Ian M

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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.

"Scared" during a race

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:32

" Instead I'm thinking how I could just stop, and walk to the finish line,"

I'm pretty sure everyone gets that - and the rest too.
Think of things that you know everyone else typically gets in a race - lack of breath, muscle pain, fatigue etc. You know everyone else get's these irrespective of if they are faster or slower than you as you can see it in there bodies. You can't see the self doubt, but everyone's still suffering from it as much as lactic acid.
So what do?
Accept the mental discomfort just like the physical discomfort as signals from your body that it would prefer not to do what you currently want it to do and carry on as best you can, or don't race. 

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?

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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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