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Pain in legs weeks after marathon

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 11:18

Sounds to me like shin splints. Take a look at

noise-cancelling headphones

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 11:13

If you want simply to block out the gym reality, you could probably get some decent passive or active hearing protectors from a hardware store or building supplier (so long as they are not "smart": designed to let speech frequencies through). If you want to substitute your own reality you could wear your favorite in-ear phones fed in under the cuff of the hearing protector so long as the wire is thin.

Boston 2017

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 09:34

Thought I ought to join this thread. It will be my fourth (2013, 2014, 2015, switched to Manchester in 2016 ) Start saving now for the great shopping, special shoe editions, Boston apparel, etc. that you will see at the expo and won't be able to turn down

5k / 10k on 3 runs / 20 miles per week

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 10:26

If you try this for example, you can select how many runs a week you want. A certain degree of complication is unavoidable if you want to get faster, as running the same session every time and the same quantity each week will soon bring you to a plateau.

Sorry, but I wouldn't substitute much cycling for running, since running does more in the long term that just improve cardiovascular: think of the sinews, ligaments, support muscles for the ankle, bones, etc. that remodel and get stronger over a long time. Maybe to incorporate cycling you could look at a triathlon programme but's that's outside my field.

5k / 10k on 3 runs / 20 miles per week

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 09:16

What is you objective? If it is to improve 5k or 10 km times there are a lot of plans out there with various assumptions about starting base. In general, the most common error is to have too little contrast between sessions. Maybe now is the time to make sure easy really is easy, and look into the occasional speed session, and cut out any middle ground.

VLM 2017 training plan for total beginner

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:13

You potentially will get a lot of different answers here, just like the web. The simplest answer is pick any one pitched at a beginner level such as from No beginner's plan will be hugely wrong, the main thing is to follow it and you will complete. If you have difficulty choosing between many, remember you are looking for sufficient (of which there are many) not perfect (which is unknown).

Research in endurance running

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 10:35

Look at the change in distrubution of injuries, and injury rate, in low-drop or zero-drop vs conventional shoes, controlling for cushioning.

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.

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