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Midfoot striking in traditional shoes

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:25

Sorry - when I said Noakes I should have said Daniels - must be water on the brain Daniels observed at least 180, not exactly 180 in elites.

Another article sums this up. I don't have access to medical databases so I would have thought the 2013 review is recent enough. After all, it takes medical research on average 18 years to percolate down to GPs, so we are doing well

As regards the OP, AFAICT there is more potential damage when newly switching to low drop than when switching back to what used to be the industry norm around 10 mm. If you keep using higher drop all the time, you might lose the ability to use the low drop (like if you don't practice touching your toes you shorten up) but that is speculation. IME I have in the past few years switched to forefoot and low drop and even zero drop but still use a range of shoes from zero to 11 mm drop, switching almost every day. As vdot says, go for what is comfy.

Midfoot striking in traditional shoes

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:19

A runner tried to sum up the results of a meta-analysis of studies of running cadence and injury studies. Basically, indirect indicators support the idea of higher cadence. The figure 180 I believe came from Tim Noakes' observations of elites, and is not a magic number.

Best way to dry out wet shoes?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:05

Use an Alpine ski-boot drier. There's only the slightest touch of warmth: the key is the gentle airstream. They have a built-in timer for say 1, 3 or 6 hours. If you use one after every run it'll stop your shoes getting smelly.

Att välja rätt par basketskor - Hur man gör detta på ett effektivt

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 08:24

Trodde du at du var på 

First world problems.

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:53

That reminds me - I get a terrible conscience knowing my robot grass clipper doesn't recognise slugs. I can't bear to watch when it's a moist day.

Adequate gloves for very VERY COLD weather..

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 08:28

Salewa Morpher Windstopper Fold is versatile - a finger-end-less glove with a foldover flap converting i t to a mitten. Windstopper. On a very cold day you can fit a standard silk liner under them if you don't pick too small a size. I have xc-skied to low temperatures in these probably to -20C and run every winter down to minus teens.

First world problems.

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 10:33

^^ somebody was sampling all the products from the supermarket salad bar with their bare hands and re-dipping after slurping, licking their fingers, etc. YEEEUGH! those things must be culture pots of trailer trash bacteria by now. I'm never buying from a salad bar again!

Mile/km dilemma when running a European Marathon/Race

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:51

Depends what you would want to use the markers for. If you use a GPS sports watch you in effect carry your own set of markers set to whatever units you want. You could then stick to whatever you feel comfortable with.

Another alternative is to mix the two or switch over and get used to it in training. For example, you might find you can set your watch to display in one set of units but auto-lap in the others. I used to do this with the Garmin 310XT: display in metric units but auto-lap in miles, so I would get a split time display in miles but have a constant pace read-out in mins per km. You could try the same or reverse.

2015 in 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:42

Not suffering from heat here as I have been running in Wales and at home in Norway I got ahead of the game by running for 15 days on the Welsh coast path: from Chester to Bangor, then Amroth to Port Talbot.I used a run-walk method for the first time (1.7 km, 300 m) which worked very nicely and gave a couple of weeks over 100 miles.

After a week back home I find I'm ahead of schedule in metric miles: 2205 km completed of required 3243 km, leaving 1038 km. Getting back to some speed work felt strange after so much LSD.

In 1038, King Stephen I of Hungary died. He was the first king of Hungary. 20 Aug is a public holiday in Hungary, commemorating the foundation of the state.

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.

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