Dad and I went for a nice five mile run this morning. We did the first three at a little over a 9:30 pace and then knocked out the last two in 9:11 and 8:54. I was having some issues with breathing, I think due to the pine pollen, but my legs felt much better. I love running with my dad. He always pushes me to do a little bit more or a little bit faster than I would have done by myself.
After our run, we headed over to the LRS and checked out the shoes. Interestingly, the guy there said we run the same and recommended the same shoes for both of us: either the Mizuno Wave Rider or the Saucony Triumph. I hadn’t gone there planning to buy shoes, but I have one pair of Riders with 400+ miles and one with 300+. My “new” pair has close to 100 already. I’ve found that the Mizunos tend to start causing me problems when they get over 400 miles on them. I ended up walking out of there with a new pair of Saucony’s for me and a pair of Asics for Jones. Oops. I’ll take mine out for a run tomorrow evening to make sure that I like them.
I need to revisit my monthly goals as I’m finding that some of them are not working for me. May, despite running two half marathons (or maybe because I ran two half marathons), was not a good running month for me.