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Pedro Peru




Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brooks T7 - For longer training runs and longer races
Inov8 Road X-Treme 208 - middling training
Inov8 Road X-Lite 155 - Shorter races (10km or less), interval training

For cross country I wear New Balance 110 trail
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SGreg




Joined: 30 Jun 2010
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Location: High Peak

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Saucony type a

I use all the time for training and racing. the only time I wear anything elese is early season where I may use Vibrams and any very offroad running where I use saucony peregrines.


Use the same shoes till they fall apart and then replace...although I'm struggling ATM find Type a replacements for a decent price, my current pair are starting to come apart
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Padams




Joined: 18 Oct 2012
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Location: St Albans

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saucony Type A for road racing for me too, up to marathon/IM. SGreg - I bought some for about 45 on Wiggle the other day but looks like they've all gone now. Keep a lookout and they'll reappear on sale somewhere at some point.

For steady training runs I wear heavier shoes - Fastwitch for road running, Nomads for trails and easy running. I try to rotate as others have described, partly as I feel it prevents injury (might not be true but adds a bit of variety anyway). I might put the Type As on once a month for some intervals or similar.

I've also got some Inov8 Xtalons for less muddy XC races, track spikes, XC spikes plus probably lots of other shoes I've forgotten about.

I just like keeping a "fresh" pair or light shoes for racing, partly as they're lighter but also I think putting them on just before a race gets you in "the zone".
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explorerJC




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Padams wrote:


I've also got some Inov8 Xtalons for less muddy XC races, .


they are an excellent shoe...
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Roscoemck




Joined: 10 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the 2 pairs on the go for outdoor training. Adidas ultra boost and Zoot Solano. I have a pair of NB vazee Rush that will replace the Adidas in the near future.
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