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  1. I agree with all your great points except for the shoe part. Minimalist/barefoot/cushioned shoes - it depends on the person. There is no one solution for everyone. I ran with minimal shoes for a couple of years had injuries. I went back to my normal cushioned shoes routine and all has been well for a number of years now. Relax, look at this as a lifetime sport rather than some necessary drudgery, figure out what works for you, and keep moving forward. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Waffle trainers? I have had a few pairs of those over the years. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Brooks is a well known shoe company that makes very fine running shoes. Not any more cheap or low end than any of the many other running shoe companies. I bought my first pair of Brooks running shoes back in 1978. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. I often show more wear on my right foot tread vs. my left foot tread. With no pains nor injuries, I don’t worry about it. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Pain in the top part of your foot - have you tried different lacing techniques? https://www.heandsheeatclean.com/blog/2014/08/how-to-lace-your-running-workout-shoes Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. When you get back to running again, with the right shoes of course, you may want to consider doing your runs with walking intervals mixed in. I have a 75 year old friend who does a marathon every year and does a 10/2 mix - ten minutes of running followed by two minutes of walking - with great success. Others have a mix of 3/1 or thereabouts. This method seems to allow those of us who are more seasoned in life to continue on with this great sport. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  7. While I love and respect this culture deeply, it certainly is one where doing anything and everything to avoid facing any problem head on is ingrained in every fiber of their being. Such a simple solution - one of the train officials politely points out the problem, or perhaps another passenger can do the same.
  8. At the risk of repeating myself, your comments about air cushioning being the best are absolutely not true. Even Nike is moving away from air cushioning as research and development is generating more and better cushioning solutions. Less than half of Nike’s current higher end running shoes are air soles. Air cushioned soles are rapidly becoming old news and outdated technology. Those shoes tend to be a bit on the heavy side and air cushioning is often a bit unstable. If max cushioning is your goal, I suggest you try Hoka running shoes. For many of us, max cushioning is not the best solution - too much lost energy with each step. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Are your comments based on running experience or opinion? Air cushioned shoes are merely one solution. Many prefer gel cushioned, and others prefer foam cushioned shoes. I have run in all and there are advantages and disadvantages for each. No single solution is overwhelmingly better. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Your info is incomplete/incorrect. Also, concerning Jim Fixx - from Wikipedia - His autopsy revealed that atherosclerosis had blocked one coronary artery 95%, a second 85%, and a third 70%. He had, on several occasions, refused a checkup, which could have found the problems. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. How much $/ month to Live in Phuket ?

    What is your plan for a medical emergency? Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  12. Thanks for the detailed report. Very interesting. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  13. I spent probably a decade or two using two pairs of shoes, and rotating them between runs. Now a single pair works fine for me and causes no problems. Of course I am no longer running marathon distances, and usually alternate between a run on one day and a solid bike ride on the other day at this point in my rapidly aging life. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Again, everybody makes cushioned shoes. One of the more important parts of choosing a running shoes is to first determine the type of shoe that matches the foot of the runner. https://www.runningshoesguru.com/2009/03/3-types-of-running-shoes-for-3-types-of-feet/ Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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