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Old Jun 12th 2009, 7:20 am
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Default Friday Mornings in the UAE...

That's what I live for;

100K on the trusty carbon steed, 10K run on completion...swim with the family...sleep the afternoon...out for dinner and beer in the evening..

That my forum buddies is my definition of heaven..

That is all..

Ps Shiva, I may need a pair of those daft flipper trainer things..
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Old Jun 12th 2009, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by commander View Post
That's what I live for;

100K on the trusty carbon steed, 10K run on completion...swim with the family...sleep the afternoon...out for dinner and beer in the evening..

That my forum buddies is my definition of heaven..

That is all..

Ps Shiva, I may need a pair of those daft flipper trainer things..
from the swim onwards, it sounds like a great day !
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Old Jun 12th 2009, 7:54 am
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That's what I live for;

100K on the trusty carbon steed, 10K run on completion...swim with the family...sleep the afternoon...out for dinner and beer in the evening..

That my forum buddies is my definition of heaven..

That is all..

Ps Shiva, I may need a pair of those daft flipper trainer things..
pmsl why?

there are a few things i could say but shall refrain. what i will say is good luck finding them here, I have had to get a pair of Nike Free 3.0 instead (awesome shoe by the way) and they werent easy to find. (Go sports mall of the emirates have them for now).

You can buy the vibrams online but apparently the fitting is tricky and needs to be exact so I'll wait until i can get a pair in the UK.
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Old Jun 12th 2009, 2:54 pm
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Ill take a look at those nike's. I do like asics though.

Do you do a lot of running? I'm not that good but am trying to do the half marathons this year..
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Old Jun 12th 2009, 5:51 pm
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Ill take a look at those nike's. I do like asics though.

Do you do a lot of running? I'm not that good but am trying to do the half marathons this year..
the nike free's are pretty good and as close to the barefoot thing of the vibrams as you can get. dont really run as such, i do high intensity interval sprint training not long distance, that said i am aiming for the marathon or half next yr. IF the shoes help with the shin splints (which is why i dont do distance running). Also hate working out in clunky trainers with too much cushioning, cant feel the ground properly, get proper balance etc
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http://www.nike.com/europerunning/?r...m&l=en_GB#home

http://insidenikerunning.nike.com/20...e-free-family/
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I use the Triax +12 Nike, had the running analysis thing done in the UK and aparently I'm an over pronator. Since I started wearing a stability shoe the problems I had with shin splints etc have completely gone.

I do like Asics as well but also find Saucony do really good shoes as well. JUst a shame there are no proper running shops in AD.
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I use the Triax +12 Nike, had the running analysis thing done in the UK and aparently I'm an over pronator. Since I started wearing a stability shoe the problems I had with shin splints etc have completely gone.

I do like Asics as well but also find Saucony do really good shoes as well. JUst a shame there are no proper running shops in AD.
i'm taking the other track and going for barefoot/no support (or close to) and mid foot not heel striking as a solution....lets see if it works
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That's what I live for;

100K on the trusty carbon steed, 10K run on completion...swim with the family...sleep the afternoon...out for dinner and beer in the evening..

That my forum buddies is my definition of heaven..

That is all..

Ps Shiva, I may need a pair of those daft flipper trainer things..
christ you must have legs like the hulk mate?
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Spugs, I have a face like the hulk, that's about it..
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Spugs, I have a face like the hulk, that's about it..
heh, I shouted at my cab driver last week as he just hammered round the roundabout down at nad al sheba and almost took 3 lads on racers out, he thought I would be happy, serious these lads were inches away from a hospital job.
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Yea, there is a lot of that, yest morning I almost got wiped out by a truck..
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ok. Wake up around 11am after the evening before. Hungover.

Head to a brunch (any one with alcohol). Mangled again by 5pm.

EASY.
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Sorry to be so ignorant, but what is so special about Friday in the UAE? In most Western countries we have Saturday and Sunday off, does this mean Friday is the first day of the weekend in the UAE?
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Yea, there is a lot of that, yest morning I almost got wiped out by a truck..
no way you'd get me on a bike on the roads in Dubai (probably don't make them sreong enough anyway)

mind you there are also plenty of Cyclo-nazis back in the UK who think the rules of the road don't apply to them!
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