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3.09 @ work (10:31)

Comments: According to my Garmin I ran the first mile in 9:44! *gasp* I did feel really strong, but then my second mile was more in sync with what I usually run, 11:02. The third mile was 10:50 (not bad).  

I bought new running shoes at Front Runner. I was under the impression Saucony no longer made my shoe “ProGrid Trigon 5 Guide”, because I could no longer find them on the internet. But it turns out the shoe just underwent some cosmetic changes and they renamed it to “ProGrid Gruide”. So all is well in the Land of Feet. I was dreading having to look for new shoes, but I walked away a happy customer.

I am hoping to have them broken in before the first 1/2, if not that’s ok. I have not looked at the sole of my current shoes in a while, but last night I did. The rubber part on the outside heal of both shoes is scuffed off! I contribute that to my shuffle running (not getting my feet very high of the ground). I’ll have to work on the being that they only have 300 miles on them!

Time: 10 am

Weather: 57, a bit windy

ClothesMiT shirt, Knee tights, BB Hat

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid 

Distance: 3.09

Time: 32:29

Split: 10:31

Course: To Goodale Park and back

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Posted by on April 1, 2008 in 3, Running, Shoes


Mama’s got a brand new pair…

Saucony…of shoes!!!

I went to Front Runner today to get a new pair of shoes. I was either going to get the current shoe that I have only 1/2 bigger or something similar.

The sales person mentioned to me that he had the same Pearl pair but they only lasted him 69 miles! They started to show some severe wear on the outside. He showed me where mine had worn out in the same spot. He brought out the Pearl Izumi (1/2 larger) and the Asics Gel-2120.

The Asics felt better than the Pearl, but I was a bit gun shy because with the current Asics pair that I have (Gel-1120) my left foot starts hurting in the ball area after 2 or 3 miles. I might as well just save me the money and run in those.

Then he brought out the Saucony. They seemed to feel really good. He told me to go run around the block, which I did. To make a long story short: I ended up with the Saucony Trigony 5.

Of course now I want to go out there and try them out on a run. But, my body is tired, I will hold myself back and go at it tomorrow. School is starting back up for me tomorrow evening, so I might just hop on the elliptical rider with them (after all I don’t want to fall asleep in class), but I reserve the right to change my mind. Of course!

 Saucony onFlickr by dmswart.


Posted by on September 19, 2007 in Shoes