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Ultra (50km) Backpack of choice?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:26

My current fav is Ultimate Direction Scott Jurek 3.0.

Any views on 'maximum heart rate'?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:23

Yeah, what the others said. At the end of a 5 km I have never been able to get more than 95% so in the absence of any other information you could go by what you have seen in a 5 km and add a few beats rather than a formula that may be true for populations but not any one person. Kinda like you would never by a pair of size 8 trainers and hope they would fit on the basis that the average is say size 8 +-2.

Carrying ID when you are on a run

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:18

The problem was not that you were not carrying an ID but that the other person wasn't, and helpful friends erred on the safe side and reported that it could be you. Carrying a tag would not stop this false positive, it would only make sure you are identified in case of a true positive.

To cut down on false positives you could only post to fb when the track is finished, and anybody who clicked on the link could see you were in fact finished. Or you could use a device or app that has so called Live Tracking. Or you could just not post on fb and instead use a device or app that has a Beacon feature that gives a trusted person a link or sms to find out where you are. For really unknown or dangerous territory you could carry a locator such as a SPOT beacon.

Diastolic dysfunction

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 11:21

As a general principle I would follow what the paid professionals say, rather than n=1 personal reports, but I googled this for you and this exact point is answered down the text in this first hit:

Frankfurt Marathon 2016 entry

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 11:15

I don't think you can do this as the terms say the number is not transferable otherwise I would consider it.

Walking without crutches but still painful 9 days on

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 12:30

You could look up aquajogging. If you can find some form of cardiovascular exercise that doesn't involve your foot, at least you have a chance of maintaining some heart and lung fitness.

Horrendous long run!

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 12:26

Everything that Shades says, except that if you add up the calories in the sweets I think it takes a lot to equal one gel quickly squeezed down.

An alternative to the pacing by time would be to use a heart rate monitor and stay in your Easy zone for long runs, pretty much regardless of pace (which will let you compensate for terrain) but that opens up the can of worms of estimating your max HR, which you may not want to get into right now.

Basingstoke running routes

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 13:13

You could also try Strava clusterer or heatmaps for that location

or more precisely

Diet, race day.... STITCH!

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 13:09

I find for race day that it is OK if I allow three hours before the race. Maybe you can get away with that. As for the second part, I religeously have a sachet of instant porridge three hours before the race, regardless of what any particular hotel might offer for breakfast. I follow that with half a litre of sports drink 2 hours before, so I have time to pee out excess liquid before the race. Maybe you could trial a similar regime.

According to web searches it is likely you can tolerate porridge so long as it is not contaminated with wheat in the mill. Some brands might offer this, e.g., from healthfood stores.

Narrow feet

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:07

Have you tried using the second lace hole for the final cross? You kind of make a loop and pass the other side through the loop and then tighten the laces as usual. It's a way to reduce heel slop. Maybe that would help. Or maybe an extra volume adjuster insole from a walking or hiking shop would help.

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