Jay and I ran the hills course plus Magnolia this morning (8.9 ) miles. The legs felt strong the entire time. On the descent of Magnolia we ran into a skunk on the the sidewalk. The little bugger was running at a good clip, actually, a little faster than us and we were moving. We kept our distance as to not get sprayed.
Ran in some new shoes again this morning. The Saucony Mirage was the shoe of choice. It is lighweight but stable and felt comfortble on my peds. Actually, it felt like nothing was on my feet (I think they are 9oz) while going up the hills. Although I hate the roads, trying on this new pair got me excited to see how fast I can go on the tar.