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“Short” run with some new Guides

So, today was the first day of the year getting out on a run from home where I was able to wear shorts (in the upper 40’s at lunchtime today), and I was ready and raring to get out the door. What a great feeling.

It was also my first run on a pair of Saucony Guide 7’s that I picked up over the weekends to replace the New Balance 860v3’s that I polished off in my marathon in November. In the meantime I’ve been running in a pair of New Balance 870v2’s, and I needed something new in my rotation.

I’ve had my eye on the Guide’s for a few months now, and I really liked the feel of my run in them today. They do give me a sensation of leaning or rolling forward a little more than my last few shoes, which makes it a little hard to hold back on my pace, even on the hills I tackled (“hardest hills ever” according to Smashrun, which at least dates back to August). Still looking forward to getting them broken in, though.

But mostly, I was excited to get a run in with warmer weather. I’ll have to get back out there tomorrow before the snow tries to come back on Wednesday.

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