Thanks for the kind words and good luck for Sunday. I'll look out for you and give you a big shout if I spot you? I would be trying much the time as you I think if I was up for it this year. I was only thinking yesterday that ten min' miling would be realistic for 26 miles these days if my slightly dodgy knee help up ok? I certainly couldn't have kept my 8.25 mm up for any longer than the 9 miles at last Wednesday's club run, but that's the best I've run for over a year, so thinking the cycling is probably helping strengthen dodgy knees?
Mr P. Good to hear from you also and good luck for Sunday.
Don't know if anyone remembers me, but I was quite active on here a few years back. Only done 4 marathons, all London in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. I've had some long term injuries over last couple of years but slowly getting back and managed a 9 mile club run last week at 8.25 mm pace, so not to bad. Turning to cycling now as my body's joints prefer it to running, and hoping do do a couple of sportives this year. I would like to do another marathon one day but just don't know if my body will take the long runs any more?
Hope everyone's well and still running, whatever distance on road/off road. My wife's doing London this year for third time so I'm going down to support of course. Anyone going to be there and where? Will say hello of course if I can spot anyone?
Beware of Sports Direct!! A friend of my daughter's bought a pair of running shoes and before wearing them found out from a proper running shop that she needed a shoe for pronation. She took them back to Sports direct and they refused a refund, saying they would have given her the right advice and their staff were trained in running shoes. When we wrote to complain, they said they said they don't offer advice on running shoes???. So a bunch liars and cheats sadly, at least at the Northampton Riverside branch.
yes, still printing, though more embroidery this time of year. We are printing more performance shirts these days, and I did some fluro green one's with royal blue design/text on a while back for a 50 mile cycling event I took part in, and you could see our team shirts for miles!
I'm impressed with you and Claire's attempts at a 3.30, that's really going some. I'm more in OG's camp at the moment, about 4hr's I think?, but think I could go a bit faster if I can get this knee/gait sorted?
I will have a look in to this Chi running thing. I can't even imagine not wearing cushioned shoes though?. I've always suffered with tight achillees tendons where they join the heal so not sure the 'flat' shoe could work for me? Having said that, the orthotics I had made a couple of years ago that built up the heal and arch area so the tendons were not being stretched or moving sideways in the sheath so much in theory, made matters worse after initially feeling an improvement?, so I stopped using them and tendons ok now. I have fairly high arches and a neutral gait....or did last time I went on a gait analysis machine a couple of years back. I'm clearly landing very heavily on the outside back heal (on right leg only) at the moment, unless I keep the pace right down?, so at least the problem is very visible from the shoe damage side, which I'm assuming is leading to the inside knee problem? Will let you know what the Pod' says on Friday, though after the orthotics problems, I'm losing a bit of faith in the Podiatrist despite him being the head of a NHS podiatry school.
I've not been on for a while, but glad to see a few of you still posting and running pretty well still by the sounds of things. I didn't get in to London this year but might do Stratford instead or a later one if not fit enough by then? I'm fairly injury free at the moment.....I say fairly as my inside right knee has a good moan sometimes when I try an increase pace for any time, so I'm very much a ' jogger ' at the moment. I haven't worked out why, but the symptom is the right corner heel of my last pair of running shoes has worn down at a frightening rate, right through the sole to the foam!! Got a new pair and they are doing the same, so off to see a pod' on Friday.
Go steady on the ice, getting milder after weekend I think?