thanks guys. while out running this morning, figured a piece of tyvek paper or tyvek wristband with details written on it and attached to either the heart monitor chest strap (i always run or cycle with heart monitor / gps watch) or onto the laces of my daps (similar to chip races)
i do have dogtags with basic details on from when we had dogtag extreme sport insurance, but these rely on web lookup to get anything beyond a name and probably not valid now i no longer want to pay the stupidly high premiums they now charge.
will check out the various id thingies suggested. thanks!
i've been running for about 8 months or so now, with a 50/50 split between solo and group / event running. i'm quite conscious of the fact that when out on my tod that i don't carry any obvious ID on me.
what do people recommend? i'd prefer something simple that doesn't require a phone call or web lookup to get the info, is waterproof, is cheap and ideally a wristband. any suggestions?
sorry for resurecting an old thread, was looking for a review of the book "natural running"....
i've been running in VFF's for about 6 months now and saw the skeletoes in a sports shop about 3 months ago. i only got as far as picking them up, but was instantly turned off by how inflexible the sole was compared to the VFF's. there also appeared to be considerably more padding in the skelies. the one thing i love about the VFF's is the feedback your feet get from the ground. sure, i didn't get chance to try the skels (they were the wrong size) but the thickness and stiffness of the sole gave me the impression that i wouldn't get the same feedback. i therefore concluded that spending money on them would probably be a fools errand as i've already found the daps for me.
i'd be interested to know if anyone else has tried them or better still, can compare them to VFF's etc.
before giving up running, try forefoot running. do NOT do too much to begin with. literally 400 metres. maximum.
walk for 5 mins beforehand to get the legs warmed up. do some gentle calf raises and some light hamstring & calf stretches, then start a slow jog running forefoot. concentrate on having your foot land just in front of your body so that you don't over-stride. whether you put your heel down or not, doesn't make much difference - i noiced last week that it's the same as walking down a flight of steps. you automatically put the ball of the foot down first, and not too far in front of the body. you may or may not put your heel down. it doesn't make much difference as you still go down the stairs without falling over.
if you still get knee pain with forefoot running, then i'd begin to agree with the doctor, but a carte blanche "stop running" is a very lazy conveyor belt approach to doctoring. what i do know is that forefoot running, for me, resulted in instant pain free knees.
a final (hopefully!) update on this sorry little saga....
on reflection, my calf problems were down to over-striding while running forefoot and doing too much on muscles that weren't prep'd for it. i still run forefoot in the monkey feet (i can't ever see me running in anything different), but my footfall is now quite close to being under the hips and cadence increased to around the recommended 180 steps per minute.
regularly doing 50 mins runs (about 5½ miles at the mo) and saturday 5k parkruns and the odd bit of trail running. all are preceded with a decent warm up and dynamic stretches. dreadmill is now restricted to 1 mile 'day off' runs
so far, i've had no repeat of the calf problems, but did pick up a minor Achilles strain (whilst out walking of all things) which meant 3 weeks off to give it chance to heal. the Achilles strain highlighted the over-striding.