Training Day 20

I bought new shoes to­day, New Balance 808 Trail Shoes from Dick’s Sporting Goods. The 808s are last year’s mod­el, and since the 809s just came out I got $35 dol­lars off the price of the 808s. New shoes are an im­por­tant pur­chase, and it is in­cred­i­bly hard to find good shoes when you have feet like mine. Most shoes are medi­um width, but my feet are AAA nar­row, so noth­ing ends up fit­ting that well, and I’m not will­ing to dish out the cash to buy shoes de­signed to fit my feet. I es­pe­cial­ly like the re­in­forced achilles heel sup­port that the 808s boast. Keeps my feet from slid­ing around so much. One of my feet over­pronates and the oth­er doesn’t do any­thing wrong, so the tread wear on my old shoes is a bit strange. Still, the run to­day went amaz­ing­ly good. New shoes re­al­ly make a dif­fer­ence, es­pe­cial­ly shoes that don’t have treads worn to nubs. 5 miles in 40 min­utes might not seem that great, but it is the fastest time for me this year.