General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

11 Feb 2021 16:08
If you're a heel striker, try and run more mid / forefoot, reducing the jarring impact a heel strike has on ankles and shins.

In conjunction, if you're not already doing it, plenty of stretching, like calf raises and holding toes with toes turned up, both before and after your run will help prepare your calves for the increase in use they'll get as you transition from heel to forefoot.
d_low
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815 posts since 20/8/10

11 Feb 2021 17:04
MrW wrote: If you're a heel striker, try and run more mid / forefoot, reducing the jarring impact a heel strike has on ankles and shins.

In conjunction, if you're not already doing it, plenty of stretching, like calf raises and holding toes with toes turned up, both before and after your run will help prepare your calves for the increase in use they'll get as you transition from heel to forefoot.

Thanks man, I don't think I'm actively a heel striker but it might be worth me having some GAIT analysis done before paying for physio when shops allow it.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

12 Feb 2021 17:36
Yeah, sounds like a sensible idea before forking out for a physio.

Decided to upgrade so selling my Garmin FR935 if anyone's interested.
ginner
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318 posts since 15/4/14

14 Feb 2021 12:26
How much you after for the garmin MrW?
generic_guy
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9843 posts since 16/9/02

14 Feb 2021 13:06


Hoka goretex got a decent test today. Feet were the only warm and dry bit of me.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

14 Feb 2021 15:47
ginner wrote: How much you after for the garmin MrW?
Now sold I’m afraid.

What Hokas are they gg? Put a couple of hundred miles on my Challenger 6 GTXs this year, been the perfect trainer for cold / wet / winter conditions.
generic_guy
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9843 posts since 16/9/02

14 Feb 2021 17:29
Speedgoat 4, I've got a pair of the v3 too which were some other waterproof material and they're fine too.
jplxx
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1701 posts since 3/11/09

posted 15 Feb 2021 08:28, edited 15 Feb 2021 08:28
generic_guy wrote: Hoka goretex got a decent test today. Feet were the only warm and dry bit of me.
+1 wish I bought more pairs when they were £60 on offspring last year. Anywhere got speedgoat4 at a decent price?
staygold
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5049 posts since 21/11/05

15 Feb 2021 20:22
I know there have been a few discussion on this but if just want a basic running watch should I just get a Forerunner 45? I run 6 days a week, 45k-50k per week roughly. I track my runs on the Nike app but getting really annoying when a car goes past or something and I miss the KM time on a long run. I don’t listen to music so I don’t have headphones connected. I literally just want something I can glance at and make sure I’m on pace on 15-21k runs and I’ll only be wearing it for running. Thanks
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

15 Feb 2021 21:01
I'm having an issue with my calves when running, I thought it was just fatigue doing 100k in Jan but now I'm not sure!
After the 100k I had 6 days off, went out and did 5k but after 2k the pain was that bad on the outside of my calves I had to stop for a few minutes, it hurts all the time I'm stood but when I set off again it feels like a release almost, it does hurt but is bearable. I did the same run the day after and the exact same thing happened so I had another week off so I've gone out today on the same run and the same thing has happened, worse actually I had to stop twice.
Any ideas what it might be, or how to get round it the pain is in my calves down the side on the outside of my legs.
Scottishmark
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766 posts since 25/1/11

posted 15 Feb 2021 21:05, edited 15 Feb 2021 21:05
staygold wrote: I know there have been a few discussion on this but if just want a basic running watch should I just get a Forerunner 45? I run 6 days a week, 45k-50k per week roughly. I track my runs on the Nike app but getting really annoying when a car goes past or something and I miss the KM time on a long run. I don’t listen to music so I don’t have headphones connected. I literally just want something I can glance at and make sure I’m on pace on 15-21k runs and I’ll only be wearing it for running. Thanks

45 should be spot on. You can set “workouts” on the Garmin app and send them to your phone (EDIT: “watch” - not “phone” Laughing out loud).

That’ll give you your real time current pace, you can set it to give you your km splits AND so that it shows your current overall average pace for the run.

