seriously funny-- the new shoes, which I am sending back, I wore for the first time at the Halloween Half made me work muscles that have been in hibernation since the last time I did 100 squats!! I was more sore than after the SGM in my quads and inner thighs and my dang feet!! My feet were creaky and joints were aggravated. The shoes look cushioned but I can tell you they are not!! oh my. I knew in the first few miles of the run Saturday that I was going to have to run comfortably hard and not push it at all in order to not risk a complete massive injury. I concentrated more on form and effort since I didn't look at my watch for 10 miles. That is self control for me!! Well, I would have had to press a few buttons to peak so that made it easier. Instead I looked ahead and thought about where I was going. It was hard to get muscles in hibernation to pick up the slack so I must say I was glad when that run was over!! Walking back to the car was painful-- my feet were sooo mad. So obviously the shoes are going back. They are Brooks Ghost 5s. I got them on Ebay. I suppose I could see if any of my co-workers would want to buy them. They would make great work shoes!! and probably great running shoes if the person wearing them had fatter feet. Mine are bony and skinny. The size was slightly big too and my ankles were slipping out of them. Oh well. Live and learn. Thankfully I was not racing. I like a good challenge so that was good enough for me at the moment. Today I ran with my watch in time mode only and hid the time from viewing. I ran what I felt was 8 miles and got back I was at 7.83 miles so I just ran 1:30 minutes more and got in 0.2 more miles. It was without music in the cool crips fall air mostly on sidewalks. Man was I sore, like an ol' lady!! AP 8:36 for 8:03 miles.