Train Like a Runner with Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know, I talk an awful lot about picking heavy things up and putting them back down. I am a bodybuilder, and as such my primary focus is on lifting weights to build muscle in the off-season. However, this #fitfluential chick isn’t without her cardio, and my cardio exercise of choice is running and sprinting uphill, mostly on a treadmill. This is where the review subject of this post comes into play. I was able to test the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 sneakers, as part of a Fitfluential campaign. Read on for my thoughts!

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Like I said, I am not one of those hardcore, long-distance, diehard runners, but I do run out of necessity, a fair amount. That being said, anything that makes my running experience enjoyable- like these Mizuno Wave Rider 17s do- gets a huge thumbs up from me. I like lightweight in my running shoe, as well as flexibility with a moderate amount of support. It also doesn’t hurt when my shoes look good, because that makes me feel good, and it makes me perform better. In case you haven’t gathered it yet, I am describing my experience with the Wave Rider 17s, as they live up to my expectations in a great running shoe.

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I put these sneakers through one of my standard HIIT sessions on the treadmill, executing sprints on an incline. My Wave Rider 17s did not miss a beat, whether I was warming up by walking 4 on an incline of 6, or full-out life or death sprinting on a 4 minute mile with an incline of the very same 6. Traction was fantastic, flexibility was up to par, and these shoes gave me the minimalist feel that I love when I am running really fast.

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All in all, I am very pleased with these Sneakers. Look for them in stores, December 5th!

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