That should keep you running at the pace you want to be at…
waterfall
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1256 posts since 14/1/07

15 Feb 2021 23:08
Seventyfour wrote: I'm having an issue with my calves when running, I thought it was just fatigue doing 100k in Jan but now I'm not sure!
After the 100k I had 6 days off, went out and did 5k but after 2k the pain was that bad on the outside of my calves I had to stop for a few minutes, it hurts all the time I'm stood but when I set off again it feels like a release almost, it does hurt but is bearable. I did the same run the day after and the exact same thing happened so I had another week off so I've gone out today on the same run and the same thing has happened, worse actually I had to stop twice.
Any ideas what it might be, or how to get round it the pain is in my calves down the side on the outside of my legs.

Shin splints?

I had to stop road running because of them, don’t go anywhere near pavement or solid concrete now
staygold
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5049 posts since 21/11/05

16 Feb 2021 10:07
Scottishmark wrote: 45 should be spot on. You can set “workouts” on the Garmin app and send them to your phone (EDIT: “watch” - not “phone” Laughing out loud).

That’ll give you your real time current pace, you can set it to give you your km splits AND so that it shows your current overall average pace for the run.

That should keep you running at the pace you want to be at…
Thanks, sounds like the 45 will cover exactly what I want
Tony
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986 posts since 28/10/08

16 Feb 2021 14:18
Seventyfour wrote: I'm having an issue with my calves when running, I thought it was just fatigue doing 100k in Jan but now I'm not sure!
After the 100k I had 6 days off, went out and did 5k but after 2k the pain was that bad on the outside of my calves I had to stop for a few minutes, it hurts all the time I'm stood but when I set off again it feels like a release almost, it does hurt but is bearable. I did the same run the day after and the exact same thing happened so I had another week off so I've gone out today on the same run and the same thing has happened, worse actually I had to stop twice.
Any ideas what it might be, or how to get round it the pain is in my calves down the side on the outside of my legs.

go easy for a week or two, try doing less concrete/pavement. Difficult at the moment though with the weather. Ive found any issues I've had do clear up when rested. Might take more than a couple of days which is always frustrating but time is the best healer!
ummar01
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37 posts since 4/12/13

16 Feb 2021 17:30
I had quite tight calves for a while and was actually linked to my achilles. Got a lot worse and ended up unable to run without any pain for 18 months and needing loads of physio. Heel lifts on a step regularly with a weight to load the tendon helps strengthen it and using a foam roller on the calves is also worth a go.

Seventyfour wrote: I'm having an issue with my calves when running, I thought it was just fatigue doing 100k in Jan but now I'm not sure!
After the 100k I had 6 days off, went out and did 5k but after 2k the pain was that bad on the outside of my calves I had to stop for a few minutes, it hurts all the time I'm stood but when I set off again it feels like a release almost, it does hurt but is bearable. I did the same run the day after and the exact same thing happened so I had another week off so I've gone out today on the same run and the same thing has happened, worse actually I had to stop twice.
Any ideas what it might be, or how to get round it the pain is in my calves down the side on the outside of my legs.
pops
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4229 posts since 2/9/09

17 Feb 2021 07:30
Anyone interested in these before I back them ? Size 2. £69:99 from the maxx. New / unworn but came with detachable exterior label already removed

https://satisfyrunning.com/products/short-distance-3-shorts-8


Picked up two pairs but only keeping one as also managed to get a pair of the long distance shorts a couple of days later as well (thanks for the heads up from the WhatsApp guys )

generic_guy
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9843 posts since 16/9/02

18 Feb 2021 19:20
generic_guy wrote: Good work Russ Cool

This is painfully slow compared to the rest of the thread but I got a new 5k pb today,
30.28 Sticking out tongue Desperate to get it under 30 minutes this year.

Quoting myself here but just fucking smashed this Sticking out tongue

jplxx
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1701 posts since 3/11/09

18 Feb 2021 19:30
Nice one man. Keep it up.
FLACHS
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32 posts since 15/7/11

18 Feb 2021 20:14
Love the Satisfy running gear! Nice shorts Pops and price.
Scottishmark
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766 posts since 25/1/11

18 Feb 2021 21:10
Good effort GG. If you’re able to shave that much off your PB so quickly there’s more to come if you keep it up.