Day 28: Look at my shoes!

By Skip

It seems like my day off is coming a little too soon.  I certainly don’t feel as worn out as I did in previous weeks.  I guess that has something to do with the tapering.  This upcoming week will be a little bit of a challenge.  The only difference is that I am moving my day off to Friday as it will allow me to rest my legs for Saturday’s race.  So that means I only have 3 days before my next day off… exciting!   However, after that, I will be going 9 days or so without a break so I will be suffering at the end of that week! 

After yesterday’s run, I am a little sore but that is only because I went all out on that run.  It is nothing too painful and certainly not an injury of any kind…. just that “good” type pain or should I say soreness.

Speaking of running, I have been noticing a little foot pain over the past week or so.  I looked at the bottom of my shoes, out of the blue, and I was SHOCKED.  There are two worn areas almost worn all the way through the shoe!  I really have not looked at them in a while…. I just got them in December but I have 350+ miles on them already.  I guess I need to replace them ASAP!  I also need to start paying attention to my equipment miles.  TrainingPeaks automatically tracks this info for me, I just never really payed attention to these numbers.

Oh yes…. 55 days to my first triathlon! Time is slipping by very fast at this point.

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Filed in: Running, Sprint Training, Triathlon • Monday, June 21st, 2010


When just doing running training, I had two pairs of shoes for training so the shoes could rest before being used again. It allowed for the cushioning to regain it’s intended form. That means nothing about the bottom tread though. using shoes every day essentially could use them up at about 250 miles depending how frequently and how far you run. Alternating, I’ve found gets them up all the way to 400 miles/pair. Basically, it’s worthwhile to have two pairs of running shoes. And, obviously, it’s better to have the same pair.

That is an excellent suggestion. When I first got these shoes I never realy ran before and never realized I would wear them out so quickly. Never had to have seperate running and daily walking shoes. Now I know I can’t do that!

lokibeat, great point- by rotating your shoes, you give them a break and can extend the life of them. Skip, how did you go about finding running shoes? The shoes you run in may not be optimal for your type of foot movement… have you looked into more motion control shoes? The wear patterns on bottom of athletic shoes should start along the heel, go on the outside of the foot, and across the foot off the big toe. Keep us posted, and good luck with training!!


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