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Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Oh yeah, Marathons, Black Belt in Karate, Mount Everest, what other life goal do you want to buy? You can take a crash course in marathon training, supposedly in 3 months off the couch you can do it. Also for your first marathon, there is actually a downhill marathon in Pennsylvania.

The Pike's Peak one looks hard, the most scenic one looks like the Mt Rushmore marathon, or maybe the rim to rim in the grand canyon. I'm just name dropping, I never could go 26 miles and get injured every time I try to train for that.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:58am PT
All good goals, but certainly seem weird when pushed through a climbers filter @.@
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 10:59am PT
Not interested in "buying" a marathon, 10k, 5k...or any of that. Just want to begin a running training regimen, and want a decent shoe.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:09am PT
More important than the shoe, buy and read the book Chi running.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_box_?k=Chi+running

So I've done 48 Everests, GDavis?
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:13am PT
The barefoot/minimalist fad is bs. Going running right now on the WST near Auburn and will be wearing Hoka One One Bondi B's. Great shoe for road or trail, and for running right after long races I wear the Hoka Mafates. Everyone else is right too though, try lots, and find some you like...

Jaybro edit: Jay, I checked out your 48 everests on Ultrasignup. Nice running man!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:14am PT
What I meant by that was, a fringe sport/activity that is the arena of extreme discipline that gets marketed to the masses, for all the wrong reasons.


Being a black belt, climbing Everest, doing a marathon - rock climbing. I started off in a gym during the gym climbing craze, and was the typical gumby climber. There are shitloads of gumby marathoners, everest summitters and black belts who got into it for weird reasons (or the wrong reasons altogether) but tons of people are like me, who discover what those sports really are and what they really can give to my life and improve it. Just like rock climbing for GDavis, maybe a marathon for a soccer mom in Tallahasee can be that enlightening experience of ennui.

Don't mean a buncha dorks aren't riding a bandwagon and I can't hate on it a lil bit ;D
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:22am PT
Look here Cragz,

http://www.eastbay.com/Mens/Running/Shoes/Performance-Running-Shoes/_-_/N-1pZ1dwZneZco?cm_REF=Performance+Running+Shoes
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:26am PT
I thought that was what you meant G. Sorta like racquetball was in the 70's or triathons in the 80's....
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:28am PT
For men, I've heard Brooks Beast...as someone has mentioned.
However, I would recommend go to a running specific store and get fitted specifically to you. I've run alot all my life and could fit myself. ONce I hit 50, game off, my feet had changed alot, and shoes I would not have even considered were recommended by a fitter. Couldn't believe the difference, I could run again!

You may wish to consider different trail shoes than pavement shoes if you are running on both. And oh yeah, my newest toy....a reasonably priced GPS watch. I've always run with a heart rate monitor but decided to go even more high tech. They've come down in price as gadgets always do!

Run on,
Susan

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couchmaster

climber
pdx
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:34am PT
I'm not a runner, but get it vicariously as my little brothers been going nuts on it. He's run marathons on every continent (yes, including Antarctica) - has run about 30 this year so far, and is on track to have run one in every state including Boston and NY. He's not a spring chicken at over 50 years old now, and says that the first one was the hardest. He'll fly out and do back to back marathons on a weekend in 2 different states, fly back and be a work Monday and still workout in the evenings at 24 hour fitness with me. He's in Cuba running one now but will be back for Thanksgiving. He may be back now. Crazy.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:35am PT
Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Rome Olympics Marathon running barefoot....have you considered that option?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:49am PT
NO donini, barefoot running is just BS. No one ran before EVA.


Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 11:50am PT
I don't go barefoot at home...let alone running outside!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:55am PT
Makes ya tuff, fer ice climbin' !
krahmes

Social climber
Stumptown
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
There's a spectrum of variation in runner gait and stride so at the end of the day it is what works for you. For mixed trails and some pavement I run in a La Sportiva Wildcat (REI). For just trails I worked myself down to the Montrail Rouge Racer. As my body been able to take up the slack to a more minimal shoe (Racer) I've come to prefer it; but when I started back up running alot in 2011, I preferred the Wildcat. You might want to ease yourself into a minimal shoe alternating days between a more classic supported shoe.
If you are just going to run on pavement (and given that you live in Mammoth-I'd ask why) there's ton's of shoe choices. Currently have a pair of Muzuno but I don't know if I prferer that to Brooks or New Balance.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
Trails are a bit white this upcoming season in Mammoth, lol.
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
If you're trail running at least give Salomons a look. I'm on a second pair of Speedcross's and they're pretty near perfect for me.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Go to an actual running store that stocks lots of different shoes. But don't listen to their advice, which is as likely as not to be based on discredited exerscience. Last I read, for instance, the whole "over-pronation" thing---prescribing particular kinds of shoe based on watching your feet twist while running---has not been shown to have any benefit at all.

http://www.runblogger.com/2012/10/do-runners-know-their-arch-height-and.html

Just insist on trying a lot of different shoes and see which feel the most comfortable running (not just walking around the store). Bring the kind of socks you will actually wear running, and remember that your feet swell when running, so err on the side of large.

And do listen to Don Paul's advice: let your body get used to the shoes and to running very gradually, with lots of rest days.
Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Fivefingers. Trek sport for slightly rougher terrain (thicker padding also makes these my go to shoe for pavement), Bikila for ultimate frisbee and around the office. My feet end up a little more sore than in a normal pair of shoes, but my knee stopped hurting all together, which is a very easy tradeoff for me. My knee was steadily going downhill in normal running shoes, and completely settling down over the first 4-5 months using the fivefingers (and stayed good for the last 6 months).

Plenty of last years colors can be had for $60-80 a pair. Stock up once you have the sizing and models dialed in.

Also, shoe go is your friend to extend their life. Watch for wear spots and beef those spots up early and often. Thin sensitive soles wear out faster than normal shoes.
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:25pm PT

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