The good.....The sad

I finished the 50 times 5 today with a lovely easy 5k run to the gym, followed by a refreshing swim, steam and jacuzzi. This 5k took me to a total of 386 k covered in the last 50 days ( just short of 240 miles). Mainly running but some cycling and walking included. I have decided to continue and try to reach 500 miles in 100 days. This is the good...

...The bad. My trainers! My ever faithful, lovely Adidas AdistarSalvation (that they don't make any more) have given up on me. They have been on nearly every run since around week seven of the c25k. They stopped my over pronation and miraculously took the pain away from my Achilles and bum. But, no more. The last few runs the aches have returned and at the end of today's outing they were officially diagnosed as 'knackered!' By the guy at the gym. Feel a little tearful, what shall I get to replace them?

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  • The same happened to me, it was like a bereavement... Get the same again which is my advice, which is what I did...

    Very well done on the 5X50... Great achievement.... :)

  • Congrats to you too xx. I would love to get the same again but everywhere I've looked they are unavailable

  • Incidentally, Ju what shoes do you train in for long runs?

    I hope you get some of those shoes Tready, as they sound made for you. Ebay could have some second hand, but nearly new ones.

  • Never thought of that but maybe worth a look. Problem is mine look ok (ish) but there not.

  • Are these them?

    It's really irksome when they discontinue the shoe that works for you.

  • Yes, thanks for the link. Unfortunately they don't have any in my size :(

  • That's awesome with the running. Worked out I need some new runners. Flat footed. Any suggestions?:-)

    Very inspiring!


  • If you are running on the road then it is advisable to get some professional advice and probably gait analysis to make sure you get shoes that are right for you. We all have different feet and running styles and the shoes should match. If you are running off road, it is considered not so important to have gait analysis, since each footfall is likely to be different because of the nature of the surface, but you need to get shoes to suit your arches. Good luck.

  • Thank you. Definitely agree with Mr Truffle, the best thing you will do for your running is go and get properly fitting shoes. That's what I did, alas they are no more! So back to Sweatshop for me.

  • Cheers for that. Will def get onto it :-)

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