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Coach Myles: Running Shoes

Sports can be expensive.  Thankfully running is not in that upper cost echelon, especially for frugal people (like me).  But as the cost of running shoes has gone up in the last decade, trying to stretch the dollar along all the miles we log has become easier to rationalize.  “I can get another 100 miles out of them”, or “I can’t afford another pair right now”, or even “they feel fine, it’ll be fine”. 

Running Shoes

That mindset has gotten me injured on a few occasions, but fortunately it’s a very easy fix.  Despite the extra $100 on shoes a couple times a year, it is much cheaper than a trip to the doc to figure out why your shins are in 5 different pieces.  I’d highly suggest a trip to your local specialty running store. On top of the prices being the same (I’ve worked at one and they are all MSRP or cheaper) you are often aided in the process by knowledgeable people who are competitive or recreational runner’s in their own right, rather than being told that the newest shoe at Hibbett’s is “the best running shoe on the market”. 

Every person’s foot is a different animal, and it is of utmost importance to your legs that the shoe fits (no pun intended).  My father always used to say “A runner’s feet are the most important part of their body”, which made a ton of sense when I realized that it is the only part of the body in contact with the ground (unless you trip like me on the mountain trails). The extra cash it takes to make sure that you’re in working order is certainly worth the while.  And you more frequently get pretty fly kicks out of it too.

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Myla

Before I started running I was puffy and depressed with my kids were leaving me behind during playtime. So my friend suggests this coaching program, which is now RunningLane.  I was cautious at first, investing in something I was sure I couldn’t do, but in order to regain my health something had to be done.  Next thing I knew I was on the starting line of my first 5k!  The training that they provide is so wonderful, so supportive and so dedicated to working with my personal goals and fitting into my life.  I feel good about myself.  I have the confidence back to go out and do things that I want to do.  Thank you!!!