Debra Bourne


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CanineX

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:17

Go to one of the Belfast parkruns with your dog - probably be others running with a dog. (Don't forget to register and take your barcode.) 

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:30

Hi Cinders, okay, I'll look into that - thanks.

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:05

Oops. There is one other problem. Occasionally (about every 4-6 months) when I turn it on it "sticks"on the initial screen saying Garmin etc. I've tried (a) leaving it on for 10-60 minutes; (b) turning it off and on again several times. Eventually I turn it on again and it works. Anyone else ever had this? If so, any way you've worked out to make it work when it does this?

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:03

I like my 310xt - decent battery life in particular. Only problem is I didn't use it for about eight months (little problem with a torn tendon so I wasn't running), meanwhile I had to change computers and so far the ANT hasn't worked with the new laptop. *Sigh* Any recommendations for where to look for troubleshooting? I'd like to get all my recent runs uploaded.

Can foam rolling damage your veins ?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:09

That's talking about arterial function, not venous.

Saucony Triumph v Cortana

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 18:22

The amount of padding in the sole of the Cortanas should certainly be sufficient for long runs, but I've not used them for long runs myself. Even in the 5.5 they're really too narrow for me in the forefoot, as well as not providing the sole flexibility I'm now used to, so I've only ever worn them for short (maybe three miles) recovery runs after my feet have been trashed.

Saucony Triumph v Cortana

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 13:18

Okay, I just got out a pair of each to give you a comparison.

Cortanas are neutral, 4 mm heel-to-toe drop, quite well padded, small for the official size and narrow in the forefoot. My old Triumph 5s in a size 4 are barely shorter than the Cortanas (which I won in a competition when they had just come out, so that would be a Cortana 1) in a size 5.5 - I's say the 5.5 Cortanas would be equal in length to Triumph size 4.5. The degree of padding appears similar in the two shoes, but the difference in heel-to-toe drop is very noticeable to me - N.B. I'm a minimalist runner usually wearing VivoBarefoot Neo and Neo Trail (I have a wide forefoot and Evo and Breatho are a bit narrow for me), and Inov 8 Trailroc 235s. Just standing in the Triumphs to give you this comparison I'm REALLY REALLY noticing the heel-to-toe drop in the Triumphs and not really in the Cortanas, so a definite difference there.

I wear the Cortanas occasionally for a short recovery run if my feet are feeling trashed/bruised after a very long run (e.g. after the Thames Trot 50 in 2013), because of the padding. (Haven't worn the Triumphs since 2012 at the latest; they're only lightly worn; i really should find someone to take them from me).

Hope that helps.

Injury to sole of foot...

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 08:36

Tom, glad if I've been able to help (I've had this myself and it was tight muscles - a sports massage helped a lot). You may find it useful to massage those muscles after each run and again the following morning.

Injury to sole of foot...

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 08:14

Check whether any of the smaller muscles on the outside of your lower leg are stiff/tender - tightness in those muscles can translate into foot pain (check down near the ankle and also up near the knee). Also consider the possibility of a metatarsal stress fracture although that should be more point pain and probably worse by evening rather than worst first thing.

running barefoot injury!

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 08:09

Oh well we all do stupid things occasionally. Main thing is to learn from it and not repeat the same mistake (after all, there are so many other mistakes to make!). Good luck with massage etc. to get your calves ready for the marathon.

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Discussions started by Debra Bourne

Loss of padding - Salomon 10+3 vest backpack

Any ideas how to make it effective again? 
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Bandaging to support posterior tibial

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usually when I've been sitting down 
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Backpack washing advice please

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Trail running shoes for small wide feet?

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Raidlight backpack - water bottle-elbow collision

Any solution? 
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Garmin upload problem

ANT agent has loaded from 410xt but upload failed - how do I get the data? 
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How do I get faster again in nine weeks? 
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Up the long run or increase the next-day run?

Which have people found better? 
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Talkback: Weekday Winners: The Winners!

Well i just looked at the listing of winners for the first time and I'm gobsmacked because I seem to have won a pair of running shoes - but ... 
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Top of foot pain - any suggestions?

Not stress fracture - further up the foot and up the lower calf 
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Physio in Beckenham/Bromley/West Wickham/Croydon?

First run after 5 weeks off and side of foot pain returns 
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Metatarsal stress fracture recovery

Recovery recommendations please for asap but not too soon... 
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Increasing speed, forefoot/minimalist shoes

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Hill training

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