Running clothes last a long time and over the years I’ve collected enough shorts, singlets, shirts, socks to tide me over till the Boston Marathon. Unfortunately shoes are one of those things that just wear out, and the shoes I wear tend to break down for me a little earlier than I would like. I wear Mizuno Precisions.
I get an average of 250 miles per pair, after that point I tend to start getting foot problems or shin issues etc. The lateral weaknesses in my foot seem to become aggravated around this time. With the three pairs I have now I probably have another 150 miles. Between now and the Boston marathon I’ll need 5 shoes, one pair that I’ll only put 50 miles on that I’ll use for the race and the rest based on a 75 to 80 miles per week average.
Then there’s the GU. Since each long run on Saturday from now on will be over 20 miles, let’s assume I go through 5 to 6 GUs on Saturdays and then 2 to 4 during the week. So averaging 8 a week that would be around 6 boxes of 24 GUs if I include the marathon. I may be off a little so there may be some more needed but this should be close enough for now.
So today I went to the Rogue store and ordered 5 pairs of shoes and 6 boxes of GUs. This way I don’t have to deal with anything possibly not being in stock … one less thing to concern myself with during the training season … except now I need to find some room to put all the shoes and GU.