There's a real response from core poster's here and that's fine because you guys are what help's new runners learn the ropes but from the outside. I'm just reading this thread for the first time in ages it seems like you're giving Lucy a hard time for something which is coming from a good place - up to and including a veiled challenge to her "running credentials".
I for one ran Brighton on Sunday and was disgusted by Boston which happened so suddenly afterwards - at that point I felt a massive feeling of solidarity with those guys and mainly because our community is above this sort of c**p. As runners (even those who don't use runner's world forums every day) we love what we do and enjoy the company of others who love what we do. There's truth that we have at time some over the top emotional responses in modern society but this is coming from a good place and sincerely its the same type of emotional response which helps raise millions for charity each year.
Lucy - stick with it. For personal reasons some may identify with your efforts and some won't but all you can do is ask.
Hi, read Steve Smythe's feedback to a reader in this month's RW to achieve a sub-3hr marathon and one of the days was Interval training of 6 miles maxing out at 5:30miles for the last mile. I tried this on a treadmill at the gym (don't have a gps watch to monitor my pace in the real world) but it wasn't clear to me whether I should have been taking breaks between mile intervals or whether the 7:40miles were the rests.....I didn't stop at all for the 6 miles so went with the latter but I certainly felt the burning closing in on my final mile and I struggled with stiffness for 2 days after taking out my planned long run Sunday. Maybe its just my first interval session that hurts the most after? Anyone able to read into what was expected by Steve's suggestions? thanks Jon
Hi, my shoes are the perfect partners but they've recently started wearing out fast (Mizuno Precision 12's.) Bought in January with about 7 decent months of running in them . The real problem is that the upper is made in a soft white fabric material and has worn out in several places at once, above toes and also wearing away from the outsoles on the outside of the right foot.
I have an older pair (Precision 9's) which I used for 18 months which are still around the house and are still used in the mud - comparatively they're now in much better nick. No similar signs anywhere.
Also have Nike Free 2's for treadmill sessions in the gym or the odd Parkrun and they're also not showing any signs of wear yet so I'm convinced its not me (well 90%).
My question is whether this is a common problem and I should instead be bragging about the kind of mileage that warrants running shoe burnout! Considered contacting Mizuno but no email address is apparent and I hate writing letters in pen and paper (save that for Companies which irk me - low cost airlines and such)