My trainers are dead, long live my trainers



I think the pain developing in my ankles/knees is due to my running shoes being dead.  This happens too frequently for my liking, but I’m getting about 200 miles of running in them, so it’s not too bad (the average is 300 miles, apparently).  It seems that the midsole, the shock-absorbing part of the shoe, will not last as long as the rest of it.  I’m not spending silly money on them – £50+ is excessive, I think. I’m not training for a marathon here.

The upside is that I get to have new trainers every 4 months, and although they are no good for running any more, they make for very comfortable shoes for mooching around the house.  I’m thinking they might also be pretty good for the beach, as they will dry out quickly. The other upside is the my joints won’t start to hurt.

So those are my new ones in the photo at the front, and  my old ones in the box. Not sure about the colours, but a little more visibility can’t hurt, can it?



4 thoughts on “My trainers are dead, long live my trainers

  1. thewondermya says:

    Long life to the new ones !

  2. Maxxy says:

    See that’s my problem with all of this running milarky…’re saying you get about 200 mpt ( miles per trainer – thought that one up all by myself LOL ) – which would indicate you’ve been through several pairs, which also therefore indicates multiple sets of 200 miles. I mean…..200 seems more than plenty… fact 200 alone would quite probably kill me, so multiple sets of 200 ?? – quite unthinkable. I think I need a lie down just thinking about it…… 😉

    • it’s not all in one go – if you do it in 2mile chunks, it’s not so bad. it did seem a bit crazy to think I’ve run probably 800 miles or so. I would have laughed at anyone who told me that 18months ago!

      • Maxxy says:

        HAHA – even 800 miles over 18 months seems a lot !! – I really do need to do something. I haven’t done ANY exercise for at least 10 years. The most exercise I get is a 5 minute walk into town every now and then…..I really am Lard Boy…….

        Liking the new layout btw….

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