Ran 2:05 on the roads yesterday in my Hoka One One Mafate "maximalist" running shoes yesterday. Myfurthest road run yet in the "clown shoes" which I discussed in previous posts. This shoe not only took Karl Meltzer down the Pony Express Trail in 40 days at 50 miles a day but it got me around the Tour du Mont Blanc trek this summer, pack and all, in fine form.
Legs stayed fresh throughout and this morning no soreness in hamstrings or my feet, my usual sore spots. There is definitely something to a maximalist approach for long and recovery runs. Given the smoothish sole not a great snow and ice running shoe without studs or Yak Traks.
Anyone else have Hoka One One experience?