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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. I would still like to do one of the races at HarborFest this Sunday, but I'm not sure it's going to happen.  One of my friends from college is coming to town tonight and staying through sometime Saturday afternoon.  I already did my first "long" run of the weekend this morning so I could take tomorrow off, but I probably won't be able get in my second long run until Sunday morning.  I suppose I could get up at 4am to run and then go to the swim, but I don't think I'm that crazy (or committed?).  Depending on when she leaves on Saturday I may try to run that afternoon, but the weather would also have to cooperate.  I'm not heading out to run 13 miles when it's 90 degrees.

2.  Last week I got a pair of Asics 2160s to test out.  You may remember that I hated the 2150, but then kind of liked it again.  I figured the 2160s were worth a try, especially since they are so pretty!
I also had a coupon to Road Runner Sports, so I got a good deal.  And the store policy says that you can run in shoes for 60 days and return them, no questions asked, if you decide you don't like them.  Has anyone ever tested this out?  I definitely want to get a number of runs in these before I decide for sure.  Will they really take them back after I've put significant miles on them?  I hope so!  Actually, I really hope that I like them (since I loved the 2140s), but I'm not overly confident.

3. This is the time of year that I really start getting excited for fall temperatures, but sad that the days are getting shorter.  It was so pleasant when I stepped outside this morning a little before 6, but also just starting to get light.  Can't I have both?  Early sunrise and temperatures in the 60s?  That's how things would be if I were Mother Nature.  But since I'm not, I'd pick running in the dark in cooler temperatures.  And there is something nice about starting your run in the dark and watching the sun come up!

10 comments:

Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

Um, getting up at 4 am to run is not crazy. It is normal.

amy said...

I've returned shoes several times and it's no problem. When you go, look for Rich. He runs with us and is really nice and totally knowledgeable about shoes/fitting/etc.

And I'm with you on the daylight/temps quandary. I agree though - dark and cool is much better than light and hot!

Sarah said...

watching the sunrise while running is great!

And I still think if you have 60 days to test them out, that I would be getting new shoes every 60 days :)

Jon said...

SO looking forward to cooler (and drier) temps in the AM. I agree, too bad the days are getting shorter :(

Elizabeth said...

Early runs are the best! I've never tried returning shoes to RoadRunner Sports, but if that's their policy then that's awesome!

Katie said...

I just returned my adrenalines after a month. also, those shoes look very similar to my new brooks. :)

lizardruns said...

You've got a deal, my friend.

speedlaces said...

I know! All of a sudden it's still dark when I leave for my morning swims. I am not ok with this. But I do like not melting the moment I walk outside...

Lauren said...

getting up at 4 am is slightly nuts. but thats what makes it fun, right?

Dash said...

The weather has been so nice in the am! I love running the early hours! You feel as though you own the world!