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Garmin Segment Feature

Posted: Yesterday at 13:22

As has been said, Strava is much better and from what I can see has much more data publicly available.

Back to the OP, Strava has the feature you're looking for where you can see all the times you've ran for a particular segment.

Can I just file this down?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:45

Ah, I misunderstood what Cougie was saying then.   I thought he was saying the tyre looked to be too hard.  I'll double check what is on the tyre.

Achilles tendonitis

Posted: Yesterday at 11:57

Not sure why this particular thread has been bounced today, but there was quite a lot of stuff on this in a recent thread where some experienced runners posted (i.e., Also Ran, and others).

Warning that it's not particularly comfortable reading....


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 09:05

Thanks SK, I have my fingers crossed for the 9th, but we'll see how it goes.  If I can run pain free that will be brilliant and it will be nice just to get back out there.  It seems a bit weird putting a running plan together that says "Tues: 1 mile.  Fri: 1 mile", but I think that's what I have to do at this stage.  If I get to the end of that week having ran a total of 5-miles pain free, I'll be very happy and that will be considered a success in my eyes!  One step at a time, and all that.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 13:22
Shades, thanks. As it happens there is another new parkrun nearby (they're like buses...!). It's very flat ran on the paths in Exeter so I may do that one if it all goes to plan. The other two parkruns nearby are hilly off-roaders.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:11

Shades, thanks.  I've heard good things about Newton as well, so I expect she'll plan to use that and then decide where she wants on the day itself

A beautiful morning here today.  I got a 44-mile ride in and I really enjoyed it.

Shades, looking ahead to the 9th Sept I reckon I'm going to be up for running again.  I really do think I could run now, but I'm going to stick to my plan of waiting until the 9th and keep doing the stretches until then.

The 9th is a Tuesday so I was thinking about doing 1-mile Tuesday, 1-mile Thursday or Friday, and then a gentle jog around a parkrun (5K) on the Saturday.  There will be cycling interspersed with this as well.  Obviously if at any point I feel the injury is coming back, I'll stop but how does that look like for a plan in that week?  Too much, too little?

I have been using my running shoes for normal day-to-day stuff since the injury, which in hindsight was a bit stupid so I'm going to have to start running in a brand new pair of shoes.  They're a brand I'm used to and I'm hoping it wasn't the shoes that caused the injury in the first place, but I really don't think it was.  There's not a lot I can do about this really, so I hope this will be okay.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 07:32

MF, good luck with your race!

Shades, sorry to hear about your injury.  I know you like that race so hopefully you'll still get to do it.

I yesterday had a glimpse at what my life is going to be like in the near future.  I was "invited" to a kid's birthday party with about 20 2 and 3 year olds.  *shudder*  ;)  I say "invited".  I tentatively said to my wife that I'd drop her off and come and collect her later (so I could get a bike ride in, m'lud), but she gave me "the look" and that was that.  Ha ha, only joking; it was a nice afternoon with lots of cake to eat

I did get a ride in yesterday - somehow I've managed to "chip" my rear wheel rim so the brakes are rubbing under braking.  A bit of googling suggests I can just file it down, and someone has confirmed that on here so I'll do that later and hope to get out for a ride later if I can.

The midwife made a home visit on Friday, which is normal so nothing to worry about.  All is fine and Mrs Big G is doing well (she's suffering from sore hips though) and as she's low risk she has an option of what hospital to go to.  From our house, there is a new birthing centre (Newton Abbot) 10-mins in one direction and the main hospital (Torbay) 10-mins in the other, but I think she's opting for the birthing centre as it seems nicer (she's ruled out a home birth).  We're going to go and have a look around it today, as long as it's not in use....  

Obviously she can change her mind on the day anyway, so nothing is set in stone  It was just nice to know that as she's currently still deemed low risk she has the option.  Options are good - I like options!

Can I just file this down?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 06:42
Cougie, I've had the bike 6 weeks and got it from a respected LBS. The pressure is at about 90 PSI according to my pump. Not sure if my pump is accurate (it's brand new) but the tyres do seem firm compared to what I was used to as a kid, alhough there is a little bit of 'give' when I manually check them.

The other side seems fine to me.

Can I just file this down?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:02

Thanks, I'll have a go at it tomorrow before my ride

Can I just file this down?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:55

Hi, relatively new to cycling and noticed this on my rear wheel today.  I don't know how it happened (I don't remember curbing the bike or anything) but when under braking it's making a "ch-ch-ch-ch" sound.

I did about 35-miles with it like this, and when I got home the brake block on that side seems fine as far as I can tell.

Can I just file this down with something - if so, what would be recommended to use?  Or is a new wheel required?


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