Friday, October 21, 2011

Saucony Shoe Giveaway

Welcome to the ever evolving world of the running shoe. In April, the day after the Boston Marathon, I hobbled and moaned my way to the science museum where where I saw this:

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It’s an exhibit showcasing the running shoe since running was invented. Or at least since there were races and running enthusiasts and people started caring about what they wore on their feet. I’m sure the cavemen had some pretty sweet stability shoes, but no cameras were around back then to document.

My kids kept trying to pull me away from this exhibit to watch some animal giving birth, but I was fascinated!! Like Donny Osmond, the running shoe keeps evolving!

So, on that note….

Saucony is coming out with some new geometry for their latest models.  The Guide 5, Triumph 9 and Hurricane 14  will have a new heel- to-toe offset of 8mm.

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What’s the fuss about  8mm anyway? Isn’t this just a gimmick? NO.

This new geometry puts every runner in a more balanced, comfortable and powerful position without reducing cushioning or stability. Also, runners can more easily adjust their stride to a midfoot strike, aligning the lower body to absorb impact. Through extensive testing of different heel to forefoot offsets, Saucony was able to find what they believe is the best geometry for their most popular models. It is a significant development for the running community, as typical running shoes have had 10-12mm drops for the last 20 years.

Hey, heel strikers! We should form a support group. Looks like we could become extinct. Heel Strikers Anonymous (HSA).

Lots more good info in this video if you don’t like to or cannot read:

These shoes will not be in stores until November, but you can get a pair now. Saucony is giving away a pair of either their Guide 5s or their Triumph 9s to one winner. A $130 value!

Guide 5 – Saucony’s most popular shoe just got 1.5 oz. lighter, more flexible, and the 8mm heel-toe offset allows for a lower impact stride without compromising stability or cushion.

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Triumph 9 - PowerGrid technology with PowerFoam™ delivers an ultra-cushioned ride that lets you pile on the mileage in a shoe that is lighter and faster than ever before. triumph

To enter, leave a comment for each:

  • What shoe do you currently run in?
  • Blog, twat, FB about this giveaway
  • Follow this here blog if you feel like it
  • Which shoe do you want if you win?

If your comments don’t link to a blog where I can find you, leave an email address or no winnings for you. Giveaway ends on Monday 10/23 when a random winner will be chosen (or stuff an envelope of Benjamins in my locker and we’ll see what we can do. JK).

For another chance to win, go enter the contest that Saucony is having on Facebook! Click HERE.

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Fine print: Saucony provided the item for the giveaway. I paid nothing for it.

PS: The winner of the Pop Chips giveaway is Jessica from I Run, Therefore I Am. Congrats Jessica!

727 comments:

  1. I am currently running in the Saucony Ride 4. I like them but, don't love them.

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  2. Numero uno? Me? I have been running in Sacouny Ride for about 7 years now! Would love something new!

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  3. I've been running in my Saucony Hurricane 13s all summer and fall. Love them.

    I've been wearing Saucony's since 10th grade cross country. Love them!

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  4. Ugh Rene beat me!!! That's ok because we are Sacouny sisters! I put this on my blog!

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  5. I guess I would go for the Triumph if I won:)

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  7. I am putting this on my FB and I guess that I should say that Saucony's were my first running shoe. Even when I change up I keep coming back to them.

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  8. I would like to try out the Triumph 9. Just in case my email is mrscapen14@yahoo.com

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  9. I'd love to try the Guide 5s

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  10. I tweeted about your blog and the contest.

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  11. I have to admit I don't know jack about running shoes. I have logged thousands of miles but just go with the shoe that I have had since the beginning which are Sauconys. Love them!

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  12. I run in Sacouny Triumph and have for years, love them! I am so excited about the new generation of Triumphs!
    And I love your blog!

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  13. I currently run in Saucony Cohesion 4 (or at least that is what it says on the tongue). :-)

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  14. I run in Puma Vectanas right now

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  16. I run in Sauconys. I keep thinking I'll change it up a bit, but why change what works so good? jgsjensen/hotmail

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  17. I was a shoe tester for the new Guide 5 model while I liked it in the beginning it did give me horrible back pain and then AT pain (which I have never ever had before) after 6 weeks of running in it. I'm a big heel striker so becareful moving into this shoe!

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  18. Awesome Giveaway!!!!

    I currently run (and always have) in Asics Cumulus. Like clouds for my feet.

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  19. I would like the Triumph 9 because of the cushiony ride.

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  20. I currently run in an older style of Sauconys.

