The above is new trail running ad from New Balance. It's pretty cool.
Speaking of New Balance, I retired my 1062's this week. They served me well. We ran about 500 miles together.
The list of USATF-NE Championship Road Races has been released. Slate C won. Here are the 2010 races:
Jones Group Realtors 10 Mile, 10M, Amherst MA, Sun, Feb. 28
New Bedford Half Marathon, 13.1M, New Bedford MA, Sun., Mar 21
Bedford Rotary Memorial 12K,12K , Bedford NH, Sat., May 22
Rhody 5K (MEN ONLY) ,5K ,Lincoln RI , Sun., June 6
Stowe 8 Miler, 8M, Stowe VT, Sun., July 18
Bridge of Flowers 10K , 10K , Shelburne Falls MA, Sat., August 14
Providence Ronald McDonald House Women's Classic (WOMEN ONLY) 5K, Providence, Sun, Oct. 3
Bay State Marathon, Lowell MA, Sun., Oct. 17, 8:00 AM
Lastly, I looked up some of my prior 4 mile races. Between 1992 and 1995 I ran the Harry Allan Scholarship Road Race. I only have two recorded times.
8.2.1992 - 23:21 for 9th place
8.6.1995 - 22:44 for 11th place
Looks like my 21:10 at the Norwood Turkey Trot last Sunday was a PR. I hope it doesn't last too long b/c I would really like a 4 mile PR to be sub 21:00. Question is: when will I run a 4 miler again?
The last two days I did two easy shakeout runs.
PM: 7 miles in 53:04
Managed to hit the trails before it got too dark. I was happy about that.
PM: 7.25 miles in 50:23
On the treadmill for this one. Kept it relaxed. Legs felt fine. Retired the New Balance 1062's today.