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New Brooks Tested For The First Time


Well today was the big day, weather was perfect, laced up the new Brooks Running Shoes at 6am and with Eye of The Tiger blasting in my ear holes off I went. Noticed the difference immediately the cushioning of the soles felt so much better, on my hips and legs, I got into a nice steady stride and with speed cameras flashing like the paparazzi as I went by (might be exaggerating a bit there) before I knew it I’d reached the park which is at the end of my 5k.

Through the gates I ran, not much in the tank, but determined to squeeze out my last bit of energy I picked up the pace....the music faded out and the small voice from my Fitbit said 5km in 30:25, I punched the air with joy😁 as it’s a PB for me 🎉🎉 not quite under the elusive 30 mins but only 26 seconds out.

Checked Fitbit when I got home and found in total I’d covered over 10k, walking back from the park, interspersed with running, so I was well chuffed. 😄

Run 2 with the new Brooks on Wednesday....determined to get to 5k in under 30mins.....even if it’s only once !

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Fantastic time! Well done 👏🏻

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to tramat

Thanks, tramat my previous PB was 31:14, so I shaved a bit off that today 👍

tramatGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

That’s a big improvement- you’ll soon be under 30 😃


Congratulations on that run and time for you, another PB, there have been a few of these today, it won't be long before you can get a sub 30 minute 5k 🏃🏾 👍

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr I’m determined to do it 👍

Nice work! You'll crack it next time! ⏱🏃‍♂️👟

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to JoggingT

Thanks JoggingT fingers crossed 🤞


Hello GLG - Love this post! Especially the bit about the paparazzi ... I will check the newspapers tomorrow.. bet you’re on front page 🤣

Seriously tho ... 👏👏👏 that’s a fair few seconds improvement! Bloody well done!

How lovely to get a PB when you have new shoes!... they are clearly worth every penny! 👟👟 👌

Run sounds just perfect!.... and sets you up for the day 👍

pleased for you

Hope I have a similar run next time I’m out!

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to Tinytears60

Thanks GLJ 😁 haven’t hit the front page yet....but hold the press I’m out again later this week in the new running shoes, so you never know you might soon be reading the headline ......Egg on Legs cracks the elusive 5k in less than 30 😂🏃‍♂️

Tinytears60Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

That headline 👌 📰 🏃🏽‍♀️🤣

Too funny!



I’m a Brooks fan too, just the comfiest shoes there is and since wearing haven’t had any knee issues

Good luck for the under 30!

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to SB1724

Thanks SB1724 👍


Get those 26 secs Couchphoenix 👍

Which Brooks shoes did you get?

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks Lmc50 I will 👊 They’re Ravenna 10, liked the look of them 👍

Imc50Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

I've my adrenaline gts20 And they are so comfy new trail shoes are the Cascadia super grippy


Ha ha - always made me chuckle as I did my very slow 63 year old Japanese jogging for just 3 minutes to Eye of the Tiger and Pump it. 😂 You’re way ahead of me - sounds like you’ve earned the right to the tunes!

CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to Freddy204

Thanks Freddy204 😁 I’ve now managed to complete 5k in under 30mins, have a look at my latest post.....Eye of The Tiger got me there in the end 😂👍

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