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Best song intros

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 15:06

You may have something there, but with the spinning coin I raise you Boys in the Band

Best song intros

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 14:08

Yes - Long Distance Runaround

Quite appropriate for here, but I didn't think of that until I started typing


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 14:37

We like to take a block of three weeks or even four for some kind of hiking or running adventure. We have either organized trips ourselves, or used small running companies like trailsrunspain or tracks-and-trails. For example, one holiday was Jura mountains in France running, followed by run the Jurassic coast in UK. Another was Cumbria Way followed by C2C.

Sometimes we use the general-purpose walking baggage companies like Macsadventure. This christmas it's the mountains above Alicante with Mountainwalks. In the summer it was Anglesey and welsh coast path down to Aberystwyth with Contours. These companies will adapt their standard schedules to runners or run/walkers if you ask. It always surprises me how few runners seem to be looking for holidays like this but there are a few around, especially if you take the time to adapt walking holidays.

Supplements - Advice

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 14:22

I don't want to unnecessarily put a damper on things but I would like to suggest you take the word "supplement" literally - you should aim to supplement good nutrition, not somehow compensate for poor nutrition by taking supplements. The one should be in place before even considering the other.

The only times I might consider adding to good nutrition (apart from chronic dietary deficiencies, like B12 for a vegan) would be cases of extreme load. Possibly in connection with a lot of weightlifting or with heavy running sessions. For example, a protein shake or simply a chocolate milk after a hard session is a good idea.

Chaffing from heart rate transmitter.

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 09:39

Yeah, the Polar soft strap definitely works if you are talking about the press-stud type Garmin sender. It is a bit softer.

Hill Training for Marathon - Advice Please

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 09:38

Intervals you either aim for a pace indicated by the plan, e.g., 10 km pace, or aim for the level of exertion called for. You should know from your previous training what your 5 and 10 km paces are. A HRM can indicate exertion but it won't be right at the start of a session. Hills I would say need to be 5 to 10% but this is not exact - the main idea is to get into the required exertion level.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 15:18

Don't complain you weren't in when the delivery firm tried to deliver your christmas present. If you prefer, I won't send one next year.

Short Film about Jogging

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 12:23

You want maybe the equivalent of this Anton Krupicka video except based on say the Thames towpath?

Rehabilitation after Achilles' tendon injury

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 15:19

There is light, but it could take a while because there is no magic bullet. An early thing to try would be eccentric heel drops. Evidence on how well various things work is variable. FYI my other half had Achilles problems for several years and in the end had high-volume injections. She is rehabilitating now and is up to 14 km trail runs after a few weeks. It's to early to say if this is totally fixed, but the results are promising. Everybody's MMV. There is an overview on

Trail shoe and running shoe sizes

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 11:51

You tend to go up half or a whole size for trail, but this is not reliable enough for the first time via mailorder, especially if you are changing brands. For example, my trail shoes vary from 43.3 to 44 while road shoes are 42.5 to 43 usually. Another way is to say you need a whole thumb's width in front of your toes for trail shoes, since trails generally make your feet move around the shoe more, especially on downhills.

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