Location: Burnaby Lake, CCW
Distance: 10.04 km
Weather: High cloud
Calories burned: 702
Average pace: 5:31/km
Total distance to date: 1191.01 km
Today was the first day running with my New Shoes. I am tagging this post so I will be able to track how many kilometers I end up putting on them but I think it’s probably safe that regular running will make replacing them in six months a reasonable proposition.
With high cloud, a light breeze and mild temperatures I opted for my first run wearing a t-shirt. This was the right call as it was pleasantly warm throughout, though it cooled a bit on the walk back. The Brunette River trail in particular felt almost muggy heading toward the lake.
My feet were still sore going in so I knew I wouldn’t get a completely accurate feel for the new shoes but I ended up turning in my best performance of the year, with a 5:31/km average and a first km that broke the 5:00/km mark for the first time in quite awhile, coming in at 4:59/km. I was not trying to run harder than usual (that marathon vs. sprint thing) but hey, new shoes, you get excited. I think they’re going to work out fine.
I felt the ghost of a cramp a few times but moderated my pace and came out fine there. There was a lone goose on the edge of the trail at one point but he merely took a single step to the side rather than hissing and acting like I’d just eaten his entire family for dinner.
I’m hoping that with the new shoes my feet will recover quickly and I’ll have a better assessment of how they are handling but first impressions are decent.
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