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Old 30.08.2019, 18:55
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Same here. Not only because it is safer, but also because I like to hear the sounds around me, to be present then and there.
I thought my eyes were enough but after a couple of narrow misses with cars when wearing headphones, I realised that I was used to using other senses such as hearing for crossing, or running along roads safety.
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Hubby's average mileage has for years been 80-100k/per week, so he has worked his way through A LOT of headsets. He now swears to wireless earbuds. I think the ones he uses now are from Bose. Player is in a pocket on his shorts or in the running west if he brings one.

He runs mainly on trail, so safety is not a major concern. If it's shorter runs or he is feeling particularly motivated, he leaves the noise at home and just enjoys nature.
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Wow, 100km a week? Is like....a school bus, that's incredible. I average about 30-40 and don't want to wear my joints off more. Good for him! And, trail running isn't easy, requires concentration.

SG - tell me about the toe stretching???? Sounds like something I need. I roll my feet on tennis balls a lot, and smaller balls but don't stretch my toes. Sounds very...yoga.

Yeah, Tom - wireless. Though I tend to think it's not good for us. But the wire is so annoying. As much as running with glasses.

Today's run was a bliss. Short and sweet.
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Wow, 100km a week? Is like....a school bus, that's incredible. I average about 30-40 and don't want to wear my joints off more. Good for him! And, trail running isn't easy, requires concentration.

SG - tell me about the toe stretching???? Sounds like something I need. I roll my feet on tennis balls a lot, and smaller balls but don't stretch my toes. Sounds very...yoga.

Yeah, Tom - wireless. Though I tend to think it's not good for us. But the wire is so annoying. As much as running with glasses.

Today's run was a bliss. Short and sweet.
Stretching toes came about by accident. I was kneeling down fiddling about with something, but kneeling with my toes bent backwards, if you know what I mean. The subsequent stretch on my toes/rest of my feet was surprisingly good.
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Toe yoga is a thing, sort of. I just got a copy of "Running rewired", which is a highly recommended book by a top American physiotherapist. Too soon for me to say if it's any help keeping my fragile legs pain-free.

Anyway, the toe yoga suggested there is teaching your big toes to become independent of the other four. They should be able to rise whilst the smaller ones stay on the floor. I have a long way to go...

The other toe exercise that I have learned is to be able to separate all your toes, especially the big toe from the others.

All part of my plan to get a decent finish in the "Course de l'Escalade" on the 30th of November. Anyone else giving it a shot? Only a measly 7k.
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Trail running is so much better for the joints than pounding the roads.

Regarding you standing on a tennis ball...it’s a great technique but so much more effective if you get a hard ball like the´black roll ball’ (SportXX has it). It hurt as hell when I started using it, but after a few months of daily use (a few min. every morning), I got to a state where I can stand on it pain free. Your fascia (connected tissue) not only under your feet, but hamstrings as well as lower back is targeted when you stand on a ball like that, so it can be very beneficial for peeps with tight hamstrings, lower back pain etc...
A great ‘toe yoga exercise’ is ´Screaming Toe Pose’ (Google it). It works with your toes as well as your ankles. Great stuff!
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SG - hard to bend my toes back on one foot but working on it. Retrained myself to not sprint on toes, that took a while.

Frank - toe yoga, yeah, I know. I got a book from my brother that trains people to rewire walking batefoot, too. We do a lot of barefoot sensibilisation in my hathayoga class, it is really beneficial for running, too.

CuriousNom - sounds awesome. I have a hard massage ball, slightly bigger than a golf ball that I roll or walk on, it is addictive. Next one I will get will be with little spikes.

My running is on hold, what a b.... I have to wait for my enormous blisters to cover and epitelize at least a little. New school year, new fancy shoes. Auch. Nylons don't help either, not drying out quickly enough.

But - hope to do the local Wake up&Run, sport and social thing with breakfast from local sponsors/farms.
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Old 05.09.2019, 16:57
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Anyone else enjoying the autumn air?

