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  • Okay thanks will look into a ramp test. Just wondered if it was normal not to get past 'tempo'.

    (I do get monitored every couple of years but have been told there's no impact on me exercising - can continue as normal).

  • It's a good question, and I think it was a slight accident at the time! When I first started running, gait analysis suggested I was (mild/moderate) overpronating, so ran in various support shoes, and got on to Nike Zoom Elite as a lightweight trainer/racer. This became my everyday training shoe and at some point it just turned into a neutral shoe from a mild support shoe, but I carried on with it anyway and got on OK. More recent gait analysis suggests my running style might have got a little more efficient, so I've been happy using neutral shoes for everything for a while now.

    Not that I've been completely injury-free but the injuries have been all over the place and certainly not anything I can confidently blame on whatever shoes I'm wearing. (Compared to having tight calves, getting old, etc...)

  • Nice, cheers! I feel a bit wobbly on my less stable shoes but it might be the cushioning. Fun to run in though.

  • Okay thanks will look into a ramp test. Just wondered if it was normal not to get past 'tempo'.

    Any HR randomly assigned to you is going to be pretty meaningless - Tempo for you may be taking it easy for me or thrashing it anaerobically for someone else.

    It's also possibly that you haven't pushed yourself as hard as you think - with a ramp test, you can get the nasty bit (and they are nasty, if you do them properly) done and out of the way, but also reflect afterwards as to whether you could have gone longer.

    (I do get monitored every couple of years but have been told there's no impact on me exercising - can continue as normal).

    I'd be erring on the side of caution, and having that advice put in the context of maxed out efforts.

  • I think my garmin set the zones based on the max rate it had recorded, but I seem to struggle to hit that. Anyway cheers noted, will do a ramp test.

  • If anyone's interested, I've been doing yoga as warmdowns after running. Has made a tremendous difference to my achey-ness (sp?) after long runs, especially in the shoulders where I always felt tight after long runs.

  • Any specific moves that have helped? I've done a few of the five parks videos which are good

  • If anyone's interested, I've been doing yoga as warmdowns after running. Has made a tremendous difference to my achey-ness (sp?) after long runs, especially in the shoulders where I always felt tight after long runs.

    Same, ish.
    Although I'd been in a good habit of doing yoga before the lockdown (gym classes kept me honest) and now I'm doing less and noticing a tremendous difference to my achey-ness. In that I'm really achy and should really get back to it.

  • Thanks for all the sunscreen tips from 5 days ago ladies and chaps. Only saw them today.

  • with a ramp test, you can get the nasty bit (and they are nasty, if you do them properly) done and out of the way, but also reflect afterwards as to whether you could have gone longer.

    Is this something only really possible on a treadmill?

  • I've done them with pace setting on my watch, and on hills.

    Hills are easier to get your pulse up - I've never been a fan of smahing it on a treadmill - I've seen too many youtube videos.

  • Yeah, I've been following the videos of 'Yoga with Adrienne'. She has lots of run specific ones, including post and pre session's that are 7 minutes.

    I usually do the 7 minute post run, then an 45 minute session on certain areas depending on how i feel, or the all in body stretch one.

  • With the race I wanted to quickly officially officially being postponed now I’m looking for a new target.

    The lanzarote HM would be great in December, both a flat course and nice temperature but not sure if even that will be on.

    Should we scrapping all target races for the foreseeable and plan for 2021?

  • Ive actually enjoyed a run for the first time today, 6km, just under 30min.

    The difference was listening to 'This American Life' while I ran instead of music, this highlighted a problem. I have no headphones that stay in while i run, particularly down hill. Im a pretty inefficient bouncy runner so probably need some sort of around ear clip thing. What do people use?

    So far i have tried almost every version of normal ear buds and they all fall out, I cant be doing the big over ear thing, way way too sweaty. Ideally bluetooth, but not a requirement.

  • I have the same issue, I think my ears are really sweaty so normal ones just slide out. I use "sports" ones, which have a hook that go over the top of your ear. I have a pair of Bluetooth ones but don't use them much as they dig into my head (god I'm such a delicate little flower), so usually just use cheapo wired ones.

  • I have the Powerbeats pro and they never have never fallen out.

  • They look Ideal but more than Id be happy to spend for a running headphone, I have some nice over ear options for general use.

  • At first I thought I must have huge ear canals but bigger buds were no improvement.

  • Airpods Pro don't fall out for me. Have run a couple of hours in them no problems.

    Aftershokz Bone conduction?

    Or something like Soundpeats, which seem to be some of the better reviewed cheap but not too cheap things
    https://www.soundpeatsaudio.com/en/true-­wireless-earbuds-truewings.html

  • Same, I've tried all different sizes and it's like the buds are on a log flume straight out of there after about 15 mins.

  • That looks like it might be what I'm after, cheers I'll have a look. Have you used them?
    Airpods have previously fallen out when I'm sat on the couch not moving, my samsung equivalents are pants as well.

  • Not those in particular. I had some like this

    Which were fine, tended to use commuting rather than training but then they felt pretty secure.

  • I use Bose SoundSport, very good.

  • Tip, if you get a running head band it keeps any headphones in, and as a bonus wicks head sweat away.

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