Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nike Air Zoom Structure Triad 11+

1/10th of a mile splitsMile splits


What do you call a shoe with that many names? Fast!




My feet have been hurting lately, so I thought I should go try some new shoes. I tried on the Brooks and the Asics (the brand I've run in for over a year) and they both seemed like I was running on concrete in my bare feet. But, the znike Structure? They felt like a babies bottom. Not that I run on babies bottoms. They felt like Bill Bowerman made them just for me on his wife's new waffle iron (If you don't get that, you'll have to read the book).




Anyway, tonight I ran in my Air Zooms for the first time. Four miles. Four sub ten minute miles. Four miles of my feet not hurting. But, hey maybe it was the new hat I wore.





67% of my run was under a 10 minute pace:




Just the other day I got my first notice from a driver on the highway. He had a 13.1 decal on his car. I passed him. He saw my decals and passed me up to give me the thumbs up.




Today, I read an article about the mayor of Tempe promoting Ironman Arizona by holding a mini Ironman (if there was such a thing) against the local media. Only four journalists took him up on the challenge. Do you think it was because of the distance? I read on. Instead of 2.4 mile swim, they were going to swim 24 yards. Instead of a 112 mile bike ride, it was 1.12 miles. And yes, only a .26 run.

13 comments:

Nikemom said...

OMG! My kiddos could've done that mini Ironman when there were 3 year sold. hahahaha

Glad the new shoes are working for you. Maybe I need to get a new waffle iron. :D

Irene said...

New running shoes are always a good thing. I hope the long name means a long wearing and kind to your feet shoe!

Greg said...

Now I'm jealous! I just ordered my new pair of Brooks Adrenalines tonight. Sorry, but I'm a Brooks fan. Glad your new ones are working out.

Great story about the guy seeing your decals, man. I see decals like that on the highway all the time, but around here you don't make any gestures at people in cars, good or bad. Too dangerous, hehe.

BTW, that's a crazy route you run. Lots of different scenery though.

J~Mom said...

I read about the mini triathlon in the paper. Strange distances they picked. 24 yards? Why even get wet? LOL

J~Mom said...

BTW Fantastic run! I am still fighting tooth and nail to drop under 10s.

Marcy said...

Oooohhhh I *heart* my Nikes. They are like buttah baby!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Glad to hear the new shoes are working out so well. But you are probably right... it was the hat. ;-)

Jeff said...

Nice run, Pat. Seems like the whole TRC is on a roll right now.

As for the mini-IM -- there's a triathlon I might consider!

Pokey said...

Holy speed Batman!!! GREAT run Pat! Makes me want to go try out those shoes..... :)


Go easy on me on Saturday, will ya??

The Running Knitter said...

Wow you were flying in your new shoes! Nice job!

Viv said...

Great speed with those shoes! What in the world are these new shoes doing to people?! LOL!

What is even funnier is that mini Ironman it is like a spit of it. LMAO!

TNTcoach Ken said...

It must be the hat! Way to go Pat.....

Firefly's Running said...

I liked those shoes when I wore them, but my feet did not agree.

Nice job on the run!