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Running in High Winds Tonight ???

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 23:31

Out of interest Johnny, in what way is it beneficial to run in the wind? Do you mean because it's harder? I ran tonight, but I didn't think the gale was much of a bonus!  


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 23:17

I don't think anyone wants to 'dribble' over the finish line, which is why it can be a sensible decision to DNF. That's surely why the professionals do it - if it becomes clear that it's not going to be your day (something you can't always be sure of beforehand) then why inflict potential damage and more exhaustion on yourself? I was told by a medic that it's the guys who insist on pushing to the finish who usually end up in need of their help.


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 18:31

So when is a runner old? Or is it all a state of mind?


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 13:37

Seren, I think it is an interesting question about which people prefer, though obviously neither is desirable. I recently had my first DNF in a half, due to illness. It was touch and go on the morning of the race but I'm glad I turned up and gave it a try. If I'd just sat at home wondering if I should have gone, that would have been worse for me.  Having said that, an injury is a bit different, and if it was a 47-mile race I think I'd DNS!

What sort of shoes do overpronators race in?

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 15:33

I have been looking around for the same type of shoe and it seems like there is a DS Trainer and a DS Racer. I think the Racer would be the lighter option.

We have Royal Parks Half Marathon places

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:08

That's not quite correct, as the Royal Parks allots places through a ballot, so however early you enter, you won't necessarily get in. 

Bye Bye London Marathon cheats thread

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:29

Maybe VLM should change the numbers so that they look different each time. Mine this year looked exactly the same as last year's.

Choose my marathon Shoeses

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:07

Thanks, Phil. Great to have some recommendations to try. I do have my eye on the Saucony's, but that may just be because I like the name! I don't think Sweatshop stock them, which is a shame, as it would be good to try them out under the 14-day return policy (if they are still doing that).

Choose my marathon Shoeses

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 16:40

As a wearer of the Tempo, I'm a bit confused about the latest incarnation which looks heavier and, as you say, seems to have changed the stability it offers. Any suggestions for an alternative lightweight shoe of a similar type? I'd wear them for faster training and races up to half marathons.

Marathon nutrition advice

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 09:59

I wasn't worried about it, I just think it's best used strategically, i.e. in the second half of an endurance event, and balanced with other 'normal' gels.

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