Well, today I have an extra pair of their 880s to share with one of you. (One of you with large feet–they are a 10.5.)
About the 880s:
The trail running edition of the New Balance 880 adds trail-specific materials and outsole to a road-friendly ride to help you maintain your running regimen during the colder, wetter months of the year. Its quick-drying mesh and water-resistant synthetic upper helps keep your feet dry and comfortable, and the aggressive outsole is enhanced with sticky rubber for safety on tricky trails, plus Ndurance rubber compound is targeted at the highest wear areas of the sole for maximum durability. Designed for runners with a neutral gait, the 880 is built on the ACTEVA LITE midsole with ABZORB strobel board to provide a lightweight, supportive, and well-cushioned ride. When added to this already magnificent running shoe, the extra features on the trail edition add up to truly great footwear that helps you take your run to the next level.
…or, in more simple words: lightweight, cushioned neutral shoes. They run a little bit narrow, FYI.
How to enter:Â just leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win these shoes! I’ll pick a winner tomorrow, May 15. And just a reminder–I only have a size 10.5.
(I also like Rainbow sandals and cannot wait until summer returns. But I digress.)
So when TinaÂ asked if I wanted to participate in the Reach the BeachÂ relay in Massachusetts, I was obviously in.
It’s a 24-hour, 200-mile relay race that starts in Wachusett, Mass. and ends in Westport, Mass. (Two town names that mean nothing to me, but I’m sure are lovely places where people use the word “wicked” a lot.)
You know you’ve become a runner when you read other bloggers’ posts about running in the middle of the night and sleeping in vans and you’re jealous. I am so freaking excited for this, and I’ve read every single one of these ladies’ recaps from nuun’s Hood to Coast team last year…
For work purposes! New Balance, one of my clients at work, is a sponsor of the race–and our team–which means that I am in the very interesting (and awesome) position of both working on this account and running on this team.