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  21. I am a follower! (I feel like I write this enough times that I'm bordering becoming a stalker.....)

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  22. I run in Saucony progrid 8. They were the shoe that finally made my knee pain go away.

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  23. If I win, I want the Guide 5 (although I think they should be called the Glide 5).

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  24. And as for which shoe I prefer,I think I'd go for the guide 5. I've been warming up with barefoot running and it just seems to keep with what I'm trying to do in my training.

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  25. I use Brooks Ravenna now

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  26. I currently run in New Balance 760s. I know, I know. I'm probably the.only.person. who runs in NB... I'm so new, yet antiquated in the running world.

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  27. I would like the Triumph 9!

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  28. I'm a brand new runner (just did my first 5k a couple of weeks ago) and got fitted with Saucony ProGrid Glide 4s. I've never had a shoe EVER be comfortable. These are awesome!

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  29. I currently run in Asics but have been thinking about making the switch to Saucony - it's the brand I ran in back in high school.

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  30. If I won, I'd really want to try the Guide 5.

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  31. And for us forefoot strikers..wider pant legs to allow for increasing calf size.

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  32. I'm currently running in Saucony Mirage, and I like them quite a bit. I picked up a pair of Hurricanes on clearance, but I need longer laces to try them out (because I need to do the loop thing to snug the heel).

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  33. I follow your blog because it's awesome.

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  34. I run in Saucony Mirage & Kinvara... but am really partial to the Mirage.

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  35. I currently run in the Asics Kayano Gel. Haven't tried a Saucony in a few years and would LOVE to try the new Triumph 9!

    denisemcdan@aol.com

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  36. I'm thinking the Rides would be a better choice for me during long runs.

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  37. I am using Saucony Kinvara 2's right now. I love them! My heel strike is so much less since I started using these!

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  38. I would want the Triumph 9 if I won.

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  39. I posted the giveaway on my blog

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  40. I shared the giveaway on FB. :-)

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  41. Saucony Ride 4 (new to the brand). I follow you, posted on facebook and posted on http://irunforthefinishline.blogspot.com/.

    By the way how are your ribs/chest from trail fall?

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  42. ...and of COURSE I follow your blog!! All the cool people are doing it. ;-)

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  43. I rotate a bunch of shoes because I still haven't found the one - Saucony Ride, Brooks Launch, Newtons and Inov-8 for trails.

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  44. I am running in about 4 different pairs right now, alternating. I am partial to my VFFs

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  45. I'd like to try the Triumph if I won!

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  46. Been following for - EVER thru Google Reader.

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  47. Im in mizuno wave precision 12's, prior to that I was is saucony progrid 3's

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  48. I currently run in the Brooks Adrenalines. I do need a new pair since mine are wearing out!

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  49. Saucony Ride 4, I love them... but really need a new pair.. timing is perfect

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  50. because it is getting colder i literally just switched to my new balance minimus.

    when its warmer and up until last week i was rocking my saucony hattoris which i love.

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  51. I'm a stalker... Umm. I mean follower..

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  52. Um, I would be going from 2mm to 8mm which is kind of the wrong way for me. So no need to enter me. Oh does this screw your numbering up? Call me rebel!

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  53. I run in Asics but need new shoes badly.

    Kelly S.
    sitesx6@aol.com

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  54. Currently I'm running in Asics which have been pretty decent for marathon training.

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  55. Wait - isn't Monday the 24th?

    Oh man, I'm really screwing this up now. I hope random number generator doesn't choose 73 or whatever this comment is going to be. Yeah, I am laughing now.

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  56. I think i would want the Guides but I love the look of the Triumphs.

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  57. I currently run in the Saucony ProGrid Guide 4.

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  58. I currently run in the New Balance 1400 and Saucony Hattori.

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  59. I might like to try the Triumph.

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  60. I currently cycle the following three brands: Asics, Brooks, Mizuno

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  61. I currently run in either Saucony omni 8 or Saucony exodus and would love to try the new triunph! My email is wbrentwmbt@msn.com I will repost this giveaway on fb!
    I love your blog
    Tennille

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  62. I've been running in Asics Cumulus or Brooks Ghost but working toward a more mid-foot strike, I'd like to try a lower toe-heel drop.

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  63. I run in Brooks Adrenaline (and I, too, found those sweet purple babies on Zappos!) but I'm looking for something a little lower profile...

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  64. I'd like to try the Triumph.

