Ian M

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Rabid dog

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 18:13

1) Kick the dog when it does it - it will soon learn not to.
2) Kick the owner if they complain - they can also be trained in the same way.


Super high heartrate: is this ok?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 18:12

I can get a similar recorded peak HR, but it's just a false recording caused by poor contact of the HR strap. Assuming that you can download the data to a PC, looking at the HR trace it should be fairly obvious if it's a real value or just noise. 

Runner's World Trailblazer - Clumber Park 10K

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:31

The simple thing is to vote with your wallet. Races that don't advertise their price up front, don't enter. Races that provided a price plus a compulsory booking surcharge don't enter. 

Airia One- Speed of Nature

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:47

How do you start a race in them?
I mean if it's a busy race then you normally have to walk a few paces before there's space to run, but as the manufacturers of these shoes say it's actually not possible to walk in them.
Do you just have to just stand in a stationary position until there's a clear view to the horizon, when you can launch into running mode?

Airia One- Speed of Nature

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 23:27

"Airia One is so focused on delivering running performance that you actually can’t walk in them."




The art of the DNF

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:33

"and when one runner withdraws it often produces a domino effect, with other runners then feeling validated in doing it.  "

This is so true. I remember the 2nd day of a race - I was completely exhausted. Roughly half the field had already quit, so I felt I'd given it my best shot. I was just in the process of getting my strength to commit to signing the DNF, when I mate set off saying that he was going to get a head start because I'd soon overtake him. Now I had no choice but to carry-on even though I new I didn't stand a chance. Of course an hour later conditions improved along with my mental state, and I had a fantastic time. But the realisation that you should carry on, even when you feel it's beyond all hope has stayed with me.

Foot Balance Service

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:16

No idea, but clearly something that advertises 'Natural Foot Alignment and a Perfect Fit every time in under 10 minutes' is bollocks.

Gearing for IMUK70.3

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:46

If you are thinking about switching chainsets, I'd also throw into the mix, changing to a cx chainset rather than compact. They're typically 36/46 rather than say 34/50 for a compact.
You loose a bit at the top end (but ask yourself how often are you spinning out top gear?), and you don't get quite a lower gear as a compact either, but what you do end up with is a set of gears which don't have the massive gaps between em that a compact has. Which imo is far more useful when you're trying to fine tune effort to cadence.


Training for a fell run in hertfordshire

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:39

I live just outside WGC. Realistically they're aren't a big hills in the surrounding area, but plenty of good undulating footpaths to the west. They're not fell running steep, but certainly cardiovascular steep
If you want more realistic gradients, then you need to head over to Chilterns.
The Ashridge boundary trail is a pretty good loop, and you can add extra steep bits in like incombe hole, and the path up the west face of ivinghoe beacon.

what keeps you going in a race?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 12:13

The absence of decent comfy chairs.

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There's another interesting take in this here-   http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2012/01/crossfit-endurance-tabata-sprints-and.html 
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Nike admit their running shoe advice is rubbish.

Well sort of. 
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