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The benefits of a 2nd pair of Running Shoes

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Alright, here’s my workouts last week & favorite links below! My Runner’s World Run Streak is still going strong!

M – 2 miles, 8:30 pace + CrossFit

  • For time:
    • 21 thrusters (65#)
    • 15 slam balls (20#)
    • 9 burpees
    • 15 thrusters
    • 15 slam balls
    • 9 burpees
    • 9 thrusters
    • 15 slam balls
    • 9 burpees
  • I decided at the last minute to RX the thrusters. I’m glad I did, but this workout was TOUGH. My legs and booty were sore for days!

T – 3.25 miles with Maizey, 10 min pace

W – 2 miles with Maizey, 9:30 pace + CrossFit

  • Deadlifts: 5 reps at 65%, 75%, 85%. I hit a new 5-rep-85% max at 200 lbs!
  • 100 hang cleans + 10 box jumps every 2 minutes. This took me 13 minutes to complete (I used 55# for the hang cleans).

Th – 5 miles, 8:16 pace

F – 2 miles, 8:45 pace

S – 7 miles, 8 min pace + 20 minutes at-home yoga

Su – 5.25 miles, 8:30 pace

Total miles: 26.5 miles

How I feel: I feel really good for having run everyday for 11 days straight! However, I think I need to rotate in another pair of running shoes. I currently only have one pair of Brooks PureConnects, and it’s good to rotate shoes so pairs have time to bounce back.

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Favorite links:

Questions for you:

  • Do you prefer to have your second pair of running shoes be a different model or the same model? I always get the same since I know it works but I have read that it’s good to have a different model so your feet and legs are strengthened and supported in slightly different ways. I’m thinking of branching out, but don’t know what would complement my Brooks PureConnects. Would love your thoughts on 2nd pairs of running shoes!
  • What are your thoughts on running streaks? I’ve always been anti in the past because I don’t like the pressure, but since I’ve been trying to establish more consistency with my running lately, doing the RW Run Streak has been really motivating. I’m glad I’m doing it. And I give myself permission to run as short and slowly as I want to.

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  • jen
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    fun links! but the one for “Sara’s post on why you’ll never see her participate in a running streak” goes to the nutella cookies also…which, i mean, look delicious (i bookmarked it!) but i wanted to read the post! 😉

  • Janelle @ Wholly Healthy
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    I have two different brands of shoes, but similar styles. One is slightly lighter and feels faster, while another has more traction and is a go-to for poor weather or off-road runs. I really love having the two slightly different options.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Thanks for sharing! My Brooks are pretty lightweight and my feet have been craving more cushion lately.

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    65# thrusters are no joke! I really need a new pair of running/walking/hiking shoes… perhaps after the holidays.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      I had 55# on there and my coach told me to go up before we started. I’m glad I did but yowza!

  • Steve
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    I run 5-6 days a week and rotate 2 pairs of shoes. They are different brands (Saucony and Skechers) but similar type (neutral, 4 mm heel to toe drop). Usually one shoe becomes the “long run shoe” in a training cycle and the rotation gets sorted based on that. It might be mental, but I like changing it up each day, almost feels like a fresh pair of shoes before each run.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Good call to find one with a similar type! I totally agree that it feels like a fresh pair of shoes when you rotate them, mental or not! 🙂

  • Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl
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    Having two (or more) pairs in rotation is key to not wearing out my “long run/race” shoes for me AND is also good to ensure I don’t become too reliant on a certain style and start to pronate or run more toe or heel and not realize. I wear the New Balance Foam Fresh 980s for short weekday runs, and On Clouds for long runs and races (a Swiss shoe that’s become more popular in the past year or so).

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      That was exactly my thought process – you just said it better. I’m worried about becoming too reliant on a certain style! Thanks for sharing what you run in. I’ve never heard of On Clouds – definitely checking it out!

      • Kalynn C.
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        I had a pair of On shoes! I can’t remember which they were, but they were one of the lower profile ones. I liked them, but I think I got the wrong size because my feet shifted a lot in them. Overall, I thought they were good, and I hadn’t heard of them before buying them either!

  • Laura
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    A shoe is such a personal thing, like a pillow! But I rotate between Nike Lunar during the week (I used to do brooks pure connect), and the Altra torin for weekend longer runs- and I LOVE them. Cushion without being sloppy.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      thanks for sharing what you run in! I wonder if those same styles would work for me since I do the PureConnects! I want cushion without sloppiness/clunkiness too. 🙂

  • Kalynn C.
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    I am in LOVE (all caps needed) with the Brooks Launch2. I’m on my 2nd pair, and wore the original Lauches I had probably too long because I didn’t want to have to find another pair before they released the 2’s. They’re a neutral shoe that has cushion, but not too much and they’re light weight, but again not too light. I think they’re the “Goldilocks” of shoes! Haha. But, as you know, shoes can be so much a personal thing! Good luck in your search!