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spitfiredealer
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2517 posts since 12/6/10

31 Jan 2021 16:13
Any runners got any tips for the cold air hitting your lungs? I am not a runner but doing CrossFit workouts at home now and some of them call for being outside and the cold air is hurting!
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

posted 31 Jan 2021 16:18, edited 31 Jan 2021 16:18
Run every day in Jan done, set myself a minimum 5 miles a day and a half every Sunday.

Total distance 224 miles / 360km, ave pace 7:47 min miles / 4:50 min km, ave bpm 137, VO2 up from 60 to 62.

Would have a celebratory glass of red tonight but also doing no booze in Jan. Cry Laughing out loud

TheConductor
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4293 posts since 17/11/09

31 Jan 2021 16:54
Did 10km for the first time in around 6 months this week. Got into a rut of 5km in between my rides but felt good going out to for a 10km. Did it in 45:46 with an avg pace of 4:34 and got a 5km pb of 21:40. Been trying to get it under 22 minutes for a long time.
smith
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11370 posts since 5/5/04

31 Jan 2021 17:04
MrW wrote: Run every day in Jan done, set myself a minimum 5 miles a day and a half every Sunday.

Total distance 224 miles / 360km, ave pace 7:47 min miles / 4:50 min km, ave bpm 137, VO2 up from 60 to 62.
Jawdropping!

Some fukers made of steel compared to me who must be made of tin. That distance would kill my knees for good.

Half every Sunday as well. Shocked



Don't you need recovery days?

How much you weigh if you dont mind me asking.
smith
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11370 posts since 5/5/04

31 Jan 2021 17:07
TheConductor wrote: Did 10km for the first time in around 6 months this week. Got into a rut of 5km in between my rides but felt good going out to for a 10km. Did it in 45:46 with an avg pace of 4:34 and got a 5km pb of 21:40. Been trying to get it under 22 minutes for a long time.

Well done. Stick with it . Good times those Cool
16simon
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593 posts since 21/4/11

31 Jan 2021 17:37
Cool stats there MrW

I had a week out due to injury (from pullups not running) and my fitness was on the slide anyway so my plan is to get back to where I was, lose some weight then when it gets warmer aim is to build up to 5k in 18mins and a half in 1:20
Scottishmark
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778 posts since 25/1/11

31 Jan 2021 17:38
MrW wrote: Run every day in Jan done, set myself a minimum 5 miles a day and a half every Sunday.

Total distance 224 miles / 360km, ave pace 7:47 min miles / 4:50 min km, ave bpm 137, VO2 up from 60 to 62.

Would have a celebratory glass of red tonight but also doing no booze in Jan. Cry Laughing out loud


That’s a savage effort! I’m just shy of 280km this month with back to back half’s y/day and today and I thought I was doing well Laughing out loud .
themistake
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10837 posts since 20/2/06

31 Jan 2021 19:22
MrW that’s incredible.

You furloughed?
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

31 Jan 2021 21:02
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Ta, not furloughed but work from home, have done for past 5+ years. It's no problem sticking in an hour a day, either lunchtime or evenings.

smith wrote: Don't you need recovery days?

How much you weigh if you dont mind me asking.
As I wanted to get the miles in, I took it pretty easy so no need for recovery runs. If I did a faster or longer run one day, I'd just follow with a slower or shorter one the next day. I'm just under 11st, 6ft, wrong side of 45.
ODB
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3589 posts since 21/6/06

1 Feb 2021 07:50
Great going that MrW
pops
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4258 posts since 2/9/09

1 Feb 2021 10:16
Scottishmark wrote: What is everyone aiming for this year? Will be lucky to get any official races in but, even still, gotta have goals right?

Ive been unable to run since I strained right knee ligaments at beginning of November . seeing a sports physio and I’m only just now allowed to jog 3 mins / walk 2 mins x 5 reps Laughing out loud

Not being able to run has been really tough mentally (particularly while in lockdown ) and given me a chance to reevaluate my “goals”.TBH for now I’ll just be happy to be able to get out there pain free Sad



Great to see this thread so busy btw Cool
Scottishmark
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778 posts since 25/1/11

1 Feb 2021 10:40
I feel your pain with the injuries. I did my calf in May last year and really it’s taken ‘till now to be nearly back to where I was. And even then I wouldn’t want to cane a fast 5km for fear it wouldn’t hold up. But long runs at a slower pace seem fine.

