Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Out with the Old; In with the New

Dear Old Mizuno Shoes,

You will be missed on the run. You brought me, no joke, 5 PR's out on the run this past spring. Thank you for giving me that 1:45:xx stand alone Half Marathon PR in March, the 1:15:xx 15K, the sub 30 min 4 miler, that sub 2 hour half marathon in the heat in New Orleans @ the 70.3, and that amazing 1:50:00 half marathon @ Mooseman 70.3 in the pouring rain; you held up well that day! You are being replaced by a new version of you, but don't worry, you are being retired into your glory days as walking shoes.

Our last run together this morning was a great parting run. You again held up well, only this time in 80 degree weather @ 100% humidity (@ 5:45 AM!!!) for 10 miles while allowing me to hold an 8:43 pace.

You won't be forgotten as the best pair of running shoes that I have ever worn!

11 comments:

  1. Wow! You should get them bronzed (like they do for baby's shoes) and preserve them :) haha

    I'm just about ready to cycle in a new pair of running shoes as well. I generally have two pair going at once and substitute in a new pair every 250 miles giving me about 500 miles per pair of shoes. Any idea how many miles you logged in your pair??

    Just out of curiosity, have you ever given speedlaces a try? I started with them a couple years ago and have them in all my shoes (both running and regular) now. I know some people have blister problems with them though if their feet move around too much.

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  2. Hahaha...I agree...get a glass case, memorialize them...
    -D

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  3. That sounds like a great pair of shoes! For some reason, I have the hardest time parting with my old running shoes, so I use them as walking/yard work/weight room shoes. I have like 4 pairs of "old" shoes in my closet...it's crazy!

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  4. You should have them bronzed like they do with babies shoes! I have the potential to be a running shoe horder so I came up with a plan years ago. The pair of shoes I train in leading up to a marathon is usually the one's I will wear to run the race, so after the race, I take them off and leave them in a nearby garbage can. At first it was hard to do but over the years it has gotten easier.

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  5. Maybe I need to purchase some of those shoes! They gave you my dream time of 1:50 for a half marathon:) Wow, you were able to hold that pace for 10 miles in 100% humidity!?! Go you!

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  6. It looks like they gave everything they had!

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  7. What would you do if they stopped making this model?!

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  8. Poor old shoes, you will be missed.

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  9. That is so funny. I just ordered a new pair of shoes last night. In fact just before reading this I updated my post to "*I decided I needed a new pair of Books Launch" or some shit like that. Do do do do, do do do do...

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