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Sainsburys_Ed

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Jan 2015

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    fundamentally, you shouldn't be losing toenails every time you run a half marathon, and its likely to be from repeated impact of the top or front of the offending toe which despite not having seen you run i'd imagine is not part of your normal gait, so something is causing impact and it could be sliding, it could be fit, it could be the seam of your socks, or it could be that they are too small.

    its not likely to be something you notice when you first put your shoes on or first set off, or indeed be something that causes you a lot of pain while running so it might be hard to identify when looking at your feet in the shoes in the cold light of day..

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    It's likely to be caused by repeated low grade impact so either shoes being too small or you're foot sliding forward and hitting the front of the shoe

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    @Dammit this happening repeatedly would suggest ill fitting shoes...or repeatedly kicking curbs...

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    Brompton s2l in Raw Finish
    Covered 1600km according to strava
    Schwalbe Marathon Tyres
    Swisstop Green Pads with some life (brand new original pads supplied as well)
    Normal Suspension Block
    Luggage Block
    Mudguards
    Original Folding Pedals

    Good condition well cared for bike bar a few scrapes and scratches as you would expect, had a new chain about 500km ago.

    £750 with Bag
    £650 without

    Collection in Taplow, or delivery within reasonable limits, I'm also heading into London next saturday afternoon so could deliver there.

  • in Classifieds: Wanted Adverts
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    I have an S2L raw which i'll post up in a minute, let me know if you are interested..

  • in Rides & Races
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    Good work, do you break your sessions up with a plan?

    I always find its easier to count lengths in small amounts 25-400m (I get bored after that) and then work out distance afterwards/before.

    Taking breaks stops your blood being full of lactic acid and helps you maintain good technique throughout a session too!

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    what the consensus on % of FTP for a 50

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    making progress back toward race shape - still 3kg to go according to the scales, but blubber is reducing and I can now actually get into my race kit - I was worried I would rip it when I tried it on before Christmas so gave up...

    there are about 10 packets of cakes sitting next to my desk today which are thankfully rapidly disappearing with no input from me, must focus on having steak for dinner, and not touch them...

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    just been for a f*&^&*g awesome run.

    It's 2 and a bit km to get to the track, which is in a big field basically in the middle of nowhere overlooking the Thames and the start of the chilterns, sunny day, and despite a pretty heavy week of training, feeling strong.

    Plan was to be doing 15 minutes at threshold (which for the moment is 3:59 kms) so 96 seconds per lap, managed that for 9 laps and was feeling pretty good so increased my pace for lap 10 down to 93 seconds and then did an extra lap in 81 secs. then trotted back to the office.

    So good that I can feel and see the improvements that training is making...

    I am down to be a pace maker for the Race your pace half for 1.25 @Pifko if you enter that I'll personally bully you into getting as close as you can!

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