i've just bought some Brooks Ghost 5 to replace my tired Saucony Omnis.
How long do you guys take to break in a new pair? I'm thinking of maybe doing just my recovery runs in the new shoes for a week or so, until I've got the feel of them, before ditching my current pair.
Depends is different with different shoes but 2 or 3 recovery runs around 4 -5 miles should be ok. Don`t ditch the old pair until you are satisfied you can do decent mileage in the new ones.
AG, I'm assuming you're following the P&D plan as you've posted on that thread. I've used the 5mile recovery runs to break in new shoes, and a couple of other posts have mentioned doing the same.
It does depend on the shoes to some extent - I've got a new pair of my current shoes (Saucony Mirage) that had one 5m recovery and then were used for my 8m Aerobic run today, and they're likley to be used in a 10+ mile run on Sunday.. I also got a pair of lightweight Saucony Fastwitch for Xmas and I've run a few 5m recoveries in them and will gradually start using them for longer runs (with the aim of using them for forthcomng half- and full- marathons).
So it depends a bit on how closely your Ghost's fell like your old Omni's
My Ghost 4s 'broke in' in no time and felt great straight from the box. I'm now on Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 (needed a more stable shoe) and felt great from the off.
The ghost feel a bit lighter than the omnis, but i could be wrong, either way there's not a lot in it.
i'll do the next couple of recovery runs in my ghosts, then maybe chuck in a longer midweek run.
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