Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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M...eldy    pirate
16/02/2013 at 18:34

Peanut butter and crumpets I have not tied but I get thefeling I ought to !

Good sleep today and last night shift tonight before 4 days off and hopefully a nice long bike ride to fit in

M...eldy    pirate
16/02/2013 at 18:35

and I meant to add, top running Nursey!!!

16/02/2013 at 19:49
You lot been talking about food all day. What about your training?

Mathschick - only went for a 15 minute run in the Newtons, they felt really good. Website says you should just increase your running in them slowly until your used to them.
Will wear my normal trainers on tomorrows long run & use the Newtons on the weekly shorter ones for now.
M...eldy    pirate
16/02/2013 at 19:52

Sossidge there is always the possiblilty of using your newtons for a warm up and then swapping to normal ones ... can be a bit of a pain but is useful in the early stages

Hope    pirate
16/02/2013 at 20:13
Has anyone tried toast with marmite and peanut butter? It's the dogs whatsies!
16/02/2013 at 20:54
Thats a good idea Melds, thanks.
M...eldy    pirate
17/02/2013 at 04:22

Hope, I worry about you sometimes  

talking of minimal shoesies ... I have a pair of New Balance minimal jobbies and am using these in the gym for core & stability exercises, its adds a different level of hardness to the stablity stuff over wearing trainers which when you think about it are there to offer stability .. so if you are doing core & stability stuff at home make sure its barefoot  

Hoping to get out for a swim this afternoon when I wake up, the pool times can be a bit hit or miss at a weekend and after nights is never the best combination for me !!

17/02/2013 at 07:04

Morning. Funnily enough I was talking to the guy in our local running shop and minimalist shoes. He's a good, long time runner. His words included: useless and rip-off.....

17/02/2013 at 07:05

He did say that most shoes were too heavy and thick soled as well. Something in between was his suggestion. 

Rafiki    pirate
17/02/2013 at 08:16

They are certainly a rip off - you do seem to pay as much, if not more, for less - but then thats supply and demand I guess. As for useless - each to their own, but I'm firmly in the barefoot, mid foot stike camp having studied evolution biology for years. Evolutionary wise, we're design as long distance runners, with perfect mechanical balance for landing mid foot. The R and D guys at Nike are good, but they'll never beat 2 million years of Mother Nature!! So you don't need anything more than a minimalist shoe.

Edited: 17/02/2013 at 08:20
17/02/2013 at 08:34

Firmly in the mid to bareeefoot camp too which I put down to having "grown up" in the sport from a 400m / 800m back ground.  Never a heel strike to be had there which is perhaps why I haven't had any calf issues which often seem to be reported for people new to this particular style of running.

I tend to cycle between Newtons for the longer stuff and the Inov8 / New Balance models for the short, faster runs.  

17/02/2013 at 10:15

when my knee is sorted I am going to have a trip to sweatshop and try loads of different shoes! 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/02/2013 at 10:20

My legs are aware that they did a bit of running yesterday, but feelin' good and looking forward to a couple of hours on the bike.  It's a beautiful day here.

Cortina5    pirate
17/02/2013 at 11:01

Most trainers are a rip, especially when you see how cheaply a pair of spikes or racing flats can be had for...

Rafiki    pirate
17/02/2013 at 11:30

 friend of mine used to be manager of a well know 'running shop' and he told me once the mark up on average pair of Nike Air Pegasus . I'm in the wrong business!!

17/02/2013 at 13:38
Yep, they are all a rip off considering how much they cost to make.

Since ive been trying to run correctly, in the way our bodies are designed to do i have experienced no knee pain. A problem i have had for years. Calves are a bit sore but thats part of the transition to my new running form.

Big old cushioned trainers are apparently one of the biggest causes of bad knees etc.

If a more minimalist shoe helps me run injury and pain free i'm happy to pay a premium. Mind you, the Newtons i acquired this week currently cost ??90 new. My Saucony's cost more than that so i dont think theres much in it

Born to run & chirunning are good books to read for those interested in this sort of thing.

9 mile run done this morning.

1 hour swim this evening.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/02/2013 at 14:51

25 miles done on the bike, 1hr 47mins. Must be something about that time this weekend ...


17/02/2013 at 18:11

After spending my teenage years, twenties and early thirties running track in spikes and road running in lightweight shoes I ended up ten years ago with a stress fracture in my shin which took me out of any running for a year. Plenty of cushioning and decent insoles for me these days. I'm old(er) now and my legs are shot, I'll be slow whatever I have on my feet!


M...eldy    pirate
17/02/2013 at 18:55

Nice one Nursey  

I cleaned 2 bikes  !

17/02/2013 at 19:09

Nice one all!

I rebuilt a bike that's been in a flight case since I took it out to Alpe D'Huez in July of last year!  


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