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2015 London Marathon Ballot

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 09:50

Entered at 12:30 last night! 


Long run length after 1st marathon?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 11:00

Morning all, I recently completed my first marathon (Edinburgh) in may and I'm now looking to get back into training for the York marathon in oct. but I don't know what length long run to jump back into. 10 miles seems too short after my mara training and I don't want be wasting time running lower mileage if I can help it! Any help appreciated! 

mid-foot strike ..fore foot strike

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:00

well my motto is take everything said about this area of running with a pinch of salt. I meant no offense to anyone.

All I would say is Im a midfoot striker but i dont think about technique I just run naturally, I know my heel kisses the ground as my foot flexes.

im guessing the OP is thinking about changing from heel striking to midfoot??

mid-foot strike ..fore foot strike

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 18:47

well it doesnt 'have' to if your being pedantic, but it is advised, otherwise u are putting a large strain on your calves as they are not allowed to rest. 

mid-foot strike ..fore foot strike

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:19

it should touch down a split second after your mid foot

'barefoot' style shoes

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 11:39

take moving into minimalist shoes slowly it will be worth it in the end. I made the change 9 months ago and i feel far better than when  i ran in shoes. I run in luna sandals and vibram bilikas i find both are great. I wear injinji socks with both, great socks that wear well and dont cost the earth. I wear my vibrams and luna's all the time for running, tarmac and trail.


Born to Run Christopher McDougall

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 23:44

ive not heard of another edition so i should imagine it would just be the cover, i have the one with the yellow cover- if this helps at all! ??

My Vibram Fivefingers Shoes (ongoing story for potential users)

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 17:19

Reading this i feel sorry for the OP, he/she is only sharing their experiences so why all the bashing? clearly people have nothing else to do. I came on here to read about vibrams to be greeted by people saying ' why are you even posting this' come on!

you would not speak to this person like that if you met them face to face so why over a keyboard do you think you are so much better than them? baffles me


anyway.. out of interest what vibrams did you end up buying as i dont think you mentioned it?


Running tights etiquette

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 17:10

i wear running tights all the time if the temp is low, i wear shorts over the tops to keep me warmer, as i dont wear underwear when running (it chafes) and to carry my phone gels etc.

nothing wrong with them, anyone who says there is clearly isnt a runner... i would like to see anyone run longdistances comfortably in close to freezing temps without them...

Why can't I lose my belly and get a 6 pack

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 23:50

thats what i was trying to say but until someone comes along to back you up its hard for you to get your point across to people without force. The above is 100% correct, so thanks for posting this.

Maybe the 'brainwashed' will actually listen.. but i doubt it

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