Running shoes have changed. In my first year of running (1972), I purchased two pairs of white lo top tennis shoes from K-Mart ($4.99). I blistered like mad, would pop them, put hydrogen peroxide on them and hope they would quickly heal. I was then introduced to Tuff Skin, something from Mueller sports I believe. It helped build callouses on one’s feet and the blisters became less pronounced.
This was my running regimen in my freshman and sophomore years at Desmet and Bellarmine. In my sophomore year, Mom took me to Camden sports where I purchased a pair of Onitsuka Tiger Cortez leather training shoes and the adidas Interval track spike. Mom spent $74 (1974) and she told me not to worry about the money. I put 1000 miles training in the Cortez, then had them resoled by Jeff Sink up in Mountain View.
It was in the fall of 1975 that I purchased my first Nike shoes, the Nike waffle racer. My whole Varsity team at Bellarmine bought them, I think. They were so cool. Nike had yellow and green shoes, and we thought that they were cool.
Nike Waffle Racer (1975), with original box (Twitter)
2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m), Week 17, Day 1
Monday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday: Warm-up, 30 minutes moderate running, 12 x 300m, cut downs, 100 m walk-jog between, cooldown
Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 100m stride outs, cooldown
Thursday: Warm-up, 4 x 800m, 1500m pace, 400m jog, 6 x 150m, stride outs, cooldown
Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x100m stride outs, cooldown
Saturday: warm-up, primary race distance or, 3 miles, sprint straights, jog turns, cooldown
Sunday: 70-75 minutes moderate pace, on trails
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