Dilemma gear of choice for full - Hyper Speed/New shoes/Insole

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08/10/2012 at 16:35

hi all, i'm training for my 2nd marathon at the moment, it's Dublin marathon and only 21 days left now.

training is going well, I’ve got PB on half marathon a few weeks ago (slashed 6 minutes from previous PB) and confident my fitness is good enough to hit my target time 3:15.

One thing I'm worried about is shoes.

i raced in brooks vapour for my first ever marathon, they were great and I managed to finish in 3:25.

but i found them too high profile. since then, I did some sprint distance triathlons and converted to fore/mid-foot strike running style.

i've been training in Newton Isaac for over 6 months and I think my running style adapted mid-foot strike pretty well.

Now, for the race, I've bought a pair of Asics Hyper Speed 5.

They are good, I did some speed training as well as long, including the half and noticed after about 25km, ball of my foot starts to ache

and I'm a bit worried that this is going to be a show stopper in Dublin.

Should I be changing shoes with little more support ( I know it’s bit late, but still has 3 weeks to run them in),

or getting soft insole (my running shop guy recommendation) sufficient enough?

Any suggestions is very much appreciated.


09/10/2012 at 09:35

Maybe the problem isn't minimal versus cushioning, it's just that particular shoe that you're not getting on with. If you've been training for a marathon in Newtons, presumably you've done a few 18-22 milers in them. Have you not considered wearing them instead?

09/10/2012 at 09:45
Hi, thanks for your message. well, i have been doing 10-12 miles in newton, and i wore them in a half marathon before. but i wore the hyperspeed for 18 and 20 miles runs. So i'm not sure how newton will be at the race. Think i made a slight mistake wearing hyperspeed for both longs, and should've used newton for one of the longs.....
cougie    pirate
09/10/2012 at 09:48
You've only run over 18 miles once ?
09/10/2012 at 09:53
No, no, i did 18 and 20 already, what i was saying was that i should have tried hyperspeed and newton to see how they feel during long runs. Rather than wearing the same shoes which gave me pain. Maybe runs-with-dogs is right in saying hyperspeed and my feet don't get on over certain distance.

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