Hi I am a neutral runner with high arch (and narrow feet) but a physio put me in 3020/30s because of my gait. I have run marathons for 4 years in these shoes and had no problem...but now they are discontinued with no obvious replacement and every shop has tried to put me into Asics gel cumulus or nimbus. I bought a pair of cumulus - had to go up a whole size to 41.5 and within 5k I got numbness in my 2 middle toes on right foot which becomes quite unbearable ... have done 12k 2 runs in them with numbness and a half marathon inbetween in old 3030s (with no problem) - so it is the shoes!!!!
I read a post about a gel pad in forefoot pressing on a nerve in the cumulus - I don't want to have to fork out for another mistake - any ideas - should I try the gel nimbus or go to the GT3000?? They came up huge and not very comfortable in the store ???
would really appreciate thoughts and experiences... Many thanks
Have read a few threads but not sure what footwear to use, sounds like it's quite muddy at the moment, but is there a lot of road/tarmac/gravel...speedcrosses are more designed for off road...any advice and thoughts what I should take?
just bought a new bike waterproof today...ski jacket was when did coast to coast bike pushing thru snowdrifts in April in Yorkshire...brilliant piece of kit!!!...might just leave it this time...mars bar/snickers bar sound most excellent idea...confess had to google bento box ..lol!
Going for a waist pack, have bought a trekking pole to attach to bike crossbar with cable ties!! Just got to dig out trail shoes and work out what to do with those now!
Thanks for advice - in training I tend to take nothing for up to an hour half run...marathons, I use a variety of waist packs and a Nathan horizontal bottle carrier, have a small front bike bag when cycling and 2 bottles - foodwise I just get sick of sweet stuff and a day of gels and energy bars makes my stomach turn! I need real food! I tend to use them last 10k of a marathon and carry bananas and stuff...but not very practical here Was wondering if anyone had any other alternatives or inspiration?
running and cycling in cold, I tend to use a high viz cycle jacket and layers and longs or have been known to run/cycle in HH ski jacket and gloves...but not sure that's necessary here!
Have run several marathons in unbroken brand new shoes and never had a problem, but I always use the same model which fits well. I find that if I have to run any road sections in Kanadias my knees hurt - they are quite old...I have a trail half next weekend at Dunstable to break some new shoes in tho...
am seriously thinking about the trekking pole...wondering if I can get away with a 7l waist pack if am doing the 2day event?
Trouble with using what have used in training is that it was 34 degrees in mountains in Switzerland this summer and mid to late 20s here ! Think Scotland might be slightly cooler!
thanks for your comments - still feeling bit uncertain will have a look at omm range...Ambleside is just down road at mo, so lots of kit shops around...Any one tried out the asics gel Trabuco range of trail shoes?? Thanks again
am getting nervous now - signed up for 2 day event - just been browsing through some of the threads and have a couple of questions for ex c2c ers...help...
what food did people take? have read flapjack, gels and custard Chelsea buns! any other tips??...was thinking about taking mini stove and easy heat sachets for sat night at campsite, read that some people didn't manage to eat on Sat night......
Hadn't even thought about trekking poles for day 2...are they useful?
rethinking my trail shoes...have adidas kanadias, but seem wholly inadequate for the day 2 yomp and are not good for any distance on road...and recommendations for good shoes for day 2...I run marathons in my Asics 3030s...
get the impression that people were much colder and wetter than expected - tips/ recommendations for best kit to keep warm and dry? Was going to run with lowe alpine 7l waistpack as hate having shoulders constrained...any thoughts- it's good for biking...still testing running...ultra runners/fell runners must have some thoughts on these waist packs???