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Senior consultant, Java architect, Scala nerd, polyglot, fitness enthusiast and proud father of two.


Jan
31
comment Starting running
That's interesting to hear. I know snow/ice takes a toll on my ankles but it might have just been what broke the camel's neck or how ever that saying goes.
Jan
31
comment Starting running
I smell sarcasm :D But you are correct. I'll take a really slow return to running and try to combine some cycling and swimming to the mix.
Jan
31
comment What precautions to take when running in wintertime?
Then again, compared to cross-country skiing, running is better in many ways when it's really cold. You stay warm more easy, you go slower so there's less wind, you don't have problems with waxing :) -15C with just technical underwear, fleece mid layer and windproof jacket + running pants is just fine for an hour or so. Then your face usually starts gradually hurting.
Jan
31
comment Is running barefoot on pavement beneficial or detrimental to flat feet?
@michael thanks for the link. A friend of mine who is an orthopedic surgeon said when I asked him about the theory of improving flat feet with barefoot running that the idea sounds plausible but it will still be many years before we have enough medical data to prove it.
Jan
31
comment Starting running
Due to the pain I still feel in my ankles I'm guessing you are right. Still, 10-20minute runs sound really frustrating. Doing sprints on those might make them more motivating but I'll need to see if sprints do extra aggravating of my ankles or not.
Jan
29
comment Starting running
@Alex I don't really know. I'm running on Inov-8 Oroc 340. I don't think their heel is that much cushioned. Why?
Jan
28
comment Starting running
That is probably something along the lines I should do. Frustrating but getting my ankles hurting again would be much more frustrating.
Jan
28
comment Starting running
Great ideas, thanks!
Jan
28
comment Starting running
I try to land on my forefoot and midfoot with a short stride (the icy tracks are helping that). I went to running store and they checked that I don't pronate/supinate. I'm sure there is work to do still with my stride as I'm just starting, but short steps with mainly forefoot landing is best for the ankle as far as I know and my shoes should be good so I still need a better training plan or other ideas.