New trainers. Why is it the first few runs are always rough?

Got new trainers this weekend. almost identical to the ones I've been wearing but obviously not worn so not the perfect shape yet and with loads more grip! I had achy calf's and just the feel of my run was different. I know it will feel better but I just want to say... I hate new trailers. Why can't my old one (with holes) last forever????



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  • They're a bit like leather gloves. I've had a pair I use for driving, over 20 years old, hubby bought me a new pair, they are tucked in a drawer!!! When ever I've bought new running shoes I walk in them for about 3 x 5K's to get them broken in. I also never leave it to the last minute to buy, just in case I have problems with new ones I can at least fall back on old faithful's then. Happy new shoe runnings.

  • Still have my old faithful's! They have not totally fallen apart yet. May use them for the next run until I get used to my new ones

  • You could try wearing your new ones around the house for a few days before going out running in them - might help?

  • Oh no! Not what I want to hear! I treated myself yesterday to some lovely new Brooks Ravennas (I had just completed W6R1 so felt extremely entitled to them!) and I am so excited about wearing them tomorrow evening for R2. They seem such a perfect fit, having had my gait analysis done (I'm very wonky, it would seem!) and I was sure I would fly in them - maybe/maybe not, I shall find out tomorrow! Happy running mustgetthin - I think we are roughly at the same stage xx

  • You'll be fine. I have been running on very little grip and I found I was almost tripping myself up. I have had these trainers for two years and should have replaced them ages ago but wanted to make sure I could get back into running first. I know in a week or so they will mould to the shape of my feet and I'll be fine. Today I just felt clumsy!

    S X

  • Hang on to your excitement! When I got new shoes (also Brooks) I had no problems wearing them for the programme without needing to break them in first. You may well fly tomorrow. Good luck, enjoy new shoes. Best wishes.

  • How did you get off on W6 R2? x

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