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January 2020 Monthly Running Challenge

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  • hamsterwheel6hamsterwheel6 Member Posts: 544 Member Member Posts: 544 Member
    Well i just spent way too long reading everything there is to know about shoes.

    I couldn’t take it anymore and just ordered another pair of Salomon xr missions because I have them and absolutely love them.

    I think it will be a good idea to find a good pair of road running shoes for overpronation but EVERY SINGLE MANUFACTURER has a lot of great reasons why their shoe is the best. How the heck am I supposed to know for sure?!?

    Anyway- new shoes, yay! $76 but if you count back in the $40 i am owed and will receive from a friend then I only spent $36. :)

    I too would recommend getting fitted at a running store. I’ve tried on so many different type and can really tell a difference. The great thing about ruining stores (I go to Fleet Feet) is there return policy..90 days! Has come in handy when I bought a pair that I thought felt great I store but after a couple of runs, they just didn’t work. Back they went and tried another Brooks Glycerin and they so far are great! I overpronate as well, and have kinda high arches.
    edited January 2020
  • hamsterwheel6hamsterwheel6 Member Posts: 544 Member Member Posts: 544 Member
    Tramboman wrote: »
    @PastorVincent @Elise4270 @quilteryoyo I'll pass along your kind remarks.
    She is a Weight Watchers woman.

    P.S. This earned me a kiss!!!

    Woohoo!
  • SammyDee2015SammyDee2015 Member, Premium Posts: 286 Member Member, Premium Posts: 286 Member
    noblsheep wrote: »

    One weird thing that happened during the run though, I was getting extremely drowsy, to the point that I would run five or six strides with my eyes closed, wake up for a few seconds, and close them again. It got slightly better during the faster part, but the moment I hit the cooldown I was falling asleep again. Anyone ever experienced anything like that? Any idea why?

    Hmm... what happens to me on longer runs is sleepy eyes and uncontrollable yawning... ‘lift the chest up and breathe deeper’ I was told, and that works to stop it somewhat.
    Maybe try that too?
  • Camaramandy648Camaramandy648 Member Posts: 708 Member Member Posts: 708 Member
    Well i just spent way too long reading everything there is to know about shoes.

    I couldn’t take it anymore and just ordered another pair of Salomon xr missions because I have them and absolutely love them.

    I think it will be a good idea to find a good pair of road running shoes for overpronation but EVERY SINGLE MANUFACTURER has a lot of great reasons why their shoe is the best. How the heck am I supposed to know for sure?!?

    Anyway- new shoes, yay! $76 but if you count back in the $40 i am owed and will receive from a friend then I only spent $36. :)

    I too would recommend getting fitted at a running store. I’ve tried on so many different type and can really tell a difference. The great thing about ruining stores (I go to Fleet Feet) is there return policy..90 days! Has come in handy when I bought a pair that I thought felt great I store but after a couple of runs, they just didn’t work. Back they went and tried another Brooks Glycerin and they so far are great! I overpronate as well, and have kinda high arches.

    I’ve been fitted - i just also love Salomon and am not sure I want another pair of mizunos. The Salomons are a MUCH better shoe than my Mizunos were, though they were also great. They were fine but I’m leaning towards the brooks... *sigh* no need to get in a hurry, I suppose.
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Member Posts: 8,375 Member Member Posts: 8,375 Member
    Jan 1 - 4.25 mile run (I'm running too fast... need to slow down)

    Probably going to walk with hubby later. I should walk the dogs also.

    Black eyed peas and ham in the crockpot for New Year's good luck! And hopefully the Christmas trees and decor with all be in the attic by evening. I boxed it up 2 days ago but I need assistance with the attic.

    I'm still off work until Monday. Last day of work was Dec 19. I need to get back to a normal routine :p

    *Blech* I’m glad dh forgot about the peas this year. I’ll have some bacon though. 🤤
  • TrambomanTramboman Member Posts: 2,012 Member Member Posts: 2,012 Member
    Jan 1 - 4.25 mile run (I'm running too fast... need to slow down)

    Probably going to walk with hubby later. I should walk the dogs also.

    Black eyed peas and ham in the crockpot for New Year's good luck! And hopefully the Christmas trees and decor with all be in the attic by evening. I boxed it up 2 days ago but I need assistance with the attic.

