Closest to a normal run in a while. In the mid-30’s today, felt like a spring thaw, moods up. Broke out the new pair of running shoes that I’d been saving for a good weather day. The right shoes make all the difference. The run felt natural and required much less effort than in the previous wrong pair. 8 smooth recovery miles in Delaware Park and through city streets. Felt the effects of yesterday’s speed work, telling me I’m getting in better shape. What I didn’t feel was the upper body strain that had been a nuisance for a few weeks. The most normal run in a while.