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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.

Knee pain & new shoes

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 08:03

I don't think the sizing as such would be the problem - you could have a touch of the classic runner's knee. This article is pretty up to date and reflects current thinking. See if it makes sense for you.

Shin pain right away

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 07:54

Presumably you can walk without shin pain? Can you walk in your new running shoes without shin pain? Maybe you have bought some new shoes that are flatter (low "drop" or difference from heel to toe) and this is making you feel you have to hold up the front of your foot with your shins, or your achilles is holding your foot back. Whatever, you need to find a simple programme to transition into running. Try googling for a "couch to 5 km" programme or google the walk-run method and somehow plan an extension of what you can do now without pain.

Recommended max mileage for shoes (300-500)

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:27

Other reasons to retire can include the tread has outworn its function and a GTX membrane has failed. I had a pair of Speedcross that lasted me to 1500 km. I guess any shoe with real rubber in the tread might lose some springiness, much like old tyres should be retired, but I'm sceptical about modern plastics losing spring. If you use them long enough they could go out of fashion , like I have a good pair of Lahars with 12 mm drop but most of my shoes now are 4 to 6 mm drop.

Tempo Runs - tell me they should hurt!

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 12:00

Yes, base it on actuals, not targets. Daniels tables put tempo in the range between 12 km and 1/2 mara actuals, which in my case gives a 10 sec/km range. But like HA77 I prefer to do it on effort from HR. For a 5-mile tempo run based on your 5 km time (time/mi) a Daniels spreadsheet gives:

  • Daniels: 7:01
  • McMillan: 6:44 - 6:58

Garmin 920 vs 735 xt (or other watches)

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 09:20

There's a youtube video by a guy called Rizknows that compares the two.

Trail shoes for an overpronator

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 12:16

What Cougie said - even more so - the constantly changing angles of your foot plant on trails negates any notion of motion control. In any case, there is evidence that motion control shoes do nothing to change injury frequency. Maybe just try a trail shoe of the manufacturers you like, in the hope that the general volume, upper shape, last shape will be what you like.

Diet tips to aid running performance?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 12:11

I wouldn't have any snacks at all, especially if it's a snack to get energy that doesn't have too much energy! Also, I wouldn't look to snacks to ensure I were eating essential dietary items. Depending on the race length you will get through most of glycogen stores in muscles anyway (e.g., marathon). IMO most of coping with longer distances is down to natural ability and training. It could also be that you are not having sufficient rest between hard sessions or you are not tapering before a race. In short - just what Cougie said

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