Wasn't sure I could run the Hoka Hoka Bondi-B at tempo pace. I can and they are still on my list for Boston with the New Balance 890.
2 reasons I haven't been able to tempo the Bondi: the weather has been miserable here in NH the last couple of weeks, and it takes about 40 miles to break the forefoot in and get good flex.
Well, they now flex and they fly. I ran 4 x 6 minute tempo/speed intervals in a total 53 minute workout and they felt great. Mostly sub 7 minute pace which for me is what I expect for such intervals in light performance trainers and racers such as my Kinvaras, New Balance 890 or adidas adizero Rockets. Not the snappy responsive feel of these 3 but the incredible shock absorption of the Hokas is a big plus as I think of the hills at Boston. Next big test a longer run (10-13 miles) at near marathon pace to see if I can hold a 8:15 pace comfortably.
Link here to my other posts about the Bondi-B and Hoka One One