Run To The Beat


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Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 15:29

I'm running Amsterdam as my 1st marathon.  Started a 20 week training plan a few weeks ago and its all going smoothly currently (tempted fate there so will probably pickup an injury tonight!) Looking forward to the fact it'll be flat as i'm sick of running up hills! 

 

Favorite running quote??

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 15:46

Not about running but true(ish) anyway:

"Pain heals, chicks dig scars and glory lasts forever" Keanu Reeves, The Replacements

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 16:14

Hi, starting to use your training plan next week and just have couple of queries.

1. There's likely to be a couple of weekends when i can't get out for the long run, can i interchange this for one of the midweek ones?

2. For the tempo runs do i do 1m easy then the 5m tempo followed by 1m easy or is it 1 + 3 + 1?

Looking forward to getting stuck into it!

High 5 Energy Groupon offer

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 16:10

Groupon have got an offer on High 5 energy tabs and gels if anyones interested follow the link below:

 

https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/national-deal/Discount-Supplements/6326546/.FYGU4B

barefoot running

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 16:36

I've been running in Vibram KSO's for the last year but just bought a pair of Merrell Road Gloves and have to say i love them even more than my Vibrams! Whatever shoe you get will be a "minimal" shoe not a "barefoot" shoe as the only "barefoot" shoes you can get are actually your own feet!

Running in the rain

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 13:50
Nowt wrong with a bit of rain, after all I've never seen a rusty man.

Vibram Five Fingers Distance

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 10:48
I've had some VFF KSO's for about a year now and am just about to start training for a marathon in October so i hope it can be done! My longest run so far is 12 miles but i don't see any problem in running further, its just a matter of letting your feet and legs (especially calves) get used to them and taking the mileage increase slowly.

Barefoot running ... genius or stupid?

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 14:16
Last april i decided to start running. After going to a shop and getting my gait analysed and sold a pair of shoes that were "right" for me i spent the next 2 weeks struggling every time i ran with a few different niggling pains. Then after a drunken chat with a friend they put the idea of barefoot running forward so i investigated. Now nearly a year on and i haven't had a single injury and am training for my 1st marathon in October which i will be running in my Vibrams. I truly believe i wouldn't have kept going if it wasn't for that drunken chat!

I can understand its not for everyone but i think its mainly that people truly believe they need a pair of trainers to run in now-a-days. This is proved when you get all sort of odd looks when out running barefoot, people struggle to believe it can be worth it. Yet 40 years ago everyone who ran did so in a flat soled shoe but years of clever marketing have led us to believe we need a built up all singing all dancing shoe!

I find it interesting that people question that our ancestors ran barefoot but didn't have to run on tarmac. For anyone that's ran barefoot off road (not just on nice grass) will tell you that running on stony ground is far more uncomfortable than the smooth tarmac!

Leonardo Di Vinci said "The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." but we then wrap them up and don't let them do the job they have evolved to do.

Watching other runners

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 16:21
I drive for a living and do this constantly. Recently started bike riding as well to keep it mixed up but this now means i have to check out any bike riders gear as well as all the runners i pass!

Talkback: Dare to Bare: The Truth about Barefoot Running (Preview)

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 13:54
Inchers i think thats a pretty standard fear when looking into BFR, but you'd be surprised how clear the pavements are around the uk. Next time your out for a run keep your eyes down and see how much actual glass/syringes/dog mess you encounter, i think you'll be surprised by how little there actually is. Obviously this does depend where your running but from my experience pavements generally aren't as bad as you think and roads are nearly always clear of rubbish. You do tend to watch the ground a bit more though and its not that hard to change your gait to miss anything unpleasant that you come across.

I've also heard that you are worse off running on grass as you don't get the feedback from it and also anything painful can be hidden by the grass.
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