New running shoes & running goals

My running career is going a bit up and down at the moment, so it’s time to update you guys and to set myself a new goal. And when I set goals, I share those with you in order to motivate myself even a bit more. You can control me then!

So, to quickly explain what’s going on:

  1. I was supposed two half marathons this autumn. Both were cancelled on my behalf.
    2. I lost my beloved running shoes.

About number one: there is nothing more stupid than working for a goal, and then there is no goal. Yes, I know, training is never bad, but it does hurt one’s motivation. I was supposed to run the half marathon at Disneyland Paris last Sunday as well as the Ironman in Antalya in three weeks. Both were cancelled on my behalf due to organisational reasons.

About number two: I. Am. An. Idiot. I thought I would do my beloved running shoes something good by washing them. Of course I was so smart and decided to wash them with my towels to do them no harm. And then I put the washing machine on 60 degrees, as always with towels. Oh. No. Apparently shoes can shrink to. Goodbye, my loves.

That kind of killed my running motivation. No goal, no shoes. For several weeks I changed my running to strength training… until my toes startet twitching again. Lottie without running just doesn’t work. Running is my absolute favourite hobby. I have been running for 10 years now (oh! That should be celebrated!) and there is nothing that makes me more relaxed and happy. So I needed a plan. And that looked as follows:

Running AppLaufapp

  1. Set a new goal: I have got one since last weekend: the Berlin Halfmarathon in April 2017. The final decision was made when I heard how many of my blogger friends will be running too. But I would love to run this autumn too, as I have been training so much. Do you have any idea where the next half marathons will take place?
  2. Find a new pair of shoes. To be honest, I have quite some running shoes at home. But once you fall in love with one pair of shoes you never wear any others anymore. Now I’ll have to find out which other shoes I could take for the next half marathon. Thank god I have found a good trick to do so. As you might know, I use the Runtastic app for running and it has just brought out a new feature: shoe-tracking! Perfect for me!

I can now save my shoes into the app and chose which I pair I was wearing after every run. So the runs will be saved with my shoes. And what’s the best? The app will let me know, which shoes I should use for long runs, which ones I’m especially fast with and also which shoes I should throw away, if I’ve been wearing them for too long. As my knees always need perfect attenuation this is really important for me! Using these tricks it shouldn’t be too hard to find the perfect half marathon-shoes, right?

I would love to hear about your experience! What are your favourite running shoes, how do you track your runs and what are you training for? And most important: where are the next half marathons?


In cooperation with Runtastic

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3 Comments

  1. 03/10/2016 / 20:31

    Vähän harmi, että Disneyland peruuntui. Olis varmaan ollut siistiä! :) Mut onneksi on muitakin tavoitteita! Berliini on varmasti upea ja onhan meillä täällä Suomessakin siistejä juoksutapahtumia, esimerkiksi Helsinki City Trail parin viikon päästä..

    • 03/10/2016 / 20:53

      Oi! Kuinka pitkähän toi Helsinki City Trail on? Täytyypä heti googlata! Kiitos todella paljon vinkistä!

  2. 02/10/2016 / 14:12

    Uusien juoksukenkien pakkoetsiminen on kyllä tuskaa, enkä ainakaan mä niitä ikinä silloin löydä. Enkä oikein vieläkään tiedä onko paljasjalkakengät paremmat kuin kunnolla pronaatiotuettu pari vai toisin päin. Edelliset Brooksit löysin Sportarenasta sattumalta 50% alennuksella, kun oltiin hakemassa poikaystävälle popoja, ja sitä edeltävät Nike Freet ostin oikeastaan kävelykenkäajatuksella, mutta kirmasinkin kuitenkin puolimaratonin niissä. (Tässä kohtaa kisapaikkavinkkinä Heidelberg huhtikuussa: huikeat maisemat ja kivasti korkeusmetrejä!)

    Älä enää seuraavia kenkiä pese pesukoneessa! ;__; Menee muoto ja materiaali ihan kököksi. Kannattaa pestä suihkussa, sisäpohjat irti ja erikseen ja miedolla saippualla vaikka pehmeällä sienellä hangaten. Kuivaaminen huoneenlämmössä sanomalehtien avulla, ei missään nimessä patterin päällä tai saunassa.

    Mulla oli vuosi sitten käytössä ihan vaan joku Androidin oma juoksu-äppi, mutta sen kaivaminen taskusta jokaisissa liikennevaloissa suorituksen pausettamisen takia oli vähän hankalaa. Nyt käytän Polar M400 -juoksukelloa, on tosi hyvä ja hinta-laatusuhteeltaan ihan huippu! :)