Any time one of our athletes approaches me about a new injury, or something that is nagging them the first question I ask them is, "How old are your shoes?" More often than not the response I get is that the shoes are well past their shelf life. It's a simple thing to fix, but too often this important part of injury prevention is neglected. Here are a few tips on when it's time to get new shoes.
- Get fitted for a great pair of running shoes from a store like Boulder Running Company or Runner's Roost. They will do a gate analysis for free to make sure you are in either a neutral or support shoe. Mention you run at Mountain Vista and they will even give you 20% off.
- A traditional pair of running shoes will last you between 400 and 500 miles. After that they are shot, and it's time to replace them.
- Always replace before you get to 500 miles, even if you are not having any problems.
- Light weight shoes are great, but they typically do not last as long. You will probably need to replace them closer to 250 miles.
- Log how many miles you have on a pair of shoes the second you start running on them. This will let you know how many miles are on them, and when it's time to change them out.
- When you find something that works, stick with it. It's tempting to buy different shoes that are new and cool, but when you find a trusted pair that works stick with them.
- When you train consistently your shoes will need to be changed every 2 to 3 months depending on how many miles you are running. Underclassmen/freshman can usually get by on 3 months because they run less mileage. Upperclassman will probably be closer to every 2 months.
Spring California Trip
Below is all of the important information that you need to know about the California trip this April. Please review as a family and keep the following deadlines in mind.
- January 29th, Registration for the trip closes
- February 12th, Deposit for trip due
- April 1st, Final payments for the trip are due
- April 7th-10th, California Trip for the Arcadia and Tiger Invitationals
California Trip Parent Letter (doc)
Arcadia Invitational Tentative Itinerary (doc)
California Trip Performance Standards (doc)
Arcadia Invitational Official Website (link)
South Pasadena Tiger Invitational Official Website (link)
Schedule for January 25th-31st
Tue- MVHS 3:10
Wed-Rocky Heights MS 3:20
Thur-A.M. Run 6:30 a.m. MVHS
Sat-The Bluffs Regional Park 9 a.m.
Sun-Optional Run on your own, or w/ a teammate