Why does the track team run carrying a pair of shoes?
This has been a mystery to me and I don't know who to ask. I work on a university campus and I regularly see the track team--the men and the women distance runners (I assume since they don't look like the sprinters or shot-putters)--running and they're always carrying a pair of shoes, one shoe in each hand. I thought maybe they were carrying minimalist shoes and at some point using them in their workout, but a closer look at the shoes it appears that they are running in regular fully-padded shoes and carrying regular fully-padded shoes. Why do they do it?
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3