New Shoe Day!

 

Well, they’ve been sitting in my closet for about a month or so, but I finally realized it was time to trade in my old ones. For the past (almost) 2 years I’ve been running in Brooks Ravenna’s and they are awesome. When I was looking around for a new pair last month I saw that the Ravenna had been discontinued in place of the new Ravenna 2. Now, I’m sure it’s a great shoe. But I know that the original Ravenna’s make my feet happy when I run. So I ordered a pair from here because they had the cheapest price. I’m pretty sure I’ll order another pair soon, before they’re all gone.

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New on the left, old on the right. Even from this photo the old one looks worn out and less cushion-y for my feet.

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Right – old. Left – new. Look how worn out the heel and forefoot are!

And it’s no wonder my legs have hurt more than they usually do lately. I was running on nothing! The treads on the new shoes are so pretty. And visible.

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Happy feet!

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I’m ready to run – let’s go!

 

The plan was to run 3 easy miles today to keep my legs fresh and to break in my new shoes a bit. It’s clear that the old ones had to go.

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Not too shabby.

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I finally set my Garmin to auto-lap, so it captures my mile splits automatically and correctly. And look at my average pace! Just a few months ago my average pace for the same distance was 10 – 20 seconds slower per mile. I’m getting really close to a sub – 30:00 5k, I can feel it.

Today was pretty gray outside and a few raindrops started to fall near the end of my run. They felt pretty refreshing, actually, but I won’t be happy if Saturday’s predicted thunderstorms happen during the half marathon. This is one chick who does not enjoy running in a downpour. That’s what treadmills are for, right?

Nothing else too exciting today. It was my last day off school for spring vacation, so it’s back to the grind tomorrow. At least I have an exciting weekend to look forward to!

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4 thoughts on “New Shoe Day!

  1. Courtney

    I can’t wait for Friday! 🙂 I don’t know if you saw but I’m on a twitter break so I sent you an e-mail with my cell number in case you need to get a hold of me this weekend

    Reply

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