Running with new shoes

Do new shoes make you faster? I've had some good runs in July with my new trainers, a PB over 5k, my speediest km and fastest 2 km. My legs feel good, it's my breathing that's holding me back, but that's something to work on. I can run at 9km/hour for 3-4 km, but struggle to get to 5km at that speed. And there's no way I'm even close to 5k in 30 minutes, but a lot closer than I was a couple of months ago. My new shoes definitely help and feel quite springy, but I haven't taken them on a long run yet. Partly because I'm breaking them in, but mainly because it's just been too hot (30C) at the weekends and there's no way I'm running in those temperatures. Just sitting in the sun turns me into a puddle, I really don't know how people manage to run.

But guess what - I'm off tomorrow and it's supposed to rain. And I'm really excited! Now should I do 6, 8 or 10k? I feel like a kid with a box of chocolates!


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5 Replies

  • Woohoo - running in the rain! Have a great time whatever the distance!

  • I ran a 10 k today in my very new shoes. Enjoyed it and it wasn't too hot!

    Get out there and have a lovely run. Set off to do 6k and then see how it goes. If you feel good go for the 8 and then if you feel brill go for the 10k.

    Have fun!

  • Do 10 that's my vote! Go as fast as you can and collapse into a big heap at the end then I can eat all your chocolates! He he... But really I think you should slow right down sip plenty of water and see if you can push through to 10 comfortable. And then throw the chocolates away we both don't need them! :)

  • I ate the chocolates this evening and drank too much (celebrating the fact that son no. 1 has finally finished his apprenticeship and is as of tomorrow financially independent!) - so will play it by ear tomorrow!

  • Well known fact that new shoes give you wings!

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