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Trainer transition

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:45

So been running for a while and got fitted for Brooks Rivvera 3 as I slightly needed the control. 
I have since been training myself to run more forefoot. Neutral / Chi running after attending a running biomacanics event. I bought some newton Energys which I love and feel they have helped me loads.
I few months ago I had a OP so am just getting my fitness back up. In the newtons I can do 5k no problem with good running form however when I go further I get tired and lazy and tend to start healstriking more when I get over the 8k mark. 
I'm upping my millage as I have the GNR im comfortable with the distance. But think if I do them in the Newtons my heals will be smashed by the end.
So im looking for something that will compliment my new style and wont damage the work I have done so far going to the newtons. But would like something that I could start putting in the miles with that isnt going to hurt while im still unfit and unable to hold the form. 

Thinking Nike Free 3 or 4 ?


My Last Run

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 20:10

Did the Bupa 5K in Gateshead yesterday, My first Race other than park runs my previouse pb was 26:10 but was hoping for sub 25 mins but woulds have been happy with anything under 26 mins. 
Set off and hit the first k at 5 mins so just tried to keep going at that pace. Coming back in the run toi the bridge and over the river seamed to go on forever after the 4 k mark. When I got onto the final straight... people started cheering as a guy tried to over take me, so i kicked and pulled away then a cheer again so ended up sprinting the last 150m which was really good and ended up beeting the guy by 1 second. 
Ended up with 24:44 which to most of you guys can probably beat easily but dead chuffed with it.

Great North Run 2014

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 19:47

After doing the 5k race at newcastle yesterday I'm wanting a place in next years GNR.... looks awesome

Virtual pacers/partners

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 14:17

Ok so i have been humming and arring about getting a gps watch. 
Looked at the fr10 which has current pace and a virtual pacer but from what i read its only tels you if you are a head or behind current pace. so if i set it to 6 mins a k if i ran the first k in 3 mins then slowed down and did the second k in 7 mins it would say i was behind.
Where as the 310 shows it more in a current race situation so how far ahead or behind you are altogether?

Does anyone find this usefull? Im new to running and just use my phone and runkeeper to tell me stuff every 3 mins. but I think having something on my arm where I can set a target pace like the 310 would help. but would love your advice

Best Budget GPS Watch

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 14:56

Can i ask. The FR10.... current pace is that my current pace ie for the last 5 seconds say or is it over a mile.

Basically I want something to help me run at 5:10 / k 

Ultrasport navrun 500 GPS Watch Review

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 07:45

You still happy with this ??

im after something Thant I can see my current pace and would like a heart rate monitor. Been looking at fr 10 fr 210 andfr610 I don't mind spending more money but if this does the job

Hurt a sensitive part

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 22:51

i have not been running long but do about 15-20k a week.

did a park run on Saturday in a PB of 28 mins then yesterday weour out slowly to try to find a nice pace to do a 10k in which was 6:35 per k. I found this a nice comfortable pace, not to of breath or strenuous. After 6 k I had to stop at some traffic lights went to set off and had a pain, which I thought was a groin strain but not sure it is, it's not on my thigh its level where the leg joins the body but on my body not leg, sort of a bit up from my man area but on my left hand side. I stopped and iced it when I got in feels ok  today,  any ideas what it is and how long to rest it?


gate analysis and brooks radius r7

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 10:07

its squeeky


gate analysis and brooks radius r7

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:43

I had some analysis done a few years ago and ended up with some brooks radius 7... but i cant remember what the guy said my runnis style was I think it was neutral would that be correct for them trainers?

I havent run much in them and just started seroiusly in the past month so would i have changed with having 2 years off?

I am taking my wife to get some today to sweatshop shes going to start the c25K program so going to get her sorted. Do you think they would mind if i just asked tehm to check me out again ?

4 weeks to 10k

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 19:13

Got the running bug a few weeks ago started with the c25k program but got board after the fittest few times swe just went out running after 2 weeks or proper running I did 5k today in 29:17 The furthest I have run was last weeks which was 7.5 k in the heat and did it in 51 mins.

there is a 10k run in my local town in 4 weekimams I'm tempted to enter. 

Should I just keep going out jogging 3 times a week doing between 5k and building up or would a training plan like be better? 

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