desert dude wrote:
Spot, why not just run slower?
A steep jump in volume increases injury risk
a Steep increase in the total % of faster running increases injury risk
Combining increases in both incurs a steeper than steep increase in injury risk
Running slower isn't a panacea for preventing injury when ramping volume.
Rotating shoes: This is a Most Excellent Point that everyone should heed. (Golf clap for Brothertri!)
Everyone should have at least 2-3 pair of different brands that they rotate through or at least different styles within the same brand. People should not run in 1 pair of shoes until they die then get another pair and repeat the process.
Rotate Your Shoes
Well, to the part in bold, I'll enter a grievance on behalf of my wife/family...."why does Dev need so many pairs of running shoes ????"....Answer, "Some guy on the internet who goes by Desertdude told him to run in 7 different pairs per week"
"Why is Dev listening to some guy in the internet called Desertdude instead of his family?"
....Answer, "No one listens to their family, there are always smart people on the internet whose words we can use to justify anything!!!"
Seriously though, agreed fully on the rotation of shoes scenario. It costs you no more than sequentially using one pair of shoes. Personally my rotation consists of a variety of shoes from several brands, not just the same shoe of different ages/aggregate mileage. Once in a while I will pull a pair of shoes I have not touched in 5 years. Often those shoes just fell out of the rotation because I had some niggle that seemed to be more pronounced in that shoe than others, so I put that shoe on the sidelines and long after the niggle is cleared up, the pair of shoes, did not make it back into the "starting lineup".