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Jgav




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Straw poll - race shoes Reply with quote

I was wondering how many on here use different shoes for training and racing.

What are the reasons for using different shoes?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

favoured race shoes will have been trained in...but then saved for races...there are exceptions to this...


Altra One - current road training and possible future mid/long distance racing shoe

F lite X Talon200 - current off road training/racing shoe

Newton MV 3 - current racing duathlon second run shoe sprint distance

Newton Distance - current long distance training/racing shoe

Newton distance - former LD racing shoe, very worn in and comfy, kept in reserve

Inov 8 XLite - track shoe

Saucony hattori - track shoe

Inov 8 Trail Roc - LD trail training/racing shoe

Merrell Trail glove - Coast to coast racing shoe

New Balance minimus - duathlon/triathlon racing shoe

inov8 FLite 195 light trail training/racing shoe

Inov 8 Road X 233s - back up racing shoe

Vibram Five Fingers - different pairs for running drills and coaching
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey EJC, I hope for your household's sake you don't have smelly feet Wink

My entire collection amounts to:

Vibram 5 fingers: early season training, to reinforce technique

Saucony Peregrines: training and racing


And when they wear out, I buy a new pair and carry on as if nothing happened.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gus wrote:
Blimey EJC, I hope for your household's sake you don't have smelly feet Wink



Thankfully not...


Gus wrote:


And when they wear out, I buy a new pair and carry on as if nothing happened.


as soon as mine begin to fade or get slightly grubby...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as flamboyant as EJc, but i tend to have 2 pairs of mileage shoes on constant rotation (currently Nike Pegasus 32 and 33) with my pair of much lighter Adidas Adios boosts for racing in. Though i will be looking for a replacement to these soon.

Also have Salewa Ultra Trails for ... trail running and Zoot Kiawe 2.0 for tri's.

I also keep my semi retired pairs in the car and the office for emergencies.

I tend to try to get 1000kms out of each, but am prepared to bin them earlier if i feel they are dying sooner than that.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pair of the original Saucony Kinvaras I only use for Sprint races or the treadmill, so they basically sit on the shelf most of the year. I generally only change my regular shoes annually; that's much less than recommended, but then people who sell running shoes would say that.

I will train in the shoes I plan to use for Ironman; particularly the long runs. But these are normally one of my two regular shoe pairs (one pair at home, one at work). I'm going to try Hoka this year, they have the Odyssey 2 on Sportpursuit half price - the least 'extreme' of their offerings, with a view to using them at Outlaw. Over the years, I have generally been a Nike fanboy; the Air Mariah was awesome, but didn't last that long. Last two years I've had the Zoom Elite 7 & 8, which I loved.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Straw poll - race shoes Reply with quote

Jgav wrote:
I was wondering how many on here use different shoes for training and racing.

What are the reasons for using different shoes?


Absolutely, I will just list my race shoes as if I put down the shoes I train in too it would be a long list. Shocked

Asics DS racers road racing up to marathons.
InOV8 X-Talons 200 trail racing.
InoV8 Mudclaws 245 Fell racing.

I use different shoes because the lighter shoe weight improvers my speed, with off road shoes the studs wear so by keeping a light shoe with good studs helps especially on muddy courses.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Straw poll - race shoes Reply with quote

Tahr wrote:
Jgav wrote:
I was wondering how many on here use different shoes for training and racing.

What are the reasons for using different shoes?


Absolutely, I will just list my race shoes as if I put down the shoes I train in too it would be a long list. Shocked

Asics DS racers road racing up to marathons.
InOV8 X-Talons 200 trail racing.
InoV8 Mudclaws 245 Fell racing.

I use different shoes because the lighter shoe weight improvers my speed, with off road shoes the studs wear so by keeping a light shoe with good studs helps especially on muddy courses.


So it's basically a more padded shoe for training miles and a lighter shoe for short distance racing? Makes sense.

I feel my one and only pair of shoes is inadequate in this company. I'm also annoyed I switched brand last year as although they are comfy I do get rubbing/tendency to blister in one spot on my left foot. May go back and get a new pair of my old shoes soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ unless you're a very speedy & efficient runner, then there's no need to get racing 'flats' imho. I just use racer/trainers for everything, bar my Kinvaras, and they're not really 'flats' either.

I could happily use the Nike Zoom Elite for all distances.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to the extent of eJC, but I have quite a lot of pairs.

Brooks Glycerin have been my go to distance shoe for a number of years. I started with 11s, and am on my third pair of 13s, with a pair of 12s acquired last year as a training shoe. The 11s are dead, as are the marathon pair of 13s from last year. I'm abusing one pair of 13s in mara training this year, and holding the final pair in reserve for London.

Outside of that, I have a few different bits and pieces. My HM race shoes have been Asics gel lyte 33's. The v2's I had were used for both road racing and tri up to HIM, but they're now dead. I managed to get two cheap pairs of the v3's off sport pursuit this winter. They'll just be road racing shoes, from parkruns up to HM.

Bought some Asics gel Noosa 11 as my tri race shoes for this year. And then have New Balance MT110 as trail shoes (have done a trail HM in them) which I also have in reserve for any off road, wet runs in a tri.

Also in the training mix are:
Brooks Transcend 2
Brooks Pure Flow 5
Brooks Pure Cadence 5 (not really used these much yet)

Brooks seem to have changed the glycerin 14 quite a bit, as I have tried it on in a shop and it didnt feel particularly nice. It's surprising how worrying it is that my go to distance shoe might not be what I want any more!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brooks Cascadia for trail
Newtons Distance for training
Skechers go meb for racing although coming to end of life
inov 8 road talon 240 i just bought to potentially replace the skechers as i cant get them in my size.
saucony kilkenny spikes for XC
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Train in race shoes, but not exclusively. I think it's good to rotate shoes both for cleanliness and to vary the the effect of shoes on he feet
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brooks Adrenaline for mileage training, usually have a couple of pairs on the go at once (home and work) and they usually last for about 1000k. Leave an old pair in the car for emergencies or if I go on a dirty track etc.

Adidas Ultraboost for some training, bought them to try them out, quite like them actually but are a tight fit

Racing is usually Brooks ST5, Adios boost or Brooks T7 flats which I tend to use for my main races including IM's and marathons due to them being light. Sometimes train in them if I'm on the track etc.

Speedcross 4 for the local hills\trails
Walsh PB for the real fells or if it is a really dirty trail round here

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the same pair of shoes for every single one of my runs:

Asics Hyperspeeds.

I have 6-7 pairs that I have been wearing on rotation for a while, and am dreading the day they come to the end of their life. All training runs (up to 16-17 miles) and races up to half marathon have been done in them so far with no issues. I even ran up Skafell Pike in them, because I hadn't brought any other trainers and decided on a whim to do it!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
I use the same pair of shoes for every single one of my runs:

Asics Hyperspeeds.

I have 6-7 pairs that I have been wearing on rotation for a while, and am dreading the day they come to the end of their life. All training runs (up to 16-17 miles) and races up to half marathon have been done in them so far with no issues. I even ran up Skafell Pike in them, because I hadn't brought any other trainers and decided on a whim to do it!


But you do weigh about 42kgs Wink Very Happy
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