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  • Good progress! Keep building that base, get stronger, and run forever ;-)
  • I'd second the Mix Master 2. Altra's Lone Peak 1.5 although a zero drop, feels like more- probably the cushioning. 
  • You've mentioned increasing frequency of runs- it would be a great time to monitor cadence and concentrate on form. Reducing contact with the ground and increasing efficiency saves money on shoes too ;-)
  • Midfoot-forefoot for sure- is the front toe wear from scuffing or push-off?  What is your cadence like? 
  • Thanks Pete- much better on both IOS devices...
  • I have to say I was skeptical of toe socks too. A local sports store had a blowout on last years version of the Injinji line and I spent $4.99 on a pair. I ran a 6-8 miles one day in Merrell Road Gloves 2, then a few days later a 16 miler in the Bar…
  • The Flow 3 line from Karhu is around 5mm drop and I'm putting a pair (trail) through it's paces right now, great runner- but I would suspect an awesome walking shoe as well. Definitely more stack but still feels great. I run in all the Merrell M-Con…
  • I can see the draw here- but for $50 more you can get it all with the Garmin FR310xt using the same discount code. Yes a bit large, but excellent functionality on the cheap...
  • Same here- I will even stretch it to 2 hours. Beyond that I like the Nathan bottles with the fully insulated adjustable handle. No real need to grip and no slimy feel against the bottle itself. In the mountains I like the Berkey Sport bottle with a …
  • I envy you for being able to utilize women's shoes- my feet are too damn big. Generally, I'd suspect if you fit into the shoe- your weight, etc. is close enough to give it a go. LOTS of close out opportunities ;-)  Keep in mind running shoes are mar…
  • Bryan- a lot depends on what you did last week, last month, etc. The old 10% week, 10% month rule should be considered. I know that is tough with lower mileage, but worth keeping track of. Always had success using a high week/ low week method during…
  • Those glued on thin rubber pads in key areas would be nice. I found that the weak base directly below the heel is a vulnerability in rocky terrain. Even blown midsole in a larger mass (Kinvara 3)  is a better dispersal agent for this part of the foo…
    in Viratta Comment by vitarunner June 2013
  • I agree with you there- the upper feels great, lot's of freedom. I think all they have to do is build up the heel platform a bit and it's a winner. Still run in it, just plan it out. I'm sure the next version will be better knowing Saucony...
    in Viratta Comment by vitarunner June 2013
  • Sweet. Way to go! Be sure to ease off next week to allow the body to adjust- then again in two weeks?
  • Bryan is right- there is probably no cure for overpronation. However with proper strength in as many supporting muscle groups as possible the body's ability to adapt to a wider range of physical stress without injury is very well documented. It is a…
  • JD is probably right about the glitch. I will say in my own experience with Kinvara 3 & Virrata that the build quality in the Virrata is easily a step below the Kinvara line. But so is the price.
    in Viratta Comment by vitarunner June 2013
  • Almost a week- here's what I think so far... Merrell Ascend Glove Review First Impressions: From the moment I received the shoe (May 22, 2013) I was enamored with the bright Racer Blue color. Once I actually touched them I was in lo…
  • My first pair of Ascend Gloves was delivered today. I did an easy 10 miles with them on grass, to trails, then gravel, finished off with some pavement. Very solid shoe, same fit as the TG2, BA2 & RG2 but incredible sole pattern. The lugs are wel…
  • Base is always a good idea. Although, I mention quicker pace as a stressor with low miles based upon your schedule. In Europe club runners most often start with speed work and short races (mile) and work up. Similarly, that's how it's done at the hi…
  • Hey Bryan- Cheapest HRM is your watch and Carotid Artery pulse check... Still think with your 5k objectives a little Fartlek will go a long way towards your goal. 6-11 runs per week, 6-7 days, 45-75 mi., 4 weeks OFF per year.