On the carbon shoes point, it's worth having a look at this paper :-https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/kinesiology/33/
Quote from: T_B on September 25, 2022, 04:56:08 pmIím running London a week today so psyche is high!Good luck Tom, it's an incredible experience. Expect to run over the distance btw, and factor it into your pace, it's impossible not to. And get a pacing wrist band if you can, GPS goes to wonk in a few places, so watch not 100% reliable.
Iím running London a week today so psyche is high!
Main take away with carbon is try a few. They are also hard on the Achilles & calves, so watch out.
What's your plan for next year? My process for deciding would be:- if you're going to keep doing the ultras next year, and maybe this half marathon stuff is just a temporary phase, then do Fraserburgh. You've got good pace currently, and you've got time for a good 6/7 weeks training, taper, and then put in a solid race, with huge PB potential (flatter course, confidence, extra specific training, cooler temps). Then you can move towards distance after that, with a good record in the bank, and you'll have a nice foundation of pace to start the training in the new year.
I have no plan! I chop and change interests between activities based on moods. I think I've done about 10 half marathons, a couple of 15 milers, 2 Ring of Stealls, one marathon and 1 ultra. Might do Illuminator again just for the experience.
https://www.facebook.com/Strava/photos/a.2367263883288021/6177818095565895/Thought this was very interesting. Shows a lot about psychology.
Are you referring to the spikes where people are finishing just inside a benchmark time (e.g. 4h)? It appears that this is enough motivation for most people to push that bit harder.
Quote from: lukeyboy on September 28, 2022, 05:14:27 pmAre you referring to the spikes where people are finishing just inside a benchmark time (e.g. 4h)? It appears that this is enough motivation for most people to push that bit harder. Yes. pacers who are running to half hour intervals at a lot of major races could have the effect too.
Wonder if the same would exist in climbing with number of ascents of 7a/As and 8a/As?
It would be, but be very hard to collate. The uptake of GPS watches is very high among runners, and I think those that don't use their phones. 90% of runners I know use Strava too.Wonder if the same would exist in climbing with number of ascents of 7a/As and 8a/As?
Need to decide if I want to commit to training for Dava Way Ultra (12 Nov) or do Fraserburgh Half (20 Nov) which is as flat as you like http://www.runningandtraveling.com/2020/11/fraserburgh-half-marathon.html(And don't say do both!).
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