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Willo_

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Melbourne Marathon stream is sad. :(
very little coverage of the actual racing in the mens events and even less for the women.
Oh well, at least it’s something I suppose.
Yeah I thought that.. Footage of the lead men was great, people interviewing others had NFI, wouldn't know women were in it until the finish though.

Hope all here that ran had a great day, I was very jealous but my decision to hold off till next year was right as I am absolutely cooked being end of year and wouldn't do myself justice for my first full
 

Mazlum

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Yeah I thought that.. Footage of the lead men was great, people interviewing others had NFI, wouldn't know women were in it until the finish though.

Hope all here that ran had a great day, I was very jealous but my decision to hold off till next year was right as I am absolutely cooked being end of year and wouldn't do myself justice for my first full

I am in so much pain, f*n arse cheeks are chafed and walking around like an 80year old, not a 50 year old. Ran all the way, didn't walk at all which I'm pretty happy with. That it for me now until the Sole Motive Sunset Series in Feb.
 

owen87

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I am in so much pain, f*n arse cheeks are chafed and walking around like an 80year old, not a 50 year old. Ran all the way, didn't walk at all which I'm pretty happy with. That it for me now until the Sole Motive Sunset Series in Feb.

Congrats! Hope the ass has a swift recovery :tearsofjoy:
 

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Mazlum

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Although in no way, shape or form do I deserve to wear a running shoe as good as this, I found it too hard to pass up when I saw it was discounted and had my size. These will only be worn for racing and live for eternity in my running bag so that my missus does not find out

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MinerBoy

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Yep, recently ordered my first (likely only) pair of AlphaFlys. On sale for $259...I couldn't resist.

Add this to my VF2, 3 x Tempo next% and Saucony Endorphin Pros and I'm covered for faster shoes for a while.... well I mean with my 25-30 odd pairs I'm basically covered for everything for a while lol.

I may have to commit to a 2022 mara now to justify this purchase :tearsofjoy:

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Willo_

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really keen to hear how the Alphas go.... but also not at all keen as i don't want the temptation!


Resisted temptation for ages to test my Rebelv2s... now on xmas break so took them out for 30 with some 1min efforts the other day... enjoyed them, i had heard about bounce but i didn't find them too bouncy, but i dare say Invincibles have ruined "bounce" for me... they do have some nice bounce though, super lightweight... basically i didn't really notice or feel anything, but that is good I think.. they just did what I needed with minimum fuss really.
The colourway is a bit of a head fu** though, with the angles and stripes almost that point in... if you look at your feet it does your head in and makes you feel like you are super pigeon toed, but i wonder if that is deliberate, stops you looking at your feet and maybe subconsiously you focus on your form? maybe also I am just overthinking things
 

MinerBoy

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I think some shoes are just ugly :laughv1: There's so much pressure I imagine on shoe manufacturers to keep coming up with different looks/colourways.

I'll try to keep the Alphas boxed for a while (aside from maybe one test run lol). I'm thinking maybe Adelaide mara August 2022 so maybe the training block for that will be when they start hitting circulation. I expect they might take a while before they arrive anyway.
 

mighty_sainters

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Yesterday I actusllly saw a lady wearing Alphafly’s shopping in woolworths.

Sure they look out of place but they would be pretty comfy to wear all day in regards to cushioning!
 

Mazlum

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Yep, recently ordered my first (likely only) pair of AlphaFlys. On sale for $259...I couldn't resist.

Add this to my VF2, 3 x Tempo next% and Saucony Endorphin Pros and I'm covered for faster shoes for a while.... well I mean with my 25-30 odd pairs I'm basically covered for everything for a while lol.

I may have to commit to a 2022 mara now to justify this purchase :tearsofjoy:

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Lol, wtf? How'd you get them for $259? Was this a flash sale?
I still haven't received mine yet, got my finger now hovering over the checkout button for the Saucony Endorphin Pro +. A very good looking shoe
 

Mazlum

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Lol, wtf? How'd you get them for $259? Was this a flash sale?
I still haven't received mine yet, got my finger now hovering over the checkout button for the Saucony Endorphin Pro +. A very good looking shoe
Update.
Just went on the Nike site and saw the colourway I purchased now at $259, $40 cheaper than what I got it for.
Ah well, what can you do 🤣
 

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