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BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 22, 2012 - 06:33am PT
All those asics shoes are good suggestions, provided they fit you well. The saucony's im using have stayed consistent with their fit for longer than any shoe ive used in the last 10 years. 5 pairs in 4 years. Saucony is great, people forget about them, theyre sleepers. Go to eclipse and running co and try on everything that seems remotely applicable, even the ass ugly ones. Usually murphys law steps in and makes the most ugly bright color euro shoes the best fit.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Nov 22, 2012 - 06:42am PT
I ran in Asics Cumulus and Kayanos but have switched to Brooks Pure Flows for the shorter distances and Nike Lunarglides for longer.

I sometime read the running forums, pick out 3 shoes that sound interesting, go to my LRS, try them on the treadmill there. I know right away which one is right.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2012 - 07:13am PT
Lots of great advice here.....thanks ALL!

I'll let ya know what I end up with next week.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:27am PT
Funny you say that Z, why just yesterday, during hike two, watching the sunset at delicate arch, my hiking companion said. "it's so good to be out here. A great workout, and way better than a fukcing elliptical!"
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Cragman....I was wearing my framing thong that day..It gives me support where and when i need it...RJ
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:35am PT
If you can get over the boredom factor (a very high hurdle), then buying and using an elliptical machine is probably better for you all-around healthwise.

I've heard those are not good for the knees.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 23, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Elliptical bad on knees? I was told by chiropractor and orthopedist the opposite. The ortho is an ex runner who only does elliptical now.

While my torn meniscus was acting up I could do e-machine without pain, could not run.

As far as sunsets and all, that's another big hurdle that is unlikely to ever be surmounted.

However, could ya see Steve McKinney (RIP) at sunset on top of a e-mach on top of a porche whipping around the mountains @ 120mph.

BTW, I think the land speed record out at Bonneville is 457mph these days.

This isn't Steve, but rather Sean Cridland (@ 162mph), but you get the idea.






zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 23, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
^Damn, while I probably won't wear them myself, I think I'll buy Michele a pair for Christmas.

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2012 - 11:58pm PT
So I ended up at Eclipse Running in Reno this morning....nice store, and good help.

Tried on a half dozen shoes and ran them around the parking lot. Ended up buying a pair of Brooks shoes...their "Ghost" model.

Giving them their first run tomorrow.

Thanks for all the input here...I'll let ya know what I think of them.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Trial run (pun intended) felt good!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 04:58pm PT
Well, I am certainly better at running it out.....than running.

:/
John M

climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:00pm PT
Keep going.. Day three usually sucks the worst. Though four and five can be pretty bad too. heh heh. :-)
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
I'm a huge fan of anything made by Brooks. I have a pair of cascadia trail runners at the moment.

Don't get five fingers, otherwise YER GONNA DIE
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Been advised to stay on an every-other-day running schedule initially....until the bod adjusts a bit.

Today's run, in 40 knot winds and 44 degree temps with rain showers....was...interesting.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
^Might make the case for running barefoot. I hate running in wet shoes.



GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
40 knots? How'd ya measure it?

;D
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
GDavis, living in the mountains for half my life....I spend a lot of time in less than desirable conditions. Between climbing and SAR ops in brutal weather, one gets a good idea of wind strengths.

When you nearly get knocked on your arse....that's 40+ knot territory.

:)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Not to mess up a good response, but I am compelled to ask, which half and (you saw it coming didnt' ya?) how did you measure it?


-Sir Isaac (don't call me fig) Newton

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
zBrown, do you know what an anemometer is?

And the second half...from 27 years young to presently 51 years better.

:)
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
If you can get over the boredom factor (a very high hurdle), then buying and using an elliptical machine is probably better for you all-around healthwise.

I always feel like I'm not working nearly as hard on the elliptical. Much easier to get heart rate up when running. Turning up the resistance isn't the same -- yeah, it gets the heart rate up, but it's like wading through molasses.

For the boredom, that's the primary reason I got a smart phone: watch movies while on the cardio machine at the gym.
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