Training For a Half Marathon With New Balance FreshFoam 980

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I did the unthinkable this year when I agreed to run my first half marathon. One of my very good friends Audrey McClelland and I have been holding each other accountable for the past several months now and both decided to start training for a half this summer. The first race I ever ran was last year, when I completed my first 10K. So this is a pretty big deal for me!

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I’ve been switching back and forth between my two pairs of New Balance shoes and just recently received a new pair to try out. New Balance just recently developed a brand new technology combining the intelligence and experience of a human designer, along with cutting edge computer software. FreshFoam technology has been designed with innovative capabilities, to provide a very plush cushioning with a reduced drop from heel to forefoot.

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The FreshFoam 980 shoes feel really, really light on my feet. So light that I was worried they wouldn’t provide the proper support, but funny enough I beat my time by a 1/2 a minute today, so I’m thinking that has something to do with it… The shoes offer a really soft and bouncy ride and my feet never felt hot (even after 4.5 miles) as the uppers are super breathable. In other words – these are the perfect running shoes for the summer months. In fact, I’m going to give them a couple of more runs before I set them aside for my half marathon. These are THE shoes.

If you’re in need of a pair, you’ll be able to find these new models in New Balance Stores, Running Specialty and Sport Cheks across the country for in and around the $129 mark.

Disclosure: I was provided with these shoes for coverage on Child Mode, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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