Elizabeth Dix 4

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Pelvic stress fracture

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:50

I haven't had a Pelvic Stress Fracture but I have suffered with pregnancy related pelvis issues for nearly 2 years after birth.  I can't offer you any advice for your specific injury but I feel for you, pelvic issues are no fun as it can impact on so much else.  I took to swimming (front crawl though) which has been an absolute saviour for me.  Luckily now I seem to be able to run further again but I'm keeping up the swimming.

Nike Plus app with phone in armband

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:47

Can you put it in a pocket in the coat?  Or use a belt that can go over the coat.  Potentially you could put the arm band over the coat?

New running shoes advice...

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 11:45

Are they still in the time period you can return them?  I would take them back.

Pavement running

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 13:28

With the right pair of shoes for you the impact is supposed to help with bones and joints according to recent studies (unfortunately I have no references).  Having said that off road is also good for your core stability.  I enjoy both to be honest so like to mix it up.

USB charged Head Torch - back up

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:06

You could have a spare backup battery like you get for recharging a phone in your pocket and a long USB lead to charge while wearing?

Using own hydration pack in a race

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 15:24

The heat was the reason I decided to take it with me round the marathon and I'm very glad I did!

Using own hydration pack in a race

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 14:37

I trained for Edinburgh Marathons with my Inov8 hydration pack then took it with me to Edinburgh but intended to run without it.  On the day it was relatively hot so I decided to race with it which turned out to be a good idea as I drained it and took water from one of the stations.  The previous year they had water stolen so ran out of it at the stations so taking my own was insurance against that happening again.  Some people will tell you not to do it but as you have trained with it I can't see any reason why not.

Newbie advice

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 13:41

Get the swimming lessons in now and practice!  Also agree about getting into Open Water.  I wear my sports bra under my tri suit under my wetsuit for the swim, it is surprisingly comfortable but you need to try it out in training to make sure.

Is this normal?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 12:59

I'm with everyone else on the run/walk front.  As to speed for running you should be able to hold a conversation when you're running.  This should help you to gauge your pace more eaily.

As to the comments you experienced they were totally out of order.  Parkrun is about getting everyone to run and there is no place for comments like that.  Use it positively though to give you more determination to carry on and improve.  |The majority of runners are supportive and will encourage each other.

Swim distance recording

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:46

When I bought my Garmin the TomTom multisport that was on the market did not support open water swimming, this is the reason I chose the Garmin.  I cannot comment on how good the TomTom is though as I have never used one.

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