Ian M

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Talkback: 7 ways to run safely this winter

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:01

Plus it's a learnt problem.
We're the last generation that can remember a pre internet pre mobile phone era, where such a thing as no signal wouldn't be an issue, because there wasn't a signal to be concerned about in the first place.


Training going well, injury free and up to 13.1 mile trail run in week 3.

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:23

Experts are idiots though. 
When I started (from a background of mtb like the op)I did a long run of 11 miles in my first week, 13 the week after, and 17 the week after that.
Could of carried on if it wasn't for tearing my knee cartilage on the third run

sub 35 possible for over 40?

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 12:09

They're one in the same. You won't get sub 35 by just training. You need to be made of the right stuff too.

Turbo sessions to improve running

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 11:52

" I understand a power meter is expensive- but what is virtual power?"


Turbo sessions to improve running

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 11:48

"ive found I have to work very hard on a bike to get and hold a heart rate near race hm pace for even 5 minutes."

Generally your maximum HR on a bike will be lower than what you can reach running (typically ~10pbm lower). So you won't be able to maintain your running tempo HR on a bike - you need a new set of zones based on your bike max HR, or better still use power rather than HR as cougie mentioned


running barefoot injury!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 21:48

" went out for a 4 mile run making sure my heels did not touch the floor once."

Where in the book you just read did it suggest that your heels shouldn't touch the ground?


Hormone testing in sport?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 12:34

I think the thing to remember is sport (like life) is inherently unfair. There is no such thing as a level playing field, and whatever decision on whatever aspect will benefit some at the expense of others.

Beetroot Juice

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:42

Didn't notice any obvious benefit (but to be fair the potential gains being claimed are probably going to be swamped by so many other variables).

Made my pee a nice colour though.

Running with portable speakers (X-mini) - is it allowed?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:26

"Common sense dictates that these should be allowed,"

If you have the common sense of a bell-end, then yes.

Israel resumes bombardment

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 17:46

Also, Israel has an army with a centralised command and control system. If it fires a missile then it's a direct result of a governmental wish. 
Palestine doesn't have an army, it has a variety of different people launching missiles  who at any given time may or may not choose to follow a cease fire agreed to by Hamas.

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Talkback: CrossFit Endurance: Train Less, Run Faster

There's another interesting take in this here-   http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2012/01/crossfit-endurance-tabata-sprints-and.html 
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Why are running tops so gopping?

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Nike admit their running shoe advice is rubbish.

Well sort of. 
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