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best shoe for someone that overpronates in one leg

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:21

I overpronate on my right but am fairly neutral on my left (so the opposite to you), and back when I tried upping mileage in more neutral shoes I started getting pains on the inside of my right ankle. My solution has been to have a few pairs of running shoes of varying support, and avoid doing all my mileage in the same pair all of the time. Seems to work for me, 

I'm usually somewhere in the range of 10-10.5 stone. I've had good results with shoes that offer 'just enough' support, like Asics DS Trainer, DS Racer, Brooks Racer ST5. I find that if I train too much in chunkier support shoes I end up with left knee issues instead - presumably it shifts the imbalance back to my other side. I still have a pair of GT2170 however find them awkward in comparison and only end up wearing them for recovery jogs the day after long runs/races when tired feet appreciate the extra cushioning.

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Posted: 19/02/2014 at 13:17
Scott Edgington wrote (see)
Anyone running nationals XC Saturday?
literatin wrote (see)

I am, Scott. In case you meant 'anyone running the senior women's race, quite slowly?'

I plan to go letch and heckle at the senior women's race, make sure they know their place and all that. If a sympathetically misogynistic race director does not bar me from the senior men's race after such antics then I plan to smash my road mile PB by a good 45 seconds in order to lead the first lap. If I run out of beleife then I will still be satisfied with finishing in the top half.

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Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:19

How long a recovery are you doing between sets?

- summer sounds busy yes, but I won't be doing every one of those weekday summer races, just whatever fits in around work and home. The Gosport 5Ks will be most likely to get binned for me, mainly due to traffic - although definitely up for the Golden Mile.

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Posted: 06/02/2014 at 14:09
Scott Edgington wrote (see)
10 races - aiming podium finish overall

Scott that looks like a decent target for you - ie feasible but not a given - you never quite know who's going to turn up at these!

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Posted: 06/02/2014 at 14:05
WJH wrote (see)

Educated but confident guess to who I think you are Ballesteros...and yes we have! But to be honest I've never finished ahead of you but have certainly tried! There is a group of you I always try to target, vividly remember Netley Parkrun last year (5 laps) where I literally died over the last km and you passed me over the final 100 metres or so. That said that's my Parkrun PB from that day!  

WJH - yes I remember that parkrun so you've definitely ID'd me correctly  According to runbritain head-to-heads you have finished ahead of me once though (or twice if you include the time I was pacing the wife!). I'll be at Salisbury - though Eastleigh 10K is the current goal race for me. Am planning on doing all the remaining HRRL races and finishing higher up the league table than last year.

Looks like a busy midweek summer calendar with RR10 series, Lakeside 5K series, Gosport 5K series all available. See some of you guys around no doubt. I might also venture a bit further afield for the final Yateley 10K in August, and for the Gibbet Hill 10K in July - both Wednesday races.

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:10

Scott - free photos here if you want to check whether you looked like a noob in your unplanned kit:
http://hammy8241.smugmug.com/2014/Ryde-10k-2214

WJH - I realise who you are now  - looking at the head-to-head list we've had quite a few run ins!

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:17
Samir Haddad 2 wrote (see)

I actually think my plan of joining an AC if I don't run sub 1.15 at Reading is an excellent plan and I'm thinking of dropping it to 1.14 too speed things up.

I'm puzzled - if you think joining a club is a good idea, then why don't you do it regardless of your Reading result? Is it your logic that if you meet your target time at Reading then your training regime must be serving you better than if you joined a club? ie you see 'joining a club' as some kind of personal failure and therefore a negative deterrent to motivate you to run faster?

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:09

My last two trips to Ryde involved freezing at the start of the Ryde 10 and getting soaked then baked at the IoW Half - so today's weather made a pleasant change .

I left to get an earlier ferry without trying to push through the huddle to check the results board - so I assume your undisclosed 'nice time' means you ran fast enough to expect a telling off on here for running hard so soon after the illness?! Were you in SAC stripes - I didn't notice you at the start?

I did alright today, I don't think anybody was ahead whom I wouldn't have expected to be, and I don't think I beat anybody I wouldn't have expected to - so a par performance and a nice day out on the island. Over a minute faster than same course last year, but slower average pace than HM PB from November - but then the HM was flat so tricky to draw comparisons. Wasn't really race fresh after XC last weekend and Stubb 10K the weekend before. No racing for the next couple of weekends so should be in better shape for National XC Champs on 22nd.

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 09:23
If you glance at the Hants league you'll get an idea who the faster regulars are on the road
http://www.hrrl.org.uk/2014/HRRL13-14/mens_indiv.htm
No Buis or Chalk or Griggs on the list for tomorrow, but Holloway and Manning would be similar standard to you I'd expect, and possibly faster over the longer distances?

I run for Stubb. My forum name isn't all that cryptic, so anyone looking down the entry list ought to realise - or any sports fans over the age of about 20 I would've thought

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 01:18
I'll be at Ryde on Sunday. Was one of my favourite courses last year - three decent hills with a very fast final mile, good fun.

Do you really trust yourself to enter it and not race it? Judging by how hard you ran a parkrun on return from illness, I would have thought entering a proper race not the most sensible idea? If you wanted a 10 mile steady run then you could do it for free without a race atmosphere to risk getting carried away in...
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