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Rsande63
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Glad the shoe thread is alive..I have a complex question -->

My coach's plan has my marathon long run capped at 16 miles and/or 2:30:00 ish but at a higher pace than long & slow..not a tempo but closer to race pace.

I'm in never-never land for shoes here --> Do I wear a more race type shoe for this harder effort or do I wear regular long run shoe?

Do I buy a "B" race shoe for these long runs & B races ?



3nOut
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Glad you got them. I think if I hadn’t gotten them a bit small I might like them more. I’m not trashing them, just moving them to be the back of the pack.

Fresh foam has been a YMMV for me. Loved the 1080 and the arishi. Haven’t loved the other ones.


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kballa6
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Member since Mar 2009
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I treat my longest run of a training block like a dress rehearsal for the race. I wear my race day clothes from my hat, shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes. Same goes for my planned nutrition and hydration.


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ks_nola
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Rsande63

don't over think it. focus on running. I race in next % and that's the only time they come out of the box. Have several other shoes for daily runs but I can put anyone of them on to do any type of run. Yes I like one for particular runs better than others but you shouldn't need to worry about being that specific. You have a longer run in what some call a "slower" shoe... guess what you just work a little harder and have a better workout.


Rsande63
LSU Fan
Spring,TX
Member since Jan 2016
348 posts

re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Kballa6 & ks_nola,

Thanks for the comments. My favorite takeaway was "work a little harder for a better workout".

I'll take a laissez faire attitude with the shoe and focus on nutrition, rest, and pacing.


tke_swamprat
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Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Anyone tried the Nike AZ Tempo Next %?


1999
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
i'm staying away. not putting down $200 for a shoe getting destroyed in reviews.


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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Tried them on yesterday, ride is a little like the alpha but they are somehow less stable. The fit is pretty unforgiving. If you are hellbent on making a super shoe marathon racer your daily trainer, the New Balance Fuel Cell RC is softer than a fresh dog turd, so it’ll handle the daily trodding and is 225 so you can spend a bunch of money too. Another good option that I also tried was the Brooks Hyperion Elite 2 which felt like you’d want the Skechers Razor 3 to feel, but 130 dollars more at 250.

I have the the Next% and it has a very low shelf life for daily miles. I also have the Alpha Fly; way more durable but also unavailable.


jordan21210
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Anyone tried the Nike AZ Tempo Next %?

If you’re eying plated trainers, Saucony Endorphin Speed seems to be the one.


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tke_swamprat
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Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I’ll probably just grab another pair of ZF3


kballa6
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2009
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Try the Endorphine Speed. I've picked those more than my ZF3 in the last month that I've had them.


632627
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LA
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Yes, get the speed. They are amazing.


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1999
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
looks like RW is running the ZF3 on sale.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I got some hoka bondi 7 and love them


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tke_swamprat
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Houma, LA
Member since Aug 2004
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Have you tried the Pro? Seems just like the speed with a carbon plate.


kballa6
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Houston
Member since Mar 2009
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Yes, my general thought is that I wish the pro had more cushion. I enjoy a softer landing and the speed seems to have more foam. I wish the Pro had the extra foam that the speed have.

They aren’t a Vaporfly replacement, I’m not sure anything is but I like my Fuel Cell TC better than the Pro.


632627
Southern Cal Fan
LA
Member since Dec 2011
10184 posts

re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I tried on the rc elite at fleet feet the other day and they feel very, very soft (in a good way).


632627
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LA
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
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Yes, my general thought is that I wish the pro had more cushion. I enjoy a softer landing and the speed seems to have more foam. I wish the Pro had the extra foam that the speed have.


All the reviews say the speed and pro midsole is identical (stack heights and foam). I wonder if the speeds softer feel is simply due to the nylon plate, or maybe the foam is tuned differently?


kballa6
LSU Fan
Houston
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
Very possible. Wearing both, I feel the foam is softer in the speed but that could just be me.


jimbeam
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re: tOfficial Running Shoe Thread
I’m sure this has been asked before and is elementary, but how many shoes do you guys rotate? My whole life I have worn one pair until they wear out then replace.

I’m starting to run again, been at about 20mpw for a few months now in some Asic 2000’s and want to get one if not multiple more pair [in different colors ;) ] to rotate in.
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