[apologies if this has been dealt with in another thread]
So - just went to see my GP and I might either have a stress fracture or march fracture in my left foot, or simply a sprain. There's nasty pain and a tiny bit of swelling just above my third or fourth toes which appears to fan out a bit when I walk or (try to) run. An x-ray this afternoon will hopefully tell. All this from a rather lovely 18 miler on the way to a marathon. No hassle on the day of the run, two days after, trouble began and I had to cut a recovery run short.
Anwyay, my doc jollily said that if it is not a fracture, and simply a sprain, then there is no reason not to run on it. Even though it will hurt like a . As he said, pain doesn't necessarily mean damage. So, do people tend to tough it out and just go? I'm quite desperate sticking to my mileage with Berlin coming up, and I've lost 10 days of training already. On the other hand, worsening my problem might mean I won't be able to go at all...
This may then be a little late for you, but the Shuffles are also going under 'clearance', see here for a reasonable £25 for 1GB (mind you this is the UK store). (And honestly : I don't work for them!)
Modjo, the Gen3 Shuffle seems to me to be very runner unfriendly. I've got little faith in any device that puts its controls on a small wire (I remember having these headphones with volume control back in the day and they always, always broke). Plus the Gen 2 is already so tiny. Apple store had a bargain for some recently - I picked up my 2GB version for £35. I tossed out the headphones that come with it as they are rubbish. Since this isn't an option with the Gen 3 as you suggest, I don't see how this would be a runner's friend. But both the Gen1 and 2 well endorsed here. You really can't go wrong with them...
PS I can also report that today's soaking wet long run doesn't seem to have affected it at all. Pounding guitars in the pounding rain, I was a happy man
I recently switched from Asics 2140. Got a gait analysis and as it turned out, the Asics were not quite straightening me out enough for comfort (as beautifully shown on Sweatshop's very cool camera equipment). Brooks Adrenaline is a good alternative but slightly stiffer and less springy than the Asics, I think. However, I went for the Nike Equalon3, which turned out to be a godsend for me. It is THE most comfy shoe I've ever ran on and has sorted some niggles and strains on the way. This probably means that the 2140 didn't provide me with enough support, but if you overpronate somewhat, then I would def. recommend giving the Equalon a go. It is not, in my opinion, a very narrow shoe. Cushioning feels unrivalled. I've now ran 150+ miles on them and some good long runs and will never change back...
Bottom of the shirt, it goes bouncy bouncy, I don't like that. Top of the shirt, or if you wear a sleeveless shirt, sort of around the breast area, is ideal, as it's easy access.
I *love* taking my new Shuffle out to run but am worried about the rainy days. Anyone living in the London area will understand my worries from looking out the window about now. I guess I'll find out how water-resistant they are in about an hour or so... It's still too hot to wear a rain jacket! Has anyone found a good trick to keep them dry while wearing summer kit?