Running Outside in the Nike Free 4.0 v3

After yesterdays successful run on the treadmill in my new Nike Free 4.0 v3’s, I needed, well actually I wanted to get them outside for a run. However, when I walked Bennie this morning, the snow made the ditches pretty slippery, when I had to step off the road for a vehicle and would have been treacherous if I had been running. Plus most of my routes include down back and it still looked like

Looking up Stevens Hill 12-3-13
Looking up Stevens Hill 12-3-13

Basically not runnable in road shoes, I could have probably done it in my NB 1010’s or my screw shoes, but not in my Nike Free’s. Since I still really wanted to run in my new Nike’s, it meant that I had to wait until later and run in Waterville, before the Central Maine Strider’s monthly meeting.

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Initial Thoughts and First Run – Nike Free 4.0 v3

Nike Free 4.0 v3
Nike Free 4.0 v3

Yesterday, yes yesterday, I got behind again. So any way.

Yesterday, instead of the 1-3 inches forecasted, we ended up with 4-6 inches of snow in the driveway and pretty nasty driving and running outside in the morning.

It was bad enough that I drove TheWife to work and was glad that I had true 4WD in the Jeep GC in a couple of places. It proved that it was a Jeep and showed good manners in snow.

After taking Bennie for his long walk (below are some of the photos), I decided that it would be a better day to test out my Nike Free 4.0 v3’s on the treadmill, instead of risking injury running in that snowy/slushy slop that going on outside. Especially with the road shoe tread on the Nike Free’s Continue reading “Initial Thoughts and First Run – Nike Free 4.0 v3”