I finally got the chance to head out and test out my new shoes.
Adidas Adizero Feather 2 and at 5.6 oz they are my lightest shoe yet. I also fitted a half size smaller too. I had tried them on the treadmill last night at the gym I really wanted to see how they went on the road/walkway.
I started out and quickly settled into a steady pace tonight. My shoes felt good...a tad stiff but that is to be expected. After a km my left foot, second toe (which is longer than my big toe) was just rubbing a little. Enough to annoy slightly but not enough to say ouch. My hip/glute and ITB all felt good tonight but at about the one km mark that familiar knot in the centre of my hamstring was there.
I kept going at the pace I was doing as it felt ok.....if I slowed it still hurt so I just stayed as I was. I felt about 85 to 90% effort tonight. I did try to slowly pick up the pace per km. Looks like I did but nothing to dramatic.
I am pleased my heart rate seems to be settling and sits at about 169ish for most of my walks....much better than the resent 190's .... geeep As my Cairns races are only 3000m and 5000m I am not too worried about my distance work at present. I am just trying to walk pain free.
I have the Gold Coast Half Marathon coming up soon but I intend to be walking that very slowly. There is a 3 hour cut off so I am in no hurry.
Got home and had a good stretch session. Will do my pilates strength exercises soon.
Total time for 5km was 30:17