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nike my stride acquired

first things first: cool bag:

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second thing second: this wasn’t really an exclusive event, it was just a nifty marketing ploy to get me in the store. anyone who wants to trek to one of the four stores (i went all the way down to stanford) that are carrying the My Stride line can cruise in and cop a pair.

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all that said, i am pretty stoked on the product. it’s basically a couple models of shoe – lunaracer and lunarglide – that have half a sole. they call that outer shell part the “carrier.” the racer is a little lighter, the glide is a little heavier but has more structure.

once you’ve picked a carrier, you get to pick a “core,” which is basically a super huge insole.

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there are four options: “soft” (lunarlon cushion), “responsive” (stiffer, with a tiny zoom air insert) and then a “stable” flavor of each (has a plastic cagey thing to help with over pronation). they let me try out all the combos on a treadmill and ultimately i went with the glide carrier and the soft insert. i may go back and scoop up the responsive one later, just to check it out.

i like that you can switch out components per scenario and i bet it could be awesome for people that need the stability option for just one foot. i hope it takes off so there are more styles added to the program.

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wildlife

these predawn runs have introduced me to whole new variety of local wildlife down by lake merritt.

i was already acquainted with the various birds that hang out there, but i’m learning a lot about stray dogs, rats and creepy guys just kind of standing around individually or in small groups near one of the public restrooms.

i bet it looks hilarious when i jump like a frightened schoolgirl every time a rat bolts across my path.

it’s worth it though, i have the whole day ahead of me once i’m done and i get to see stuff like this to start the day:

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rip city

Grateful Tread Running Club visited PDX last weekend.

here’s our host, the inimitable Mark Sarigan, leading the way on the wildwood trail:

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nike my stride

cool little surprise on my phone this morning:

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from the invite:

AVAILABLE IN ONLY FOUR STORES WORLDWIDE, MY STRIDE ENABLES RUNNERS TO BUILD THE PERFECT SHOE, TAKING CUSTOMIZATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL. NOW, CHOOSE THE LOOK YOU LIKE, THE RIDE YOU PREFER AND THE PERFORMANCE YOU NEED.

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pretty psyched for this, i need new shoes anyway. will report back with the result in a couple weeks!

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