This past weekend it was time to buy a new pair of shoes again as my current pair of trainers now have over 600 km on them. For the past few years I have been using New Balance 760 and the 769 before that for an everyday trainer.
I have not had any issues with these shoes, they worked for me and fit my feet well. However, this time I went looking for an everyday shoe that was lighter. Since I have had good experiences with my previous pairs of New Balance shoes I decided to go with another New Balance pair.
As you can tell from the picture above I ended up with a pair of the 890. I had tried them on in the store on a previous occasion and decided to give them a try as an everyday shoe. Tonight was my first run in them, an easy 10 km run.
My first impression is a good one as they felt comfortable and noticeably lighter than my previous trainers. We’ll see if my thoughts are still the same after a few hundred kilometers.
Have you tried the New Balance 890? If so, what did you think?
With over 500 km on my current pair of shoes and given that I took advantage of a Groupon offer for a discount on footwear at one of the local running stores the other day, I am planning on buying a new pair of shoes this weekend. With a little over a month left before race day this pair will be the one to get me through the Ottawa Marathon.
I guess it has to do with me looking to find any possible advantage I can in order to help me in my goal to run a Boston qualifying time but I have been debating whether it would be worthwhile to get a lighter pair of shoes for my speedwork and race day.
My current pair of shoes are New Balance 760. It is also the model of shoes I wore during the Prince Edward County Marathon in October. Before that I ran two Ottawa marathons in New Balance 769 shoes.
Given that the New Balance 760 has been discontinued I will be getting a new model of shoe regardless of what I decide this weekend. The question is whether I just move up to the New Balance 860 and/or do I look into getting myself a lighter pair of shoes for my speedwork sessions and for race day.
I will likely play it safe and just buy a pair of New Balance 860 but I do intend to ask this question when I go shopping this weekend. What do you think? Do you use a lighter shoe for race day and for your speedwork sessions?