General Discussion: The Running Thread


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TheConductor
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4096 posts since 17/11/09

24 Jan 2018 23:09
Anywhere got these in a size S still anywhere?

https://www.nike.com/gb/t/nikelab-gyakusou-shorts-8o40yL/910808-010
shields88
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309 posts since 25/5/11

posted 12 Feb 2018 21:45, edited 12 Feb 2018 21:45
I've just entered the GNR this year for the first time and ideally would like to run it in a good time.
I don't run often but I am relatively fit through football and cycling so I've had a look around a few sites and lots of places recommend a watch so you can run at certain metrics.

I doubt I'll use it too much after the GNR so I'll be buying second hand and probably selling after the race.

Anyone got any suggestions that can be picked up relatively cheap second hand? I'm looking at something that has GPS and shows pace, HR etc.
MrW
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2320 posts since 1/8/11

12 Feb 2018 22:31
If you want something with HR, you can get a Garmin FR35 for £135 new. Would suggest buying new as you're covered by warranty if it goes haywire, would also be easier to move on when you're done with it.
shields88
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309 posts since 25/5/11

13 Feb 2018 16:19
Yeah was looking at that last night. As it turns out my brother has an Apple Watch he doesn't use so he said I can use that. Thanks for the suggestion though
MrW
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2320 posts since 1/8/11

13 Feb 2018 20:22
Yeah, that'll do the job.

Burt wrote: Strava FUKRun

bump Eye-wink
Peas
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298 posts since 24/11/11

13 Feb 2018 20:30
Many of you done the jump from FR10 to 35? Worth it? Haven't really any need to shelve the 10, only I had a month with injury and am tempted by shiny and new.
oldgregg
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6260 posts since 13/4/02

13 Feb 2018 20:31
Just get a cheap ass 2hand garmin for nothing( ie less than 50gbp), will do the work, bit of a ballache to transfer runs to strava etc with the ant+ stick but guess thats not a priority.
Burt
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4700 posts since 3/1/10

13 Feb 2018 21:04
Peas wrote: Many of you done the jump from FR10 to 35? Worth it? Haven't really any need to shelve the 10, only I had a month with injury and am tempted by shiny and new.
Deffo worth it, P if only for the auto upload via Bluetooth - get more stats outta the 35 too if that's your thing.
MrW
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2320 posts since 1/8/11

13 Feb 2018 21:09
Link your strava and garmin accounts, anything loaded into garmin will auto transfer to strava.

Peas wrote: Many of you done the jump from FR10 to 35? Worth it? Haven't really any need to shelve the 10, only I had a month with injury and am tempted by shiny and new.

Think Burt went from FR10 to FR35, guy I work with did too. He rates it for the connectivity (wifi auto-upload & alerts from iphone), it's as quick to pick up gps as my 920 and does him for cycling too.

Toying with either a 935 or Fenix 5 at the moment if only to record swim records. Like the idea of wrist-based heart rate but know I'd still wear a strap so I could compare the two Laughing out loud
Peas
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298 posts since 24/11/11

13 Feb 2018 21:15
Wasn't aware it was Bluetooth enabled - that'll be the eventual clincher. Cool
JustinCredible
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2314 posts since 11/6/08

14 Feb 2018 00:05
Depends what you want out of it, I have a Garmin 800 for cycling and an FR220 for running (even though I rarely run as I'm a lazy cunt) and plugging both in to charge & upload the activity isn't exactly hard work…
Peas
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298 posts since 24/11/11

14 Feb 2018 08:43
Just running. Of course it's easy, but bluetooth/wifi will be a breeze for when abroad/away. Wireless age and all…
Cheers fukrun.
figurine
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5331 posts since 14/5/07

14 Feb 2018 11:39
Ive had a FR230 for just over a year now and uploading is a breeze with Bluetooth. Had issues with it for a couple of weeks and having to upload via the cable was such an effort. Upgrading to something with Bluetooth definitely worth it.
Blofeld
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49 posts since 30/12/15

12 Mar 2018 14:18
any recommendations for smaller/independent running brands? Tracksmith-esque. love my Asics etc. gear but would be nice to know what's out there.
smith
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10509 posts since 5/5/04

posted 12 Mar 2018 15:00, edited 12 Mar 2018 15:00
Blofeld wrote: any recommendations for smaller/independent running brands? Tracksmith-esque. love my Asics etc. gear but would be nice to know what's out there.
No idea other than brooks running shoes which I run in for my pronation as I run like Forrest Gump before the braces.

Here's the rest of my equipment to keep an eye on my split times.



Tenner at argos
http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2533393

Walkjogrun website or running app to see how far I ran if not on the treadmill.

What more do you need?

I only run now to try and stay in shape. I fucking hate it. Even with my favourite tunes on trying to motivate me, it's still a slogfest. Doesn't seem to get easier with time either (5km twice a week for 6 months now) and the only benefits I've noticed is my beer belly remains at a satisfactory size now.
Blofeld
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49 posts since 30/12/15

13 Mar 2018 13:08
sounds like you need to join a club/get a running partner, champ.
MrW
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2320 posts since 1/8/11

22 May 2018 10:35
Upgraded so selling my 920XT, black / silver - pm if interested.