General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MrW
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2456 posts since 1/8/11

5 Jan 2019 18:28
First run today in Hoka's today, Arahi 2s. Look odd, feel great Cool Got some Adizero Tempo 9s for faster runs to try out as well.
Essence
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3108 posts since 10/1/05

6 Jan 2019 20:11
Nice. My other half wears the SpeedGoat 2 and loves them.
Davinho
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2192 posts since 2/12/08

28 Jan 2019 09:53
Any recommendations for a sub £100 running jacket, preferably with a hood?
YLAup
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5017 posts since 5/9/11

28 Jan 2019 10:29
Uniqlo blocktech. Mine has been amazing, probably done 50 runs and still looks brand new.
Davinho
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2192 posts since 2/12/08

28 Jan 2019 11:19
Really? I’ve got a blocktech and have never even considered it for running, seems a bit rigid/could be sweaty. Might give it a try.
themistake
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10468 posts since 20/2/06

29 Jan 2019 05:22
MrW wrote: First run today in Hoka's today, Arahi 2s. Look odd, feel great Cool Got some Adizero Tempo 9s for faster runs to try out as well.

How you getting on with these?

my toes/feet seem to be getting fucked and I think i need more support than just the zoom epic react's i wear at the moment.
i remember someone posted a link to every running shoe rated/reviewed/compared on here… anyone know that link?
generic_guy
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9146 posts since 16/9/02

29 Jan 2019 06:28
Running shoes guru seems to do decent reviews
https://www.runningshoesguru.com

Sports pursuit have a few Hoka One Ones at half price atm, not the Speedgoat though sadly.

If you live near an outlet definitely recommend checking Nike out for running gear, can get kitted out dirt cheap (a bit easier for a big, fat fucker like me but possible for anyone if you're not in a massive hurry).

themistake
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10468 posts since 20/2/06

29 Jan 2019 06:58
^ cheers. I find outlets frustrating tbh. I find buying gear in niketown in the sale better and more time productive.

the site i was referring to was [ur]https://www.solereview.com/list-of-performance-reviews/


I'm going to try the Hoka Clifton 5 i think…




MrW
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2456 posts since 1/8/11

29 Jan 2019 08:58
themistake wrote: How you getting on with these?

my toes/feet seem to be getting fucked and I think i need more support than just the zoom epic react's i wear at the moment.

Have done about 65 miles in them in the last 3 or so weeks and I'm converted, I think they're great. Backed the Adizero Tempo's because the Arahi's do the lot - plenty of support and cushioning for long runs, light and quick enough for shorter quicker runs.

I read Hoka's run narrow and ordered both normal and wide fit on the Arahis - the wide fit were spot on, felt like a 'normal' fit. Also I sized up half from my Nike size, if your toes are getting battered it's worth getting a bit more room in the toe than you would do in your day to day kicks.
themistake
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10468 posts since 20/2/06

29 Jan 2019 10:40
The Hoka website is really shite.
Theres not much breakdown on what shoe is best for what.
Why did you go for the Arahis over other models?
figurine
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5552 posts since 14/5/07

29 Jan 2019 11:24
Arahis are one of the more stable models, just bought a pair myself.
MrW
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2456 posts since 1/8/11

29 Jan 2019 12:00
I seem to have developed slight over pronation which was causing a few aches and pains in my old runners (might be cos they'd done 600 miles as well Laughing out loud ), so was looking for something with stability for road running. I'm a midfoot runner and wanted something with a decent amount of cushioning as I need to start upping my miles over the next few months, the Arahi's the shoe all the reviews kept coming back to.

This is a pretty useful guide to the Hoka range

https://www.runnersworld.com/gear/a22515179/the-10-best-hoka-one-one-running-shoes/
burny
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5775 posts since 25/5/06

7 Feb 2019 19:24
Did a big run last week and got ‘black toenail’ from it. Started with just a bruise but is now quite painful after a week. Anyone ever had this and drained it for themselves? Sick!

Also, will I cause more damage by going to a run without doing it?
joeyjojo
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3876 posts since 24/8/06

7 Feb 2019 19:31
I’ve had that a bunch of times. Just leave it the pain should go down. Otherwise you can heat a needle and make a hole ! Wouldn’t try it though!
swiftus
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661 posts since 1/7/09

posted 8 Feb 2019 12:24, edited 8 Feb 2019 12:24
Ankle pain when running, only started since doing longer runs…is it just temporary due to increasing distance, or something else (more support, etc)?
sodomgomorra
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1271 posts since 24/3/14

9 Feb 2019 09:44
Technique perhaps?

When starting out I used to walk with rather long, leaping steps. The forces that transfer on 'landing' , in conjunction with an already present supination was a continuous strain on my ankle. This didn't hamper me much on short distancebut became a problem on longer distances , i.e. longer efforts, i.e. longer straining.

Blofeld
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135 posts since 30/12/15

10 Feb 2019 14:47
could definitely be how your foot is landing. if you land quite far back on the foot, try landing further forward on the ball of your foot and allowing the back of the foot only to come into contact with the ground as the foot is coming up again.
swiftus
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661 posts since 1/7/09

14 Feb 2019 11:53
Happened again last night. It's weird, never felt it before, and I haven't altered my running style (knowingly). Moved away from heel striking to more central landing about 3 years ago.

Anyone done a gait analysis? Is it worth it or just some bullshit?
sodomgomorra
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1271 posts since 24/3/14

14 Feb 2019 13:06
I'd be wary, that whole video-analysis shtick they do in running shops is just pseudo-scientific smoke and mirrors.

sodomgomorra
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1271 posts since 24/3/14

14 Feb 2019 13:08
You'd reckon that if you managed to run 3 years without much trouble it isn't something structural/technical?