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julietk From: julietk Date: November 10th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have found bike shops better for sports bras, though YMMV etc.

These days I physically can't run (wrecks knees & shins), which is kind of depressing. Not that I was ever very good at it.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 10th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeek. The idea of buying a bra in a bike shop is even more scary -- hairy-faced men instead of orange-faced ladies! Also with the not knowing what size I actually am, I doubt if bike shops have much in the way of breast-measuring whatnots or even changing rooms.

Though I am now thinking of reflective lycra bras and giggling at the image.

I confess I am kind of worried about the knee-wrecking aspect of running since it seems like everybody I know who has ever done any running now has terminally buggered knees. :-(
julietk From: julietk Date: November 10th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
You may be right re changing rooms: the bike shop I have in my head at this point is On Your Bike which *does* but it is in London Bridge not Oxford so of limited use for you :-)

To be fair, I didn't bugger my knees by running, I did it through tae kwon-do (well, & the fact that they started off a bit buggered in the "born with it" sense). And then a repeat bout through too much DIY. (A lesson to us all, there.) I gather the best advice is: wear decent trainers, replace them sufficiently often, & run on grass/earth wherever possible rather than pavement (far fewer shocks through the knees).
katstevens From: katstevens Date: November 11th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
My knees are indeed terminally buggered (as in, running for a bus is my absolute limit) but it's a genetic thing - my knees are too bendy (hyper-extension) and 6 years of high-intensity breastroke did this no good at all, stretching or no.

I used to like cross-country running because I had bucketloads of stamina from swimming, and usually won school races (around the bottom of Hillingdon dry ski slope) by default as everyone else stopped after ten minutes when they got a stitch, and I kept going LIKE A MENTAL. We did the odd bit of running for our swimming training, and I was always last as everyone else was just as fit as I was.

Anyway, this means I have 0 advice regarding trainers or bras. I would definitely recommend a stretching routine though, before and after any sort of exercise you do.
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