I decided to do the Wool Market Duathlon the night before. I had purchased a new pair of racing shoes last month but I had only worn them once.
The shoes that I purchased were the Avia Avi Bolt II. This is a light weight cushioned race shoe with a set of built in speed laces. There was only one problem – the speed laces were much too long. When I wore them the other day I just tucked the laces under. But I did not want to do this during a race. So I made some adjustments.
Laces too long
I laced the shoes to the appropriate snugness and tied a knot
I cut the ends off of the laces
Then I singed the ends of the laces so that they would not fray
The finished product
So I wore these shoes in the duathlon (with socks). Both runs were very hard and intense and I never once thought about the shoes. I can’t think of a much higher review than that!
FYI – we conducted another TT on Tuesday. The results can be found here: Hub City Cyclist.