Yeah, can you believe it, this is only the second pair of new running shoes that I have run in during 2019. I really think that is some kind of record!!!
Unsurprisingly, it is a pair of adidas Tempo 9’s that I got for Christmas 2018 and have had in the closet waiting for my first pair of T9s to finally give up the ghost. While I could probably get more mileage out of my first pair, when I ran in my new ones today there was a definite difference for the better.
So it was time to change.
I did take Friday off, I got changed up and ready to run, but I really just didn’t want to, so I didn’t. Sometimes you gotta listen to the old body and it said time for a day off. I am attempting to listen better and more often, even though I am attempting to follow a plan, at times the body is going to need something different.
Spring is here with temps in the 40s, but the breeze still feels colder than it will in a few more weeks. We just have to see the sun more.
The run itself was nothing all that special, an easy run down to Pepin, a quite port-a-potty stop and then running up that hill. I did better than usual going up the hill without really pushing all that hard, so that felt good.
I have a feeling that I will be running down to Pepin more often if I run around the house, the local young and old guy mud runners have made down-back unwalkable, much less unrunnable for at least a month. So I will get more town running done, I have a feeling.
I know that I will go through more shoes than a lot of runners, but this year I have purposely cut back on the number of running shoes that I have bought and worked on using the shoes that are actually working for me.
One of the things that I have been merciless about getting rid of running shoes that only sort of work for me, versus keeping them around and hoping they will work great if I wait a while. It usually doesn’t work that way.
My second pair of Tempo 9s felt great and I am looking forward to running more in them.