Hi! Today we’re talking about checking your running shoes. Is it time for a new pair? Are you wearing the right running shoe for YOU?
But we’re also talking about food… Is it time for a snack? Yes.
I broke into the bread I bought on the way home from the store today. It was necessary.
I also hit up Costco for a few things and they had a few healthy samples. That barely ever happens!
I grabbed a hard-boiled egg and an apple. Oh, and a chocolate muffin and cinnamon bread sample.
And super randomly last night I needed some sort of baked treat. Needed.
I make muffins with pancake mix and chopped up chocolate. They were good but completely stuck to the paper. Noted.
Run Camp Day 6 – Check your RUNNING SHOES
If you don’t have the right running shoes for you check out these resources first:
REI Running Shoe Info on Types / Features and more
But I’m assuming you have the right running shoe for your needs.
That doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Nope.
Check out this list to figure out when you’re due for a new pair…
How many miles are on your running shoes? (Running shoes last about 300 to 500 miles)
Is it time for a new pair?
Are they fitted properly?
Are you having any issues with numbness, blisters, sore toenails, other? (Some of this is normal – if you’re running A LOT you may have these issues but they shouldn’t be so bad they interfere with your gait.)
How are they wearing down on the bottom?
Go ahead. I’ll be here.
Checking the bottom of your running shoes can shoe you how much they have worn down and can give you insight on your foot-strike.
If you are having foot pain or other issues it’s a good idea to get re-assessed at a running shoe store.
Once you have the BEST shoe for your needs you can shop around for the best price online. But if you’re not sure – go out and try on a few.