Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 9: Asics GEL-Cumulus 12, Brian Huffman

800: 1:57.31 | 1000: 2:37.8 | Mile: 4:26.5

Brian is primarily a middle distance runner but since he has been in college he has run Cross Country for two seasons in addition to Indoor and Outdoor Track. He's finally getting used to running at college and ready to start dropping his times. Brian was a member of CNU's record breaking 4x800 team this past Indoor Track season. It appears that things are looking up for Brian!

The Asics GEL-Cumulus 12 are the only pair of shoes that Brian has worn that have helped to prevent injury. He feels that they have great cushioning and a good amount of stability.  Brian runs on his toes. These shoes help to take a lot of the stress off the front of his foot when his feet create contact with the ground. They also spread the weight of his strides to the entire shoe instead of just the front.  

Unlike other shoes, these come in double wide. He likes the GEL-Cumulus 12 because of this feature and because of their high durability. Many of the shoes that Brian has tried in the past have broken down after 80-100 miles because of the way he runs. Brian said that the GEL-Cumulus can handle 350-400 miles.  He uses them for all of his runs except for track workouts. He said they feel heavy for the faster pace work and that is why he switches to spikes. 

In conclusion, Brian said, "I don't trust any other shoes."

Thanks Brian!  And thanks to everyone who is reading this blog!  Continue checking back and I encourage comments!

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