After yesterday’s long (for me) road trip and totally over 10 miles of running, I was pretty much toast. My body was just tired today.
So I had planned on going only by effort during the run this morning. Nothing overly taxing and just an easy jog out to Notta Road and back. However, I did want to try out the Asics Road Hawk’s that were given to me. I have had my eye on them for a while and was intrigued about how they would work for me.
Some reviews have them being very firm and others well cushioned, but other than those differences, the Road Hawks seemed to check off all the boxes that I look for in a daily trainer.
The body objected to getting going this morning, it loved the idea of sitting around and not doing a damn thing. I procrastinated starting out and finally, the idea of trying out the Road Hawks overcame my body’s want to do nothing.
I started out pretty slow and gently eased the body back into running, well as gently as running can be. Eventually, the body got the general idea that it felt pretty good to be out in the sunshine, moving and started to cooperate a little more.
During the run, I didn’t look at my watch to see the splits and when I got done, I was pretty surprised at how even the first four splits were. However, I just ran out of gas during the last mile and just wanted to finish it up.
How did the Road Hawks do?
They were comfortable, smooth heel-to-toe transition, everything fit well, there were no hot spots and I found them to be well cushioned, but a bit loud on landing. That is the one thing that was really noticeable, not quite a slapping, but a lot louder than most of my other running shoes.
The other thing was that I didn’t have any issues with Metatarsalgia while running in the Road Hawks, which was a nice change from other shoes I have run in lately.
I am looking forward to more runs in them to see if they are part of the solution that I have been looking for.
Overall, a really nice recovery run and a nice first run in the Road Hawks.