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runninginBeijing Amateur 15 posts since
Oct 15, 2010
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Mar 23, 2011 5:19 AM

Shoe Crisis! Broken Shoe 4 Days Before Marathon!

Today I completed my last training run before this Sunday's marathon. As I  started packing for my trip I discovered a crack on the sole of my left shoe. These are Mizuno Wave Creation 11. I have no idea how long the crack has been there. I have two pairs of the same shoe that I rotate, and the crack is in the same  place on both shoes! They each have about 200 miles (at most) on them.

 

QUESTION 1: Should I run in them anyway? The crack might mean the affected shoe isn't as supportive or stable, or is less efficient at tranferring energy.

 

QUESTION 2: Should I try to find a new pair of the same model? But even if I can, I won't have time to break them in. Is this a worrisome problem?

 

QUESTION 3:  Alternatively, I have a pair of New Balance MR760 shoes that also have about 200 miles on them. I haven't run in them for about four months, but I did finish the  Beijing Marathon in them without blisters. Should I run in these instead? One advantage of the NBs is that they're a bit lighter (12 oz vs. the Mizuno's 14  oz). But will my feet remember running in them so many months ago?

 

With  20-20 hindsight, I should have bought a new pair of shoes several weeks ago in order to break them in....  What should I do?

 

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  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    Go with #1 if you can find the same shoe and model, if not go with #2.  Good luck

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    Yep, my guess is you will do something short the day before the race, (maybe 2-3 miles) to help get you loose.  If any problems at all with the new shoes don't run in them.  I had this happen on one of my 1/2's and had no issues.  The old shoes also if they cause you no problems with only 200 miles should also be okay.  The broken shoes you just don't know what could happen, it could be find or you could have big problems?  Hope this helps, it is only a guess!

  • WorfsBabyMama Amateur 17 posts since
    Feb 24, 2011

    If you do decide to get new shoes, act fast!  The Wave Creation 11 is quickly disappearing. The Wave Creation 12 just came out.  Some people are saying the difference in the shoes is tell-tale.

     

    I was looking for the WC11 myself and I've only come across a few websites that still carry it, but none of them were in my size.  You'd either have to have teeny-weeny feet (size 5 or 6) or large feet (size 10 or 11).  But I did eventually find it in a wide variety of sizes on finishline.com.  I ended up purchasing the WC12.

     

    Good luck with your race.





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  • Leadville Fan Pro 176 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009

    I say run in the NB.

     

    I don't recommend getting new Mizounos and running in them before  such a long run/race. I had the Inspire Wave and they change dthe way they're made --the last ones i bought in December were formed differently and i could.not.run.in.them. Ugh. Just got new Asics instead.





    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.

    2011:

    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR

    2010:

    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58

    2009

    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

    I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

    I would do #3!! Good Luck

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010

    Heck, if you're going to fire up the hindsight engine, you could go back a year or 18 months and train to run Barefoot.  Then you wouldn't be in this fix!





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    Good luck, have a great race!!!

  • Leadville Fan Pro 176 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009

    YEAH!!!





    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.

    2011:

    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR

    2010:

    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58

    2009

    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

    I will live my life; life lived in fear is not living. ~~me

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007

    I glad it work out, that is a great time.  Congrads!!!!

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