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  • I went to the market and I bought

    An Achilles strap

    A blister plaster

    Compression tights

    Defibrillator.

    Elastic Laces.

    Flip belt

    Gillett

    hydration pack

    Isotonic Lucozade Sport

    Jelly babies

    Kinesiology Tape

    Luminous running top

    Marathon entry

    Nutrition bars

    Orthotic insoles

    Petzl headtorch

    Quirky running…[Read more]

  • I was pleased with the result if I’m honest…

    I learned a couple of things in that race.

    1. When dehydrated, jelly babies are hard to get down (almost choked on one at mile 10)
    2. No matter how good you think you’re doing, someone dressed as Scooby Doo can still beat you in a sprint finish.
  • Adam replied to the topic Great North Run in the forum Debates and polls 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I did it (a few years ago) and have no regrets but now as a more experienced runner I probably wouldn’t do it again. On reason to do the GNR is the kudos of having taken part in an iconic race. There are cheaper and better HMs out there but they generally don’t have the same pull for many. It’s the same as the London Marathon; I did this once too…[Read more]

  • I tried to win it once.

    Came 4,491st.

  • I went to the market and I bought

    An Achilles strap

    A blister plaster

    Compression tights

    Defibrillator.

    Elastic Laces.

    Flip belt

    Gillett

    hydration pack

    Isotonic Lucozade Sport

    Jelly babies

  • Considering that there were over 160,000 people took part in parkrun in the UK last weekend it’s not surprising that there are a few bad eggs. We’ve had it too, and we try to deal with it swiftly. We don’t have police powers or anything like that, but the “serious” runners in particular don’t like it if we take them out of the results (but happily…[Read more]

  • JillyMP and Profile picture of AdamAdam are now friends 4 months, 1 week ago

  • Disclosure: I’m a parkrun event ambassador so assume a biased opinion.

    parkrun do not organise races; it’s very specifically a “timed run” (it started as Bush Park Time Trial, before “parkrun” came to be). It is timed so you can measure your own achievements or compare yourself to others if you want to. Calling it a “race” puts off a large…[Read more]

  • Adam commented on the run 5 months ago

    I try to avoid cows too (stupid and dangerously heavy). Sounds like a lovely route in a wonderful part of the world.

  • Adam posted a new run 5 months ago

    • Run date: 23 June, 2019
    • Run time: 1:13:35
    • Distance: 15 km
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      Feeling better – less heavy – than the last couple of runs and it wasn’t quite as hot as I though it was going to be. Slowed the pace down a touch (especially as the first 6½km were all uphill) and enjoyed being out.

  • Adam posted a new run 5 months ago

    • Run date: 22 June, 2019
    • Run time: 36:53
    • Distance: 7.65 km
    • Terrain: Off-road
    • Comments:

      Needed to work off some stress from the day so popped out around the nature reserve for a bit. Feeling heavy again, but there could be a number of reasons for that so nothing to worry about. Saw a fox – haven’t seen one at the nature reserve before.

  • Adam commented on the run 5 months ago

    As Ian says – nicely judged splits.

  • Adam commented on the run 5 months ago

    Sounds like we had the same experience today. Roll on tomorrow.

  • Adam posted a new run 5 months ago

    • Run date: 19 June, 2019
    • Run time: 46.30
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      I didn’t mind the rain (drizzle, really) but it felt like a bit of a slog today. Settled into my default pace and kept plugging away until I got home. Nothing to do but forget about that one, the next run will be better!

  • Adam commented on the run 5 months ago

    @jillymp Yes the lower legs do need to be eased into it carefully. For me it was the calf rather than the Achilles. I’ve run in 3-4mm drop shoes for a long time (Brooks Pureflow) and zero drop for a shorter time (Altra Escalante) and seem to be OK now. But you have to be really careful getting to this point else you find yourself off running for a…[Read more]

    • Run date: 17 June, 2019
    • Run time: 57:37
    • Distance: 11.1 km
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      A lunchtime pootle. Explored a previously untravelled footpath and some rarely used ones. No need to run quickly, just enjoyed being outside.

    • Run date: 16 June, 2019
    • Run time: 23:25
    • Distance: 5 km
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      Back to running-friendly weather after my trip to Taiwan!

      Decided to go with Vibram five fingers today – haven’t worn them for a run in a couple of years and now my calves can cope with the lack of heel/toe drop. I’m not so used to the lack of cushioning though, the soles of my feet took a bit of a battering.

    • Speedy!

    • Interesting to run in those Adam, I’m always tempted but afraid my Achilles may complain.
      Speedy 5k too 🏃‍♂️

    • Adam replied 5 months ago

      @jillymp Yes the lower legs do need to be eased into it carefully. For me it was the calf rather than the Achilles. I’ve run in 3-4mm drop shoes for a long time (Brooks Pureflow) and zero drop for a shorter time (Altra Escalante) and seem to be OK now. But you have to be really careful getting to this point else you find yourself off running for a…[Read more]

    • May try a short 50 metre barefoot jog on grass? Or even 25m… will look into Pureflow. I get on with my Innov8 talons which have a low drop, but all my other shoes are higher. May see what I can find….

    • Run date: 9 June, 2019
    • Run time: 50:00
    • Distance: 10 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Out in Taipei for business and wanted to log a run while I’m here, hoping to banish any jetlag. Set off earlyish (7:45) to avoid the heat but it was already over 30C and humid so any thoughts of running quickly were shelved.

      After 10km I walked for a bit (about a mile) then another 3 slow km back to my hotel, where I immediately washed all my…[Read more]

    • Run date: 6 June, 2019
    • Run time: 1:21:09
    • Distance: 16.5 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Won’t be able to go out for a few days so went for a longish steady one over the hill and round and about a bit. Trundled up the hill without stopping and found it easier than usual – happy days! Also found a short Strava segment that was an easy target to steal the fastest time 🙂

  • Adam commented on the run 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Local club races are great fun. Well done on a good effort and time!

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