Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Final Saucony Kinvara 3 Odometer Reading = 830.4 Miles

I'm saying goodbye to a pair of old friends today. My Saucony Kinvara 3s saw their final run, a glorious trek over Mt. Hope, before heading towards the sunset.

830.4 miles, which is great bang for the buck, and they helped me to a marathon PR last October at MDI (3:07:58), a 10 mile PR at Midwinter last month (1:03:45) and probably some other cool milestones that I can't think of. I bought them on May 23rd... May 23rd it was... **looks up in contemplation while stroking beard**... May 23rd....

Great shoes. Not going to write a new review, since my thoughts are similar to the original Kinvaras which I did a write up on two years ago. But I'm excited about their replacement: a pair of Saucony Virratas, which are an ounce lighter (listed at 6.7 ounces) and have zero drop instead of 4mm with the Kinvara... basically a mutated racing flat with better cushioning for longer distance road stuff. Perfect.

Old Kinvaras on the left, new Virratas on the right.
As for the run, went well. Quads are still a bit sore and I felt some soleus tightness on the climb, but neither too bad. Shorter, easy runs the next three days to prep for the half on Saturday, but may throw in some strides tomorrow.

Ran 10.2 miles @ 8:08/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Very hilly.
Around 40 degrees, partly sunny.
Saucony Kinvara 3, shorts, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves (off and on).

2 comments:

cesar bobadilla said...

Great run today!

Sonriserunning said...

Nice 'easy' workout. Great running in those shoes. Hopefully the new pair gives you the same type of success. Good luck in the next race.