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  • Thanks for that, Chris, that's a really good tip. Running distance from the city, too.
  • Multi-storey car-park is a good idea. Are there any in Cambridge? I half expected someone local to tell me about some building with a handy staircase. 
  • Blimey, red. Is that running time or total elapsed time? You are a complete running nutter! Red squirrel nutkin nutter, I dub thee!
  • I'm still struggling to find time for even one run a week. MrsC is recovering from her op and doesn't need me to be here all the time, but work demands a lot of time. Decided today I could get out for a quick 5-6km, but I'd take a new route, run out…
  • Yenzehc, if this is for entry into the military, I say follow Jake's advice and add another training day that is walking with a weighted rucksack. Do 'farmers walk' as well, and aim for 100-200m walks. We had a lad at work, big strapping lad, did jo…
  • Sounds like you need to speak to a friendly cardiologist who is sport-oriented. Anyone else is really offering possibly dangerous advice. My wife has an irregular heartbeat, that sometimes goes into fibrillation for sustained periods (I've heard it …
  • Just make sure you do lots of stretching to keep joints supple. Osgood schlatters is very common, I was diagnosed as well, hasn't caused me any issues, I find kneeling painful but that is it.
  • Don't be scared of getting your shoes soaked - they get wet when your run, after all. I used to have issues with stinking cycling shoes. Washing them in a bucket with laundry liquid and a bit of tea tree oil, then drying them thoroughly (they must …
  • Don't be scared of getting your shoes soaked - they get wet when your run, after all. I used to have issues with stinking cycling shoes. Washing them in a bucket with laundry liquid and a bit of tea tree oil, then drying them thoroughly (they must …
  • I won't have a car- although I see there is a train station there. Thanks for the tip.
  • I'm envious of those of you who have hills. Just been offered a peach of a job - in Cambridge. So soon I'll be considering York as 'hilly'! Managed 7km in the snow - there was up to 8" on the Knavesmire, I felt like a hobbit, toiling up the mount…
  • WtnMel - damn travel agents! They really do themselves' no favours with attitudes like that. A sensible company would know that if they treated you fairly, you'd be back with more business. My recovery wasn't quite a quick as it might have seem…
  • Exhausted - congrats on 2nd grandchild. Two will definitely make you exhausted (we have a 2nd one arriving in a few months). The flu has visited this house as well. Stopped me running for nearly 3 weeks. Managed one exhausted 5km that wiped me out…
  • This necro-ing a bit, however for those who are suffering from skin issues . . . I used to cycle a lot, and cyclists get issues in the nether regions. There are various heavy-duty creams for slathering on your bits, to stave off boils, infectio…
  • If someone absolutely *has* to run on the road, they should be running towards the traffic - so the runner can see oncoming cars and move out of the way (not because they don't have any right to be there, but in the interest of self-preservation). …
  • I will bear those in mind. Vaseline sufficed the last time I went out in the cold and wet, I'm glad to say. Do NipGuards come in a variety of colours? Trying to restrain my imagination, but your description has reminded me of something I've see…
  • Congrats, Nick. I've never used a running buggy but did use bike trailers extensively, from newborn. With very young babies we found it best to use a car seat strapped into the trailer. Not only did the car seat provide all the support required, b…
  • Hillstrider, Hokas do have a huge amount of very soft cushioning. They also have a very curved sole, so heel strikers like me are guided to a rolling stride. I think the tendency to cause blisters comes from the semi-rigid supports that extend up fr…
  • Red, that's really hard to say goodbye to animals. I grew up with horses (parents bred and trained racehorses); some are very special, only saw my dad cry twice, once over a horse he had to put down (very special stallion, a real character), once ov…
  • Hit up a couple of shops and ended up with some Hoka Challenger ATR3. Feel a bit like walking on a pair of spacehoppers. First jog in them this morning, just 7km - they are maybe a bit tight across the toes and there was a slight rub at one hee…
  • It's really hard to fit in the runs - I'm working 70-80hrs a week atm, with a 2+hr commute each day - so my mid-week run ended up being on fri night. My regular Sun morning run was then going to be a 'recovery run' as I felt a tad tired from Fri. Fe…
  • Thanks - Hoka do look good and I like the description of the rolling rocker design. Would probably suit a heel planter like me, I have walking boots with a fairly curved last like this and they create a feeling like the shoes are walking you.
  • On any areas getting rubbed sore like this, don't apply moisturiser or anything that keeps the skin moist. You want to dry and harden the skin. Use something alcohol-based. Witchhazel tincture (a lot of chemists have it) is best of all - I learned t…
  • I have very wide feet - currently running some Karrimor shoes, nothing special, but they are ok for me. IME of walking shoes, blisters on top of the toe form because the shoe is creasing over your toe. This can be because it is the wrong length…
  • I've used vaseline for half marathons (between thighs and armpits - I'll never run distances in a sleeveless top again). Never tried it on my nipples. Just imagining the comments in the household; "scuse me, I just need some vaseline for my ni…
  • Perthes isn't a common disease, how surprising to come across someone else who has heard of it! I was in traction for a similar period, then in leg braces for over a year, then 4 years of restricted movement. My head of femur had disintegrated compl…
  • Don't stop running! We all have our coping mechanisms, running is a more healthy mechanism than many others. I salute your honesty.
  • Look, you lazy little sod, you've sat in your room all day playing computer games while your (sick) mother has worked for 8 hours, I've been out at work for 9.5 hours (with another 1.5 to do tonight). Get off your arse and help out around the house.…
  • I managed 3 runs over Christmas - two while staying down with stepdaughter (woken early by granddaughter - who then woke m&d and climbed into their bed), so I went out for a run. Basildon/Langdon Hills has some nice bits for running, big parks a…
  • I've just bought some running 'tracksters' and used them in wet sleet. They were great. As it said on the tin, they were water repellent and unlike my top half, didn't get soggy. Mine were the slim fit, so not baggy but not skintight either. There i…