Running

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by Henry, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Henry

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    Where all my runners at? Post your gear, any issues you have, or whatever.

    These are my favorite pair of shoes. Way too much $$$ tho.

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  2. Michael Schmidt

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    Great thread! I currently train in these:
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  3. Michael Schmidt

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    I would not call myself a minimalist per se, but I do proscribe to some of those ethos when it comes to running. For me, I want as little shoe as I can get away with. I like minimal drop as well. That being said, everyone is different, and everyone needs to find what works for them.

    My biggest advice to people, not that anyone asked me here, but shoes are not the most important thing. They are important, but your bio-mechanics, namely your hip strength and flexibility are more crucial than your shoes imo.
     
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  5. Henry

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    I tried a few minimalist shoes in the past, but ended up with some shin problems. I felt like it had something to do with impact and not adjusting styles properly. Since I switched to these ones, I haven't had many problems.

    I recently had to get a rescue inhaler and take a bunch of meds due to moving and dealing with allergies. One of the few things I miss about Texas and Arizona.
     
  6. Michael Schmidt

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    Damn, that is rough! I live in Cleveland, so the springs can be rough if you have allergies. I went to school down in Dayton, which is in the Miami Valley and from my understanding it's one of the worst areas in the country for allergies. It definitely sucked.

    Where do you live now? I could not imagine having to carry an inhaler with me running unless it could fit in my shorts pocket.
     
  7. Henry

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    I live in New Jersey. I don't carry the inhaler, I just take a puff or two before I go out.
     
  8. bobby_runs

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    I have a pair of these as well. They are for my speed days. I also have 2 pairs of Gel-Nimbus 16s and just bought 2 pairs of the Fresh Foam Boracay. The last were unopened clearance at Road Runner. Got both for $98
     
  9. Michael Schmidt

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    May I ask why you have two pairs of Nimbus and Boracays? I know some people into rotating different trainers around, but it's all different models. I don't really do that. I just run a pair into the ground and call the next one up. I haven't raced much, so I don't need a speed shoe since I am already training in light shoes. If I want to do a road race I am already in suitable shoes. Different approaches for sure. I don't know many people that role like myself haha. Even people into lightweight training tend to have a few pairs going.
     
  10. bobby_runs

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    Pretty much because I've purchased those last four on clearance. And because I'm not wearing the same shoes multiple days in a row they get time to rest in a sense.
     
  11. ghostxvapor

    I will carry the weight

    I only run in Saucony. Ride 7, Kinvara 1 & 4. I live right outside of Philly. I took the winter off because I hit the wall and needed a break.
     
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  12. Brenden

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    I'm never sure what shoe is really prefer. In college I loved muzinos but moved away from those as I tried out some more minimalist type shoes. Moved away from those to Brooks. Liked them and probably would have bought another pair had money not been so tight at the time. My pair basically started to perminately stink from getting wet so much.
     
  13. Michael Schmidt

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    I hear you on the shoe switching. I am not very brand loyal myself. I like to jump around and see what's out there. In regards to you current paid, when they get wet, remove you insole and stick rolled up newspaper pieces in there to soak the moisture up. That alone will make a huge difference.
     
  14. KidLightning

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    I'm a Brooks guy myself, specifically the Trance which was discontinued and (I believe) replaced with the Transpire or something like that. For me they're the perfect combination of cushion, without being too heavy, and durability.

    And yeah, when the shoes are wet, the rolled up newspapers are great and I either stick them in front of a heat vent, or put a fan to blow on them. And then sprinkle in some baking soda or baby powder after they're dry to suck up some of the smell.
     
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  15. Henry

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    The only pair of Brooks I ever owned were at basic training and they felt a bit too heavy for me. They basically forced us to buy one of the three pairs of shoes they had there though and it was all based on our foot type.

    Might go back and try another pair with my next ones.
     
  16. Michael Schmidt

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    Recommending running shoes is an almost impossible task because no one knows your own history. There are factors such as your bio-mechanics (hips, foot strike, weight, etc) that come into play as well. For the most part we just lump people into either neutral, motion control, or stability shoes. Some people along the way get put in the wrong shoes for years and that can impact people in various ways down the road. That said, I think shoes are mostly a personal choice and you only learn it by experimenting. Whenever I talk about what I run in with people, I preface by saying that what works for me most likely won't for you. There are just so many options out there.
     
  17. falafelmywaffle

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    Pretty cool seeing a running thread in here! I ran XC and track middle school up through college. I worked for TomTom as a tech rep for their GPS watches for a bit, but now I'm back working in a specialty running store. Currently rocking the Saucony Kinvara 7, I've been running in them since the Kinvara 3.


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  18. Michael Schmidt

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    I had the Kinvara 4, which I don't think was very received by runners. They were fine for me. I think the threes and everything since has a good rep for those looking for the lighter weight trainers. You and I seem to have a similar approach, which is cool.
     
  19. Brenden

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    That's such a great trick. Being doing it forever.
     
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  20. Brenden

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    Anyone use any of the running trackers/apps? I use garmin. Be cool to actually have friends on that thing.
     
  21. falafelmywaffle

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    I have the TomTom Spark GPS watch. I worked as a tech rep for TomTom previously, so thats the watch I'm currently using. Before that I had the Garmin 620.
     
  22. AJ Earhart

    get off my case

    Brooks til I die. Pureflow 4's now. Need new ones soon though.

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    Haven't bought into any fitness trackers yet.
     
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  23. falafelmywaffle

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    Everyone loves those damn FitBits for some reason. If you're actually running then a TomTom or Garmin are more reliable.
     
  24. AJ Earhart

    get off my case

    I'd buy a Garmin before any fitbit. Not just because I think they're superior products, but I have like 5 friends that work at Garmin and can get stuff hella cheap.
     
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  26. falafelmywaffle

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    Haha well that's definitely a great reason! But I do honestly think they're superior products. It's funny how many brands hopped on the fitness tracker trend, and now they're doing the same with the wrist-based heart rate.
     
  27. Michael Schmidt

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    I definitely think Garmin makes a good product. I don't currently use any tracker beyond websites for mapping new running routes.