Hello everyone! Just thought I'd pop by and say hello. I should be starting my VLM/Boston training this week but I'm still injured with this groin stupid strain. Thankfully I can still cross train, so I can at least do something.
I've started doing yoga. I've only had one session so far, but I can see how it might benefit us runners. I thought I'd find it boring, but I loved it!
Going back to the Garmin lap debate. When I'm doing a MP or similar session, I press the lap button as I commence the section and then press it again at the end of the section and hey presto, it records separate stats for that section. I can even see my pace for that section as I'm going along.
I thought everone in the North West of a certain age had been to the Isle of Man at some time in their lives!
I'm doign VLM too (followed by Boston 8 days later).
I think you could have a point there Lit, cos my groin pain has migrated to various other parts of my leg and something doesn't feel right in my buttock...I had been wondering if it was all connected. I've got a foam roller so I will 'mount' it a la Freddy's link
15W - Isle of Man has a 20mile race some time in March...that's not too far, right? (Doing my bit for IoM tourism)
I'm a right sad tw4t, but I'm counting the days til my 18/55 commences (9 Dec) cos I miss not having a programme to follow...however, I'm still nursing a stupid groin strain that has now morphed into a whole leg strain! Got sports massage on Tuesday and praying that'll loosen it up a bit.
Xyloid, I usually do my strides (when I actually bother to do them at all) in the middle or towards the end of GA/easy run and do the whole batch together with a short jog/walk recovery inbetween each 100m
Stick around people - Tiny is right, we have the best thread
I have quite a few pairs of running shoes on the go and rotate them. I would use your better/newer shoes for the longer road runs and the worn-in ones for shorter runs. I would argue that you need more support and/or cushioning on the longer runs where you're more likely to become tired and show poor form.
If you're a mild over-pronator, the Asics 2000 series are a slightly cheaper alternative to Kayanos. There's not much difference in the 'ride' of the shoe (although I still prefer Kayano over anything else).