So quick question for you folks out there: on a scale of 1 to 10, how bad is it really to run long distances in old sneaks?
There's a reason for this question: I'm headed out of town this weekend and will have to bang out my 10-mile run all by myself from my parents' house in B'ham. Running shoes take up some pretty valuable real estate in my tiny suitcase that is already crammed full of ball gowns (more on that later) and bulky winter clothes - and I absolutely without fail no question about it REFUSE to check my luggage.
I have my old running shoes at my parents' house that have been in retirement for about 3 years, so can I run my 10-miles in those? Am I reeeeally putting myself at risk of injury? Or do I need to suck it up and bring home my current shoes that still have plenty of pep in their step?
What's a girl to do?