I ended up buying something called Saucony Kinvara 3. A very nice shoe so far. I took an insert that has less of a hard arch as the machine seemed to think i had great arches. But this insert has a metatarsal displacement pad and that is useful so far.
I've run twice in these shoes. Yesterday was a nice 12 km on the roads on my usual out and back. Good time, solid pace, very hot and humid in the morning. BS was good before and after. I did get hot feet, but I do almost every time I run in a new pair of shoes.
Today I went and did intervals with the Tuesday evening interval group run by Gulf Winds Track Club. I used to do this every Tuesday when I lived here. I wanted to check to see exactly what sort of fitness I might have as I also signed up to run the Melon Run on the 16th, its a 5k.
I did a nice 5k warmup, the intervals, then a warm down giving me a total of 12k for the day.
The workout was 4 x's 1200. A tough workout for me given I was just trying to run hard. Remember that several weeks ago I did 8 x 400 and it gave me some heart. I have to say, from a positive standpoint, I did manage to finish the workout and I ran better than I thought I would.
For the workout it went 4:31, 4:38, 4:43, 4:49. As you can see I was by no means burning it up. But I was working very hard and it took awhile to work into it. In general I thought that it was hard but enjoyable.
Learning? I'm still way overweight. Working on it. I don't have much leg turnover, but I do have the desire and the shoes worked out nicely. I think I will try to do intervals again next week. I'll be interested to see what tomorrow's workout will be like.
This weight thing is tough, I just don't have any discipline it seems. Once I get hungry I just eat like maniac. I am eating a fair amount of nuts, but it is still vacation :)
Its a vacation, try to live a little.