General Discussion: The Running Thread


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ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

1 Jan 2021 17:51
Cheers Mrw
My vo2 max currently at 53 on watch
What you hoping to get to?
smith
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11155 posts since 5/5/04

posted 1 Jan 2021 17:54, edited 1 Jan 2021 17:54
Tony wrote:
Davinho wrote: Personally find it the other way round. If I’m jogging in my comfort zone on a longer run I feel no pain at all. Only ever feel sore if I’m pushing myself during a faster, shorter run.

I think this is the same for me. Want to run as much as possible for the next month so that’s why I asked. Shorter runs seem ideal but I find I push my pace and end up with injury. Find it hard to have a gentle 5k. I guess it ends up being abit boring.

I was in the category of shorter (5km) runs and frequently for most of 2020. Found I was always chasing my PB otherwise, like you said, it can get boring. Would keep getting injured and forced to take a week or two off. Doing some longer slower runs now and it's much more enjoyable and feels (so far) like much less stress on the body.
Fläsket
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3890 posts since 14/8/04

posted 1 Jan 2021 18:13, edited 1 Jan 2021 18:13
Okay, 211 miles in Dec is a top effort ODB!
MrW wrote: Thought the other day I'd not seen many runs from you recently, hope all heals up soon. Skiing pics are Cool
Cheers man.
Count me in for trying to stay injury free for 2021. I think more variation can help with that. Vary the pace, distance, terrain and also do some football or basketball (which wasn't possible in 2020) to mix it up.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

2 Jan 2021 10:35
ODB wrote: Cheers Mrw
My vo2 max currently at 53 on watch
What you hoping to get to?
If I can get that up to 62 or 63 I’ll be happy.

Have never really run for times but will also try a 5 & 10k at some point, entered a 10k last year and wanted to get sub 40 but that got canned. Current 5k pb is just over 21 but that was part of a sprint tri 3 years back.
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

2 Jan 2021 21:44
think I'm donw with times too tbh, much more enjoyable not running flat out
Davinho
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2345 posts since 2/12/08

3 Jan 2021 08:34
Want some new shoes that will be better for this icy weather that I can wear later on in the year to give a few trail runs a go. I wear zoomflys for running and love them but they’re terrible on icy surfaces. Would prefer something lightweight ideally. I’ve tried hokas (even wide ones) and the narrow fit doesn’t work with my weird feet. Pegasus 36 a good shout?
waterfall
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1256 posts since 14/1/07

3 Jan 2021 08:58
innovate for me

I have the new roclite graphine ones which are super light and tough, great for trail running
waterfall
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1256 posts since 14/1/07

3 Jan 2021 08:59
sorry its actually

INOV8
waterfall
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1256 posts since 14/1/07

3 Jan 2021 09:02
also, go and try and a pair on at a running shop if you have a narrow fit, they will watch you run and look at your running gait
Davinho
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2345 posts since 2/12/08

3 Jan 2021 09:20
Cheers, will order a pair to try.

waterfall wrote: also, go and try and a pair on at a running shop if you have a narrow fit, they will watch you run and look at your running gait

Would definitely do this and have done in the past but tier 4 innit. Also I want a pair ASAP otherwise it’s staying in and joining my gf doing Joe Wicks workouts.
figurine
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5985 posts since 14/5/07

3 Jan 2021 10:41
Davinho wrote: Want some new shoes that will be better for this icy weather that I can wear later on in the year to give a few trail runs a go. I wear zoomflys for running and love them but they’re terrible on icy surfaces. Would prefer something lightweight ideally. I’ve tried hokas (even wide ones) and the narrow fit doesn’t work with my weird feet. Pegasus 36 a good shout?
I've a pair of Peg 36s, think they'd be OK on ice and have been alright on trail. Something like the Peg Trail 2 would be better for both though.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

posted 3 Jan 2021 10:44, edited 3 Jan 2021 10:44
Peg Trail 2 is a proper 'off road' shoe now - I used the first version both on and off but wouldn't use the second (pictured a coupla pages back) for tarmac. Good choice though.
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

3 Jan 2021 11:09
I want something for the ice and snow too, I'm running on roads mostly though, any suggestions?
Trent
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2024 posts since 18/1/09

3 Jan 2021 13:57
Jacked running about 7 years ago, decided I want to do a half marathon in 6 weeks. What's the best guidance to follow, wouldnt be too worried on PBs etc. I'd managed to get to about 90 mins back in 2013.
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

3 Jan 2021 14:38
few 5ks then a 10km at end of week 1? see where you are from there?
Davinho
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2345 posts since 2/12/08

4 Jan 2021 09:14
Cheers lads, ordered some Terra kiger 6, Pegasus 2 and a pair of the INOV8 to try Cool
swiftus
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1374 posts since 1/7/09

4 Jan 2021 12:47
Davinho wrote: Cheers lads, ordered some Terra kiger 6, Pegasus 2 and a pair of the INOV8 to try Cool

Pegasus Shield would be better for the conditions you're describing. Waterproof + better grip than standard Pegasus
Egan
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460 posts since 17/10/11

4 Jan 2021 12:58
Is there a strave group for fukers?
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

4 Jan 2021 13:02
https://www.strava.com/clubs/fukrun
Egan
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460 posts since 17/10/11

4 Jan 2021 13:03
Lovely stuff, joined.