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Nike LunarGlide v Nike Flyknit Lunar question

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 15:57

@Ross848, I was very heavy when I started out, 18+ stone and am under 13 now and my first analysis was done when i was still carrying most of that extra timber so my form suffered somewhat for that reason. Initially i was a mild overpronator on one side and mild/moderate on the other, these days im neutral one to mild the other but when tired my form lapses so your gait can alter over a duration of a run even. You can train yourself into a better form and thus alter your gait or it could occur through strengthening of muscles etc,the flyknit lunar ones are a neutral shoe but as i said i like them for short distances and I'd definately use them for 5k race. As a word of caution i can feel my calf muscles the day after using them so rotate them with a support shoe,or 2! (gets expensive!)

dont discount other shoes,the asics ds trainer was a firm favourite of mine before the latest incarnation which i couldnt get on with at all and they do a racer version of those which has a little support. Main thing i found is recommendations are helpful but try on a few shoes find what really works and base selections on that,if the lunarglides didnt have that damn wear issue I would have not bought anything else!

Nike LunarGlide v Nike Flyknit Lunar question

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 22:34

I started running around 18 months ago and like you mildly overpronated and found the lunarglides to be great to run in but wore far too quickly,(due to the sole being mainly the lunar foam). I then bought a pair of the lunar eclipse and not as keen,they wear a lot better and still provide similar support just feel more bulky and I believe they are sold as a more support shoe than the lunar glides.

I am now trying to address my gait and have lost excess weight and so the overpronation has become even less of an issue. Upon finding a pair of the lunar ones cheap bought them too,(I do own other makes,not just a nike fanboy!),find them fine for short work and speedwork but not for day to day, definately more of a race shoe.

I also own a pair of lunarfly gtx for really wet days and like those more than the lunar eclipse and so might try the standard version of them next time i need to replace any or if I see them realy well priced


Shorter (5 inch-ish) dual-layer shorts

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:09

The saucony throttle shorts were suggested under a thread re pockets,and ticked the boxes for me so searched and found them here:

another colourway is available but both are limited for size option,discount code MCLO15 takes a further 15% of if it still works and delivery free at the tenner mark. I bought a couple of pairs,two rear,(hip) zipped pockets large enough for a 4" screen phone.

Mens shorts with zipped side pockets

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 11:14
DAM wrote (see)

Saucony do a pair of shorts with  a zip pocket on either side. I think they're called 'throttle' I got them from wiggle. 

The saucony shorts that DAM suggested are available in 2 colours in various sizes,(except M) here,for £10.99 a pair.


the code MCLO15 takes a further 15% off but free delivery is at the tenner mark

Nike LunarGlide 5

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 13:44

I loved almost everything about the lunarglide 4,but the outsole has major wear issues which can vary massively person to person.My experience was heavy initial wear,followed by minor wear before a complete breakdown very quicky. Total mileage was 250-325 miles which isnt great. I only overpronated marginally and am moving towards a more neutral shoe now so havent experience of the fifth incarnation but it appears the outsole is unchanged from 4/5.

A comfy shoe and I loved running in them,if the mileage isnt an issue,yes I would recommend them,if you want them to last longer then probably not the shoe to swap to

Running headphones

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:29

I have a pair of the yurbuds inspire pro and they definately stay in,sound quality is decent enough but obviously the price tag reflects its not high end.I previously used a pair of monster (forget which) but they werent a sport version and so lasted around 6 months before the sweat killed them.

I however may try the SoundMagic E30's that Mike has recommended as the reviews of the sound quality of those seems to offer near on high end and ive seen them at under £25!

Nike or Garmin

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:01

And I believe I'm correct in saying there's a way to upload data from the garmin to your Nike account. I say believe as its not something I do but Google it if you go garmin and want to keep the Nike web stuff

Nike have RUINED the structure+ help!!

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 13:51

I have both a pair of lunarglide 4 and the lunar eclipse, I only mildly overpronate and find I much prefer the feel of the lunarglide,that's not to say I don't like the eclipse,very comfy and you can feel its more structured. The issue with the lunarglides is the wear on the sole,although mine are plus 250 miles and have life in them but not that much.Never slipped in the wet in either but the extra grip on the lunar eclipse makes that my choice when wet simply through caution.

Weight Loss & Running

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 11:35

Ok,my take on this subject is; Running helped and is helping me to lose weight.

At the end of February, I weighed myself for the first time in years and I knew my fitness have lapsed since retiring from regularly playing football due to age/injury but when I saw 18.1 it spurred me to do something.

I am Male,38 years old and 6 foot and a smidgeon tall

I have since March 1st taken up running and I also track my calorie intake and keep it to around 2200-2500 daily.I have not cut out any foods as such as if I didnt enjoy what I eat I would be less inclined to keep it up. I began by run/walk/run/walk and gradually built up the running section(s) until it was just a run and have settled into a routine of 6.5 miles every other day.

This week on weigh in,(personal records no slimming club etc) the scales didnt reach 13 and a half stone and so I have shed over 4 and a half stone in around 6 months. My own results are based on simple maths,I burn more calories than I consume and lose weight,and at a pretty decent rate I think without risking my health.I admit i had a base fitness as until 5-6 years ago i was regularly exercising and never a smoker,ate well etc but I would say that any form of regular exercise has to form part of a sensible weight loss program and the social and (possible!) low cost aspects of running make it ideal!

19 stone + and considering a 10k run??

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 08:55

Personally I'd say get the anaylis and correct shoes as soon as you can to minimalise risk of injury.Last thing you want is to stop before you start or set yourself back. Plus getting used to the shoes while building up may help to break them in,plus being a larger chap may mean the advise might be more tailored to specific shoes to reflect that instead simply to suit your gait.

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