All amplified 10 fold with lock down too. Good luck with the recovery.
Seventyfour
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9374 posts since 6/10/05

posted 1 Feb 2021 10:41, edited 1 Feb 2021 10:41
Mr w and Scottish mark both incredible Cool
R
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13294 posts since 17/5/03

1 Feb 2021 10:47
Seventyfour wrote: Mr w and Scottish mark both incredible Cool

really is. got tight IT bands on both legs and it's fucking up my running (slow jogging).
pops
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4258 posts since 2/9/09

1 Feb 2021 10:55
Scottishmark wrote: I feel your pain with the injuries. I did my calf in May last year and really it’s taken ‘till now to be nearly back to where I was. And even then I wouldn’t want to cane a fast 5km for fear it wouldn’t hold up. But long runs at a slower pace seem fine.

All amplified 10 fold with lock down too. Good luck with the recovery.

Thanks Mark.Great to hear you're [almost ]back to full strength. Physio reckons my recovery is between 3 months to a year Eek but i should be running properly within 6. I've still got my place at the LLMH end of May [if it happens] so hoping to at least get round it. Frustratingly until the injury i was running the 13.1 in 1:35 on a hilly course & was hopeful of breaking sub 1:30 on the very flat LLMH course but if i can run it i'll just enjoy the event , although it won't be the same without the crowds as i can't imagine that'll be allowed
figurine
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6014 posts since 14/5/07

5 Feb 2021 12:58
Anyone on here run with their dog? Any tips? How to start, what age to start?
Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

posted 6 Feb 2021 19:02, edited 6 Feb 2021 19:02
spitfiredealer wrote: Any runners got any tips for the cold air hitting your lungs? I am not a runner but doing CrossFit workouts at home now and some of them call for being outside and the cold air is hurting!
I don't know of any tried and true methods to help with it unfortunately, but try to stick with it if you can. Your body will develop a tolerance for it.

figurine wrote: Anyone on here run with their dog? Any tips? How to start, what age to start?
Yeah I do some of the time. I prefer not to use one of those waist bungee leads and just carry the retractable so I can let off some slack when needed. His previous owner ran with him quite a bit so I don't know if there were any struggles in the beginning. Best to just get out and start running with em. Most dogs seem to easily adapt to the pace at which their handler is running.
Saying that, I've been spoiling my dog by letting him off the leash to run in the woods, so lately when running he's been trying to trip me with his snout so that I'll let him run free Laughing out loud
ODB
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3589 posts since 21/6/06

6 Feb 2021 20:04
leaving the phone behind and streaming Spotify from series 6 to headphones Cool
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

6 Feb 2021 20:14
Cool
d_low
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816 posts since 20/8/10

11 Feb 2021 15:44
Shin splints seem to have made a nasty return. At least I think they're shin splints, whilst the pain is almost localised I can hop without any pain, no swelling, no pain during the run or pain when resting so I don't think it's a stress fracture.

Really frustrating at the moment as I have the fitness to run half marathons from cycling but have the ankles/shins of a 95 year old.

Anyone had anything similar before.

Red line is my shin bone. Pain is mainly in yellow marking on the image which I can feel twanging but radiates around ankle sometimes. Hurts to touch the muscle joining my shin. It's mainly my right leg but is present on my left leg just not as bad. According to my Garmin I land more on my right side so this could be a reason.

https://imgur.com/a/30Q8vjk

This all seems to have stemmed from running a half marathon distance in March. I ran for months with extremely tight calves with lots of hills and I think my shins compensated it. Now I've toned it back to 5-6km 3 times a week but pain still persists.

Whilst I run with my legs much more relaxed now, my ankle mobility is terrible. I've taken a month or so off during summer and worked on stretching and strength training but pain returned soon as I went back. Worth speaking to a physio over this?