xempo kit

I don't get it

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seren nos    pirate
19/05/2011 at 16:34
North London Runner wrote (see)
Surely there is a link between how hard you train and how fast you are??


it ahs to be part of it.............but all the other factors....of age, sex, general health, size............and natural ability must be part of it as well........

some people can train hard all year around and struggle to run a 4;30 marathon................and a young lad might go out without any training and run faster.....

but training hard will improve any indiviuals time..................we just aren't all playing on a level playing field

19/05/2011 at 16:40

DHMD :  Why limit the colour change to the finish line? Why not incorporate GPS and get them to change colour as you run .. inbuilt pacing. Now that might interest Mr Ballantyne?

19/05/2011 at 16:41
Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Olympics arent awarded on who trained the hardest.
19/05/2011 at 16:41
Lee the Pea wrote (see)

From their website: 

"Only runners who have completed half or full marathons will be wearing the Xempo logo, and Xempo verify all qualifying times, so you can be sure that when you are wearing a Xempo running top you're part of a pretty exclusive club"

Sounds a bit wanky, or maybe i'm just bitter because i'd only qualify for a white top! 


You'd look better topless anyway
19/05/2011 at 16:47
seren nos wrote (see)
North London Runner wrote (see)
Surely there is a link between how hard you train and how fast you are??


it ahs to be part of it.............but all the other factors....of age, sex, general health, size............and natural ability must be part of it as well........

some people can train hard all year around and struggle to run a 4;30 marathon................and a young lad might go out without any training and run faster.....

but training hard will improve any indiviuals time..................we just aren't all playing on a level playing field

Seren in a sense I agree with you, but there is an equalising effect of training (it takes years), which acts to level the playing field of genetic advantage, where long distance running is concerned. Gender and age excepted perhaps.

However, you have to build up to the sort of mileage necessary in order for this to happen and herein lies the problem, robustness developed during training and training for your current fitness both very much come into play at that point.  This is part of the problem of "get fit fast" programmes as they lead runners out of virtuous training cycles (which can take 10 years to complete) and into desructive ones. 

I hope that makes sense, I'm not sure it does

19/05/2011 at 16:51

How do you get that you win Olympic gold from working the hardest from " there must be a link between performance and effort"?

19/05/2011 at 16:54
oooooh - but have you seeeeen the poster boys?!


[giggle]
19/05/2011 at 16:58
Mick wrote (see)

DHMD :  Why limit the colour change to the finish line? Why not incorporate GPS and get them to change colour as you run .. inbuilt pacing. Now that might interest Mr Ballantyne?


Let me tell you where I'm at...

I'll give you £50,000 for 40% of the business.

Other ideas I have are a minimum pace cut-off point that's enforced by a combine harvester driving along the course. 

19/05/2011 at 17:01
"sounds like a bit of a money-spinner for Xempo"

Dreadful. Why, anyone would think it was a...a business or something!

;-)
kittenkat    pirate
19/05/2011 at 17:16
Mick wrote (see)

DHMD :  Why limit the colour change to the finish line? Why not incorporate GPS and get them to change colour as you run .. inbuilt pacing. Now that might interest Mr Ballantyne?

Lol, like it!
19/05/2011 at 17:25
I don't understand the time limit either. Surely if you have done the appropriate time it shouldn't matter when
19/05/2011 at 17:26
Can i add a small amount of semtex to the shirt and if it detects that the wearer is running with an Ipod on, it blows off your arm
19/05/2011 at 17:28
OOK! wrote (see)
I don't understand the time limit either. Surely if you have done the appropriate time it shouldn't matter when

I think this comes down to proving the race result...guess they check on the internet and can almost guarentee to find the result for the last few years
cougie    pirate
19/05/2011 at 17:34
I'd probably not hand my shirt back if my good time expired.
19/05/2011 at 20:30
Colour aside I'd want a bit more info on the fabric as well before I'd buy.

The only thing I can see is that every piece is made of a "Breathable, technical, wicking fabric. Hand-stitched to the highest quality for maximum performance."

If I was good enough to warrant a gold one, I'd want gold medal performance - no guarantee of that.
M...eldy    pirate
19/05/2011 at 20:37
Is it any different to belt colours in Judo and the like?
19/05/2011 at 20:43
Oh...good point
19/05/2011 at 20:51
Flat Footed wrote (see)
Can i add a small amount of semtex to the shirt and if it detects that the wearer is running with an Ipod on, it blows off your arm

seren nos    pirate
19/05/2011 at 20:59
M...eldy wrote (see)
Is it any different to belt colours in Judo and the like?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Is it any different to belt colours in Judo and the like?


but do they have a purple belt in judo..........

M...eldy    pirate
19/05/2011 at 21:01
Not a clue Seren    
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