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  65. I currently run in Ascis Nimbus 13 for long runs and Saucony Kinvara for short/medium/hill runs. Really enjoy the 8mm drop on the Kinvara. Would love to get my hands on the 8mm drop. Size 6.5 shoes. :) may.shek@gmail.com

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  66. I'm currently running in Nike Pegasus shoes. I'd love to try the new Saucony shoes!

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  67. When I win, I'd love to check out those bad boys, the Triumph 9s. Hey - I tried your sock arm warmer idea in my first marathon last weekend (Detroit!) and they were awesome. Thanks for the idea!

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  68. Yup - follow the blog. Yer funny.

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  69. I subscribe to this blog via Google Reader.

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  70. Why go anonymous? Let's be out in the forefront and tell people we heel strike and we love it. All this fancy technology to get mid-foot strikes....whateva!

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  71. I am liking the triumph 9 ... can I have it? Pretty please, crap in the trees?

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  72. I currently run in Mizuno Waves

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  73. I would take Triumph 9 - in a heart beat

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  74. I run in the Saucony Kinvaras. Favorite running shoe ever!

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  75. I think I would go with the Guide if I won. I don't like shoes with a super-think cushion.

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  76. I currently run in the Brooks Ghost 3 and I do love them. They are light and a great shoe to train in.

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  77. I currently run in Brooks but would love to try something new!

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  78. I currently run in New Balance shoes -- 860, I think. They're a little problematic at the moment, though; ever since I put them through the wash (...they got just a leeeeetle bit muddy), they've given me some rather impressive blisters every time I run. (Bandaids fall off, masking tape falls off, duct tape falls off and leaves bloody patches where there was once skin...) My last pair -- Mizunos -- were too tight across the top of my foot and sent stabby pains into my arches, so I'm definitely in the market for something new.

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  79. I totally follow this blog...
    jgsjensen/hotmail

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  80. I run in Asics 2160's. Love 'em. No joint problems, no blisters.

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  81. I currently run in Brooks Adrenalines.

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  82. I would love love love to try the Guide 5!!!

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  83. Its a tough choice because I would love to win any of the new shoes - but I would love to Guide 5, just to try them out!

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  84. I currently run in Asics Gel Kayano 17s and Saucony Kinvaras for speedwork

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  85. ...and if I won I'd definitely go for the Guide 5s -- I have yet to perfect my stride and am a little bit worried about keeping my joints in one piece.

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  86. I have ran in Saucony Kinvara's for a year and LOVE them! Have ran 2 ultra marathons in them during that time.

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  87. Current road shoe is Pearl Izumi Streak II, and on trails I rock either the NB Minimus Trail or the Montrail Mountain Masochist. I'd totally be into mixing the Kinvara II or the Peregrine into the rotation, though!

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  88. I currently am running in Earth Shoe Rockets, because of the lower heal to toe to make me run more on the balls of my feet. I have run in Saucony's guite often until the heal height became too high in the past few years, some that I have run in were the original Dixons ah so many years ago, the Hurricane 9, 10 & 11 and a couple that I can't remember the names of.

    Would love to try a pair of their new Ride or Triumph series either would be great.

    www.onefootinreality.com

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  89. I would probably go for the Guides if I were to win.

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  90. I would try the Triumph 9 if I won.

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  91. I think I'd like to give the Triumphs a try if I win. If I don't, I think I'll give the Kinvara's a try.
    jgsjensen/hotmail

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  92. I would love to try the Triumph if I won.

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  93. I run in Asics. It has been nice not having to break them in ever. Would be cool to see about not having to break in another pair like they claim!

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  94. Running in Nike Shox... I know, I know, the running gods are frowning upon me!

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  95. Currently running in a sweet ORANGE saucony guide 4 (just found them and am in love!) and alternating with the Brooks adrenaline 10 (stocked up on clearance from RRS). Would LOVE the Guide 5 as I am debating trying racing flats. Love the blog!

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  96. I currently rotate 6 pairs of shoes (yes I know I have a problem I'm just waiting for the support group to be formed and I'll start the 12 step program)

    Saucony Ride 3, Triumph 8, Kinvara's, and TR-5 plus my Asics 1150 and Pulse 2's. If I were to win I'd really like a pair of Triumph's the one complaint that I have about my current pair is that the seem very elevated, even in comparison to my other thick heeled shoes.

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  97. I currently run in New Balance Minimus Trails (yay) or Nike Free Run+ (so so).

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  98. I run in a pair of Asics trail runners. I like the extra stability but they are heavy. I would love to try the Triumph 9. I don't have a blog so my e-mail is gway.kirchner@hotmail.com. I'm re-posting on fb.

