Decided at the last minute to sign up for the winter 10K in London on the 1st Feb. Looked around at plans and on PoppyPugs advice (thank you) I created a plan on myasics. Only problem should have started last week as 4 weeks is unacceptable apparently.
So I decided I will skip the preliminary week and jump right in with a 5 mile run today. Found it really tough running at a "comfortable" pace. I set my garmin to warn if I went above or below the suggested paces and found it was going off all the time. Too fast downhill, too slow uphill but I got the hang of it by the 5th mile. Completed 5 miles in 56 mins rather than the 1 hour but it was close enough I think.
This is going to be interesting. Now I "need" some new shoes for road running rather than use my trail shoes. I have narrowed the choice to 3 :
1) Adidas Bounce 2 - new technology, reasonable price, should be a good neutral shoe for me.
2) Asics Gel Cumulus 16 or Nimbus 16 - both seem reasonable but not sure what you get for the extra cost of the Nimbus
3) Saucony Ride 7
or possibly Mizuno Wave
Anyone tried any of these? Or can you recommend a New Balance one as I have those for trail shoes and they are brilliant
Happy running and planning