Friday, 28 September 2012

Marathon Training Friday - Mezamashii

The wonderful people from Mizuno Canada sent me an invitation to participate in their Mezamashii Project. And I was beyond excited to be a part of the Brillant Run Movement.

Ever since I started my foray into distance running this past year I have gone a little Mizuno Crazy. You can see pictures of my favourite sneakers all over my little blog, making regular appreaces on my instagram, and dotting my twitter feed. I think it is safe to say, that I really like these shoes.

Mizunos have just worked me. I like the way they fit my feet. I like the stability they offer. And you know, I like all their rainbow bright colours. Its a girlie-girlie's paradise - fit and function meets fashion!

Mizuno offered to send me a pair a sneakers to try out during my marathon training, but I actually selected a pair to break in after Marathon Glory is achieved. I chose the Wave Musha 4. The Musha 4 offers the stability I need as an overpronator, but they sport a lower heel drop and light weight/minimalist feel. I think these are gonna be perfect for speed work!

If you are a runner, then there is no way you have ecaped the minimalist hype. It is everywhere these days. Lower heel drops, forefoot strikes, and barefoot running is all the rage. Everyone is talking about it. And quite frankly, this girl is curious. Does it really make you a better runner? Could a shoe like this make me faster and more efficient? Inquiring minds want to know.

I have always worn a stability shoe, and definitely lead with my heel. So the middle of marathon training is not the time to try something completely different. But it is something to look forward to after race day.

Mezamashii is the Japanese word for eye-opening, or brilliant

And that is exactly how I would describe this past year. My journey to my first marathon has been both eye-opening and brilliant. Every run is a new adventure. I have learned more about myself - and about my body - in the last 6 months than I ever thought possible. I wouldn't trade this journey for anything else in the world.

Everytime I lace up my sneakers I have a Mezamashii run - because I am here and I am healthy. This little bod is strong, partially bionic, complete with a shiny robot heart, and just failing it's way to success, one crazy misadventure at a time.

Marathon Glory here I come!
Hope you all have a Mezamashii weekend!
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