Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Running Gear

Every time I go to a race, I always see women in running skirts and I really wanted to try one out! Nicole from RunnerNic was nice enough to send me a running skirt that she had that she wasn't using! Thanks so much Nicole!! When I got it in the mail I was so excited to try it! I would have taken pictures pre-run but this morning it was so dark out.

A little sweaty...



So I ran in the skirt this morning and I really liked it. This skirt has built in spandex shorts which was nice, they didn't ride up and I felt comfortable to whole run.

I did a fartlek run, as suggested by the coach from the track workout on Tuesday. My legs were still a little tight from the track but the burst of speed made this run very enjoyable.
I ran 15 x 1 minute fartleks with 30 seconds fast, 30 seconds medium easy.

Below is a picture of (one pair of) my current running shoes, men's Nimbus' (I also have women's 1150's). The men's shoes have almost 500 miles on them and are still going strong, the women's have 250 miles and feel like they are dying. I have always run in Asics but I am thinking of switching. Over the weekend I went to the local running store and tried on a bunch of shoes. I ended up buying a pair of Brooks but then returned them last night because I am afraid to switch. What kind of shoes do you run in? Why do you like them?


Saturday Brian and I are running in another 5k! Happy Thursday (almost the weekend!!)

34 comments:

Bethany + Ryan said...

that skirt looks good on you! i have 1 skirt, its The North Face, i struggled for years to find a skirt that was long enough! mine is pink too :-)

Marlene said...

Cute skirt! Glad you like it.

I've been wearing the same pair (well, not the same pair, but the same KIND) of shoes for 2+ years now... Saucony Progrid Stabil CS. I love them and I have no idea what I will do if they change or stop making them!

Jocelyn said...

Nice skirt girl. AND i like your reflective gear :)

misszippy said...

Cute skirt and you look great in it!

Molly said...

Cute skirt! looks comfy too!

I ran in Asics for years, and switched to Nike Zooms in March. I can't get over the difference, it's a flatter shoe so I strike on my forefoot now instead of my heel.

RunningLaur said...

Very cute skirt!

I recently ordered one from their online sale that was lost in the mail (I think stolen at my apartment complex office) and never got it :( one day I'll look as cute as you in a skirt!

Zeebee said...

Cute Skirt, I've been reading more and more about these running skirts and it's nice to read some honest reviews on them!!

I just purchased a new pair of running shoes, New Balances. I have always used NBs and was totally open to switching it up.. but they ended up being the most true fitting comfortable line for me.. I guess if you find what works, stick with it! Haha :)

abbi said...

I like the skirt! I've wanted to try one but have to hesistant to order online without being able to try it on. I haven't like the few I've tried on at stores!

Lacey Nicole said...

you look really cute in the skirt! i've never tried one... just can't see myself in one. i need more running clothes, tho... i want to start buying more spandexy type stuff.

yay another 5k!!! i love that you are running so many. that makes the summer so fun!

akjenniekt said...

The skirt is cute- I'm wanting to try one out as well.
Good luck on your 5K :)

aron said...

i just switched to asics 2150s from kayanos and like them so far! i used to run in brooks and tried them on again, but i just like the cushion that asics has :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

CUTE!! I have a running skirt but have never actually RAN in it! Ha! I mostly wear it to do things like going golfing!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

The running skirt looks cute on you!!

I run in Mizuno Wave Riders. I adore them. I have tried a couple other brands but came back to Mizunos a year ago and ahve not looked back!

Leah B. said...

I love the skirt! I have one someone gave me but it is a little big on me :(
I also run in Asics 1150s. I really do like them but I can tell they don't last long. I've gotten a new pair a couple months ago.

marathonmaiden said...

love the skirt! very adorable and you look great in it! i need to get one soon...

Meghan said...

Super cute skirt - you look awesome!

teacherwoman said...

Love the running skirt! Too cute!

I wear Brooks Trance and love them. I used to where asics, but started having knee pains and switched.. I don't think the knee pains were from the shoes, but the new Brooks were a perfect fit and more comfy than the asics.

runnernic.com said...

YAY! i'm glad you like it and that it found a good home!!!! great job on the workout girlfriend! :)

merrymishaps said...

Ah, the SkirtSports GymGirl is one of my favorites. I have two identical to yours in pink, and a third in black :)

The Happy Runner said...

Super cute skirt! I'm trying out a new running skirt tonight, but it is maternity ;-)

suzy said...

Love that skirt!

Katie H said...

I LOVE the skirt! It looks awesome on you. I have yet to try one but I want to!

I run in Adidas supernova glides. I like them a lot- I have a high arch and I haven't really had any issues resulting from them.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You look CUTE in the skirt. I am thinking of switching from my Asics I am in the ssearch for some new kicks.. Good luck in the 5K, I am racing too.

Jamie said...

Cute skirt. I'm afraid my legs would look like logs in a a running skirt :) I wear both asics and brooks. They are very similar though.

onelittletrigirl said...

I love running in skirts! That ones looks cute on you!!!

sunapeegirl said...

Love the skirt! I've been meaning to try one for so long but haven't found the perfect one yet!

Maureen said...

I'd be careful running in Men's shoes since shoes are made pretty gender specific now. Have you been fit for a shoe before? That's the biggest thing, just knowing what you need. Once you have that down you can switch brands and be pretty OK. I love Brooks. It's all I've run in but I know how great Asics is too. Have you looked into the Ghost 3? I rave about it because I've found it and loved it. It's light weight and comparable to the Asics Cumulus series.

http://www.runningcompanyshoes.com/BrooksGhost.html

N.D. said...

this is really cute! I like it.

Jeri said...

I love my asics nimbus. :) cute skirt!!

Suzy said...

I love your skirt!! What kind is it? I love my asics. I have tried others, but I always go back to my asics. I have a few of the 2130s that I'm working through right now (I tend to buy a few at a time).

I hope it wasn't too hot this morning for your 5K!

Suzy said...

J - If I remember, you have an iFitness belt. Do you like it? Recommend it?

Ms. V. said...

That skirt is darling. I love wearing them but not to run in LOL.

I LOVE Mizunos WaveAlchemy9. I had 8 for awhile too. I tried some New Balance and my connection with them didn't last. I really really missed Mizunos....so I went back...and I'm happy!!

kilax said...

I have liked my Brooks so far. I hope you find some shoes you like.

I have really wanted to try a running skirt. That one looks great on you!

Glenn Jones said...

I've always been an Asics guy. I tried switching once to Saucony, but my knees and hips revolted on anything over 6 miles.