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Rabid dog

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:36

So the dog bit you, the owners son removed the dog. What happened next? I need closure.

anyone use energy gels

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 16:22

Don't expect a 'hit', a 'high', or a 'buzz'. It is just a bit of sugar. Go for amphetamines if you want that kind of high.

PeterM is talking about LSD's. That would make for a hair raising run and I'm not sure I am game for an acid inspired long run.

Gels were designed as an easily digestible energy source for endurance sports.I am  convinced  that most gels are consumed by people undertaking non endurance based activities. There are a whole load of dependent users, and a big dealers network.

Jason, first question to ask yourself is should you need gels on a longish run?

Avise on running

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:44

Fuck me, summer has arrived. madness.

It is also between 1.8m and 2.8m for me, but I am talking metres here just for clarification. Glad I could contribute to the data and avise


How to display medals!😉😉😉

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:13

Artificial Christmas trees hibernating for 11 months of the year would love to wear your medal collection. If you don't have one, perhaps you could do a neighbours tree a favour.

Rabid dog

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:07


Help please Achilles tendinopathy

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:55

Look down the threads in the Health & injury board and you shall find what you seek

Weird issue with my achilles and calf

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:39

It doesn't sound weird to me. You had tendinitis (tendinosis). Pinching the tendon to find it hurts is just telling you that you are not fully recovered - the tendon is damaged. Take great care with overloading the achilles right now.

I won't recommend any specfic rehab exercises - there are plenty of threads and articles here.

Its over. Archilles pain. cant run no more

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 21:59

Dan - Alfredson's heel drop protocol was targeted at mid portion achilles sufferers. I'm not sure if it was researched for insertional problems, or if it was I don't think it proved to have much success.


NCoa - no I'm not doing that stretch although having looked at it I think it was included in a rehabilitation program I had a few years back. I'm 100% conforming to my current physios flavour of treatment which seems to be as effective as nothing. 

UK Running routes for my Summer Holiday

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 09:16

We could do a pleasant run along the Thames starting at Marlow and running along the Thames path through Bourne End, Cookham, Maidenhead, Windsor and ending at  Runnymeade.

I will put you up.

I will let you show your gratitude by buying dinner. I will be happy with the taster menus at either the Waterside Inn or The Fat Duck, and maybe you could stretch to a bottle of plonk (1995 Krug, Blanc de Noirs, Clos d'Ambonnay, would be nice). 

Flexible on the date.

Its over. Archilles pain. cant run no more

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 14:08

I mean that if you look at the standing position from the side view, the legs are straight without any bend at the knee. My 'personal posture person' caught me out at this all the time to the point where I am now very conscious of it. 

Regarding the exercises, I will keep them in mind for the future but not use them for now. Currently I am under a Physio and I am letting them do their thing whether I agree with it or not. I want to come to the conclusion that nothing they offered worked without muddying the waters with other things.

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