Dan. You reminded me of a nice bike ride I had a few weeks ago. http://www.strava.com/activities/167193310 I need to get organised and do one of the Swiss ultras, although I suspect that cycling down the big hills is more fun than running down them. This was a surprisingly comfortable ride, speaking as a runner whose usual cycling is limited to slow 10k flat rides to work- I understand that runners have a fairly easy time adapting to cycling up hills, and less to fast rides on the flat. Currently training for a half, amongst other reasons as I dont want to commit to long runs over the summer.
Nice strategy TT. I prefer to wear the heavier shoes for the first half, and carry the lighter ones so that I can swap them over for the second half, of course being careful not to drop my heels when swapping them over.
Wow. I did wonder how the thread would end as it seemed to have gone past it's sell by date, but I didn't expect this.
FWIW I did get offended by Samir, not so much by what he said, as by his casual attitude that it was all just a laugh. To his credit when I called him on it he immediately apologized. I was also taken with the observation from KK that a bunch of smart and witty folks old enough to be his parents actually had some responsibility for encouraging him to put forth his views, and this was probably not doing him any favours. So I voted with my feet and stopped coming here for a while.
I am surprised that someone cared enough to report him, but ultimately RW were within their rights to delete him. We can easily forget that this is a business to sell advertising, and we are helpfully giving free content to it. They must have decided that a foolish youth spouting offensive nonsense was not good for their advertisers.
Samir. I wish you well in your career and your running hobby. As a last word you have shown no evidence of any running talent above that of a decent club runner, and your attitudes and behaviors around training and learning are not conducive to reaching international level. If you want to prove me wrong check out Steve Way's blog for details of training and commitment needed to reach high level and come back when you have started on a similar path.
Very good post Philip. It is primarily entertainment but there is an element of car crash about it. Majority here can see all the errors he is making and can see the crash of many disappointing race performances and slow growth. Yet against our better judgment we offer advice in the hope it jolts him into action and he grabs the steering wheel and avoids this crash.
Dean and Philip. Nice analysis. This thread can't be about running because there isn't any- at least no training that sounds even remotely credible. Hence as Philip says it's just entertainment. Samir if you wish to change this check the style of Steve Way's blog (http://www.steveway.co.uk) where he posts only training and racing. I would be interested to see you try the same.