    I'm still off work until Monday. Last day of work was Dec 19. I need to get back to a normal routine :p

    Don't forget the sauerkraut.
  • shanabershanaber Member Posts: 6,006 Member Member Posts: 6,006 Member
    @Tramboman - tell Mrs Tramboman Congratulations! That is an awesome accomplishment!
    @noblsheep - I have never heard of anything like that happening during a run but I think making sure you are breathing deep enough could help.
    @Camaramandy648 - I look at the Runners World shoe recommendations then look at actual runner reviews (not just theirs). I also try to find women written reviews - having a man review their version of a shoe doesn't really tell me much. Also, just because you were fitted and a specific shoe recommended doesn't mean that is the only shoe or brand for you. I was fitted and Asics recommended and while I ran in them for a while I have not found a pair I really like. I love Brooks mostly because they have so many cute styles and fun designs (love their holiday themed shoes, @RunsOnEspresso taunts me with them every year now 😁) but they are too narrow for me. I have tried many other brands and the one I like best is one that was never sold in stores and is no longer made. Altras were my go to for a while but like @PastorVincent I have not been impressed by how they have held up. Topo Athletics are now my go to and even within that brand I have tried several models that ended up going back.
    @elise4270 - so where is the shoe porn picture?

    No run for me today. My back/side is feeling much better and I am certain now it was a result of my fall and the way I twisted at the time to protect my knee. I will do some PT exercises this afternoon and hopefully get dh out for a walk with the pups. I am still working on my 2020 goals but getting there. I was looking through pictures yesterday and really want to get back to where I was a few years ago before injuries and surgeries put me back up a few pounds.
  • Teresa502Teresa502 Member Posts: 1,001 Member Member Posts: 1,001 Member
    Anyone else want to join a Run the Year team? @emmamcgarity and I need another person to commit to running 470 miles in 2020. Anyone game? If not, @elise4270 has volunteered her husband!
  • marisap2010marisap2010 Member Posts: 681 Member Member Posts: 681 Member
    Well i just spent way too long reading everything there is to know about shoes.

    I couldn’t take it anymore and just ordered another pair of Salomon xr missions because I have them and absolutely love them.

    I think it will be a good idea to find a good pair of road running shoes for overpronation but EVERY SINGLE MANUFACTURER has a lot of great reasons why their shoe is the best. How the heck am I supposed to know for sure?!?

    Anyway- new shoes, yay! $76 but if you count back in the $40 i am owed and will receive from a friend then I only spent $36. :)

    I would let a running store for you for shoes. Some of them can even do scans of your feet and watch you run to see exactly what you need.

  • PastorVincentPastorVincent Member, Premium Posts: 6,668 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,668 Member
    LOL @Camaramandy648 sometimes questions get missed in this thread, but not shoe questions appreantly! LOL Do you have enough versions of the same answer yet? :)
  • AvidkeoAvidkeo Member, Premium Posts: 2,932 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,932 Member
    Well i just spent way too long reading everything there is to know about shoes.

    I couldn’t take it anymore and just ordered another pair of Salomon xr missions because I have them and absolutely love them.

    I think it will be a good idea to find a good pair of road running shoes for overpronation but EVERY SINGLE MANUFACTURER has a lot of great reasons why their shoe is the best. How the heck am I supposed to know for sure?!?

    Anyway- new shoes, yay! $76 but if you count back in the $40 i am owed and will receive from a friend then I only spent $36. :)

    I imagine someone has already piped up but the only way to get the right pair is to get professionally fitted.

    I pronate and have found that literally the only shoe I can get in NZ for my feet is the Asics Gel Kayano. Fortunately for me they seem to be perfect for me. Sadly that means that every pair is about $300 (approx $200usd) so I'm ALWAYS looking for a bargain. I've gone against advice and bought a couple of pairs of the same model online, and fortunately they've been great.

    But yeah, my experience is get fitted. A proper place that can do a gait analysis. It will save you money and pain in the long run

    ETA bahahaha yep, had to add to the same advice!
    edited January 2020
  • Elise4270Elise4270 Member Posts: 8,375 Member Member Posts: 8,375 Member
    shanaber wrote: »
    @elise4270 - so where is the shoe porn picture?

    well, they were just ordered today. I hem hawed over truly needing them (which I don't) but ya'll talk about shoes and OMG I gotta have some.

    Teresa502 wrote: »
    Anyone else want to join a Run the Year team? @emmamcgarity and I need another person to commit to running 470 miles in 2020. Anyone game? If not, @elise4270 has volunteered her husband!

    Come join the (more) fun! There are many slots left! I think Team Pavement Pounders have the lead!
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