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  99. I currently run in Saucony Triumph and they will be the shoe for my first marathon this Sunday!!! Exciting. If I won, I would want the Guides to change it up. Your blog is SO great.

    bcbevans@rogers.com

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  100. I run in Brooks Glycerin 9s at the moment.

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  101. I run in Saucony Ride's. Every time I buy new shoes, I try a bunch of pairs on and eventually come back to the Ride. It just feels right on my foot.

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  102. I think I'd give the Triumph a try if I won!

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  103. I would try the Glide 5's. I'm a newish runner and currently working on the C25K program. I run in crappy adidas shoes right now, not quite willing to put out the money for more expensive shoes until I know I'm really going to stick with it.

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  104. I FB'd this (with a link to your blog).

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  105. I don't know what shoe I'd want if I won - I'd probably have to go to my local store and try each of them on first.

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  106. I am currently running in Nike Frees.

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  107. My current shoes are Mizuno Wave Riders 13 and Mizuno Wave Inspires.

    email (just in case) is raby.jenr@gmail.com

    Thanks for featuring such an awesome giveaway!

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  108. I *think* I'd try the Triumph.

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  109. I use the saucony kinvara 2. I do love them.

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  110. Rotating:
    1. Brooks Ravenna
    2. Brooks Ghost 3
    3. Mizuno Precision

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  111. I follow you already via Google Reader!

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  112. Shoe I'd like to win?

    Saucony Triumph

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  113. I currently have the Saucony Grid Cohesion 4 and I have about 300 miles on them. I love their shoes!

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  114. I also already follow your blog!

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  115. I run in the Saucony Kinvara 2s. LOVE them.

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  116. Have been running in Asics Nimbus but would love to try something new.

    @karend325

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  117. I am desperate for new running shoes, but I just don't have the money. I currently run in some slightly too small bright blue Nikes I got on sale at the outlet store. They are fine for most things, except if I run more than a few miles my big toenail gets bruised. On the plus side, they're blue. The heel is WAY too big. I would love to try a pair of the Guide 5's.

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  118. Would love to try the Triumph 9

    @karend325

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  119. Would love to give the Triumph 9 a spin!

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  120. added the blog on my google connect

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  121. I've ben using Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11's since last December (the first time I was professionally fitted and had no idea running shoes were supposed to be feel good.) More recently I grabbed a pair of Saucony Grid Fastwitch for my shorter runs in hopes they'd make me fast. And I've gotten a PR in training and in a 5K race since so I guess there is something to that name...

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  122. The Guide 5 looks like a winner in my book.

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  123. I currently alternate between Brooks Trance 9 and Nike Pegasus 27. The Nikes I like better, more cusion and lighter. (svette@hotmail.com)

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  124. I follow your blog. Love it!! You're hilarious! (svette@hotmail.com)

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  125. I currently have the Nike Zoom Structure Triax 13. I could totally use a new pair of running shoes!!

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  126. I just shared on FB about your giveaway. (svette@hotmail.com)

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  127. I currently run in an Asics shoe of some kind. I'm slow, though. And new. And cheap. I shop the Nike outlet quite often. (PS I asked in a comment about the Champion gear availability at their outlets - the answer is YES! And I got it for 40% off! Woot!)(Also, can you list an archive in your sidebar? I almost lost my mind trying to reference a previous post. Thanks!)

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  129. I currently wear the Triumph 8 (chandra.lafrentz@gmail.com)

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  130. If I won, I'd love to try the Triumph 9 (chandra.lafrentz@gmail.com)

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  131. I would pick the Guide 5. Because it's pretty. ;) Seriously, I need lightweight because of hip issues and that one sounds like the best.

    PS How's the ribs?

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  132. I shared on FB (chandra.lafrentz@gmail.com)

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  133. I would love to try either shoe but would prefer the Triumph 9.
    (svette@hotmail.com)

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  134. Becky said...
    I really need something my feet will still like after mile 10, this is why I don't think I could go a full marathon. Would love to try the Guide 5 and become a Saucony girl. I follow your blog I don't have my own blog, yet, so email me at jbtays06@yahoo.com

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  135. I follow!

    http://www.rachellerae.blogspot.com

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  136. I currently run in New Balance's (I forget the number), but I typically wear Saucony so I would love to win a pair.

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  137. I currently wear the Brooks Ghost 3 and love them! BUT, I am willing to try out some different shoes.

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  138. I run in Brooks Adrenaline, which are great, but I'd love to try some new shoes!

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  139. Hi My name is Kim and I am a heel striker.
    I run in neon pink saucony kinivaras

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