thread argh my legs
just signing up for the Paris Half Marathon (le Semi) because I've clearly not learned my lesson.

They offer a premium registration package including photos etc called...."My Unforgettable Semi."
permalink I mean you could just go to Paris on holiday,
you don't have to find an excuse.

And please don't show us photos of your semi.
permalink my brother lives there
and him and his missus are both doing it, and so I obviously have to do it so I can beat him

except now he's bloody gone and signed up for a full marathon, so now I have to do one of them too. jesus. He'd better not take up ultras
permalink didn't you have a load of trouble with your ligaments or something?
you should try more low-impact excercise.. like strolling to the pub
permalink yeah but turned out I just have crap feet
went to a podiatrist, got some trainer inserts and all my injuries and pains disappeared overnight, 10/10 would recommend
permalink Yup, this
Haven't used orthotics, but never used to be able to run, but then I started using decent trainers, suddenly* not a problem. Also heartily recommend doing other stuff for core stability etc, like yoga

*and not sudden at all, gradually built up distance etc.
permalink in my brief stint of running
going to one of those places that put you on a treadmill and then recommended shoes was a massive difference..

i overpronate apparently

I've gone and bought one of those smart trainers for my bike that allow me to cycle around a virtual course with a lot of people called brad... it's quite good so far though, certainly half an hour on that is worth an hours normal cycling.
permalink Is that Zwift or however you spell it?
That gets very confusing on Strava when people do that
permalink Yeah.. iim "never the twain shall meet"
I don't mix zwift with the other stuff.

It's good though,

permalink Hey, why's that bloke I know suddenly cycling round Innsbruck
Also, not on any roads...ah, OK.

Very odd
permalink Yeah they did that for the world championships
It's back to the fictional world now it seems
permalink shoes can only correct a tiny bit of overpronation
I needed the full orthotics, I'm 6° off true apparently. podiatrist says it's very common but you get away with it until you get to 35/40, then all your other tendons stop being able to compensate and suddenly you're plagued by injuries

incredible the difference it makes (both in terms of pain and speed), though they do take quite a while to get used to
permalink Fairly muff, it's horses for courses, whatever works for you!
Which is what makes me mad about people* who are massively evangelical about a shoe they love. Just cos it works for you, doesn't mean it will for me.

*especially those worshipping at the altar of zero drop!
permalink yeah, each to their own, I mean I couldn't do 5km without being in huge pain
if you're running marathons up and down serious lumps 17 times a week then I doubt you have any need

hark at you and your correctly aligned soles
permalink I wouldn't go that far
I do overpronate a bit, which is why I use Brooks GTS Adrenalines for road running.

Doesn't seem to matter as much on trails, so have used all sorts of shoes. Although I probably do need a new pair of comfy long distance trail shoes. The Saucony Peregrines have ALL the grip, great for slippery winter trails, but not that comfy after a while
permalink Their Xodus shoes are pretty good
although the soles on my last pair didn't do too well on rocky/rooty trails. If you can find them, Dynafit do some excellent trail shoes. But try before you buy as they have some weird sizing issues.
permalink Can't you just try to
outdrink him?
permalink I hope it goes well
you don't want to have a disappointing semi
permalink Excellent, have fun
Hope you enjoy running on cobbles!