These past few Sundays, I have been doing long runs – the last of which was joining my CAMANAVA runner friends Isko and Jomar prepare for the recently concluded 2010 edition of BDM 102. They did 52 Km while i did 30Km only.
It was after that when I realized that my Nike Triax would need replacement soon. After all, it is the only pair I have and after around 600 KM ….
So now, let me introduce you to my little friend (drumroll please) … The Asics Gel-Nimbus 10
I really like Asics GEL Technology
I hope that I can break it in before this Sunday’s Globe run for home
When I started running about a year ago, I ran my first race using my old Nike cross trainers and it carried me smoothly thru 10 kilometers of pavement so I thought that maybe, there really was no need to buy running shoes; but since it was an old pair, I decided to buy a new pair of running shoes anyway .
My first pair was the Adidas Adizero Mana, it worked well for me. In fact, I still have it with me and it almost looks brand new since I wasn’t able to use it that much since I immediately increased my mileage so that I could run the Condura half-marathon a few months after.
While training for my first half marathon until I completed my first full marathon, I was using the Asics Gel Cumulus Eight – for me, this was the perfect pair, it carried me through new heights during the Condura half-marathon in the skyway, the dust of the 1st BDM 102 while we were pacing Isko and finally, the cool asphalt layers of the SCTEX during my first marathon.
.. and just like any other pair of running shoes, it has already reached its maximum mileage. After 10 months of sweat and pain, I have retired it after running the Subic International Marathon – a fitting end for a shoe so great.
Since we were in Subic at the time, we decided to drop by the Nike depot and there I found my new running partner – the Nike Structure Triax 12 (and it was on sale!) .
I was so excited with this pair, thinking it will outperform my old Asics. So when it was time for the Pasig International Marathon, I put on this pair with much gusto – it felt good at first; but after around 25 kms of running , I felt a pain in my inner foot, just below my right ankle.
After the race, I ended up with a very big blister in that area of my foot – an area that used to be blister free. I thought it was because I haven’t broken it completely yet. But after almost 300 kilometers of running, the blister machine is still at it.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the new pair is an excellent shoe, except for its blister-creation mechanism.
I wonder if there are any other Nike Triax users who has the same problem ?
Anyway, this is how I feel when running with Asics: