General Discussion: The Running Thread


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andymakesglasses
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20182 posts since 26/1/06

20 Sep 2012 20:43
Went out for a run earlier in heavy rain. Saw another guy out running wearing running kit but carrying a full-size golf umbrella Laughing out loud
MB
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4346 posts since 27/9/05

30 Oct 2012 08:29
I'm running the marathon next year at the moment I struggle to run a bath, any tips? Or apps to download to help me with training
Papa_Echo
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16 posts since 9/5/12

30 Oct 2012 08:34
As is always recommended, the couth to 5k app is very decent, then there's a 5k to 10k app as well.

Once you can run 10k, then you can start doing your marathon training proper, and the skinny from every marathoner is to use Hal Higdon's training plan.

I started running in April but fell and shattered my clavicle, so stopped for a few months. Started running again in August, and i've managed to go from 200yds to running 13.3 miles last night.

You just need perseverance. When you feel like you absolutely have to stop, just fight it and go a little farther every time.
brodie
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6719 posts since 15/10/05

30 Oct 2012 08:35
deffo get the nike+ app. People will say its not that accurate but personally i found it worked well and was great for motivating me.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

30 Oct 2012 08:36
MB wrote: I'm running the marathon next year at the moment I struggle to run a bath, any tips? Or apps to download to help me with training

Found myfitnesspal really good for recording workouts and making sure your nutrition is up. Good luck with it.
MB
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4346 posts since 27/9/05

30 Oct 2012 08:46
Cheers fellas was recommended the Hal Higdon one by some friends as well
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

30 Oct 2012 08:54
Checkout if there is a parkrun near you. Once you are in the routine it is a good motivator and a good way of recording your times.

Going to up my running again, last year by Jan I could do 5k in under 20 mins. I reckon I would struggle to do a 22 min run now, might not get under 20 mins again as easy due to putting on a decent amount of mass.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

30 Oct 2012 10:32
brodie wrote: deffo get the nike+ app. People will say its not that accurate but personally i found it worked well and was great for motivating me.


I use the Nike+ app on my Ipod nano, might not be accurate to the foot or have GPS etc. but works perfectly for what I want, and the wesite is great for tracking your progress.

After 3+ months off I've got back to where I was before pretty quickly, thought it would take me ages to get back into it but didn't.

Of course its foul outside at the moment so no running today.
macgy
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202 posts since 26/11/11

30 Oct 2012 10:33
How do you guys keep your motivation to run during winter?
Personally I find it harder and harder to get out the door with the rain and colder temperatures. I still enjoy my runs when the sun is out and it´s a nice day but on bad weather days the only thing keeping me going is not to lose my decent running condition, which I would if I stopped.
brodie
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6719 posts since 15/10/05

30 Oct 2012 10:37
also i would suggest entering races in between, maybe a 10km and then a half. Will add structure to your training and again help with motivation.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

30 Oct 2012 10:44
how was the Venice marathon brodie? heard the weather was bad
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

30 Oct 2012 11:11
macgy wrote: How do you guys keep your motivation to run during winter?
Personally I find it harder and harder to get out the door with the rain and colder temperatures.

I perfer cold/bad weather, I get too hot when it's sunny, also there are less people about when the weather is bad, it's much better now I don't live in Toronto, there are miles of trails round Hamilton, but it's going to take me some time to get used to not running on a flat road.

CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

30 Oct 2012 12:09
macgy wrote: How do you guys keep your motivation to run during winter?
Personally I find it harder and harder to get out the door with the rain and colder temperatures. I still enjoy my runs when the sun is out and it´s a nice day but on bad weather days the only thing keeping me going is not to lose my decent running condition, which I would if I stopped.

Nothing better then 'manning up' getting out there in the freezing cold blasting through it and coming home and getting the itches.
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

30 Oct 2012 12:45
nick2 wrote: I perfer cold/bad weather
This^ Chuck a pair of Nike Pro Core compression tights under your shorts and away you go (no Ron Pickering).
brodie
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6719 posts since 15/10/05

30 Oct 2012 19:32
Trystero wrote: how was the Venice marathon brodie? heard the weather was bad

Had to cancel. Was meant to be running it with my girlfriend but she fractured her knee so we postponed til next year. Yeah saw the reports about the weather, would have been ridiculously tough for my first marathon! Need to get something else booked in for early next year i reckon.
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

31 Oct 2012 18:49
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nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

1 Nov 2012 17:25
Can anyone recomend any of those steel spikes you can attach to the outside of your trainers ?
Being out of the city i think snow/ice is going to be a problme this winter.
Fläsket
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3585 posts since 14/8/04

2 Nov 2012 16:05
yaktrax pro. they've got coiled metal rather than spikes or studs and a strap that goes over the shoe to keep em in place better than others.
andymakesglasses
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20182 posts since 26/1/06

2 Nov 2012 16:23
What socks do people run in at this time of year / in the winter?

I've been wearing superthin Asics socks for the summer which are fantastic, but they're not warm enough for now. Wearing Smartwool running socks at the moment which are thinnish, but will need something warmer for when it gets down to zero-ish. Any recommendations?
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

2 Nov 2012 16:30
The Yaktrax reviews are very mixed but I'll look out for them.

I just wear normal Nike sports socks, or a pair of football socks to keep my legs warm.