Bought some new shoes last night, from the Portland Running Company. I mean, they’re the same model as my old shoes, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 5, in the same style and color, but they’re brand-new and don’t have around 400 miles on them like my old ones. Plus I’ve bought enough shoes at PRC to earn a free set of socks. I’m working my way up the list to a free pair of shoes…

Supposedly you’re supposed to change shoes every 300-500 miles, and if I do the math, I think I’m at the midpoint with my old ones, so it was time. I wanted to go the whole “try on a bunch and run in them while the staff watches you and helps fit you based on their knowledge” route, but I can do that later when I replace my pair of Nike Structure Triax. I really like the Brooks’, they’ve got enough support and lots of room in the toes (I have wide feet) so I’ll stick with them for now.

Looks like I’ve missed all the good races for May, which is a bummer. But, looking ahead, I will definitely make the Mt. Tabor Challenge, and in July, of course, is the Nike Run Hit Wonder. Nike has only posted the details of the New York race, a 5-mile course through Central Park on July 20, and this year it looks like the headliner is Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (rowr!) Since I’m planning a trip to New York anyway, and since the date of the trip has not been set, perhaps I’ll plan the timing around running that race. I could do the RHW in NY and Portland… although the Portland race is 4 days after. Could be fun to try, though.