General Discussion: The Running Thread


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EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

17 Jan 2017 20:49
Anyone signed upto any races yet? Got Stirling marathon and an ultra (55k) in the lakes keeping me busy for the best part of this year
TeenageIcon
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165 posts since 24/11/14

17 Jan 2017 21:33
doing london this april, my first marathon too. i'm not fast and got tired pretty easy these days. aiming under 4
MrW
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2247 posts since 1/8/11

17 Jan 2017 22:26
Cool EDW, seen you've been clocking up the miles recently.

Not strictly running but got my first tri (sprint) in a few months, would like to get an olympic tri done before summer's out if the sprint goes okay.
caol87
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1596 posts since 28/6/14

posted 17 Jan 2017 23:11, edited 17 Jan 2017 23:11
'Midnight Sun' half marathon in Tromso, Norway, should be interesting
rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

23 Jan 2017 10:32
Just had ACL reconstruction surgery so can't run for another 6 months, it's killing me. Anyone ever done anything similar and know of a way to do cardio? I'm getting fatter by the day.
MrW
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2247 posts since 1/8/11

5 Apr 2017 14:21
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/4/5/15189226/barkley-marathons-gary-robbins-canada-finish-6-seconds-late

Eek
Burt
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4458 posts since 3/1/10

23 Oct 2017 10:30
Looking for a Garmin upgrade. Any of the Connect FUKRun group use the FR35?
MrW
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2247 posts since 1/8/11

27 Oct 2017 08:11
Got a friend who uses one, he really rates it. Quick GPS pick-up, built-in HRM, wireless or bt transfer to garmin connect, run & bike profiles, and supports garmin bike sensors, notifications from his iphone - pretty much does the lot.

Don't really look at garmin anymore, just use it to upload to strava. Segments ftw
Burt
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4458 posts since 3/1/10

posted 27 Oct 2017 10:10, edited 27 Oct 2017 10:10
Cheers, MrW - they're on sale at Sportshoes and also been sent a 20% off code so think I'll treat myself.

I use Strava but as the Garmin's auto upload to both platforms, the OCD in me has to edit the content on both (fuck sake Cry).
Burt
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4458 posts since 3/1/10

27 Oct 2017 16:42
FUKRun Group for Strava anyone…?

Strava FUKRun

…Garmin one used to be pretty social but Strava seems a far better platform and isn't restricted to Garmin users obvioulsy.
kid unknown
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5247 posts since 8/12/01

27 Oct 2017 18:20
Finding that my running tops still have a faint whiff of sweat after washing.

Is this standard or do I need to upgrade washing powder?
Burt
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4458 posts since 3/1/10

posted 27 Oct 2017 19:05, edited 27 Oct 2017 19:05
How many times do you rock 'em before washing!?

No way they should whiff after a wash, kid.
smith
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10422 posts since 5/5/04

27 Oct 2017 20:18
You need one of those liberty advent calendars that comes with extra scented washing powder. No idea what door it behind mind.
oldgregg
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6236 posts since 13/4/02

27 Oct 2017 23:14
You need to run more
Burt
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4458 posts since 3/1/10

2 Nov 2017 21:19
FR35 copped

MrW
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2247 posts since 1/8/11

2 Nov 2017 22:23
Cool
YLAup
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4550 posts since 5/9/11

10 Dec 2017 06:16
Anyone got any Tracksmith gear recently? Just wondered if anyone had and could comment on the quality?

Need a whole new running wardrobe.
YLAup
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4550 posts since 5/9/11

10 Dec 2017 23:50
Got on the NY half in March. Looking forward to the new course and running from Tudor City down 42nd past Grand Central. Full marathon is great, but the course is a little boring in parts.
Burt
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4458 posts since 3/1/10

posted 9 Jan 2018 20:59, edited 9 Jan 2018 20:59
Gonna put my Garmin Forerunner 10 in classifieds this week (with pics). Used it a lot and it's had a replacement (official Garmin) strap, but has no marks on it at all and has never skipped a beat. Still have the original packaging, charger etc.

Perfect introduction to the use of a dedicated Garmin running/swimming/gps watch and the feedback you get from Garmin and Strava are a superb motivational tool.

stock pic

30 quid to GJ's.
staygold
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4962 posts since 21/11/05

9 Jan 2018 21:13
YLAup wrote: Anyone got any Tracksmith gear recently? Just wondered if anyone had and could comment on the quality?

Need a whole new running wardrobe.
Quality is decent, nice little brand