Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Two more pairs of sneakers

Runners need shoes.

In my last blog post I discussed my running journey and my new sneakers. That journey has continued and thus I have found myself in the need of new sneakers.

The Asics Gel Cumulus 17 provided great support and cushioning and got me through my first 10k.

The Asics Gel Cumulus 17

After the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, which I ran in the Gel Cumulus

After the 10k, I found out I was going to be in Disneyland for their half marathon and decided that was my next running challenge, Unfortunately, I started to notice my sneakers were really wearing out, even the lining around the top.

They were on sale at Famous Footwear, so I ordered another pair and also decided to try the Asics FuzeX Lyte.

After a few sprints down the hall, I realized the FuzeX was more cushioned and felt more lightweight. It has gel and foam combined making them lightweight, but still cushy.

The Asics FuzeX Lyte

These sneakers were comfortable and I was immediately able to wear them on long training runs.

They cost $59.49.

Over the summer, I used them in 3.5 mi race and ran my fastest time ever.

After the 3.5 mi race

I continued to wear them for my half marathon training runs, but as race day approached, I realized they were beginning to wear out. I decided to buy the same sneakers in a different color. This time Amazon was cheaper than Famous Footwear and I paid $50.38.

My second pair of FuzeX Lyte sneakers

In the end, this was the pair that got me across the finish line, 6 minutes faster than my best training time. 

Almost at the finish line of the Disneyland Half

Crossing the finish line

Now, I am training for my next half marathon and then a shorter race. I still use the black FuzeX for lighter workouts, but will soon be on the hunt for the next pair of sneakers. I will keep you posted.

Are you a runner? Which sneakers do you like?

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