Running is simple: just lace up some shoes and go, right?
So, go ahead and check out the cheap shoes first, but don t be surprised if you end up needing to spend more than the minimum.
On the bright side, once you find a shoe you like, you can scour clearance sales or use Shoekicker to find it at a discount.
Races Aren t Cheap
A lot of us focus our training by picking a race, whether that s a marathon next year or a five-kilometer race about three miles as our graduation from couch-to-5K training.
At the Pittsburgh marathon $145 , runners get a swag bag with just a few items—a whistle and a protein bar were in my relay bag this year—and have to walk through a crowded expo full of vendors to collect them.
Other studies have come up with different numbers, but all agree that runners are very prone to overuse injuries—like my tendonitis, or other issues that can cause pain in the knees, ankles, and hips.