After being inspired by the test of the Airia One shoes on the track, I decided to try them in a race. The race was a local 13.6 Km on a flat course. The only benchmark I had for comparison was a 10k I did in June 2014, with the time of 43:57.
Since there was no chip-timing at the start (only at the end…..duh!), I will use the time of my Garmin.
I started at a reasonably fast (but comfortable) pace and kept it up for the first 9Km.
The 10k mark registered my PB for the distance with the time of 43:37! And I had still plenty to give.
I finished the race with the unofficial time of 59:47, and pretty happy how I paced it.
Now, it is difficult to say where I am in the preparation compared to last 10k race and how much the shoes helped me in doing the PB.
Nonetheless it’s still a PB and I had a very good feeling with the shoes during the race.
I will keep using Airia One for short, flat races, and see where they will take me!