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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 08:06    Post subject: Racing flats...
I finally bought some... Nike somethingorother somethingorothers... I've forgotten the name of them already. I can't believe how light they are. I almost feel silly owning them because I'm nowhere near an elite runner and don't ever expect to be. Here's to knocking a few seconds off that 5k time though. Gonna run in them tomorrow and race in 'em saturday.
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 08:08    Post subject:
Ooooohhh, be sure to let us know how they work for you. I may need to buy a pair to catch up with you.
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 09:05    Post subject:
Definitely work a few tics. For 12km and under I use flats and am looking at a light trainer for 10M & halfM racing.
Good luck on Sat!!!
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 09:20    Post subject:
I'm wearing my flats for the first time in a 10k Sat. They feel like ballerina slippers (not that I know what that actually feels like). I also have that silly feeling Neutral
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 10:43    Post subject:
runaroundsue wrote:
I'm wearing my flats for the first time in a 10k Sat. They feel like ballerina slippers (not that I know what that actually feels like). I also have that silly feeling Neutral


Yeah they are ridiculously light and kind of gaudy for my own tastes. Oh well.
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 10:55    Post subject:
Sweet!!! I'm serious, you WILL run faster.

I was wearing racing flats back when I could only run a 21 minute 5k. You are a consistent sub-20 these days, so you have lots of street cred. Don't be ashamed to sport the flats on race day!

Are these the ones you got?

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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 11:20    Post subject:
...or maybe these?

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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 11:21    Post subject:
Runner X wrote:
Sweet!!! I'm serious, you WILL run faster.

I was wearing racing flats back when I could only run a 21 minute 5k. You are a consistent sub-20 these days, so you have lots of street cred. Don't be ashamed to sport the flats on race day!

Are these the ones you got?



Those aren't the ones. I looked for them on the roadrunner site but didn't see them. I'll try and find them elsewhere.
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 11:22    Post subject:
jrjo wrote:
...or maybe these?



nope.... knowing me and my skills at buying stuff i probably bought an outdated pair from 1988....
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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 11:45    Post subject:
These?

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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 12:02    Post subject:
maybe these?

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PostPosted: 08/05/03 - 12:25    Post subject:
I think they are an old never worn pair of Kmart Trax with a swoosh taped on the side.....
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PostPosted: 08/06/03 - 17:51    Post subject:
jrjo wrote:
...or maybe these?



I saw these the other day, they made me wish I was fast!!
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PostPosted: 08/06/03 - 17:53    Post subject:
It's been statistically proven that wearing pink shoes makes you run faster....of course you have to or they'll catch you and beat you up.
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PostPosted: 08/08/03 - 07:45    Post subject:
I have thought about it, but for the cost and the amount of time I would use them and my lack of real super gain potential I have opted no.
Now in HS I did have spikes for CC and track and that did make a difference but I also did use them a few times a week.
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