It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for a quick fitness tip for Fartlek Friday! Today I want to talk about how to track your running shoe mileage. This is so important and can be tricky if you rotate through multiple pairs of shoes! But there a few simple ways to do this. It’s all about being consistent!
1. Set up an Excel Spreadsheet
This is pretty simple, but you will need to remember to update it when you are on your computer. Just make columns for each of the shoes you are rotating, start by noting how much mileage is already on them, and then add the mileage for each date when you wear them. I love excel because it will manually add the mileage for you!
Here is a template you can use. Just make a copy to your Google Drive or download it so you can edit it. Shoe Tracking 2021
2. Use an App
This is how I have been tracking my shoe mileage for about 2.5 years. I use an app called “Shoe Tracker”. It lets you add each of your shoes, and then after your run you just select the shoes you wore and put in your mileage for that day. I like using an app because I always have my phone with me so I can update this whenever I am thinking of it.
3. Use Garmin Connect
I think most runners track their shoes on Garmin Connect. It took me a while to figure out how to do this and personally it just felt a little more cumbersome than the other options. But it might work for you if you are already using Garmin Connect!
You start by going to “Gear” and “Add Gear”. Then you go in and add your shoes and how many miles you will wear them for. Then, after each run, you select which shoes you wore. You will also get alerted when you reach the max mileage for a pair of shoes so you can retire them.
Do you rotate through multiple pairs of running shoes? How do you track your shoe mileage?