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The runners' thread... (part II)

Discussion in 'off topic' started by PigletsDad, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Firstly are you using the heel lock eyelet? The very top one if your shoes have them. I use 1000 miles socks. Never had a problem when wearing those. They’re not dear either, well worth a try. Blisters are a bloody nuisance. What shoes are they? Is there Any chance of getting them swapped? I love Brooks for this.
     
  2. MJS

    MJS Technical Tinkerer

    They're Brooks - and I'm using the heel lock lace.
    Have just bought a decent pair of running socks from the shop that sold me the shoes.
     
  3. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    I believe Brooks will take them back within 90 days if they don’t work for you. Not sure how that works if you buy from a shop.
     
  4. Wine Man

    Wine Man pfm Member

    Running socks tend to be lovely and soft when new but turn very dry & stiff after several months. I tend to buy a job lot and rotate them as best as I can. I would wear a heel blister plaster until the skin heals over.

    Just over 10m this morning on tired legs. Very warm towards the end but gritted it out as I do enjoy a run in the sun. I can feel a beer on the patio coming on soon
     
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  5. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    So I just entered a couple of races - a 10k off road in the Downs a couple of weeks away (eek!) and a half in September.
    Hopefully that will get me motivated to get off my ass a bit more!
     
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  6. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Fab, I’m just praying the three events I’m entered into go ahead. I’m really missing doing a race.
     
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  7. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    I need to lace up my running shoes! There's a 5k race in one of my local Parks starting this Monday but sold out for the first two weeks. I've got a place for the third week. I've signed up for the run your own 26.2 London Marathon. I've also got a place on a altitude heavy 50 miler in Nov but that's more hope than expectation. Hoping poor ole Park run will get enough landowner permissions to recommence.
     
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  8. boneman

    boneman pfm Member

    I'm sure I'll be laughed off this thread. I have feet that simply do not do well with pretty much any running shoe I've tried. My right foot always rubbed in a spot on the front of my arch that, not matter how flat wide I went, never got solved. I got very fed up and around that time happened on a book called "Pose Running". It was all about running with minimal shoes. Since thin shoes seemed OK to me that was the way I went. That was 10+ years ago and unless it's too rough or cold I don't wear any shoes. If you are willing and patient I do beleive the payoff if well worth it.
     
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  9. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    No laughing here - always admired barefooters (or fivefingers etc) but never tried it - except for a few long barefoot runs along the beaches in Oz, which TBH tore my feet to shreds and killed my calfs for days!). Never tried it on solid ground, but not sure I would be brave enough to...
     
  10. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Bleaurgh
     
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  11. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    LOL!!
    I guess the concept would be a non starter where you are!
    OK, I'm laughing...;)
     
  12. boneman

    boneman pfm Member

    It takes time and a lot of patience! I defo had some shredded calves in the beginning. If you ever want to give it a go I highly recommend "Older Yet Faster" by Keith Bateman and Heidi Jones which I discovered after reading Pose running. Keith still holds the world record for masters 10k at 31:51 when he was 56 years old. I was lucky to do a session with him and Heidi in London a few years back and they are both an inspiration.
     
  13. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Day 1 10k training ....6 hrs in car to pick up daughter #2 from Uni, load car to overflowing with student paraphernalia, get home, unload, beer - garden - sun.
    Felt good.
     
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  14. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Planning a 6am trot tomorrow, we’ll see if it happens…
     
  15. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Day 2 10k training - snuck in a half just to see if the legs could take it.
    Didn't feel so good.
    Beer - garden - BBQ.
    Felt better.
     
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  16. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    I need to stop shying away from the big runs, should have been 16km today, but when the alarm went off at 5 I decided to stay in bed and save my legs for a nice walk around York with the family…
     
  17. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    ParkRun is on!!!

    26th June.

    Hurrah!! Big bloody hurrah!!






    Now I just need to do the risk assessment ref MND...hmmm.
     
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  18. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Still slowly working back up to it. Humbling how shite I have become…
     
  19. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    LOL... you are way ahead of all of us PFMers on Strava this week! Great to see you back at it. Long may it continue!
     
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  20. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Had a long weekend on Cape Cod and got lost on my Sunday morning run, with the result that I ended up running for about 35 minutes vs the 15-20 minutes planned (recovering from IT band issues - trying to build up slowly). However no IT band pain so I may be doing better than expected. Next Saturday our local running club is organizing a free triathlon (the frugalman) at a local pond so I'll go along and try it. I've swum once since October due to Covid, and barely run since March due to knee pain, so I'll be somewhat relying on my bike leg.
     
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