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manfromdelmonte

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Re: Running
« Reply #5355 on: December 30, 2016, 10:30:09 PM »
How often do you replace the trainers? do you keep track of the miles ran, or number of times used or just length of ownership?

I was advised when younger to buy 2/3 pairs of the same runners and to rotate their use

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Re: Running
« Reply #5356 on: December 30, 2016, 10:36:26 PM »
You get 400-500 miles out of a pair of trainers they reckon...

Hokas have become very big in the running scene but they would mean a shift in running style.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5357 on: December 30, 2016, 11:34:42 PM »
The Nike Pegasus 33 are the best pair I've owned, expensive enough but worth it. In fairness the Adidas boost ultra I had before that were decent also. Can't wear Asics at all.

I've seen those Hoka runners. They have massive cushioning on them, can't help but think you'd  only be bouncing along rather than running.

The Hokas look like 1970's platforms. Shop today were sold out of them though!!
I did Dublin in Pegasus33 and 2 other marathons in the 32s. Liked them but inclined to heel strike so decided to go with a shoe with less dip from heel to toe. The Saucony ride is also an ounce lighter. Kayano is 2oz heavier that the saucony.
Never a fan of asics. Cumbersome and heavy. They seem to be addressing this. Gel is a gonner.
If you know anybody goin to the US get them to bring back a pair of Pearl Izumi. Class shoe.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5358 on: December 30, 2016, 11:51:16 PM »
The Nike Pegasus 33 are the best pair I've owned, expensive enough but worth it. In fairness the Adidas boost ultra I had before that were decent also. Can't wear Asics at all.

I've seen those Hoka runners. They have massive cushioning on them, can't help but think you'd  only be bouncing along rather than running.

The Hokas look like 1970's platforms. Shop today were sold out of them though!!
I did Dublin in Pegasus33 and 2 other marathons in the 32s. Liked them but inclined to heel strike so decided to go with a shoe with less dip from heel to toe. The Saucony ride is also an ounce lighter. Kayano is 2oz heavier that the saucony.
Never a fan of asics. Cumbersome and heavy. They seem to be addressing this. Gel is a gonner.
If you know anybody goin to the US get them to bring back a pair of Pearl Izumi. Class shoe.

My old pairs were gel style but my last asics were natural runners fluidaxis so these hokas go against a lot of the thinking on previous styles..
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Re: Running
« Reply #5359 on: January 03, 2017, 06:09:36 PM »
Signing up for Longford Royal Canal Marathon at the end of April. Has anyone ever done it? It's a 5km loop. I suppose I was wondering is that monotonous? It's supposed to be flat.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5360 on: January 05, 2017, 09:50:45 AM »
Bit of advise if you would - since I started running a few years ago I have been using Asics Hyperspeed racing shoes (not flats), I kind of fell into wearing them and as they never caused me any problems I was wary of changing. Now to date my longest run has been around the 14km mark but I am in the process of training for Paris marathon in April.

I suppose my question is whether you would look at going for something with a bit more support or leave well enough alone.

These are the trainers I am in at the minute; http://www.asics.com/us/en-us/gel-hyper-speed-6/p/0010212673.4293

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Re: Running
« Reply #5361 on: January 06, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/21/high-tech-trainers-likely-cause-injury-new-study-suggests/

As above the likes of this is what has me doubting new fancy trainers - while I'm sure there is a counter study which dispels this I would welcome experience of yourselves.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5362 on: January 11, 2017, 10:54:15 AM »
Guys whats the best smart/fit watch to go with? Looking at fitbit and tomtom with a of a budget around 100

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Re: Running
« Reply #5363 on: January 11, 2017, 05:40:31 PM »
Guys whats the best smart/fit watch to go with? Looking at fitbit and tomtom with a of a budget around 100

Depends what you are looking it for - I have a Nike+ watch, have it since Christmas '13 nothing fancy but it has done the job for me, can grab a heartrate monitor for it if required and a shoe pod for treadmill running, it is powered by TomTom, I would vouch for that at the cost as well but it is GPS running watch only.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5364 on: January 11, 2017, 06:13:58 PM »

manfromdelmonte

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Re: Running
« Reply #5365 on: January 11, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »
Complete waste of money

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Re: Running
« Reply #5366 on: January 11, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »
Hard to go wrong with a Garmin. I bought a forerunner 225 on ebay last year for 90. Can't fault it. Has an optical heart rate sensor built into it.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5367 on: January 13, 2017, 11:21:42 PM »
Hard to go wrong with a Garmin. I bought a forerunner 225 on ebay last year for 90. Can't fault it. Has an optical heart rate sensor built into it.

I have te 220 and love it. I don't bother with heart rate to be honest. At my age your heart still works or it doesn't!

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Re: Running
« Reply #5368 on: January 14, 2017, 04:37:24 AM »
I have a 620 which is a great job. It has the hrm too. 200 odd quid though.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5369 on: January 14, 2017, 07:56:05 AM »
Have a Forerunner 920