Dailymission

#dailymission on May 05, 2011

Describe your worst race. What, if anything, did you learn from the experience?

  1. #dailymission I usually have two pairs of shoes in rotation, currently my Nike Vomeros, this is my third pair of these, and I also have Nike Lunarglides, which are very cool looking. I may not be ... read more

  2. #dailymission How many pairs of runners do you keep in ‘active rotation’ for training? I have two pairs of Brooks Adrenaline 10s (and Vibrams for the occasional jaunt but I don't use them muc... read more

  3. #dailymission I only use one pair at a time. I reserve the old ones for wear when not running or muddy days. I find I like one model and can't go back and forth between different shoes. I wear... read more

    • Dave F.
      Dave F.

      How do you like those? I'm thinking of buying a pair, actually.

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Debbie
      Debbie

      I like them. the toe box is good for me. I still would like more cushioning. I do like Road Runner for shoes because if I don't like I can return. I didn't have to return these so that is good.

      over 7 years ago Like

  4. #dailymission How many pairs of runners do you keep in ‘active rotation’ for training?

    Six?!! You’d think I was a runner or something!

    • Muriel
      Muriel

      i bet if you wanted to pursue this route, you could be!

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Chio
      Chio

      @muriel - haha - thanks! i think it's better that i leave that route to the professionals. i treasure my toenails too much :D

      over 7 years ago Like

  5. #dailymission Two pairs of Nike Lunarglide 2...one newer pair and one older, beat-up pair for runs that involve rain or dirt. Used to have more in rotation,but with times being what they are now, I... read more

    • Rebecca Jo
      Rebecca Jo

      that's what I just did - got a new pair & put my old ones for the "dirty" runs. Gotta do what you gotta do to make 'em last as long as possible

      over 7 years ago Like1 person

  6. #dailymission How many pairs of runners do you keep in active rotation?
    I have two pair of shoes (1 road & 1 trail) and one pair of Vibrams in rotation.

    My current road running shoes are gett... read more

    • Bernadette D.
      Bernadette D.

      That's a lot of miles on one pair!You definitely will need a new pair for Goofy training!!

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Jon H.
      Jon H.

      Those roadies have served their time.

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Brian J.

      Yeah, I scheduled it so the half marathons were my long runs on several weekends, but a new pair of shoes is definitely in order! I have one more race in June and then I'm off to my favorite running store. :-)

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Cliff W.
      Cliff W.

      i only have one pair, less than a month old. it's gone through two 5k's now and will go through a third this weekend.

      over 7 years ago Like

  7. #dailymission Call me Imelda Marcos! I currently have 5 pairs of runners in active use. 3 pairs of Asics Kayano 16's, new ones for Stockholm marathon, which I'm breaking in now, pair B, w... read more

    • Suresh S.
      Suresh S.

      gonna be giving u a run for the money Brian on the Imelda sweepstakes as just added a pair of VFFs to the 3 asics gel evolution pairs I rotate n mulling another pair of light racers like a nike free or some such as mebbe hard to chip a bikila..so :-)

      over 7 years ago Like1 person

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    • Brian G.
      Brian G.

      Haha Mab! Funny you should say that because only yesterday I got a mail from amazon about a shoe sale...................!

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Dave F.
      Dave F.

      Go, Imelda! I love my Saucony Omni 8's. I just retired a pair and cycle through two others that are pushing 300 miles. I bought some Omni 9's but don't really like them. Just bought some New Balance 860s that I'm breaking in and am happy with.

      over 7 years ago Like

  8. #dailymission How many pairs of runners do you keep in active rotation?

    Usually one to two. Since I'm a chunky monkey, I go through shoes like no-bodys business...I usually go through 4 pair... read more

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      I'm not your average skinny runner either Holly. And I tend to shuffle my feet when I'm not paying attention. But I usually manage 2 or 3 pairs a year. Always 1 on standby to work inti rotation.

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Yolanda
      Yolanda

      I am about 5 pair a year because I run on the outside and the outside part wears down faster.

      over 7 years ago Like1 person

  9. #dailymission How many pairs of sneakers do you keep in 'active rotation' for training?
    i have 2...a pair of asics kayanos, and a pair of nike lunar lites. i actually prefer the nikes. fo... read more

  10. #dailymission Do you have a vision board or use visualisation techniques to improve your training/racing?

    no. i'm more of a checklist person... if i can check a goal off on the list as '... read more

  11. #dailymission During a race this past July 4th, I learned not to drink the entire night into the wee hours of the morning before a race - even if it's only a 5K. THAT was painful.

    • Mollie N.
      Mollie N.

      Yuck. I never drink the night before running anything (even a long slow run at home) longer than 5mi. I can't drink and run anymore, even though I could when I was 25!

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Brian J.

      I did this once last year.....whew! It was bad. Luckily the half I was running was a night run so I had all day to recover.

      over 7 years ago Like

  12. #dailymission It was a 10k last August. I wore shorts that I shouldn't have and started chafing my inner thighs before mile marker 1! Couldn't stand for my legs to touch each other for ... read more

  13. #dailymission If you could be a professional athlete (regardless of your actual ability to do the sport) what would you be?
    I'd totally be a golfer... golf is one of those sports that I... read more

  14. #dailymission All my worst races were in high school. Haven't had a really bad one since!

  15. #dailymission I'd be in the NFL. I just enjoy football. I think it's a terrific sport. Entertaining, intense, intelligent. I've watched the Combine on TV and it looks intense and ver... read more

    • Mike B.
      Mike B.

      How sad are you going to be if there is no season? I don't even know what to think about it - so many greedy people arguing over billions of dollars (and other stuff too) - it was tough when the NHL went down for a year... if there is no NFL, how am I supposed to spend those sundays?

      over 7 years ago Like

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      I'll be bitter! Bitter as an old man!

      over 7 years ago Like

  16. #dailymission I could be any pro athlete??? That's a no brainer; Chrissie Wellington, for sure. @chrissiesmiles is amazing!

  17. #dailymission If you could be a professional athlete (regardless of your actual ability to do the sport) what would you be?

    I would be a gymnast (loved gymnastics as a child, though I was never t... read more

  18. #dailymission If you could be a professional athlete (regardless of your actual ability to do the sport) what would you be?
    golfer. you get nice clothes, you travel around the world to play at posh... read more