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KarlMarx

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Oct 2021
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    First time running HM distance in a long, long time yesterday morning. Due to having stuff to do I had to get out first thing, no time for breakfast - up at 5.40, quick coffee and on the road by 6am.

    Most I've ever ran fasted is 10km or so, I was a bit apprehensive about doing further without food in me but it was completely fine. Will definitely give more options in future for weekend longer runs, will just try and be conscious of getting carbs in the night before. It's a really nice time of the day to run along the river too, bliss!

    I've been slowly building since Feb and this was a big goal for me. Not an amazing time, just to go out and be able to do it and finish strong was my aim. First 15km was a breeze, final few km a bit tougher but finished fast and got it done for about 1hr 43. I am chuffed for hours of boring slow running and S&C work in the gym to be coming together.

    Now, aim is to keep slowly building and then this time next year tackle the PB - need to knock 20 mins off yesterday for that though...

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    +1 for Balega

  • in Rides & Races
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    Every single one of them is beautiful.*

    Take it she's not met Dan Martin yet

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    surely if you hang your Rapha mug off the back of your saddlebag it will get covered in shit from the road?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I also liked the look of that Patagonia duckbill for the run, good to note its not worth 25 quid. This heat is really fucking with the low HR easy run days, I had to walk up the hill on my standard route yesterday. Felt painfully slow.

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    Sounds great, thanks for that. I will get it booked in. In the pre-covid days used to run around the park on my run commute, which feels like a long time ago. So I'll be glad to be back. I'll give it a whack but I'll certainly not be going anywhere close to 34 mins, unless they let me use my bike!

    cheers

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    That is an amazing time, congrats. I hope to run my first race in many months at the same event a bit later in the summer, was it well organised - easy to access bag drop that you know of? I would be coming along by train/bike so would need somewhere to stow stuff.

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    Interested, how much you after for the spot?

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    On the chat RE shoe death - I took the Arahi for a first run yesterday and they definitely felt much 'poppier' if that makes sense. Was quite surprised actually. I still think the 700km Nike's have got a couple of hundred K left perhaps, I can relegate these to shorter runs for now before they go to shoe heaven.

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    What are people's thoughts on retiring shoes after certain distances? I've just been told by Strava that my Nike Air Structure have done 700km (which was a surprise). I've never been enamoured massively with this shoe and to be honest it looks pretty good still, everything still in good nick. But I wonder how much cushion is left in the midsole. I am a fairly light guy, a shade under 70kg.

    I guess you could say I am an 'overpronator' so generally stick to stability shoes, I have just ordered a pair of Arahi 5 from Hoka. They do a 30 day 'trial' where you can return if you don't get on with them. I listened to a podcast yesterday on the topic of pronation, discussing how to certain extent 'over' pronation is a bit of a myth, or at least misunderstood by most. But given that my running is going okay at the moment and I've had some niggling injuries from the past that still linger, I'm inclined to err on the side of caution.

    The colours of these Arahi are really poor though. I have heard lots of good things about the Clifton and am tempted by the Clifton Edge (heel striker here) just on the basis of some of these CW's ... https://www.hokaoneone.eu/en/gb/men-road­/clifton-edge/1110510.html?dwvar_1110510­_color=NCLR

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