General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Hanto
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1804 posts since 30/11/09

8 Jan 2020 06:55
I know it's for cycling but would Gore's Shakedry jackets be an option? They are meant to be superb, but I'm not sure if they are too fitted.
swiftus
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869 posts since 1/7/09

posted 8 Jan 2020 08:25, edited 8 Jan 2020 08:25
Do we have a Fuk Runners Strava group set up?
MrW
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2584 posts since 1/8/11

8 Jan 2020 08:32
https://www.strava.com/clubs/fukrun
swiftus
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869 posts since 1/7/09

8 Jan 2020 13:36

Cheers. Don't know anyone by the real name Sticking out tongue
seenmy
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6538 posts since 17/6/06

8 Jan 2020 16:15
Hanto wrote: I know it's for cycling but would Gore's Shakedry jackets be an option? They are meant to be superb, but I'm not sure if they are too fitted.
they use this same textile for running jackets Arcteryx amongst others do one (Think its norvan SL) its pretty pleasant to run in and is considerably more breathable than a traditional 3L gore-tex, but still sweaty if its not that cold, obviously the main proof water/wind proof is that on a cold day you do not get the bite from the wind chilling down wet clothes, not really an issue for a 5k but of out for a few hours is more of a factor to consider in the winter
shields88
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409 posts since 25/5/11

11 Jan 2020 19:51
Didn't know which thread to put this in but I just signed up to a half ironman at the end of the year.
My biking and running is pretty much sound, enough to get through the race anyways, but my swimming is none existent. Gonna have to spend a lot of time in the pool I think haha.
MrW
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2584 posts since 1/8/11

11 Jan 2020 20:38
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Cool

Which one you doing?
shields88
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409 posts since 25/5/11

posted 11 Jan 2020 23:32, edited 11 Jan 2020 23:32
Weymouth. Really don't know what to expect but I'd love to do it sub 6 hours.

I remember you saying a while back you were thinking of upgrading to the 945. Did you do it in the end? Worth it?
MrW
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2584 posts since 1/8/11

12 Jan 2020 21:00
Nice one, you've got plenty of time to train so sub 6 is definitely achievable.

A few hours with a decent swim instructor is well worth it. I got books, watched tutorials and was swimming loads but still had poor form and lame times. Went to the pool on a different night to usual and found it was the night all the local channel swimmer and ironman guys trained. Got some great advice and tips over a few weeks and it soon just clicked. Also look to sea swim once a week thoughout summer.

And I didn't upgrade in the end, still got my 935 and it's rock solid. Only thing I'd really upgrade to a 945 for is wrist HR for pool swimming rather than a strap. If you're looking a 945, get the 935 and buy a wetsuit with what you've saved Sticking out tongue

shields88
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409 posts since 25/5/11

posted 15 Jan 2020 18:42, edited 15 Jan 2020 18:42
Yeah I'm hoping so. I'm a big lad and don't want to lose all the muscle / strength I've grafted for the last few years, so its gonna be hard.

I've got a plan sorted anyway and a decent base of fitness, but never tried anything like this. Just bought the Total Immersion course for the swimming. Time Ferris reckons it took him 10 days to learn to swim properly with this course. Its got a 30 day refund policy so I thought why not try it out. But for certain, I'll be getting some lessons shortly too.

I've got an Apple Watch at the minute. Its good enough for me now, but considering getting something that's more sport specific. I'll see how I get on with this one and see if I catch the bug. Will use the AW for the swim and run, and use my Garmin for the bike ride. I was actually looking at the Polar Vantage M. Its Multisport and can be got for less than £200 new. The reviews are pretty mixed so I'm unsure. I think I'd go for the 735 before the 935, as I've just dropped a pretty penny on new gym equipment and I think the wife would kill me.
Burt
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5689 posts since 3/1/10

17 Jan 2020 15:57
Anyone gonna take a punt on the Arket gear? Pricing puts them in a relatively decent quality bracket in terms of their competition so it would be interesting to hear what the quality's like.