I keep track of the mileage on my shoes. Right now my red 2130s have 257 miles on them and my Kayano 14s have 256…or do they!?! I’ve been thinking about all of the hidden ‘miles’ on my shoes. For example, I first put my running shoes on in the locker room. I walk from there to the stretching area, walk around to get some water, back to the stretching area, then head outside (occasionally to the restroom first), and then I turn on Garmin the Great. My runs rarely end at the front door, but GtG stops as quickly after the number of miles I’m scheduled to run—usually an additional .01. But then I walk to the gym, to the stretching area…you get the point. When I do intervals, the clock stops but I walk around a bit as I try to recover…more unaccounted for steps.
So, like many Dominican baseball prospects, my shoes have more mileage on them than their official records show.
Why is this important? Where do those hidden miles go?* Isn’t the additional mileage on my shoes likely to be a mile, maybe four at absolute maximum over the course of their lifetime? Good point. Alas, this is what I fret over during taper.
“It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.”
* Do they hang out with Bigfoot in the Hidden Valley eating carrots with delicious ranch dressing?