Today was an overcast day with the threat of rain at the track & I loved it. It's a tatty old all-weather track, abandoned years ago - I had to move a 15cm block of detached rubber surface so that I didn't trip over it.

Fourth time doing a 5 x 1k session with 2:30 rest, not for the faint-hearted. Knocked 8s off my previous average time, mainly due to the weather, I think. Happy days!
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I want to start running again but won't do it unless I find proper running tracks open to the public and not too far away from home. I am pretty sure I'll injure myself if I start on the cement or rock hard surface.

Kudos to all the runners here, and may you stay away from injuries.
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Done yesterday my last long run before Berlin Marathon
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Old 09.09.2019, 21:21
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Done yesterday my last long run before Berlin Marathon
Nice work! I'm surprised that your last long run is so far from the big day, but I'm sure it's all part of a cunning plan. What time are you aiming for?
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Yay, cdcdoc! Greets to the champion!

I am trying to decide if I am going to sign up for the Wakeup&Run on Friday, 5am and a whole teaching load that day...I think I will go.
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Nice work! I'm surprised that your last long run is so far from the big day, but I'm sure it's all part of a cunning plan. What time are you aiming for?
It is my first marathon so my target is to finish it but also 3h50m...
There are of course different ways of training but mine has the last long run three weeks before (I did 3 times 30, 1 time 35 and 1 with 36), 20k run next week and a 10k a week before. Of course with different ones during the week like tempo runs for example...
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Yay, cdcdoc! Greets to the champion!

I am trying to decide if I am going to sign up for the Wakeup&Run on Friday, 5am and a whole teaching load that day...I think I will go.
I tried to make it to the one in Zürich but it did not work out...a bunch of friends of mine said it was great...plus you get lots of goodies
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It is my first marathon so my target is to finish it but also 3h50m...
There are of course different ways of training but mine has the last long run three weeks before (I did 3 times 30, 1 time 35 and 1 with 36), 20k run next week and a 10k a week before. Of course with different ones during the week like tempo runs for example...
Yep, its perfectly normal to do the longest training run three weeks out and then taper. Most people only run up to about 33km though, 36km is a bit longer than the norm.

It seems to me you are on target. Berlin holds the world marathon record because it is such a flat route, so if you are gonna do a good time, it's probably there!

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It is my first marathon so my target is to finish it but also 3h50m...
There are of course different ways of training but mine has the last long run three weeks before (I did 3 times 30, 1 time 35 and 1 with 36), 20k run next week and a 10k a week before. Of course with different ones during the week like tempo runs for example...
OK. I take back what I said about timing of the last big run. I thought Berlin was on about 10th of Oct. Your timing looks classic.
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Yep, its perfectly normal to do the longest training run three weeks out and then taper. Most people only run up to about 33km though, 36km is a bit longer than the norm.

It seems to me you are on target. Berlin holds the world marathon record because it is such a flat route, so if you are gonna do a good time, it's probably there!
Considering I had 107 kg in 2013 and lost 30 kg on the way...whatever happens in Berlin...I am proud
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Done yesterday my last long run before Berlin Marathon
I've don't think I've ever done a run with so little elevation gain - let alone one so long!

Thanks for sharing and please let us know how you get on.

I reckon you'll do better than you're hoping for. It's amazing how a bit of adrenaline and some crowds of cheering people spurs you on.

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Considering I had 107 kg in 2013 and lost 30 kg on the way...whatever happens in Berlin...I am proud
Be proud. We will be cheering for you from here.

I do my cardios and abdos and other stuff but it looks like that with the new school year I will be fitting in 15-20km a week, in 4-5 sessions only. Rowing and weights, too. I am slowing down, it is annyoying but whatever. Ugh.

Go go go, cdcdoc!
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Last pit stop before Berlin..10k at easy pace at Greifenseelauf
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