Hi Daeve, think you're right about manufacture, mines a CF Orbea frame and compared against the 53cm CF frame Boardman bike my OH has just got, it looks really tiny! OH is 5'10" and is happy on the Orbea for shorter runs of up to about 25 miles, but for any real distance, has found it too uncomfortable. He's been really pleased with the Boardman so far, although has already replaced wheels, seat post and seat and has a few other bits on order.
Hopefully foot will be sorted soon, just doing 3 or 4 runs a week at the moment and keeping steady and smaller distances. On the plus side, has got me back into cycling again as that's not been causing too much pain. (Maybe cos of clipless pedals? Don't need to put so much pressure down.)
How's your training coming on? All set for Rothley?!
and Steph, just realised its a year and a day since you started this thread! Did you ever think you'd be on the road to becoming a serial marathoner? Congratulations and hope all going good with the swimming and mountain biking.
Hi Andi, hope training is going well and no guilt over missed run!
Go for it! Have only done 3 park runs, but enjoyed them all, hoping to start again this weekend. I'm just back into training again after a couple of weeks off. taking it steady as just had X-ray to make sure foot problems are not stress fracture and if so, will try the route of cortisone injection.
Anyway, I'm impressed by all the pacing/ tech talk! And it's great to hear how it's all helping.
Daeve, I'm only 5'4" and my bike frame is a 51cm which suits me fine. I did start off with a Boardman hybrid that was female specific (small frame) and that was an excellent start, got me into enjoying cycling, but prefer road bikes now.
Steph, thumbs up for VLM 2014 being your last LSR before MK! I'm not worried about it as assume won't get through the ballot anyway!
and who is this DCRainmaker? Will be checking that out!