I picked up my bike last night from its tune up. I had also gotten speed pedals along with speed shoes. I opted for the kind of shoes you can't really walk in on recommendation from my boss. He claims the wider pedals are easier and I didn't know any better so I listened to him. The dude at the bike shop also had the same opinion. I gave it all a shot today and like using speed pedals, but I'm not sure I like this style. The shoes are not good for walking around and I wasn't able to easily dismount. I damn near fell off my bike onto a tree when I was practicing in my driveway and I don't know how easily I could dismount on command. I gradually got the hang of it, but I think I might try out the other style in the future.
I ended up riding around the area for about an hour. My ass is a bit sore, but my knees feel fine. It's gorgeous out so it was good to get some sunshine. A lot of people were out running and biking.