Saturday, November 2, 2013

Phasing out..phasing

It is generally recommended for runners to change their shoes after about 400-600 miles or 700 to 1000 Kms of running. I have done over 1500 Kms in my Brooks Defyance 5 - a shoe I switched to in September 2012 after using the Adidas supernova Cushion family of shoes for nearly ten years. Being a neutral runner my shoes wear out fairly evenly. I have used my current pair of shoes (shown below) for 3 full marathons and one half marathon : Mohawk Hudson River marathon in October 2012, SCMM in January 2013, AHM 2013 in August 2013 and Auroville Marathon in February 2013.

The Bangalore Ultra on 9th November 2013 will be the last race with this pair of shoes. In preparation for the two most important races of this running season(perhaps of my running career) I started breaking into a new pair of Brooks Defyance 5 last week. I will be running the Mumbai marathon on 19th January 2014 and Boston marathon on 21st April 2014 with this pair shown below.

Having done one tempo+cool down run of 9Km and a longish run of 27Km with the new pair of shoes it seems quite comfortable. Plan to switch to it completely after the Ultra next week.

Some more posts giving guidelines for changing shoes:
When to retire a running shoe
How often should I replace my running shoes?
How often should you change your running shoes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing is all I can say, you have the most exciting life....I wish I could meet you..

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