breaking trainers in

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21/01/2008 at 11:19

Can anyone tell me what is the recommended amount of miles you have to do in a new pair of trainers for them to be ready to take on a marathon,I am not to sure as i have heard some very different views

21/01/2008 at 11:43

Not many. Are you running in trainers or racers. Racers - a half would be enough to bed them in and let you know if they suit you.

 Trainers a week or two to do the same.

Don't over do it or they'll be battered before te race

21/01/2008 at 11:50
if they are style you've run in before, then I don't think there is a a running in period - I've run 20 miles in box new runners before as I knew they suited my feet....
21/01/2008 at 13:30

1 short run and 1 long run just to make sure that there are no new friction points, bruised toe nails etc etc.

If they are identical (same make, model, size, mk) probably not required.

21/01/2008 at 16:28

Thanks Yellow,Fat buddha,and Sean G. The trainers (saucony grid stabil mc 5's) that i will be doing the London and Edinburgh marathons in are what i am running in now without any problems,so better to save new trainers for the marathons then.

I wear these trainers because i am a fairly severe overpronater,I get on alright with them but find them a bit on the heavy side.Any sugestions on any alternative shoes 

cougie    pirate
21/01/2008 at 17:09
I wouldnt try to go with a really fresh pair of trainers - I'd run in them for a couple of weeks first I think - just to be safe.
22/01/2008 at 21:58
Also when the trainers are really new I find it is a good idea to go for a bike ride in them before I run in them so I wear them in a little bit and know if they are going to run anywhere. 

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