The recent expanding introduction of oil seed rape to farms resulted in my developing hayfever to an exposure to this yellow blight that has invaded the countrysde. I was able to run anwhere near the damn stuff(100m) and as all my training(50miles plus weekly) is usually in the countryside route planning became avoid the oil seed in bloom. This was hard as it seemed to bloom all year round; thank God the increase in the price of wheat has ment farmers are now actually growing crops not a chemical weapon. I digress, an article in an American running mag highlighted the benefits of the Bee and its product:. Honey, Pollen, royal jelly and propolis. I now take these daily and my training energy drink is made of; honey, orange and water. All my hayfever symptons have vanished and I can even run through the damn oilseed fields with out need of a gas mask. So go for the Bee solution bin the drugs. Yours in sport Brendan
well at least I started a discussion! Perhaps nike are a bit stand on their own and let the shoes do the talking but is it not up RW and other sports mags to get in there and stir them up. Any way in my humble opinion the best racing marathon shoe ever was the Brooks Blast; in which any one including me could beat 3 hours for a marahton. Then they started producing rubish. WHY Is in not up to experts like RW to drive shoe manufacturers to listen to their clients for a change.
Why no Nike? As I listen to the thumping feet of many runners in the many races I run they are usually in Saucany Adidas or Asics perhaps you need to look at your testers and the shoes. The nike range in my opinion is superior to all on your list. Often I deal with new runners sold Asics by "running Shops" that end up wrecking their feet or knees after a few weeks. Two minutes on a treadmill is not the way to select runnig shoes.; Nike used to offer a trail run in their shoes I once ran a half in their magic Zoom air elite sadly this shoe together with the free test seems now to have gone. But how you can publish a guide for runing shoes and leave out the best running shoe manufacturer is beyond me.
Run in; road; Nike trail; Soloman x wings cross country ; reteaded old trainers
I have had a neck problem for several years(rugby) made worse recently by driving my head into a bus door roof way in Cyprus. I have been having treatment for it On Teusday I awoke at 1am in acute pain with a inmobile neck I was and still am unable to move my neck and the pain as my spine takes the weight of my head is murder. My neck was so imbile even my Osto was unable to move it The Doc has me on as strong pain killers as they can to no success.But with Paris only a few weeks away I am in dispare. DO I ice? To date I just use a warm rice bag. and sit arround feeling usless Any sugesstions other than retire welcome !!
Life is a bitch and DVTs are a pain but after several DVTs, two in calf one in chest i have accepted my fate. Regular blood tests for INR(clotting rate) and warfrin. I still run 50 p;us miles a week and at least 7 marathons a year. Just make sure you spend most of any long distance filghts walking not drinking or sleeping. Go for x socks knee length and wear them on races and long journeys. They help the running to.
Best of luck just do not worry about them to much.