Happy Running Day everybody!
Yesterday Saucony came to
our LRS and had the new Kinvara and Mirage to test out. I wanted to try
the Mirage, but they didn't have my size, so I settled for testing the
new Kinvara 5. Currently I run in the Saucony Cortana for long runs,
Saucony Peregrine for trails, and Saucony Kinvara 2 for speed. Yes, I'm
committed to Saucony lately, because they're working for me.
loved the Kinvaras (2 and 3) through 4 pair, but they are a little snug
in the toebox. So I was happy to find the Kinvara 5 were a little wider
in the midfoot and toebox. It was definitely noticeable and it felt
great! The lace tightener felt a little odd on the side when I put it
on, but it was not a problem while running. I knocked out 7 miles and
they felt good the whole way. So I give the Kinvara 5 a big thumbs up!
For you numbers geeks and split stalkers...
went out comfortable but came through mile 1 in 8:27 - faster than
usual. I figured it would be a fast day, because it always is when I
test light shoes. Plus I felt good after a rest day so I planned to make
it a tempo. So I let myself flow with the easy speed that the shoes
were giving me. Mile 2 was 7:45. And then it just got faster. 7:35,
7:38, 7:34 and 7:26 for a 5 mile tempo at 7:35 pace! And it felt
relatively comfortable too - I wasn't dying. So I was very happy with
Enjoy your run today!