I was trying out my new Brooks PureConnect that I picked up in Flagstaff over the weekend. They only have a 4 mm heal lift so when standing still in them you almost feel like your heals are lower than your toes, but once I get running in them with my natural fore to mid foot strike they feel amazing with nice cushion and spring off the fore foot. I really liked them and seemed to run easily but at a fast pace with them.
Jim and a few others were there tonight to do 3 x 1 mile with 800 m recovery jogs. After a 2 mile warm up we got started and ran: 5:51, 5:51, 5:48. I dropped Jim on the last 2, but not by too much. I never felt like I was pushing all out, so I was very happy with the workout. We then cooled down for a mile for a total of 7 miles.