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What would you like to see in a running gift box?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 09:17

I get plenty of one-off boxes from races, called goodie bags.

Advice for someone who was told they'd never run

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 08:18

Odd, because a gradual build-up of an exercise programme is sometimes prescribed for fibro. Suggest you do a bit of googling eg and discuss the results with your doc. He might have reasons that you're not aware of.

Energy tablets

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 15:03

As a rough guide, you'd need a packet and a half, or around 20 Dextrosol tablets to get the energy of two gels. So unless you crunch them down, your mouth would be swimming with sugar pretty much all the time.

Energy tablets

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 21:57

If you look at their energy content and put that with the fact that a marathoner or longer might want to take in 200-300 cal/hr you'll see you'd have to be taking a heck of a lot of tablets (which wouldn't be good for your teeth either). That's why most runners if they need anything go for something that can be gulped down quicker, like food, gels or sports drink.

Replacing Inov8 255 Road-X

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:10

They do offer an alternative - I would have thought the Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 250 or 220 would do you.

Buying a later model of shoe online?

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 15:12

There can't be a hard and fast rule, and it can vary or stay the same between versions of the same shoe. For example, I almost always take a 44 in Salomon, which is bigger than most other manufacturers. The most extreme case I had was Saucony Kinvara 4 which were too big at 43, but Kinvara 6 Boston edition was too small at 44, so much so that I suspected a factory mislabelling.

2015 in 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 08:36

Had a tough week with some kind of kidney infection that made it difficult to move or breathe, still unresolved. Had to DNS a 10 km but managed to keep the streak going with another 30 km covered. This makes 1672/3243 km completed, 73 km ahead of schedule, leaving 1571 km.

In 1571, Jesus College, Oxford was established by Queen Elizabeth I, backed by a welsh cleric and lawyer, Hugh Price.

BodyGlide & Anti Blister Socks

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:15

Maybe there was a mistake in my formulation. I should get another. 

Reminds me of the time a chap just before the start of the Vienna marathon loaned a lip-balm stick off my mrs to do his nipples. After he had done, he offered it back but she said no, keep it. What would you have done? She could have scraped the top millimeter off if she was fussed. I would stop short at sharing another's Bodyglide stick, in view of Tim's and other remarks.

Trail runners events

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 09:02

Don't restrict yourself to the best, you'll miss something useful. There are Trail Running magazine, Trail Runner magazine, Trail and Ultra Running and Ultrarunning Community groups on Facebook. Then there are lots of podcasts that announce races and some of them maintain web pages with lists, such as Talk Ultra and Marathon Talk.

Edit: not to mention here too.

Knee over extending?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 15:05

It could be posterior cruciate ligament or PCL injury due to hyperextension at some point, but your description and background don't totally fit. It Is often started by a blow below the knee or landing badly but it is not very common. Suggest you have a word with a doc or a physio.

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21.1 km in one of Scandnavia's beautiful capitals 
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How much longer does it take? 
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How long does your GPS back light last when permanently on? 
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I can't help it, dear, it's in my genes

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