I’ve promiseed myself that after my first Ultramarathon race, the next goal is a sub 4 on 34th Milo Marathon. I’ll be more serious on my training and as such, may even miss some road races so that I could concentrate and focus more on my training. I promise to log my training details to help fellow runners who are planning to break the 4 hour barrier, hoping that it will help them as well.
I’ve observed that all my 42km (four of them!) are not something I’m proud of. Yeah I did finish them all but always below my expectations. There’s always a part of me that is really dead set on improving my 42 km run. Signs of OCness? Hope not.
Three weeks ago, I met Cris Sabal (33rd Milo Marathon champion) and joked him if he could create a sample training program so that I could finally break the 4 hours barriel. The guy said yes but first suggested that I buy a race shoes. He said its not a good idea to use same road race shoes during training as they are heavier. I checked what shoes he was wearing that morning, a Mizuno Wave Aero 8. Weeks later, I bought myself a Mizuno Wave Aero 8 at their outlet in Bonifacio High Street. While I do not expect to be in same calibre as him, at least we have something in common
Right now I’m training on either LunarGlide+,Adidas SuperNova and Nike Free; right off the bat I can say that I love Aero 8, for one because its the lightest running shoes I’ve ever worn. I tried this shoes several times in the oval and also tried once in the road. I noticed that its midsole is quite responsive and even felt a rock go through its outsole. I ran around DLSU-D campus and I observed that I could easily tell the difference between all the terrains I run on (asphalt, concrete, grass, rock trails, tiled bricks etc). Despite this feature, its extremely durable more so than any others I’ve worn. I was already able to run it over 50km on them and it seems to get better as I put more kilometers on it.
To be honest, I don’t think you can go wrong with Aero 8 if you’re looking for a racer shoes. From my experience, I’m very sensitive to what’s on my feet my body has a nagging tendency to let me know right away via minor injury if something on my feet is wrong. I could easily tell if I’ll have a nice running relationship with a shoes in 1 week of use that if I don’t feel comfortable with it, the relationship is cut fast. This shoes didn’t disappoint me.
After BDM, this shoes will be my daily training buddy!