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.
Sorry I offended you OS but this is what I would describe as harmless generalisation. People tell me that I work in a kebab shop and that I ride a camel into work every morning so I just laugh it off because it's funny.
Yet when I suggested that your casual, unrelenting and to date unacknowledged sexism may be considered as your inner troll pandering to a stereotype. You called me out as racist, was it the A word or the L word? The boy cried wolf and the PC police piled in behind you, even the gashes.
Canute. I refer you to this I posted a few days back in response to that days sexist remark, just to show that we are trying and that my petulant responses aren't just tied to anti-Celtic racism.
Samir. Even if you had the talent to represent your country, which you have shown no evidence of at any time, then I suspect many of your offensive opinions that you have recorded for posterity here would rule you out. You may not want to learn anything about running but maybe you should reflect on what folks are saying here and learn about life.
And Ric my conclusion is I agree with you. Somehow Samir has found himself in a position where some very wise and smart people are throwing advice at him and you have to think/hope some of it will land.