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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
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Out of curiosity, why are you gonna start pounding the pavement?

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.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
Asics GT 2170 or 2160 or 2150, get last years model, they are much cheaper. Lots of very high mileage runners prefer asics gel.

best of luck
-e
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
Heh, I think they started with GT2000s, back in 1996. I got some 2020s in '98 and loved them so much I bought a crate of them. Still have a couple of pair here, good for yardwork but miled out.

Dean, think about running shoes like you would about climbing shoes. Would it really make sense to tell someone to buy La Sportiva for sure? Definitely get the Anasazis? Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Nike, Saucony, etc., etc., make good shoes. Run in them and see what you like.

And sullly is totallly wrong. :)
Jon Freriks

Trad climber
AZ
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
"Asics GT 2170 or 2160 or 2150, get last years model, they are much cheaper. Lots of very high mileage runners prefer asics gel."

I think this is really good advise!

Recently I have been running in Ascis Kayano, pretty expensive if you do not shop around (I purchased my last pair for $80 with discount and coupons).

I always make sure I can fit at least my thumb width between the end of my big toe and the front of the shoe, usually a little more.

I was never an Adidas fan, however my son runs 100+ a week in Adidas.

Jon
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Boulder climber
bouldering
Nov 22, 2012 - 12:15am PT
I once did the complete june lake loop, and to Waugh Lake and back. The Yost trail is good one, right there in town.
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. :-)
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