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Shorts with zipped side pockets

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:35

I had a cheap pair from Sports Direct as well. Lonsdale was the brand I think.

I always used shorts with zipped pockets to store stuff but ended up getting a gel belt with a stretchy pouch type thing, that easily holds my phone and key and a gel as well, if required. Think that was from Sports Direct too, for next to nothing.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:34

And you might finish further up the field as everyone else will be knackered!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:36

I am not interested in your run streak. Doing a load of one mile runs is not impressive. It's also probably why you got injured.

Pain in Pelvis/Lower abdomen

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:21

Thanks Louise, sounds a bit worrying! I've done a bit of reading up on sacrum pain and I'm reasonably confident that this isn't what it is. The pain is much more focused towards the front, and the back pain is fairly minor, more muscular and, I'm now thinking, possibly not really related as it came on a bit later.

Worth keeping what you've said in mind though, just in case.

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:32

540 miles now, after a 12.5 miler this morning. Anyone got any elevation stats to compare? I run on pretty hilly terrain and am currently on 60,000 feet of gain for the year. Would be good to get that over 100,000 feet for the year.

Overweight and new to running

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:29

I would agree with a lot of what's been said.

1) Couch to 5K

2) Take it nice and easy

3) Improving diet will have a much more drastic effect on weightloss. This in turn, helps your running no end.

You absolutely WILL improve, but it takes time and patience. I started entirely from scratch about eight years ago and a mile almost killed me then. I've probably been doing proper, regular, structured running for about four years and only in the last year or so have I really felt like I have a good base of running behind me. There are no shortcuts but stick with it. You've made the hardest step and started.

Pain in Pelvis/Lower abdomen

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:15

I'm training for an ultra and have done a few 45-50 mile weeks in a row, which although not massive by many's standards, is relatively high for me. I mix up my running, doing a bit of speedwork, a hill session, a tempo, a medium easy run and an LSR each week. All OK, have felt good, but backed off when feeling any excessive fatigue kicking in. I think I've been pretty sensible about it, although obviously, the volume has to be there.

The issue I have is that I'm getting some pain and discomfort just above the pubic area and also a little bit in my lower back. It feels muscular, I think. It doesn't really affect my running, but tends to be worse afterwards and is not something I've ever experienced before. Being a bit of a hypochondriac I have been through many scenarios in my mind of what dreadful diseases it could be but I am hopeful it is just my core muscles grumbling a bit at the increased miles, rather than anything drastic. I've just looked at some core exercises and tried to do a plank, which really did hurt in the same area, which might suggest this is the issue.

Anyone else experienced this? I am thinking that I should maybe back off a touch, to hopefully let it improve and then gradually start doing some core exercises to try and strengthen the area. Sound sensible, or should I be straight down the GP's on Monday morning to rule out anything more horrendous?

Running shoe life span

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:48

Just saw how old this thread is!

Running shoe life span

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:47

I go for a fairly minimalist shoe anyway so cushioning isn't much of an issue. I use shoes until either the sole starts to wear away or the uppers are coming apart. I've always thought this 500 mile thing is just a shoe company way of getting you to buy more shoes. You should be able to tell when your shoes aren't doing the job you wear them for any more.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:10

Thanks booktrunk. I think I may do a 20 miler the day before my next marathon (if time allows). Thinking behind doing it prior, rather than after, is that it's the races that I run too fast in so having done a 20 miler the day should hopefully put paid to that.

Sensible pace is definitely something I need to perfect.

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Pain in Pelvis/Lower abdomen

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Good shoe for mud that isn't terrible on the road

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Any I should know about? 
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