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How many miles did you run today?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MonkeyFresh, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Distinguished Member

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    Maybe you all have some experience and can guide me but I'm searching for some running shoes. I've got a wide ass foot so benefit greatly from a shoe with natural footbed and also prefer a zero drop so I can keep my ankles flexible. Frustratingly xero and altra cannot provide the bottom sole measurments of a size 8.5. I know it's not a complete accurate measurement, but I gotta know if they even wide enough to consider as I'm in New Zealand and shipping is a mofo and I can't return. Anyone know super wide running shoes to buy?
     

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    Well we had a business meeting at Disney World with a 5K. Thought I'd give it a go, as I used to really enjoy running before a knee injury sidelined me. After surgery 1.5 years ago, I finally got on a treadmill 2 weeks ago for 20 minutes with no issues. Throwing caution to the wind I joined my coworkers and ran the 5K very respectfully (I'm a Clydesdale in a 44R suit). Although I'm now more sore than I've ever been, we're going to add jogging back into my fitness plans. Not crazy stuff, maybe a few miles here and there.
     

  3. Fueco

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    How long and wide are your feet? I’ve got Altra and Xero Shoes in 9.5 and 10 that I can measure.
     

  4. Coldsnap

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    Ah, that would be helpful! To be really roomy I need something like 4.75" across at the widest spot. Sometimes I wear correct toes too and anything under 4.5" is a no go with those on.
     

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    I’m always jealous of @Fueco ’s runs. He’s got dogs, snow, mountains, etc...So when 6” of powder rolled in I decided to throw on my trail spikes and hit the streets for some urban trail running. Needless to say...it’s really difficult to move quickly.
     

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    Just under 6 miles on the treadmill last night. Temps are in the 40s here and I’d like to get outside for a run but everything has been coated with about .5” of ice for the past day or so. Spikes or not, I don’t really like running in those conditions.
     

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    had to grab whataburger at lunch today and I was feeling it on the mill


    I feel lame running on the treadmill when all you guys have snow and the weather is comparatively beautiful here. I need to do my saturday run outdoors this week
     

  8. Fueco

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    So, here are the insole measurements for the widest Altras I have, and the Xero shoes that I have...

    Size 9.5 Altra Lone Peak 3.5 - Insole is 3 3/4 inches wide
    Size 10 Xero TerraFlex - Insole is 3 15/16 inches wide (Xero recommends sizing up 1/2 size, and I agree with that. These fit my 9.25 E feet just about perfect.

    My pinky toe tends to splay out more than most people, which makes the wider shoe fit better. I wish Altras were just a touch wider...
     

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    Awesome thanks! Very helpful. I think I will try some Xero's then.
     

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    6.2m this afternoon in the -22f arctic sun. The roads/paths were all hard pack or ice...but I had no traction issues in my Speedspikes.
     

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    5 miles with the dogs, 3.5 on snow covered paths. It hasn’t been above freezing for a few days, so the snow is still powdery. My trail shoes handle it just fine.
     

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    -11 to start. Conditions are still icy dispite the county doing their best. The hardpack sections feel wonderful with the spikes, but that headwind is something else.
     
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    Raining today in DFW and shitty temps so I was on the mill again running at 7.7mph

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    [email protected]:09 this last mile was mostly at 7.5 and below
     

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    8.5 with the dogs. About 5 of that was on snow. Temps dropped from 32 to 27 while we were out, so the trails got slicker as the slushy bits refroze.
     

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    Shuffled out 4.1m in 5” of fresh powder. Temps in the singles and no wind, so pretty comfortable overall. 34m for the week.
     

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