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PhilPub

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Feb 2020

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    (checks album release dates...) I guess 2001? It was BITD when you could still smoke in gig venues, so my mood may have been informed slightly by an exotic ciggy. I think I remember some of the percussion section walking amongst the audience? I caught a brief word after the gig with Norsola, the cellist. She was lovely. Still one of my all-time best gig experiences.

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    Great run, well done! I hate mud, even without injury that course would've done me in. Looked horrendous.

    2 x 10 milers easy in the wind this weekend. That's enough progress for now.

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    I'm gonna sound old but running shoes are way more expensive than they used to be! I'm sure there's already been a knock-on effect of Nike realising that people are willing to pay £200+ for a snazzy pair of shoes with springs in them, so all of a sudden £100+ doesn't seem quite as much for the normal ones. I've still never paid more than £100 for a pair but the costs are edging up even for online bargains, plus it's probably worth paying a small premium to be able to try on a few pairs in an actual shop and get advice. Once you've found a pair you like you can usually get them (or last season's version) cheaper online... till the manufacturers inevitably discontinue them. Bah!

    Re: mileage, the 500 mile rule is one of those that has an element of truth, but is partly sales guff to make you buy a new pair when you probably don't need to, and also varies a lot between different people, according to how you run, how you land, what bits of the shoe wear quicker than other bits, etc. I'm not particularly light on my feet but can usually get closer to 1,000 miles from a pair, and often more like 1,500. The limiting factor is usually the outsole wearing away to the foam (usually outside of the heel cos I'm a heel-striker.) But you might find the spring in the midsole going before then. I think it's very much trial and error, but don't bin them just because they've reached a certain mileage.

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    Brilliant!

    "Coney Island, they called it the playground of the world..."

    (Saw Godspeed many years back at the Scala and this track almost made me cry.)

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    Oh you just reminded me of a similar poster hanging in our Des Tech classroom when I was about 11. Severed limbs and blood, with a few tools thrown in for good measure (including possibly a saw), a very subtle reminder to be careful with your equipment.

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    Nah, Battle of Evermore.

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    Fuck me, I was very young when this came out, and years afterwards thinking back I couldn't work out whether it was just a really vivid nightmare I'd had, because... well it obviously wasn't fictional, and yet that couldn't really happen, could it?? Really gave me the shivers again when I found it on youtube a few years ago. Ugh!

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