archives: Shoe Review

11 Mile Run in the Snow

I got in a 11+ mile run this morning.  I’m trying to keep my annual average pace below 8:00, but when I saw the amount of snow on the ground, I figured “no way”.  It’s hard to maintain any sort … Continue reading

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Winter is here: 8 miles in 15F

Forecasts for this morning put the temps in the low teens; tomorrow they are forecasting below zero temps.  Knowing that, I found myself thinking I would push off this morning’s run till tomorrow (yes you read that right) and spin … Continue reading

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10 mile run with the NB MT101

I had my first long run in the New Balance MT101s.  I was a bit concerned about the upper being stiff and biting into my ankle some, but that wasn’t a problem.  These shoes were responsive and quick on the … Continue reading

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13 mile long run @ 7:37; Asics Gel Piranha SP 3

I am starting to like the Piranhas more than my Muzuno Universes.  They are both great shoes, but I find the Piranhas more responsive and lively.  I still need more time to tell, however. I had a good run today.  … Continue reading

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Recovery pace run, with the New Balance MT101s

I went out for my first run with the New Balance MT101s.  I have been a little concerned about the uppers since they are a bit stiff, especially the right, and dig into my ankle in places.  I laced them … Continue reading

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Two new arrivals: Asics Piranha 3 and New Balance MT101

Two new arrivals today: the Asics Piranha 3 (9.9 ounces, size 11) and the New Balance MT101 (16.8 ounces, size 11).  The MT101 is the shoe I’m considering for the American Zofingen.  In 2008 and 2010 I ran Zofingen in … Continue reading

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Mizuno Wave Universe 3

I’ve been running in the Mizuno Wave Universe 3s for a little over a month and am enjoying them quite a bit.  These are super light racing flats, or I guess now these would be called “ultra minimalist” shoes.  My … Continue reading

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Eight mile run – overdressed

Managed eight miles at 7:45 pace, with six strides, some bounds,  and skips thrown in.  This was not an easy pace, but still well with my aerobic range. Of course, I didn’t realize it was 60F and humid when I … Continue reading

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Sleet, rain and even a few flakes – Wonderful

I could hear the sleet hitting the few leaves that are left on the tree as I left garage.  The sleet quickly changed to a light rain.  No problem, this is my kind of weather. I got in a great … Continue reading

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Seven pre-dawn miles: the hunters are out!

I’m starting to get back into a routine of early morning runs or trainer rides.  This morning I went for 7+ miles through Shelburne Farms.  After a little while I noticed a car parked alongside the dirt road.  A half … Continue reading

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