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BringMeMyFix

Member since Apr 2007 • Last active Apr 2018

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    Same goes for @5awyr with 2:51:29

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    2:37:09 - fantastic run. Very inspiring @PhilPub

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    3rd across the line at Highbury parkrun today. Course pb by a few seconds. Manic dodging of huge field. Lap 3 was so congested, I lost a bit of time. Confident I’ll go sub-18 once the marathon stuff is out the way.

    Too warm though. Hope conditions are kind for VLMers tomorrow.

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    @PhilPub @juanito I've got a pair of Hyperions. Tried them for the HM, and it felt like a few km too far. Great for the short stuff though.

    Adidas shoes have never felt quite as appropriate for my foot shape as Brooks. Even so, in the quest for straighter shoes, I've ended up switching from the Launch to the Ravenna, and from the Hyperion to the Asteria. I'm still a neutral runner, but don't feel any invasive stability from those models. Going to try the Asteria for the marathon.

    I miss the slightly better wet weather grip of Adidas outsoles, but that's all.

    Good luck to everyone running on Sunday.

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    @Sainsburys_Ed Strong running. Next time for the GFA. I'm dreading the shift in seasons and my own difficulty adapting to warmer climes. Mind you, Bank Holiday Mondays are just as likely to be freezing. Who knows…

    While chewing the cud with some people after Saturday's parkrun, I was invited to my first ever group run. Made a pleasant change, and I enjoyed the hill sprint at Ally Pally and impromptu burn-up coming back down the Parkland Walk. Definitely doing more of them once this marathon business is out the way.

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    It’s normal and you just need to get on with it.

    (But do listen to your body)

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    Great run. Definitely yes to sub-20. I was 43 when I did my first parkrun (having done a 3k the week before, my first run in about 25 years).

    I did a 22:something. It was late September. Then out of action for a month with injuries. Started again in November. First sub-20 just before Xmas that year (more mileage and some specific training).

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    I have a Forerunner 35. Comfortable (incl. sleeping), clear screen, does what I need it to. I ended up buying a chest strap as the wrist HR locked onto cadence occasionally – though it's fine for general health monitoring. You might have better luck. The wrist sensor technology can get confused by things like hairy wrists or black skin. I suppose there's only so much they can do with the algorithm. I also have delicately tapering forearms befitting my pale wanness, so the strap won't keep it shoved up like how what they recommend you done it.

    These days I've turned off notifications and the move alert, and mainly use it for recording runs, watching km splits in situ (or HR if doing long winter runs and trying to keep it zone 2), and intervals.

    No real qualms with the device.

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