Racing and Cross Training Shoes

I didn’t realize my shoe choices were so interesting.  Either way I thought I would talk about my racing and cross training shoes as well.  Incase you missed it last week, here are the shoes I train in.  Moving on…  First, I prefer the lightest possible shoes for racing.  I want to run fast.  No I don’t think I’ll ever run barefoot or in five finger shoes but these are all my jives.

I used to run all races in the Nike Waffle racer.

You can kind of see them here….

But it’s now an antique and sits on my shelf in my running shrine.  I’d buy 1000 more pairs if I could.  For me, those babies were magic.  (Can you tell I’m still bitter?)

But alas I’ve also found a few pairs that are good as well (which happen to be Nike as well).

The Nike lunar spiders are very light (5.4) ounces and I wear them for anything.  1 mile race.  Check.  Half marathon.  Check.  They are great shoes and if you are looking for a fast and speedy light weight shoe I highly recommend them.   There isn’t much to say because they have little support and do what they need to do.

Next up are my lunar spikes.  This is actually one of the only female shoes I own.  I actually prefer to run in male shoes because there are more choices and I have decently sized feet.  Anyways-my brother got these for me last year when I was going into cross country season and you wear spikes for that sort of thing.  Unless you run a lot of short trail races, I don’t think these are necessary.

The first race I ever ran in them…also the most muddy

Finally, my cross training shoe (the nike free).  This started as a running shoe but upon running a few miles in it, I realized it didn’t have enough support for the mileage I wanted to do in them.  The bottom of my foot would get so sore if I was running in them.  So now I just elliptical/walk the dog…whatever in them and they are fabulous for that.

Question for you: 

What type of shoes do you workout in?

Are they any shoes you wish they still sold?