General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Davinho
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2268 posts since 2/12/08

posted 28 Apr 2020 19:42, edited 28 Apr 2020 19:42
joeyjojo wrote: Anyone been doing the sub 20 min 5k that seems to be sweeping through my whatsapp ? Few friends teeter around 20 but only friend did it in 18.40. Sub 20 is decent for any runner right or?

Very good, your mate is running 6 minute miles.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

28 Apr 2020 20:50
Yeah sub 20 is good for anyone imo. Even 21-22 is pretty good going.

I just ran ~5k in a 20lb weighted vest tonight sub 8 min miles. I was surprised because it felt pretty easy.
Sumbeam
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864 posts since 27/1/11

2 May 2020 12:58
Looking to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 for when I go running - I’m looking at the GPS only model.
Could I leave my phone at home and still listen to music? I’ve got AirPods so I could connect those. But is music available offline?

Been using Strava to track my runs too - would that work with the watch only (iPhone at home)?
burny
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5855 posts since 25/5/06

2 May 2020 13:37
As you're only after the GPS model you won't have any way of streaming music. There's 4 gig of memory on the watch (I think) so you have to have it synced in order to play music. It has Bluetooth though so no probs using your AirPods.
Fläsket
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3744 posts since 14/8/04

2 May 2020 15:20
ain't no way my Bondi 6 are going to make it to the 1100 some odd miles my version 5's did Cry

I found a guy through the shop who also wears a size 13 Bondi, but he only puts 350 miles on em or so then moves onto a new pair. He agreed to give em to me once he's done with em under the condition I chuck em on the tree of life (img below) after I'm done with em.

took a pair out for a spin this morning and they feel brand new. big time save with this setup Cool
seenmy
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6580 posts since 17/6/06

2 May 2020 16:25
that would be my only gripe with hoka they are the only shoes ive ever had rip on me, though both pairs would have been well +500 miles, just got a new pair of speedgoats in the post today so binned the last pair.
Burt
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5938 posts since 3/1/10

2 May 2020 16:40
Fläsket Cool

That tree too!
jacko198
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373 posts since 23/10/09

2 May 2020 17:37
Sumbeam wrote: Looking to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 for when I go running - I’m looking at the GPS only model.
Could I leave my phone at home and still listen to music? I’ve got AirPods so I could connect those. But is music available offline?

Been using Strava to track my runs too - would that work with the watch only (iPhone at home)?

I have been wondering the same, can it track your runs without having to cary the phone around. Didn't think of the music either!
mod*
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7041 posts since 25/3/04

2 May 2020 18:51
Are Hoka’s a good choice for trails/bit of tarmac? Need a pair for training when at work. My issued pair (under armour) are beyond horrific. Cheers
Davinho
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2268 posts since 2/12/08

2 May 2020 19:30
jacko198 wrote:
Sumbeam wrote: Looking to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 for when I go running - I’m looking at the GPS only model.
Could I leave my phone at home and still listen to music? I’ve got AirPods so I could connect those. But is music available offline?

Been using Strava to track my runs too - would that work with the watch only (iPhone at home)?

I have been wondering the same, can it track your runs without having to cary the phone around. Didn't think of the music either!

Yes it tracks your runs without your phone, you can then import them to strava when you’re finished.

You can sync music like burny says but it’s not that user friendly and Spotify doesn’t work with it. Might be alright if you use Apple Music but I haven’t tried. I just carry my phone with me.
FrIEND
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13581 posts since 27/11/03

2 May 2020 19:46
pops wrote: I’ve been wearing infinity reacts as an everyday runner. They’re not a performance shoe so been looking for something a bit quicker as an ‘every day’ shoe when I want to do a more pacy run but preserve the vaporfly next % for race day etc

Any thoughts on the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 ? Ryan Willms is recommending them and with 25% off Nike atm might be worth a go

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_YAqaEgFHh/?igshid=rts69lar57lz

I’ve got these and they have been excellent - I don’t do mega long miles but do consistent running/gym/treadmill etc. Had mine for 6 months and still look new
FrIEND
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13581 posts since 27/11/03

2 May 2020 19:49
Got a friend who has a pair too who proper runs and he has worn his into the ground over the last year.
MrW
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2712 posts since 1/8/11

2 May 2020 19:56
Burt wrote: Fläsket Cool

That tree too!

+1 Cool

Looks to be a common theme with Hokas but with 700+ miles on my old Arahis, I'm still more than happy with them.

Birdman
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1400 posts since 10/3/10

posted 2 May 2020 22:28, edited 2 May 2020 22:28
I use Apple Watch series 5 (GPS) with AirPods for my daily run. Works well if you have a decent iTunes library or want to listen to podcasts. I make ITunes playlists and just listen to them. Records runs perfectly as far as I can tell. I just check mine using the integrated Apple health app which is decent (although probably not aimed at more serious users).
Fläsket
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3744 posts since 14/8/04

posted 3 May 2020 01:39, edited 3 May 2020 01:39
ohhhh shit, your Arahis did that?! And Seenmy, was it your speedgoats that did it too? Sad
I thought it was just a fluke, but dang, that's disappointing.
Looks like the new models coming out have a similar type of construction which doesn't lead me to believe the issue will go away.. but damn is the ride good until that happens
figurine
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5886 posts since 14/5/07

3 May 2020 07:13
I've had 2 pairs of Arahis and a pair of Cliftons that have all had the upper rip away from the midsole like that. Got at least 500 miles out of each of them though first.
generic_guy
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9432 posts since 16/9/02

3 May 2020 08:08
burny wrote: As you're only after the GPS model you won't have any way of streaming music. There's 4 gig of memory on the watch (I think) so you have to have it synced in order to play music. It has Bluetooth though so no probs using your AirPods.
Don’t think you can stream music with the 4g version either (happy to be corrected though as that’s what I’ve got).
You can save music to your watch though and listen via Bluetooth on any version.
Scottishmark
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607 posts since 25/1/11

10 May 2020 15:28
First sub 20 5k. Buzzing.


waterfall
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1168 posts since 14/1/07

8 Jun 2020 20:03
any tips to avoid shin splints?
swiftus
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1076 posts since 1/7/09

posted 9 Jun 2020 07:02, edited 9 Jun 2020 07:02
Scottishmark wrote: First sub 20 5k. Buzzing.


Congrats mate Cool