General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

2 Nov 2012 16:58
re yaktrax, i'd say you'll almost always be better off without em. but if you insist on having a pair for the odd day here and there, the pros are the only way to go.

andy our kid, these are what you need - http://runawaysstore.org/store/cabot_merino_wool_expelit_hiking_sock.html
not sure how i acquired mine. maybe sent from the hethens.. but they are truly fantastic socks. they're little to medium bulk for a wool sock, but as warmer than my thickest woolie in my drawer.
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

2 Nov 2012 17:02
I've tried running in Smartwool merino hiking socks but find my foot moves around a bit too much compared to the Asics socks.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

2 Nov 2012 17:04
Might give those a go, used Hilly twin skins for the last two years which aren't too bad either.
Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

2 Nov 2012 17:15
they're pretty magical. wore em for a week straight once and my feet were still fresh and daislylike.
i don't run with em too often as i'm usually good with a regular sock into the single digit temps, but have played futsal with em and didn't seem to have too much slippage.
i've had some slippage with these smartwools, but nothing too major -
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

2 Nov 2012 18:12
I've tried all sorts of socks in the winter, Asics, Thousand Mile, Thorlo's, etc. For me, nothing beats good, old fashioned Canterbury rugby socks. Never EVER had any issues (or blisters) using 'em.
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

2 Nov 2012 19:35
These are pretty good, says they're made with CoolMax stuff but they do a good job of keep my feet warm, got a couple of pairs I use for winter. Looking to get a pair of Nike Hypershields too, they're supposed to be pretty effective at keeping your feet dry & warm.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

19 Nov 2012 16:52
Going from sock chat, I'm thinking of upping my Tri game next year and make change to no socks for running. Anyone else run with no socks? I'm worried about the blisters.
sydneyking
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5028 posts since 26/9/09

19 Nov 2012 16:58
aitch wrote: Going from sock chat, I'm thinking of upping my Tri game next year and make change to no socks for running. Anyone else run with no socks? I'm worried about the blisters.

Yep,never had any problems. I'm running in Nike Lunar Racers and not doing a massive amount 5k 3 times a week.
Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

19 Nov 2012 17:03
on the topic of keeping feet warm, another option is to use an insole with aerogel.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200581002_200581002?cm_mmc=Google-pla-_-Clothing%20%2B%20Work%20Wear-_-Boots%20%2B%20Shoes-_-5484&ci;_sku=5484&ci;_gpa=pla&ci;_kw={keyword}&gclid;=CPuUm-nA27MCFcxAMgodIBYAqg

http://www.shopping.com/45north-jaztronaut/AMPzev-i48ah7Ht81J88YQ==/info
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

19 Nov 2012 17:22
I ended up getting some Icebreaker Run Lite Micro and some Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini socks.

Haven't tried either of them yet though, been cycling rather than running recently.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

19 Nov 2012 17:25
sydneyking wrote:
aitch wrote: Going from sock chat, I'm thinking of upping my Tri game next year and make change to no socks for running. Anyone else run with no socks? I'm worried about the blisters.

Yep,never had any problems. I'm running in Nike Lunar Racers and not doing a massive amount 5k 3 times a week.

Niceone, Do you use talc or anything?
sydneyking
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5028 posts since 26/9/09

19 Nov 2012 17:28
No, nothing at all.
kid unknown
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5466 posts since 8/12/01

19 Nov 2012 17:41
can anyone recommend me some headphones for running?

good sound and don't fall out every five mins.

also, wondered if anyone here has done the Eyam half mara…
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

19 Nov 2012 18:17
ALWAYS had this problem since wearing to the point of destruction an old pair of Sennhieser's.

I bought a pair of Sennheiser OMX 680i a couple of months ago and, once adjusted they stay in place and the sound is pretty good too.


They also have a remote on them which is compatible with a nano (haven't checked if it works with my iphone but I assume it does).

Totally off that particular topic, I find wearing hats just a bit too much after a couple of miles so bought a Nike cold weather running headband a few weeks ago and although I'm still not comfortable enough to wear it in daylight hours, it's just the ticket for keeping ears/head warm during the cold, evening winter runs without making you overheat.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

19 Nov 2012 19:13
I'm the same and bought a Nike running hat thing made of thin licra, don't even notice it's there and it holds the headphones in place as well.

Cheers again sydneyking.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

22 Nov 2012 01:27
Does the ear piece go right in the canal?
I use klipsh which block alot of eternal noise (which I like), but they tend to slide out after 5 or so miles.
Gets very annoying having to keep,adjusting.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

22 Nov 2012 08:58
The ear piece kinda sits on the ear canal however, depending on your ear size and also how you manipulate the adjustable (by bending) ear hooks you can get a snug fit. There is a bit of external noise however when wearing the aforemenitoned headband, I find that it's completely blocked. Personally, I've never been able to use ear pieces that don't have the ear hooks as I find that they consistently fall out whatever size bud I use.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

22 Nov 2012 11:21
Burt wrote: I bought a pair of Sennheiser OMX 680i a couple of months ago and, once adjusted they stay in place and the sound is pretty good too.

Those are the headphones I use, was sick of earbuds falling out all the time. Might try the headband also, but like you I'd have to wear it after dark, headbands remind me of Richard Simmons.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

22 Nov 2012 16:27
Any londoners tried this?

https://www.zombiesrungame.com/ Ubercool
andymakesglasses
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20590 posts since 26/1/06

26 Nov 2012 10:12
There are some Asics running shoes on SportPursuit at decent prices.