Posted: Yesterday at 08:00
Hello. Not going to attempt to catch up after nearly 2 months of not being on here... Daughter number 2 arrived on 23rd May, so I've been out of the loop a bit!!
I had an actual race yesterday though. Shit preparation as you can imagine, but thought I'd give it a bash. 5k race. Came 5th in 18:03, which on the road, is actually a 49 second PB, but I've got a 17:58 Parkrun and 17:44 5,000m to my name, so not really a PB. It was bloody hot and I'd had about 4 hours sleep, so I'm pretty pleased with that! I also got to stand on the podium for the first time as I was awarded 2nd male senior prize. I was actually 3rd male senior but they only gave the winner the "overall winner" prize rather than also the 1st male senior prize, so I got upgraded...
I'm actually looking for some racing shoe recommendations...
After the race yesterday, I noticed my Saucony Fastwitch have worn right through at the side. I.e. on the outside of the foot (not sure what you call that bit. It's part of the upper on the opposite side from the instep). It's right through on my right foot and getting there on the left foot. It's just a mesh part but a bit disappointing to have gone through them so quickly. I've always used Saucony and always loved them. I used to race in Mirage, but changed to Fastwitch in November and absolutely love them.
I haven't really put that many miles in on them either. I've done one Parkrun, one HM, a 3,000m, 5,000m, 10k and 5k races. Plus speed/tempo sessions since November. Once a week through the winter probably and more like twice a week since then (doing track/road sessions instead of one off-road during the winter).
Boost seems to get a lot of good praise - are they worth it?