Jun 19, 2007

still -- cheaper than therapy

i just dropped a small bundle on a SECOND pair of running shoes today. there's nothing wrong with my first pair. they only have 100 miles on them - they're perfectly good.

but my coach told me months ago that i really should have two pairs so i could rotate them. it sounded fairly frivolous & expensive to me ... but i knew he was right. rotating shoes is a good idea.

so, now that i am really on the upswing of this recovery & starting official marathon training as of July 1st - today was the day to drop a small bundle of money on new shoes. dammit.

so i go to the running store today & i totally thought i'd just be getting the same exact pair. this, apparently, is not recommended. i try on 3 shoes & this is the pair that won -- mizuno wave creation 8. i've never run in anything but adidas ... but when i put these on - i loved them. and now that i'm home & have read reviews - i love them even more.
so while they cost a ridiculous amount of money -- my coach said that my legs & feet will thank me because of the rotation ... shoe guy says that rotating shoes will help to lessen the chance of injury - which, theoretically, should lessen the need for physical therapy & deep tissue massages. and running, in general keeps me in such a happy place that it's therapy for the price of some sneakers.

3 comments:

Gotta Run said...

Your coach is right and having two pair of shoes will have great benefits. If only we could locate a new money tree and get a new sports bra, shorts, hat... must I go on?!?! I have more running stuff than work stuff.

Crazy but I love it!!!!

Tall Girl Running said...

Now those are snazzy looking runners!

I'm still so annoyed with my last shoe-buying experience I can't bring myself to even think about doing it again anytime soon. I'll have to suck it up eventually.

I haven't been in touch much recently, but I've been keeping up with your blog. Marathon training, here you come!!

Neese said...

"therapy for the price of some sneakers" that's brilliant :)

p.s. thanks for your comments ;)