AM - easy 3.0 mile run with Riley and Delaney. First mile was really slow and then they woke up - ran the last mile faster than they ever have this summer. Quite interesting how "refreshed" I am after running some easy miles with them as opposed to an easy run on my own.
Bought new shoes (Ascics Air Nimbus ) last night. I have been wearing this model for a good 5 years now - love how they are pretty consistently the same shoe year after year with only color changes or slight variations on the uppers.
PM - Lunchtime run. On treadmill 9.0 miles. Last 6 were at marathon pace or better. Was one of those runs where everything felt easy and smooth and could have run forever. Love those. Wish I could conjure them up in races sometime. Was not planning to go with any speed today but the effort was not forced and I felt great - so I just let it go. Only stopped because I had to return to my real job.