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New Sneakers!

Posted by angel58543 on Sep 20, 2008 5:54:43 AM

new shoes arrived yesterday!  yay!  can't wait to use

them.  I have no idea how far I'll go today, but it's Saturday so it's

going to be a long run, I'm excited to go, and it's a beautiful day

outside =)

 

Thanks to the guys at New Balance Cherry Hill for sending them so

quickly!  I've been a loyal NB customer since I bought my very first

pair of running sneakers wayyyy back in '02 at the Haddonfield Running

Company (At the time, my cross-country coach knew the owner and sent

our entire team there, because it was pretty much the only place you

could go to at the time and get a proper gait analysis, expert advice,

and get properly fitted with speciatly running shoes.  I ended up with

the NB 764's and through the years, have grown with the shoe... 765,

766, 767... and on to the most recent upgrade: 768.  I still have that

very first pair of 764's, and it's amazing too see how rapidly

technology and cushioning has advanced in such a short period of

time.)   Which brings up another interesting topic: the benfits of

modern cushioning and support technology vs the "barefoot revolution,"

but that will have to wait until another day.  Right now, I am going

for a run!

 

15.2 miles later.....

 

that's right!  I just ran 15.2 miles!

that's farther than I've EVER run in my ENTIRE life.  It's farther than

my typical average weekly mileage.  I ran through Rye, Harrison, and Purchase, NY and into Greenwich, CT.  And it only took me 2 hours 40 minutes

total (I had to walk up a couple of hills, plus I stopped once to ask

the mailman for directions, and a few times to check my heart rate).

Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful run.  Very peaceful areas.

I went down tons of residential roads lined with private estates and

gated driveways, the kind of roads that twist & turn every which

way, that wind in & out of trees, up & down hills, and

alongside brooks & fancy golf courses.  Don't get me wrong, it was

not the most amazingly scenic route, but it was very peaceful being out

on those roads... since there's no businesses for miles, no

intersections or stoplights and practically no cars on the road... it's

just you and the road, except for the occassional car or cyclist.

 

This is only week 2 of training and I already ran 15 miles.  woah.

Maybe this won't be as tough as I thought.  Then again, I am probably

diving in head-first way too soon, and it will probably end up being

even tougher than I imagined.  I probably won't even be able to walk

tomorrow.

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The musings of a mis-guided first-time marathoner. I'm running my first marathon on Nov 23 in Philadelphia, a city near to my heart. Check back often!!! I will try to update daily.

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