My Running Shoe Rotation & Workout Recap

Woah…I am tired!

I woke up this morning close to my usual time (because I do not know how to sleep late) and even though I am tired, I am still riding some sort of endorphin high produced by a combination of yesterday’s long run and last night’s Islanders game.

Or maybe I am just on a sugar high from the mega ice cream sundae we technically inhaled only a few hours ago.

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Epic dessert for an epic day which we will discuss a bit more tomorrow!

For this week’s workout recap, which features lots of awesome runs (!!), I made it a point to take note (actually, take a picture) of the sneakers I wore each day just so you would have an idea how my running shoe rotation goes down.

I currently rotate three pairs of running shoes and it is extremely rare that I wear the same pair two days in a row.

Read more about the importance of rotating your running shoes here.

weekly workout recap



Pure Barre Studio Series & 5 Miles – A while back I referred to myself as plank pathetic.

I am still no planking champion but I have noticed that I can lift and lower each leg while in the plank position much better than when I first started this Pure Barre series back in December. Progress!

5 easy miles in my Hoka Cliftons.

hoka cliftons

The Hokas usually come out for easy runs/recovery runs but can be worn for really any run which is why I love having them as an option.




9 Miles – I wore my newest, brightest, bluest pair of Energy Boosts just because I needed a little extra love this morning.

I was dealing with that overall time of the month not-so-sparkly feeling and wanted my run to go as well as possible so new shoes were a must.

Adidas Energy Boosts

And they matched too!

I don’t like to push my pace much during this time of the month but my legs felt really fresh and ready to roll so I actually still averaged 8:55 overall.




Pure Barre Mile High & 6 Easy-Paced Miles – I had been saving these Pro Compression socks for what, I don’t know, so I randomly decided to brighten the gloomy misty morning by wearing them for an easy morning run along with my veteran pair of Energy Boosts.





8 Miles

I threw off my shoe rotation by wearing the newer Boosts on Tuesday but it all worked out just fine because I can wear my Hokas for fast runs and feel great, almost forgetting they aren’t my main pair/first choice in running shoes.

Miles 1 – 3 @ 8:50 <- warm up

Miles 3 – 6 @ 8:14 <- unmeasured speed intervals throughout the miles

Miles 6 – 8 @ 8:35 <- slight cool down




4 Easy Miles & Pure Barre Studio Series – I normally do Pure Barre before running but this time I ran first and then came home to lift, tone and burn.

I went with my older pair of Boosts for this short run because I decided they are really reaching their end which means they are no longer allowed to run with me for long runs on Saturdays.

Adidas Energy Boosts

Are you following the thought process on the shoe rotation or have I lost you completely?!



15 Miles – You know you are having an awesome run when you hear yourself singing along with your playlist.

15 miles

I think I listened to Fall Out Boy’s The Phoenix a bazillion times during this run- my favorite running song at the moment!

Miles  1- 10 @ 8:30 pace with mile 1 @ 8:44 and mile 10 @ 8:14

Miles 10- 13 @ 8:35

Mile 13-15 cool down




Rest day/morning walk with my son. At least that was the plan last night, he’s still asleep…


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  1. says

    I didn’t get to sleep until 3am which must be some sort of record for me, and of course I was up at 6! So technically I slept in 30 minutes past my normal time, so frustrating! And I get the shoe thing, I have older shoes for short easy runs that I’d never wear for longer than maybe 5.
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  2. says

    Love all your bright shoes! They look so nice for spring. I also rotate through a few pairs of shoes..usually just two though. I use my Brooks PureFlow 3 for short runs and speed work/races. I have Asics Gel Kayano for longer runs. Sometimes I’ll throw in an older pair for short/easy runs so I don’t wear out my Pureflow. They’re my favorite of all time so far!!
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      • says

        I fell in love with them after wearing them, they don’t seem like it at first but the Cloud shoe bottoms are these sort of bubble-type things, and they aren’t bouncy exactly but over the long run they allow much more “give” and feel less pounding on your shins, which I need, because I have a bad knee and hip on my right side (when one’s fine, the other’s going sore) so that give is great!
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