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Garmin forerunner watches

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 14:37

My mrs just got a 225 and she's happy with it. It replaced a Tomtom Cardio and a 210 before that. She doesn't like the chest strap either, and the Tomtom wouldn't display the interval data she wanted.

Garmin forerunner watches

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 13:58

220 is good and lasts more like 10 hours, not 5. If you have no particular need to get rid of the chest strap then it's all you need if the 235 is looking to be a bit too much dough for you, Claire.

Getting started in trail running - need shoe recommendations

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 12:29

Just for final clarity - do yuou mean the recently launched Speedcross Varios you referred to above, or the older Speedcross 3?

First world problems.

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:40

I'm living so long I'm gonna die from an excess of bacon. My ancestors didn't die in two world wars for that!

2015 in 2015

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 07:54

2936/3243 km metric 2015 run so far, leaving 307 km.

307 is the HTTP code for temporary redirect. It's also the year that Constantine I (The Great) reinforced what is now Trier in Germany as his capital of the northwest Roman empire, including baths capable of serving several thousand people at a time. It was he who adopted the overlapping Chi Rho greek letters as a Christian symbol for his armies, which you see in churches today, looking like an overlappng Px.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 13:08

Not sure if this has been mentioned before - it being such a long thread. I recommend an autobiographical book on running and bipolar called "Fast Girl. A life spent running from madness" by Suzy Favor Hamilton. It's on Audible and it's been keeping me company on runs.

Suzy was a US runner up to Olympic level but all the time from childhood had mental troubles. Early on, that led to eating disorders and very low self-esteem. After some time she had some medical help from Prozac and Zoloft but all the time there were things happening in her background like the suicide of her brother. Later, she became an escort in Las Vegas and what some might call a nymphomaniac, but which was really related to self-esteem.

I haven't finished it yet. It shows how what could be seen as negative factors can lead to impressive performances, seen from the outside.

PS there's a rather unkind and undeservedly negative review on letsrun.

Compression Socks or Sleeves? Recommendations?

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 12:39

Yeah, I was half-joking really, but I am still pretty sceptical. There is a reason why there are no compression sleeves for transatlantic flights, but active movement will surely reduce the foot problem. The whole idea is questionable for running, but having first accepted the idea of graduated pressure, why undermine it by leaving the foot as a place for blood to escape from the pressure, with no graduation or pressure at all on it?

Compression Socks or Sleeves? Recommendations?

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 09:20

My calf muscles are not in my foot!

Compression Socks or Sleeves? Recommendations?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 13:27

Don't use sleeves - they're dangerous! Your heart's arterial pressure will succeed in pushing blood past the calf-sleeves into the feet, but the venous return from your feet will not be strong enough to push back because it isn't pumped - a bit like why your face will go red if someone tries to strangle you. After a while, your toes will either explode, or turn into tiny wee black puddings all in a row.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 13:42

Quite interesting that Desmond Morris in his book Manwatching, in a list of about 15 gait styles, included speedwalking and mincing. Guess he was right, but he probably didn't mean at the same time.

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