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4/13/12 5:46 A

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Thanks Vicki



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4/12/12 8:38 P

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The old rule I had heard as a runner was 500 miles, but mine don't last that long. However they don't need to be tossed just cause they show wear. My R heel always shows signs of wear almost immediately. Better test is lie then on a table: they should not tilt.
Also rotate 2 pairs so each one gets a day to dry out. Also then I have one that is pretty new, and one that is older.

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4/11/12 9:09 P

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My shoes wear evenly. I do remember a trainer once suggesting that I get new shoes since he noticed I had been wearing the same pair for many months. Those shoes were still in good shape, but he still thought it was time to get rid of them. It's kinda difficult to trash a still "new" looking pair of shoes.

So, average weight, average wear pattern, low mileage (only walking as of now, a few thousand steps), what's a good rule of thumb?



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4/11/12 8:48 P

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Not Raul, but once read an article. The mileage is going to vary from person to person only because of the amount of body weight you are putting on the shoe, the way you wear them (I tend to wear my out so that the left heels also go first because of a knee and ankle issue)

Other issues are your stride and the types of ground you are using them on.

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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PAULOBRY's Photo PAULOBRY Posts: 1,643
4/11/12 8:40 P

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Raul,
I'm curious about the shoes. Do you have a rough idea of mileage before you junk them, or is the six and four months based on any kind of feel?



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4/11/12 1:57 P

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When I first started this journey back in December 2009 I struggled to make 10K steps per day. Slowly but with consistent effort (and some gently prodding from some great SparkFriends) I have slowly increased my steps to 20K steps per day. What I am getting at is that this is a process, not something that is accomplished overnight!
Now how do I do it now? I work in an office but I make an effort to get up once every half hour or so and move about. I get in an hour of cardio work at my gym. If my cardio day involves walking I can get in approximately 7-8K steps per hour. If I am running that day then I can get in 9-10K steps per hour. As Vicki stated I also walk in place. I can usually get in 7K steps per hour. I LOVE to watch TV so in order to feel less guilty about this guilty pleasure I will walk in place for an hour each evening. I admit I am fanatical about steps but one cannot argue with results!
BTW, I replace my walking shoes every six months and my running shoes every four months!

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4/10/12 4:00 P

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I cannot run nor jog with my osteoarthritis in my left knee, but I am a good walker.
Usually I can climb stairs if I am focused.
Today I have 56 floors which is a new record for me.

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4/10/12 2:48 P

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I usually only get VAM's when I run, and even when I run 6.5 miles I only end up with 13,000 for the entire day...not just the run. (fitbit has me at 8.1 miles) I know Raul gets 30,000.. he's the only person I know who does (though i see 20,000ers) , and he walks/jogs in place. That hurts my knees, while running doesn't. I do a little but just can't go for long. I thought Raul would have posted here with his tips!

I just checked and my highest in 2012 was 19,000.. but I'm usually a lot less.

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4/10/12 8:29 A

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I think folks with ultra high VAM's must be in extremely active careers, too.
I push hard to get five miles a day, and rarely get VAM's.

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4/9/12 9:56 P

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nope. He is just returning to work after being unemployed for 8 months but the weight is starting to come off slowly

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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4/9/12 9:54 P

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He is lucky. He must be thin. LOL

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4/9/12 9:42 P

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My husband has one of those jobs where he walks a million square foot distribution center several times a day and can easily log in that many steps a day.

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much


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4/9/12 9:12 P

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I can well imagine. People who have jobs that do a lot of walking would certainly rack up the steps. I am retired so I have to make mine count.


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4/9/12 8:57 P

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I also have to be very active to even get 10,000, but we talked to a waitress who said she wore a pedometer once and it recorded over 20,000 steps just during her shift so I think some jobs really rack up the steps.My son has a friend who referees basketball and wears the fitbit on his shoe somehow and gets thousands of steps during a game.

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4/9/12 8:11 P

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I know what you mean. I went to the gym this morning and did 20 min on the treadmill at 3.7mph and a 1 hour body pump class which I entered manually was active all afternoon with home activities and I am only at 5635 steps. Gesh!

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4/9/12 7:23 P

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I'm guessing that some of those folks have very active jobs. I'm lucky if I get to 10,000.

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4/9/12 7:12 P

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How do people do that? There are several people on my fitbit friends list that average around 30,000 steps a day. Just time wise, how do they get it all in? I think I am doing good to average around 13,000, with an occasional higher day. I'm so impressed that anyone can average that high! How fast do they go through shoes? where do they walk to? is it part of their job? curious fitbitters want to know!

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