I woke up at 4:30 AM this morning since I’m still slightly on London time. So instead of lying in bed like a normal person, I decided to get up for Luke’s Monday AM Bagel Run with Houston Fit at 5:30. It’s a 30-40 min run with core & bagels to follow, not shabby.
When I got to the store, a Saucony rep was there offering us to wear test shoes on our run. I’ve been using Mizuno Wave Inspires for 2-3 years now, but decided to be open minded and test these guys:
Unfortunately they didn’t feel great, but I thought the wear test was a great offer and an opportunity to really test drive some shoes – I’d try it again with other brands if I got the chance. What I did like is that they were light for support shoes, but what I didn’t like was feeling some pain in my knees plus a “flat” feeling in the sole (maybe not as cushy as I like?). And I hate to say it, but looks do matter for my sporting apparel, and these didn’t come in bright colors. Sorry, Saucony.
Anyway, I also went to swim practice today since I’d missed it all last week. Today’s workout:
- 200 w/u free
- 200 kick with fins
- 4×50 rotation drills w/ fins
- 4×50 build
- 2 sets: 4×50 easy to sprint, 200 negative split
- 100 sprint
- 100 c/d
As much as I wanted to skip it at first, it was a good workout. Now time to go to bed for this sleepyhead!