The Pretend Fitness Thread


#8747

I was tempted to but just stuck a load of Vaseline on. You’d want to shave there first if you are taping


#8748

I certainly did.


#8749

Welcome back mate. You’ll be smashing the 25 minute mark in no time


#8750

that’s horrific


#8751

any foot issues doing 5k in new tackies?


#8752

I felt my calf bend and I feared it was on the verge of snapping again any time I upped it to 6 minutes / km pace. It’s probably reckless running that quickly in any case.


#8753

One of the elites doing the Cape Town 100k trail ultra a few weeks ago arrived from the US but his luggage never came. The day before the race, he bought a pair of shorts and Asics trail runners (he usually wears Nike) and borrowed the rest of the gear for the race. Apparently it’s a bit of a myth that you’ve to break in running shoes these days


#8754

I’d have thought those elite lads would have orthotics or shoes made special for them?


#8755

Sorry… ‘trail elite’. I’d say them lads are just on free gear and travel/entry fees.


#8756

@Bandage and @Appendage, I had an awful dose of plantar facilitis after marathon. Could barely walk for 5 weeks. Got an appointment with Paddy Leahy. Did an ultrasound, confirmed PF. Drained out the inflammation with a needle, did some laser treatment and I’m as good as new. God bless Paddy.


#8757

You’ll never run as well as in a brand new pair of shoes, I’m loving my Nike Pegasus but usually wear the gel kayano for the extra bit of support,
Well done @Bandage, the magical 25 minuter is only around the corner


#8758

How long did you wait for the appointment?


#8759

Would you just stop flogging yourself with this long distance running lark instead?


#8760

Got one at short notice as they messed up previous appt. There was people calling and told next available appt was february


#8761

only job


#8762

Arnold is one of the greatest men of all time - his sheer will to succeed is second to none - an inspiration.


#8763

23:59 this week and felt much better. Good to be back doing a bit


#8764

Whats the cost of this ?


#8765

150e


#8766

Good stuff,where he based