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Running tops with pockets

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:17

Another thumbs up for the flipbelt. I adore mine and I've tried many belts! Having said that I don't have an iphone, but I seem to be able to fit all sorts into the belt.

Not Again!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:14

The oat milk will also add to the fibre load...not quite the same, but since my 2 year old has started drinking oat milk she manages to poo three times a day!

It could be nerves, even if you don't think you are nervous, especially if you have trialled the food before, when training, without problems.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 11:28
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Dear Berlei Why does your running bra stops stop at FF

Those of us above that need the super doper design much more

If it's any consolation they're no good anyway. I wear mine as an ordinary bra, but seriously regretted trying to run in it.

Even the Ultimate Run Bra?  I find it great (only DD/E though, so maybe better in smaller sizes).

 

Yep, wearing it now for slobbing round the house, but was seriously bouncy when I tried to run. May be my gait I guess. Maddy, the only one I've found to be any cop at all (other than doubling up) is the Freya Active Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra. Fitting is a bit odd (but I had excellent advice from the customer service people at Less Bounce) and it is pretty comfy. Much better than wearing two shock absorbers!

Garmin Forerunner 225

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:45

I use a scosche and love it, so was a bit disappointed to hear Garmin have gone for the Mio. Having said that it may work wonderfully. I think a lot of the early Mio problems were down to a dodgy antenna?? I purchased the scosche whilst waiting for Garmin/Polar to catch up on the optical side of things before upgrading my current watch. I definitely find it more comfy than a chest strap, but then I think due to having to wear a pretty heavy duty sports bra (not a problem the gentleman of this forum may have), I probably can't wear the chest strap in the most comfortable place.

I think I'll be keeping my scosche for now, but it is my birthday in August, so may be tempted to see how generous husband is feeling. I suspect Polar will come up with something soon, and as DC says this is probably the beginning of it appearing in many Garmin devices.

Training after a baby

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:24

It took me a couple of goes to get back into running after pregnancy. Even starting back with run/walk intervals was really hard the first couple of times and I think basically my body just wasn't ready for it. The third time I tried, about 9 months after having the baby, I felt much better when I attempted it, even though I was a long way off my previous best.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 13:25
Maddy. wrote (see)

Dear Berlei Why does your running bra stops stop at FF

Those of us above that need the super doper design much more

If it's any consolation they're no good anyway. I wear mine as an ordinary bra, but seriously regretted trying to run in it.

Wrist Heart rate monitors

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:44

I use the Scosche Rythm+ with my Garmin 610 as I find the chest monitors very uncomfortable. If anything, for me it looks like there are less anomalous results (weird jumps etc) than with the garmin chest straps, but I have no way of proving whether it is more or less accurate etc. I do find it extremely comfortable, and would not swap back now. I managed to get a good deal on a new one from ebay after a couple of weeks of looking for one. I too recommend DC Rainmaker for reviews...far more up on the technical nature of these things then I could ever be!!

Knee injury, MRI clear and still painful 3 months on...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 13:32

The frustration is horrible, I completely understand that. I hope you can get a referral quickly. I had the same frustration with waiting (and the fact that my GP wouldn't refer, but that's another story). In the end I hadn't run in so long I worked out I'd have purchased at least two pairs of trainers in that time, and stuck the first two sessions of physio on a credit card (less than one pair of shoes), and in the end I had four sessions totalling £120, and the last one was for my own peace of mind, so could've got away with 3. I know that may not help you, but I do understand where you are coming from. Good luck and take care.

 

Knee injury, MRI clear and still painful 3 months on...

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:46

You might be pleasantly surprised. I've had some very good treatment from an NHS physio. If it is your only option then it is worth a go.

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