too true wrote:
Both can be true (ha!)
The shoes take a second off per lap, he demonstrated that perfectly.
But he's also a fantastic runner both in talent and skill with a monster vo2max put to good use.
Our mistake is comparing previous PRs to current PRs, just don't do that.
There are pre-super-shoe times and post-super-shoe times. You can't compare them.
Hell all of BTC wear super-shoes all the time and are the new prototype testers with NOP gone, why are people picking on True?
Every record/PR Kincaid has set after 2016 has been in some Nike super-shoe prototype and yet people still compare records. Don't do that. There are pre-2016 times and post-2016 times.
Dude. Sign up for a letsrun account and repost what you just posted above under a signed in account and you will win the free tshirt this week.
AMAZING POST. Perfect. I bolded the part i liked the best. The runners are still great but let's don't act like 2715 is what it used to be. These times are kind of like back in the day when the non super studs would run 2725 to 2735 at Stanford. Fast but not, OMG fast.
Let me end with two things.
1) We are having True on the podcast.
2) If the new shoes aren't so good, then why in the hell didn't True just wear his old Saucony spikes?
#2 = Game. Set. Match. Rojo wins!!!!
PS. Now I"m a little worried True will have a hard time being totally honest on the podcast. If I was him, I'd want to believe, "I've just been training really well. I'm healthy. I've never really hit the 10k before. Plus it's not going to help his agent if he comes on says, "I'm in the same shape I was 4 years ago."