by Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Want to learn Dr. Kirk Scofield’s top tip for switching shoes — without the injury? When a patient of Dr. Scofield is going to change into a shoe that is significantly different, he gives them this formula for success: Run for a minute in the new shoes, walk for a minute, and repeat for about 5 minutes. Then, change back into the old shoes for the rest of the workout.
“The next day,” says Dr. Scofield of Summit Orthopedics, “we increase the initial period in the new shoe slightly, so that we are gradually increasing the total amount of time a patient spends in the new shoe.”
Learn more about guidelines for transitioning to a new running shoe from our friends at Summit Orthopedics.
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We want to thank all of you who participated in our "Your Place, Your Pace" Virtual Run 4/26-5/3. We are grateful for the support of 226 runners (and their families and furry friends) who donned race bibs in our honor. Our Moms on the Run community is full of creative, active, strong families!
Congratulations to Erin Kiok with Prior Lake Moms on the Run. She is our lucky winner, selected at random from all participants, who received a free pair of shoes from our friends at Run N Fun.
In conjunction with the virtual run, we also had fun awarding more than 20 other prizes on Facebook and Instagram. Prizes included gift cards to support local businesses, gift certificates to the MOTR store, our new MOTR teal tee and #MOTRstrong strength band sets.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Our friends at Run N Fun are open for curbside pick-up and ship-out. If you need to be fitted for or try on shoes, that option is available outside the store by appointment at their St. Paul and Burnsville locations. They are also offering video or face-time assessments. To order curbside or ship-out, or for appointments, click here for contact information and store hours. Run N Fun is also offering 25% off to MOTR members through April.
Goldy's Run, one of our partner races, has tentatively rescheduled their race from April 5 to Aug. 22 — the same weekend as our MOTR 5K/10K. To continue to support Moms on the Run, we of course would like our runners to attend our race. Therefore, MN Run Series has two options for the members of Moms on the Run who have already registered for Goldy's Run (and don't want to race two days in a row).