General Discussion: The Running Thread

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edlo avatar

570 posts since 13/9/14

posted 14 Feb 2019 13:13, edited 14 Feb 2019 13:13
Bin the stupid padded/cushioned running shoes for grannies if you use them, and watch this video every day:

swiftus avatar

617 posts since 1/7/09

14 Feb 2019 14:54
Yeah, stopped wearing any structured trainers at the same time as switching running style, although it's funny to see them coming back in now with Hokas, etc. Gone full circle.
MrW avatar

2402 posts since 1/8/11

14 Feb 2019 15:00
How many barefoot miles do you run per week edlo?
timmbo avatar

3392 posts since 9/2/10

posted 15 Feb 2019 10:58, edited 15 Feb 2019 10:58
Interested to get in to barefoot/natural running. Started properly distance running in July to improve my 5k time (20:30) and for the Paris marathon. Built up to 40-50 miles a week and got my 5k down to 18:30 by November and was on track for a solid marathon time. Unfortunately got stress fracture in my fibula just before Christmas. It’s healing, but slowly, and I’ll be out of running for another few months. Pretty sure it’s a combination of overtraining, and also unnatural force due to cushioned shoes (even though I was using zero drop Altra Torins) compensating for other muscle/tendon weakness.

Are there any shops or clinics in London who specialise in barefoot?
Burt avatar

5064 posts since 3/1/10

15 Feb 2019 14:08
MrW wrote: How much dog dirt do you step in per week edlo?
Burt avatar

5064 posts since 3/1/10

posted 16 Feb 2019 04:01, edited 16 Feb 2019 04:01
Any FUK'ers having Garmin Connect issues? App ain't synching yesterdays (15/02) data and I've undertaken all the usual bluetooth and app renewal advice and have tried uploading via Express and even a .fit file to Strava with no luck.

Edit - sorted. Corrupt file, proper ballache trynna fix it and then upload it to Connect and Strava. As an aside dont forget the FUKRun group on Strava.
Fläsket avatar

3533 posts since 14/8/04

16 Feb 2019 14:54
^seems like that's happening more frequently with my dino of a forerunner 305.
I've been switching between hoka bondis and cliftons and my knees have never felt better.
Fläsket avatar

3533 posts since 14/8/04

posted 17 Feb 2019 16:05, edited 17 Feb 2019 16:05
A Colorado trail runner was attacked by a mountain lion earlier this month. Travis Kauffman managed to defend himself by killing the juvenile lion with his bare hands.

some impromptu mma training while out on a jog Cool