Thanks for the tip Greg, just bought a pair for £29.99 - fantastic bargain! Bought mine online as my local store didn't stock any Lunar Glides at all. Still none up online for the men though, keep looking because yesterday they didn't have my size but today they did - so they are updating the stock each day.
I bought a pair of Lunar Glides a few months ago and love the 'energy return' feel about them. I have been a previous Saucony (3 years) and Asics (4 years) wearer but was not happy about my 2140's which felt like I was running with planks of wood on my feet. I thought it was just because I was getting older (don't ask) and I would never feel like a 'gazelle' ever again.
I was half way through marathon training when I swapped to LG's and ran the marathon with no problems at all, no aches , pains, blisters (which I experienced with my 2140's). I probably wouldn't use them much for off-road in the wet but they were fine for off-road on dry days apart from getting the odd stone stuck in the sole. For road running they are perfect for me, I am 9st and overpronate slightly, but I feel so 'bouncy when running like I did when I was (much) younger and they are supportive enough for me anyway.
I don't know how long they will last but would rather pay out again for a shoe that feels so good to run in than pay out for a shoe that lasts longer but feels like crap and ends up thrown to the back of the shoe cupboard!
Hi TT, thanks for the link, they think of everything - what a nice idea. I was knackered when I got back too, I think running the marathon contributed to that as well of course but it was hard to get back into the routine sleep pattern for a few days. I haven't run since the marathon, giving my knee a chance to settle but I am itching to get back into my running routine. Hope you have a good half marathon this weekend. RF
Hi to everyone who gave me their welcome info and advice. Back from the Toronto Waterfront Marathon and survived to tell the tale! Only 3 minutes outside my estimated time and as I was carrying a knee injury was very pleased. Excellent organisation, nice medal and technical T-shirt, great crowd support (where you could find it), course as mentioned before a bit dull but nice and flat. Great hotel, miss the luxury now I am back home. Niagara was amazing, got drenched but worth it. CN tower was fantastic for the wonderful views of Toronto, all in all a great 'celebration' trip. Can't believe it is over after all the training. No jet lag and no problem adjusting to an early morning start (7:30am). Hope you had a good 5k and enjoyable trip TT.
If it was training for the half I would be feeling ok but I am training for the full marathon and now everything seems scarily close. 26 miles still seems an awful long way to run to me. I just hope I can walk afterwards! Some runners in my club treat a marathon as a 'long training run' and seem to do them once a month. For me it remains a massive feat of endurance. We fly out on 23rd and return on 29th and are staying at the Western Harbour Hotel. How is your training going, hope all is going well.