I was one of the blessed few invited.
It was a simple event with style.
The program starts with a CrossFit challenge of 5 Burpees, 9 box jumps and 13 double skip ropes, AMRAP (as many reps as possible) for 5 minutes. It was a version of a HIT (high intensity training) without recovery – well, I didn’t see one – except for the participants who really took his time. It’s a killer routine, I think.
After the challenge, the Reebok RealFlex – Reebok’s latest footwear technology engineered with independent multi-directional nodes that promotes natural movement and flexibility.
Such a statement will leave you wondering unless you get to try the shoe…
..and I am so blessed to be given one!
Thanks to Reebok, and the kind invitation of B aka Titanium Runner.
Pictures below are in dark contrast to the background. There’s a reason for that.
I’ve been wanting to run with this shoe last Sunday. I was not able to due to the extended hours of errands coming from a mountain run that morning. By the time I was supposed to run, I was too sleepy.
Then I was able to.
This was just a very short run on a Monday afternoon. I really wanted to get the feel of the shoe.
- amazingly soft to the feet
- light to walk with
- you feel the gentle cushion at every step
Initially, those were the obvious “freebies” of this shoe, aside from it being very Flexible.
I would have done longer but I have other errands to do.
I will then see how this shoe will perform (with my foot strike)(I am a forefoot striker with very high arch), and for how long (until some pain surfaced).
The best answer to that would be a very long run. . .
…but not at this week. It’s race week for Mayon 360 50-miler. I need to rest and run only short distances @ easy. Soon, I will update this posts for distances of :
Why only 21K? That’s simply because cushioning shoes as soft as this one generally would take me at a strong pace up to 21K only. After that, I will assess if I could go farther. Who knows. I just might use it on a 50K race.