I'm a triathlete who doesn't like swimming very much. I didn't realise I'd put that last run in miles. I work in metres or pace per 100m for swimming, mph on the bike and km/min per km for running. Is that wierd?
What kind of calf stretching are you doing out of interest? I think I have a touch of PF. Heel drops on a step seem to help (and some ball rolling on my soles) but wondering if there is anything else I can do to help it.
All roads lead to not running.
I was advised if the pain is over a 5/10 then stop. It’s currently at 1. I’ve been doing lots of calf stretching and weirdly stretching my big toes.
I’ve got a stupid question about insoles. I’ve bought some and I’ve put them in the shoes. My foot is now higher in the shoe. Should I take the original insoles out then put the new ones in?
Yeah always take the old ones out. Replacements are often thicker than the stock ones they replaced as well
you're flying. good work.
re. shorts I have Soar / inov8 / saucony / adidas / dhb and would say that Soar are the most comfortable in anything over 90 minutes but probably not worth the money.
I'd never heard of Soar so just checked them out. I really like the look but the price of some of it 😲
I was thinking about some Soar shorts but they are pretty pricey
I got a free jacket doing a modelling job for them some time ago (no laughing at the back). It's pretty nice but I gave it to my girlfriend. £180s worth of coat, I think.
Just googled them, they look nice, don’t think I could justify the price.
It was worth £199 actually. I kept getting emails with my face, or parts of it in for four years.
The photographer wasn't much cop, he lopped the top of my head off
Running falling away from me a bit at the moment. Still getting out, but no motivation for anything hard or long. Will hopefully keep a modicum of conditioning for ramping up again when the motivation hits.
Need to Google why running slow hurts more than running fast
No but mixing them up in one sentence is more than I can take....
Noted metric only from now on 👍
With regards to the Soar stuff being mentioned and me saying my £12:99 decathlon shorts are totally fine i am now resisting a fairly strong urge to spend nearly £90 on a pair from them. I mean fine is fine but its not the same as desirable.
I had plantar fascitis earlier in the year and it is indeed a bastard. I found this really helped
Anyone come back to running after abdominal surgery? Just had an open hernia repair, been told not to run or lift anything heavy for 4 weeks and have so have plenty of time to plan my comeback. Anything I can do without impacting recovery or am I in for a frustrating couplemof weeks of doing nothing?
That’s a great video. I’ll give that a try tomorrow morning
A combination of these:
Although mainly rolling my foot compulsively over a cold ginger beer can...
I did that video this and the pain in my ankle has gone!!!
Will keep doing the routine for a couple of days and maybe try a short run next week
Ta, I'll have a look at that thanks.
Flipbelt recommendations appreciated - I trialled it last night and it was great.
I'm going to try out the Bluetooth headphones recommendation next and see how I find running with music now.
Has anyone had any experience with Nike Returns? They say they’re happy to take trainers that you’ve run in. I ordered a pair of Nike Trail 2 (which I think are brilliant) but they’re a size too big. I’ve now run a muddy 50km over the last week in them - is there a chance they won’t accept the return?
Ditto I was watching the thread and glad I bought one also.
I'm not sure that meets the requirements for a return (it's Nike so who cares try it)
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