way back in june, i switched running shoes from my beloved keyano 15. i went through 11 pairs of the kayanos and i was very nervous to switch! i tried on a bunch of pairs from many different makers but decided to stick with asics and went with the 2150s.
it wasn’t necessarily love at first wear. i tied them too tight which made my foot fall asleep, they gave me some blisters in my arch, my ankle was sore, and i just wasn’t sure.
as i wore them in, they got better and better and i am now officially on my second pair and love them! sometimes you just have to be patient.
- they lasted longer. in the kayanos i could tell immediately when i got to ~250 miles. they got hard and started to hurt and lost their cushion. i got 344 miles out of my 2150s and feel like i can still get some more use out of them for easy runs. they still have a little spring in my step when i put them on.
- they are cheaper. the kayanos run $140 full price and these run $99 full price. $40 is a big difference when you are going through running shoes every 6 weeks. plus i got more use out of the cheaper shoe so that’s even more savings.
- they are lighter. just an ounce but i can tell… plus they feel a little less bulky which is nice.
- cushion!!! what i love about asics is the cushion and these feel REALLY cushiony to me… like little pillows on my feet. they definitely feel softer than the new kayano update.
i am very happy with my new shoe and they are definitely going to be my new go-to shoe for a while.
running – ahhhh.
i have been having a rough time this week. first of all i haven’t been able to get out of bed since i guess i am still on hawaii time? or at least that is my excuse. i feel tired and worn out and just not great. i have been making myself go running, knowing the first couple will be rough but they will get better, i just have to sweat out all the alcohol, dessert and non-exercise from last week. on top of it, since i am not running in the morning its hot, and really running when its warm out just makes me cranky.
8 – 11
i headed out after work and decided to skip track. i didn’t think that would be the best thing to start back after my little hiatus, so i just decided to run. i felt good starting off but then my stomach was mad, i was sweating a ton, and i just was not happy to be out there. i was so annoyed at the weather and i just wanted to stop and throw a tantrum in the middle of the trail. i was being dramatic, its not even *that* hot, but 80+ is too hot for me. i don’t even want to see 70’s anymore! sooooooooooon aron, soon.
i ended up with 8 miles and was happy i made it that far.
8.2 miles/1:11:37/8:43 avg pace
5 – 8 distance
again, i had to run after work since i turned off my alarm to sleep in forever. luckily we got let out a little early since its corporate tax deadline – yay! i came home and was out running by 4pm. again in the hottest time of the day. i tried to just keep my pace slower and not get all worked up like i did the day before. i kept it slower at first but my legs just don’t really want to run much slower these days. i was back at my house at 5 miles and decided to call it a day.
then chris came home and wanted to run! he has been dealing with an injury so hasn’t run much at all in the last couple months, so i was excited to go with him, while i can keep up he just wanted to do a couple miles, so we did a quick 2 mile run around the neighborhood which totaled 7 for the day for me.
7.0 miles/1:01:33/8:48 avg pace
i feel much better now and am ready to get back into it, it’s just been hard coming off of vacation, but that’s to be expected. i will be back in the zone soon!