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Buying a later model of shoe online?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:12

There can't be a hard and fast rule, and it can vary or stay the same between versions of the same shoe. For example, I almost always take a 44 in Salomon, which is bigger than most other manufacturers. The most extreme case I had was Saucony Kinvara 4 which were too big at 43, but Kinvara 6 Boston edition was too small at 44, so much so that I suspected a factory mislabelling.

2015 in 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:36

Had a tough week with some kind of kidney infection that made it difficult to move or breathe, still unresolved. Had to DNS a 10 km but managed to keep the streak going with another 30 km covered. This makes 1672/3243 km completed, 73 km ahead of schedule, leaving 1571 km.

In 1571, Jesus College, Oxford was established by Queen Elizabeth I, backed by a welsh cleric and lawyer, Hugh Price.

BodyGlide & Anti Blister Socks

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:15

Maybe there was a mistake in my formulation. I should get another. 

Reminds me of the time a chap just before the start of the Vienna marathon loaned a lip-balm stick off my mrs to do his nipples. After he had done, he offered it back but she said no, keep it. What would you have done? She could have scraped the top millimeter off if she was fussed. I would stop short at sharing another's Bodyglide stick, in view of Tim's and other remarks.

Trail runners events

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 09:02

Don't restrict yourself to the best, you'll miss something useful. There are Trail Running magazine, Trail Runner magazine, Trail and Ultra Running and Ultrarunning Community groups on Facebook. Then there are lots of podcasts that announce races and some of them maintain web pages with lists, such as Talk Ultra and Marathon Talk.

Edit: not to mention here too.

Knee over extending?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 15:05

It could be posterior cruciate ligament or PCL injury due to hyperextension at some point, but your description and background don't totally fit. It Is often started by a blow below the knee or landing badly but it is not very common. Suggest you have a word with a doc or a physio.

Knee over extending?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 14:17

How did it start? How long has it been going on? How much were you regularly running before and how much now? How long have you been a regular runner? Do you have any knee swelling?

Garmin 620 stopped mid- race

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 15:04

My 220 has occasionally thrown a wobbly (rebooted itself mid-use) like this sounds. It takes a few seconds and then it's on the Resume or Save screen. I think the 620 firmware is the same or similar. If you press or scroll to resume instead, it should continue the same activity and you've lost a couple of tens of meters. Same answer if it turns out you pressed stop by accident, as Mr Puffy suggests.

BodyGlide & Anti Blister Socks

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 14:56

Bodyglide is good for feet, yes, and I apply it before. Whatever you do, don't use it on your gentleman onion-seller's apparatus. It burns like hell, akin to heeding nature while preparing food with chilli. OTOH it certainly gives you something to think about other than pre-race nerves, and the pain dies down quicker than chilli.

2015 in 2015

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 09:40

Here in metricland I have 1601 km of 3243 left to do, 105 km ahead of schedule, passing the 1000 mile mark. Last week was a taper week with Olso forest marathon on Saturday, still giving me 76 km for the week.

In 1601, Caravaggio painted a (then) shockingly offensive, not-at-all posed, camera-like painting of St Peter in the act of being crucified upside down.

Fracture neck of femur

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 08:25

Well, I can say something but my case is not exactly the same. I fractured the neck of the femur 20 years ago at age 38 like you say, but by mountain-biking on packed-snow roads. I fell on the same side twice and the second day it went. I had one screw which is still there.

I never get a stabbing pain like you say, but it was a few years before all the pain went, e.g. when standing on one leg putting my socks on I wonder if somehow it has cracked again - fine cracks are not easy to spot on an x-ray. Or maybe a pin has moved somehow? You didn't say whether the pins were later removed. At certain leg angles I used to have a problem of the muscle hopping over one side or the other of the protruding pin but it didn't cause a stabbing pain (just discomfort and a yuk response )

I don't do much or any weight training with legs, preferring kettlebells and core work, but I wonder if this has put extra load and affected something. You're a bit non-specific about what A&E did, but I would go back to a practitioner and get another opinion.

Another possibility is that some damage was done to the head of the femur which can cause some necrosis and pain towards extreme or certain angles. All in all, I would seek advice in a regular appointment system, because there definitely seems to be something going on.

edit: not bragging or anything but I should add that a few years after that I converted to running and have done over thirty marathons and a lot of other races, so it is entirely possible to get back to 100% form for running. It would depend on the eact particulars of your case, but it is too early to get despondent!

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