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Shoe review-Brooks Neuro

I wont bore you with the technical details you can get all that from Brooks lets look at the important things!

Looks:  A bright pair of shoes.  Not in the fluorescent all over way but a pink diamond pattern almost resembling snake skin! Black laces with web straps rather than lace holes.

Fit: I went for the woman’s eight,  oops that might have something to do with the pink colour then!!, Brooks have been wide on me in the past and a mens nine is too big so I decided to try a woman’s eight and although the fit is too tight with thick socks they fit really well with a thin pair on.  The uppers almost wrap themselves around my feet.

The run: Light and agile with the sole pods providing plenty of power transfer.  The sole is similar to the old Reebok soles.  Not a shoe to take off road or even on tony paths as stones get picked up in the sole unit.

Verdict: Good shoes doing the rounds on sale at he mo grab a bargain!

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Winter base+ Week 9

Almost half way through the plan for Stirling Duathlon and the time has flown in possibly not helped by the fact that the festive season was right in the middle!

As anticipated the run hell week was rather luke warm but I managed to get a few good sessions in without any mishaps.

Bike totals were: 68 miles in just under 5 hours with 2100 ft of climb.  I threw in a couple of effort sessions as my running was not going well.

Run totals :23 mles in just under 4 hours with 2300 ft of climb.  This inc one interval session and one fartlek session way short of what I wanted but foot is still twinging.

Week 5 in every cycle is test week so all sessions are easy except for the two test sessions which are done at max so the foot will get another chance at a rest.