Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lovely Lunartrainers

I thought it was about time I invested in a new pair of running shoes. I've had my beloved New Balance for well over a year now. Since I've started training for my half, I've noticed on my longer runs that I'm lacking the spring and padding they used to have.

We headed to the Nike outlet last week to take a look around for new running shoes. I wanted once that were compatible with my Nike+ Sensor. After trying on 7 or 8 pairs of shoes, I found my true love.

The Nike Lunartrainer. They're blindingly white at this point. I'll have them all broken in by race day and I hope to dirty them up by then. I want to look like I'm actually running in them, you know?

Though they're lower on the ankle than my last pair, they have great support in the heel. The padding is ample with lots of spring. I immediately noticed a difference in my pace the first time I wore them.

They're ultra light, weighing in at about 8oz each. They have great breathable mesh on top with a snug fit, but still feel like they have a roomy toe box. I felt like they ran pretty true to size.

Nike+ Sensor ready.

Fits right under the insole of the left shoe.

This iPod Nano was the best Christmas present I ever bought my husband! It was actually bought to go in to his patrol car as it has a USB port. I figured it would be nice for him to have his music collection with him. He uses it a little less now that his satellite radio has been put back in (new car). It's a friendly running companion for me though.

I'm feeling fast already!

I'm in the middle of my third week of training, and here's this weeks schedule:

Sunday: Easy Run - 3 miles
Monday: Off
Tuesday: Long Run - 7 miles
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: Easy Run - 2 miles
Friday: Off
Saturday: Tempo Run - 5 miles

Happy running!


Kate said...

Good job with the training! I finally made it back on to my treadmill yesterday.

Where did you get the Nike + sensor from? How does it work?

Cassie said...

Thanks Kate! I'm glad you've gotten back on the treadmill.

Here's the link for the Nike+ Sensor:

If you have Nike shoes that fit the sensor you can put it right in, if not you can pick up a little sensor pouch to attach to your shoelaces (I searched sensor pouches on Amazon). It tracks your distance, pace and time. It has a lot of options for distance workouts, timed workouts, calories burned, or you can make custom workouts. It keeps me motivated to run longer and faster.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohh those are some white one's! I've been using the Nike Free's and so far really like them, I'd love to know what your thoughts are on the lunar as you run more

TheThingAboutDaisies said...

Yay for new shoes! They are very very white. Like shockingly so. I may have issues with white shoes for the fact that my mom never allowed me to own any, because they got dirty so easily.
Funny the things that stick with you. Enjoy running in them!

Jamie said...

I love new shoes! I only wish Nike's felt good on my feet :( Hope the new white lunars work for you!