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climber
north fork
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
Go to a running shoe store and try some on. It's the same as buying climbing shoes each company is different.
QITNL

climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Nike Free
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
I watch all these folks running on the street in my neighborhood. Keep in mind that the streets are crowned slightly for drainage. They run a couple of miles in one direction on one side of the street, then back the other way on the other side, so every step they take is lopsided the same way.

And they wonder why their SI joint is all out of whack...

I don't know about this idea that we're designed to run fast for long distances. Some of us can, but I prefer to move quickly (not what most people would call running) with occasional flat out sprints thrown in.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
Ugh, pavement pounding.... Masochism is what that is. I've run marathon distance four times on the pavement in my life and that is four times too many. Pavement's made for wheels, man, and you're getting too old to subject your musculoskeletal system to that sh#t. Ride your bike on the pavement, run on more forgiving surfaces.

Find a good knee guy if you must persist.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
some folks are always pushing the limits:

monolith

climber
albany,ca
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
I recommend going to a running store. They are very good at finding a 'support' shoe to make it easy to keep your crappy mechanics.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
John M, some good tips there, and my thoughts exactly on the trails/grass thing. I will do that until the snow dictates otherwise, then on to the pavement.

I plan on starting slow too.....my goal to be getting to 4/5 miles a day by next spring.....with the occasional 8 to 10 mile run by then too.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 21, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Good luck. If there's a sport more about pointless numbers than climbing, it's running. You'll easily injure yourself over those numbers if you aren't careful. Listen to your body, you aren't anything in the world of running, so don't hurt yourself over nothing.

If your mind says 10 and your body says 2, I'd pick what your body is saying. Too easy to get locked into those training programs that have nothing to do with your health. Trust me.
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Nov 21, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
I'm all about MONTRAIL! Great on road and trail!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
RJ, you sure have a thing with underwear.....ever since I shot that pic of you on the job that day....



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BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
I dont run pavement, and everyones needs and fits are so different. There are two really good running stores in Reno, they will analyze your foot strike and other variables so you can learn about your own mechanics and physiology. Then you can make a better shoe choice. I imagine its more important with nonforgiving pavement. One store is Eclipse Running, forgot the other one but google knows....Eclipse lets you try em on and gofor a trot around their parking lot in them.
John M

climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
my goal to be getting to 4/5 miles a day by next spring

Oh.. you plan to run this winter.. then I would add these. heh heh

Credit: John M

Add the PJs and the Beretta and you should be good to go. :-)
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
I have the treadmill for the gnar winter days. :D

I'll be heading to Eclipse Running in Reno on Monday morning. It's right down the street from my project!

EDIT: No, the Beretta is too heavy....I'll stick with a matching pair of Walther PPK's.....even out the balance.

:D
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Nice. Hopefully Eclipse's owner guy will be working that day, otherwise there are some younger folks who work there too, try to find the 40ish guy, blond hair i think, youll know when you see him, obvious marathon type guy. The other running store in Reno is supposed to be better, newer. Havent been to it, but you should have a look for it. They have some foot strike analyzer machine thing. You can run around in the lot in their shoes to try them out too.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Dean- I've had several pairs of Salomans in the past 5 years but switched to the below La Sportiva Wildcat that I like a LOT. I'll be buying a 2nd pair soon. I also now use them for light backpacking..

One word of advice. Whatever you get, get 'em a 1/2 size larger? Seems my feet just grow and grow as I get older and more rotund. Trail running downhill toes get mashed until you have extra room. Ditto long hikes. Feet swell.

Credit: Sewellymon
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Boom. Reno Running Co. in the Summit Sierra mall, right off the new freeway. Dunno if youve gone thru there yet, but its awesome not having to drive all the way thru carson. Takes so much less gas.

Go to the new sierra trading post, next to wholefoods. They have way more stuff than they ever had. They have some sportiva shoes too, a couple kinds.

La Sportiva makes better running shoes these days than climbing shoes. Fit is really good for my foot and splits the nearly 3/4 size difference between my feet pretty well. I got some of those trendy mushy sole quantums, shoes great, sole is stupid, my new work shoes, they were lame to run in. $65 at sierra trading post.

Ive been using Saucony Guide Tr3's since they were just TR's, fifth pair. Best fit for my foot anymore. NB, Asics used to both fit well, but havent fit one well in several years. Used adidas for years, but they dont make good shoes anymore. I cant find a brooks trail shoe that fits me well, Cascadias were not it. Love brooks, but their trail shoe lineup doesnt have anything for me now.

Granted I use trail shoes and youre after cushion/road shoes, you will have so damn many options, youll find a good match.
John M

climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
The more I think about the winters over there the more I think you should get yourself a groomer and find some dirt roads to groom for skate skiing. Its way easier on your knees and you would be doing a community service. Plus once you get fast its way more fun then running. That or doing some cross country skiing. You will get in shape. There isn't much doubt about that.
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:46pm PT
Not gonna read the whole thread so this may be an echo, but.. no runner finds the perfect shoe on the first try, takes many miles and many shoes to do that. Go to a runner's shop where the sales people are actual runners.

Of course, if you're just looking to build up an appetite for Thanksgiving, get whatever looks good...
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Ski over here and groom my driveway!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
I think your plan sounds, sound, Dean. The guy who owns eclipse knows his stuff. That's where I used to buy running shoes when I lived in Reno
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