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Chilly (?) Run and Nike Training Shoes

My weather app tells me it's 80 degrees outside, but as soon as I hit the street it feels like someone has turned on the a/c. Ten minutes ago I thought it was summertime and now I'm noticing other runners wearing long-sleeve shirts and walkers wearing light jackets...

At this point any Chicagoan who's been through at least one winter here is telling me to shut my mouth (or still my fingers, I guess) right now because I'm complaining about a cool breeze on an 80 degree day in mid-March; I'm actually complaining about running weather that's just about as perfect as can be. Okay, point taken. But still, it was surprising how quickly the weather changed based on winds off the lake.

Still, I alter my plan to run to the lakeshore trail, feeling the wind coming off the lake (even on Dearborn), and decide to just head to Lincoln Park. I wave to the stony Lincoln statue, as he sits on his throne eying a yoga practitioner attempting to impress him with her flexibility before I turn around. My plan to run farther is cut short by how spoiled I've become with this (absurdly) mild winter weather. Oh well, two miles is a decent run I tell myself (that's how I usually convince myself it's okay to turn around).

At least this run gave me a chance to test out some new shoes: a pair of Nike Dual Fusion TR II's that I got at a Nike press event a few weeks ago. I've been a devoted Mizuno runner for several years now and I can't remember the last time I owned a pair of "training" shoes (what does that mean by the way?). But despite the flatness of the shoe (where's all the shock absorption?) I'm pretty impressed with how comfortable they are and how much support they give me... but this is just a two mile run on the sidewalk. Next I'll have to find out how these shoes (and my feet and calves) fare in a longer run and on uneven ground.

Hopefully the weather won't be so chilly on my next run...

UPDATE:
Twitter proves that I'm not crazy regarding the weird "cold" front weather:

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