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World Record Attempt

Posted: 17/01/2005 at 20:51
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World Record Attempt

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World Record Attempt

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World Record Attempt

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World Record Attempt

Posted: 17/01/2005 at 20:49

Whatever happened to....

Posted: 16/01/2005 at 12:08
You nosy b***ers! ;-)

I had it deleted, if you really must know. Or so I thought, anyway.

Groundhog Day

Posted: 14/01/2005 at 17:08
To Whom It May Concern

I recently purchased a pair of Saucony Vision Shoes from the M & M website.

I am a serious runner who typically does 40 to 50 miles and week training and I take part in regular marathon and half marathon races, for a long time now I have worn Asics Kayano shoes without a problem. I decided to try the visions having heard good things about them and having read the technical data on the shoes. The first time I wore the shoes was for a short 10k run, during the run they destroyed my feet and left them badly blistered and very painful, I put this down to breaking the shoes in and decided to give them another try. I wore them again a week or so later once the original blisters had heeled, this time I wore them in a half marathon race in Carlisle. As a result I have been left in agony with terrible blisters and deep tissue bruising which will stop me running for at least 2 weeks according to my Doctor. I am appalled by these shoes and I suggest you think carefully before buying them. the second run whilst wearing these I am a very experienced runner who takes care of his feet and always wears good quality socks etc, I haven't had any problems with my feet in the past.

I wrote to Saucony to complain and they sent a very weak reply saying the shoes were selling well!

You have been warned!!!

Knee pain

Posted: 14/01/2005 at 14:11
I'm guessing that the shin is a touch of shin splints and therefore not the same injury (there are other threads on that, and it usually responds very well to easing back the mileage for a week or two), but is the pain at the back the same injury as that at the front?

Where is the pain at the front? In the tendon below the kneecap (the patellar tendon)? If so, it sounds like a partial rupture and/or tendinitis/tendinosis, both of which will need to be taken seriously, with at least a few weeks' lay-off and a trip to the physio (I'm enjoying that particular one myself at the minute). Again, there are a few threads on that kind of thing in these forums.

Knee pain

Posted: 14/01/2005 at 12:23
Could you be a bit more specific? Where does it hurt and what movements cause it to hurt?

Ohh what's wrong with my knee?

Posted: 12/01/2005 at 23:22
It might well not be the IT band as the pain came on the day after (the swelling's atypical too), and an IT band stretch could do harm if it's (e.g.) a cartilage problem (it probably isn't). See what the doc says, ignore him/her if he says "give up running" (many do!) and expect to have to go to a physio. Another point - don't use a knee support unless you know exactly what it's doing. Finally (as if you didn't know already), always be VERY cautious with swelling - it's not usually a great sign!

Best of luck with it.
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OK, I'm convinced it's worth a try... so....? 
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Sports massage

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Thursday 15th January 2004

If nautical nonsense be something ye wish..... 
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Monday 22nd December

He don't use tissues .. Or his sleeve .. He don't use napkins .. Or any of these 
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Post-run refuel

Protein drink thingy? 
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Saturday 6th December

Don't start me on the rum, because it makes me numb....... 
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Friday 28th November

Hey, we all gotta hit the ground 
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Today is no-lyric day. 
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Wednesday 19th November

I'm just a boy with a new haircut (and that's a pretty nice haircut) 
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Broken toe....

....and racing in 36 hours! 
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