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Boycey

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Re: Running
« Reply #5385 on: December 30, 2016, 12:27:59 PM »
Looking through my Strava stats for the year and I'm 26 miles short of 1000 miles for the year.. doubt I'll get a Marathon in between now and midnight tomorrow!

Fcuk sake that's less 20 miles a week... I'm a middle-aged fat bollix and I've walked the bloody dog further than that

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« Reply #5386 on: December 30, 2016, 02:05:24 PM »
Looking through my Strava stats for the year and I'm 26 miles short of 1000 miles for the year.. doubt I'll get a Marathon in between now and midnight tomorrow!

Fcuk sake that's less 20 miles a week... I'm a middle-aged fat bollix and I've walked the bloody dog further that that
You're fantastic.
I'm happy enough with it. Missed about 5 or 6 months with a knee injury and being sick for a bit.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5387 on: December 30, 2016, 07:36:45 PM »
Great stuff LL, a good years training. I don't think my OCD could cope with not getting the round 1000 though!  :)

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Re: Running
« Reply #5388 on: December 30, 2016, 09:10:06 PM »
Getting new trainers this week, want to get a decent pair for doing long runs in my build up for marathon training, any decent deals on at minute? I've always bought asics

Ran every day since being off, been torture due to late nights and copious amounts of food and alcohol!!

Bought new Saucony Ride2s today after having had 3 pairs of Nike Pegasus. They weren't a bargain though. Then in TK Max I came across a pair of New Balance 790v6 in my size. They were 45euro. Probably more suited to shorter stuff.

I'd hold off on then asics if I were you. They are supposed to be coming out with a new range as their popularity has fallen off. They persisted with the gel which fell out of favour. It's just too heavy. I have to admit that I was never an asics fan though.

If you're sure about size in a runner, best value probably online. I changes make so went to shop.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5389 on: December 30, 2016, 09:39:26 PM »
Getting new trainers this week, want to get a decent pair for doing long runs in my build up for marathon training, any decent deals on at minute? I've always bought asics

Ran every day since being off, been torture due to late nights and copious amounts of food and alcohol!!

Bought new Saucony Ride2s today after having had 3 pairs of Nike Pegasus. They weren't a bargain though. Then in TK Max I came across a pair of New Balance 790v6 in my size. They were 45euro. Probably more suited to shorter stuff.

I'd hold off on then asics if I were you. They are supposed to be coming out with a new range as their popularity has fallen off. They persisted with the gel which fell out of favour. It's just too heavy. I have to admit that I was never an asics fan though.

If you're sure about size in a runner, best value probably online. I changes make so went to shop.

Are they changing to a different style in line with New Balance and the Nike runners?? I've always used asics and never had any issues which keep me using them... Marathon not till October so probably need another pair before that!!

Not worried on price just whether or not they'll make the running easier/comfortable
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Re: Running
« Reply #5390 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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« Reply #5391 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 #5392 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 #5393 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 #5394 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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« Reply #5395 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 #5396 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 #5397 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 #5398 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 #5399 on: January 11, 2017, 06:13:58 PM »