I’m trying to get prepared for my first trail race on April 18th, so I ran Town Lake Trail (TLT) yesterday morning on my new trail shoes that I had gotten in the mail on Friday. I tried to run on all the bumpy rocky surfaces to try them out. I noticed that I didn’t feel the rocks through the shoes as much as normal running shoes. This is a good thing. Either I felt good or the trail shoes are extra springy, but the last two miles I did in 8:07 and then 8:08 – zoom! I finished the 10 miles in 1:29:50. It’s been a while since I broke 1:30 doing the TLT. Near the end I noticed that I might be able to do it so I pushed hard at the end. It almost felt like a real race.