Lore Of Running by Timothy Noakes

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 Lore Of Running by Timothy Noakes

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Regarded by many as the definitive running manual, this 952-page volume combines running physiology, training and racing programmes, injury care and prevention, mental training and profiles of world-class competitors.

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My sons bought me this for Father's day and its the best running book I've ever seen. I'm still working my way through it. Continue reading...
The book meets the information demands of serious athletes. It provides comprehensive detail on human muscle physiology, and also provides great and easy to understand advice on training for any distance. A gre Continue reading...
I love this book. It's probably not well suited to someone with a casual interest in running as it's very detailed and thorough. However, if you are serious about understanding the process of running and how Continue reading...
If you really into your running and want to learn things you have never known, then this book is it. Now, unless you into technical detail and are prepared to read a large book. Its not ideal for the beginner b Continue reading...
Great - one of the better running books out there. Continue reading...

Discussions

Has anybody tried the compression/recovery tights made by Skins? They also do standard tights and running tops that are supposed to aid bloodflow and keep you cool. www.skins.net. Would love to hear some reviews

Posted: 05/02/2007 at 17:39

very trendy, must have one garment. sausage skins don't have the same appeal.:0)

Posted: 05/02/2007 at 18:25


I've seen the skins in my local running shop and wondered if they were any good. Looking forward to hearing peoples reviews.

Personally, I find flight socks work well as compression/recovery for the legs the day after a long run.

Posted: 05/02/2007 at 18:45

I used them on a 20 miler the other day and did a cracking PB knocking off 6 mins. Also PB'd on an 8 miler the week before with them (2 mins). Could be a co-incidence, who knows?

Kept them on for a couple of hours after the long run, and did seem to ache less as well. Could be the skins, could be getting fitter? Be interesting to see how other people get on with them.

Posted: 06/02/2007 at 07:25

I was bought a long sleeved top for christmas, and then I read a bit more about them and decided to buy some leggings as well (not to be worn together - just TOO much lycra!).

Well, I also wore my leggings on a 20 miler on Sunday and was still knackered at the end of it, and - oddly (this is the 3rd long run I have worn them for) I found the seams had chaffed me behind both knees!! Maybe they were a bit skewiff, but it is a bit uncomfortable.

Also, I find that the waist just doesn't come up high enough, so they end up like hipster pants after about 5 steps, which is a bit annoying.

I wore the top the other week too - that was pretty good, very comfy (if a bit odd getting used to how tight it feels) and did seem to keep my temperature well regulated, which is a bonus.

So. Verdict? Undecided but definately not blown away by them.

Posted: 07/02/2007 at 13:46

I've used them for about a year now. I wear and sleep in them after my Sunday long training run and I have to admit my legs dont hurt half as much the following day. Gimmick or not??

They only last about 4 months supposedly. After that they become like any other tight!

Posted: 09/02/2007 at 09:50

You're joking?! If that's the case, what a bloomin' waste of money, they cost me a packet!

Posted: 09/02/2007 at 09:53

£50 or £60 quid for the leggings I think!

Posted: 09/02/2007 at 09:59

Having ploughed through a mountain of marketing information which a nice man in a running shop kindly gave me when I asked him to explain what was so special about Skins, I remain unconvinced that they're anything other than a product that's creating a market for itself.

I'm not prone to sore legs after running anyway, so decided to stick with normal tights.

Posted: 09/02/2007 at 09:59

I think I prefer to keep the cash and put up with sore legs !

Posted: 09/02/2007 at 12:08

I agree they make your legs feel fantastic during a run and after ... but I'm not convinced on the value for money either!

I got a pair of 'she' running tights for Christmas. They feel like they need a draw string (like other running tights have)at the top as they slide down slightly although I have the right size according to the packaging !!

I wrote an email to skins about this (as I was having an 'off' day at work) and the fact that the logo had fallen off (yes, after 1 month). They responded the next day and have offered an exchange so I've sent them back. Excellent customer service ... awaiting the new pair now !

Posted: 09/02/2007 at 22:18

Nicola, Both pairs I have had the logo comes off which is a shame.

Posted: 12/02/2007 at 14:13



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  • Year: from 2002