My new best friend
On Saturday, I was able to take my Saucony Kinvara 2s out for a test run. I was a bit nervous since I do over-pronate and have issues with my IT band/hip. I decided to tape my hip with some KT Tape PRO and head out. These shoes are incredibly light. I felt like I was running with feathers on my feet. They make my other running shoes feel like cinder blocks.
Today, I went for another run. The weather is perfect except for the high pollen count (I am paying for it now). I did 3 miles but ran a more challenging course. I am convinced it is the shoes. I have ZERO hip/IT pain (no KT tape today either) and I was able to maintain a 8:30ish pace. I am in love. Seriously. I want to buy another pair(or two) just so I can rotate them out.
I am eager to run farther to see how I do. However, I am going slow because I do not want to injure myself. I have a half-marathon next month and I am hoping to set a new PR. I really want to run it in 1:45-1:50--that is my ultimate goal. After my half I am starting my marathon training. I can't believe that I will be running 26.2 miles in October..ahhh!