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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #735 on: October 25, 2020, 09:09:35 AM »
Perhaps if I have expensive ones again I need to keep them for best.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #736 on: October 25, 2020, 10:05:24 AM »
Mine seem to have held up OK so far, on 3-4 5Ks a week.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #737 on: October 25, 2020, 11:39:42 AM »
You should be able to get a refund for those especially from a brand like Hoka.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #738 on: October 25, 2020, 01:25:35 PM »
You should be able to get a refund for those especially from a brand like Hoka.

Yes, I shall email them a photo and ask if theyíre supposed to look like this after about 140 miles.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #739 on: October 27, 2020, 11:21:19 AM »
What running apps do people use?  For the last few years I've used Runtastic, now Adidas Running since being taken over, and it always did what I wanted.  Now though, the voice coach has stopped working, so it doesn't tell me the pace of each 1k for example.  I found this really useful for improving my times, but now without it, I'd have to look at my phone at the right time which is pretty much guess work.  Does Strava offer this facility?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #740 on: October 27, 2020, 11:22:26 AM »
You should be able to get a refund for those especially from a brand like Hoka.

Yes, I shall email them a photo and ask if theyíre supposed to look like this after about 140 miles.

Quality issues aside Richard, how did you get on with them.  I love my Nike carbon plate pair, has made a huge difference to my running.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #741 on: October 27, 2020, 12:29:06 PM »
What running apps do people use?  For the last few years I've used Runtastic, now Adidas Running since being taken over, and it always did what I wanted.  Now though, the voice coach has stopped working, so it doesn't tell me the pace of each 1k for example.  I found this really useful for improving my times, but now without it, I'd have to look at my phone at the right time which is pretty much guess work.  Does Strava offer this facility?

Have you considered a runnin watch Risso as if you get a fancy one you can stream music from it and it gives alerts at intervals you can set meaning you donít have to take your phone with you at all. I personally use a Garmin Forerunner but other manufacturers are available.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #742 on: October 27, 2020, 01:05:54 PM »
You should be able to get a refund for those especially from a brand like Hoka.

Yes, I shall email them a photo and ask if theyíre supposed to look like this after about 140 miles.

Quality issues aside Richard, how did you get on with them.  I love my Nike carbon plate pair, has made a huge difference to my running.

They were fantastic, which makes it all the more disappointing. Really improved the performance.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #743 on: October 27, 2020, 07:20:13 PM »
I normally look to replace trainers after 500kish and thatís worked out ok for me.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #744 on: November 13, 2020, 12:11:04 AM »
I'm now routinely doing sub 27 min 5Ks, which I'm quite pleased about.  I want to go faster but my shins and knees start to hurt when I do..  Should I persevere, or just be happy with what I'm doing and not risk injury?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #745 on: November 13, 2020, 08:28:19 AM »
I'm now routinely doing sub 27 min 5Ks, which I'm quite pleased about.  I want to go faster but my shins and knees start to hurt when I do..  Should I persevere, or just be happy with what I'm doing and not risk injury?

You possibly could go faster but it depends on what youíd be doing that for? Is the question you should be asking yourself, what am I doing this for? If itís weight loss as I think you originally said then is the goal maintaining or losing more?

On the wider point of knee and shin pain Iíd suggest going to a physio to get some advice. However Iíve often found that if I do Strength and Conditioning sessions 1 or 2 times a week and some short Yoga or stretching exercise sessions I avoid those issues. And whilst that works for me it may not suit everyone.

Whatís good though Risso is listening to what your body is telling you.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #746 on: November 13, 2020, 08:57:12 AM »
Thanks mate.  I do the running because I actually enjoy it, and to help keep the weight off.  But I like having a challenge and bettering myself as well, so really wanted to get down to a 25 minute time.  I do a fair bit of stretching before each run, but maybe I need to do a bit more.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #747 on: November 16, 2020, 01:51:54 PM »
When you say your shins hurt have you looked at the possibility you've started to get shin splints?
I started to get them about 2 years ago, worth looking at how to use KT tape for yourself and using over the calf compression socks, us old bastards need to look out for each other.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #748 on: November 16, 2020, 10:59:44 PM »
Yes I think it's mild shin splints Jon.  I've had some compression socks for ages, so I dug them out and they do help.  I also read that tightness in your calves can actually affect the front of your legs, so I use one of those plastic rollers now, and that's helped too.  Thanks mate.  Never heard of KT tape but will look into that.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #749 on: November 17, 2020, 09:14:35 AM »
Rolling the fascia helps as well post run but prevention is better than cure.
https://www.kttape.com/pub/media/plumtree_video/video/file/k/t/kt-tape-shin-splints.pdf

KT tape is expensive especially the pre cut stuff, I buy unbranded stuff on Amazon and it's just as good. If you buy an uncut roll, when you cut it always round off the edges as it tends to stay on longer.

 


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