Oh, before I forget:
Running tonight. Treadmill. Wore my Adidas. 3.09 miles in 30:00 exactly, for about a 9:42 overall pace. Started at 9:50, kept increasing the pace over the distance, ended up doing the last, oh, third of a mile faster than a 9:00 pace just to see if I could. And, apparently, I could.
Did my new, high-steppin’ stride (or at least lifting my knees more) and, man-oh-man, is that noisy on a treadmill. Oh, well, was listening to Bad Religion on the nano, so I just turned it up until I all I could hear was the punk rock.