General Discussion: The Running Thread


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ODB
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3598 posts since 21/6/06

12 Mar 2021 16:16
Well in
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

15 Mar 2021 15:05
signed up to brutal race on 17th april, it's proper rivers and boggy terrain (I'm so excited!)

need some new trail shoes, do you think the speedgoat evo's will a) get me through wettest muddiest of mud runs? and b) be ok for a bit of road (not my main road shoe but for some of my local trails that i need to run along the road to get to)

or should i give up hoping for a shoe that does a biut of both and go all out innov8 mudclaw and then stick with roadshoes for the majority of running?
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

posted 15 Mar 2021 19:53, edited 15 Mar 2021 19:53
I haven’t used the Hokas so can’t comment, but bought some Inov8 Mudclaw 300 Classics after my footwear failure on a wet coastal marathon.

Looking at the Hokas, the lugs don’t look deep enough to provide grip on boggy terrain. I wore Altra Superior 4.0s on the trail marathon, which look to have a similar lug depth, and they were useless on very soft terrain.

The Mudclaws are fantastic. I run on road in them for just under a mile to the trails I train on, and that’s no problem.
smith
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11461 posts since 5/5/04

posted 16 Mar 2021 12:56, edited 16 Mar 2021 12:56
You doing 5k or 10k richgee?

Having looked at the course I'd say mudclaws too. Biggest lugs possible.

I did a 10k wet trail run in my nike Pegasus trail 2 and found them awful.

Someone said they are like running in Wellington boots on here. I second that especially for the last 4km. They also have next to no grip.

They are comfy though so will keep them for 5km and drier trail runs.
16simon
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600 posts since 21/4/11

16 Mar 2021 17:28
I didn't like Peg 2s for trail running at all - upper had no support and the sole was too soft. They are comfy though I'll give you that.
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

16 Mar 2021 17:51
doing the 10k

thanks for the advice all, had a look on ebay and grabbed a used in one race pair of mudclaws for £50

will use them also on this in summer https://ratracemanvslakes.co.uk/

an event with real people, not sure i remember how to behave
smith
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11461 posts since 5/5/04

16 Mar 2021 18:05
10k Shocked Nice!

That shit looks hard.


Richgee wrote: an event with real people, not sure i remember how to behave

I think you're meant to rub their head into the mud when they're crawling next to you Smiling
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

16 Mar 2021 19:39
smith wrote: 10k Shocked Nice!

That shit looks hard.


Richgee wrote: an event with real people, not sure i remember how to behave

I think you're meant to rub their head into the mud when they're crawling next to you Smiling
smith wrote: 10k Shocked Nice!

That shit looks hard.


Richgee wrote: an event with real people, not sure i remember how to behave

I think you're meant to rub their head into the mud when they're crawling next to you Smiling

The races I remember were about finding a lovely petite lycra clad bottom and follow that for most of the race
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

17 Mar 2021 08:30
MoB
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37223 posts since 31/8/04

31 Mar 2021 12:40
MoB wrote: I'm aiming for 250k this month, averaging about 10-12k per run. Though I know this won't go down well with the purists, at least half of that will be on a treadmill Shocked


Managed just under 400, gutted I never broke it.
smith
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11461 posts since 5/5/04

31 Mar 2021 18:43
Ubercool

That trumps my effort quite a bit. Laughing out loud

Had a foot injury which put me out of action for a week, so was pleased to beat February's total by 1km (126km for the month)

Took 5 seconds off my average pace from last month so happy with that Cool



Hanto
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3202 posts since 30/11/09

31 Mar 2021 18:49
Can anyone recommend brands similar in quality/style to Satisfy?
silv
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250 posts since 26/1/12

31 Mar 2021 19:13
Gone from doing nothing after a calf injury, to do 4/5 5k’s in 2 week and started getting a shooting pain when putting pressure on the bottom of outside of foot, in the area where your ankle support would typically finish. Anyone experienced similar before?
Davinho
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2396 posts since 2/12/08

31 Mar 2021 19:25
MoB Cool seriously impressive
MrW
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3060 posts since 1/8/11

31 Mar 2021 19:33
Cracking effort MoB Cool
staygold
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5056 posts since 21/11/05

31 Mar 2021 19:47
Hanto wrote: Can anyone recommend brands similar in quality/style to Satisfy?
Similar in terms of aesthetic or price? I like district vision, just got one of their Johannes mid layers and really impressed
Hanto
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3202 posts since 30/11/09

31 Mar 2021 20:04
staygold wrote:
Hanto wrote: Can anyone recommend brands similar in quality/style to Satisfy?
Similar in terms of aesthetic or price? I like district vision, just got one of their Johannes mid layers and really impressed

Aesthetic and quality. Price is not necessarily an issue if on sale or the right price. I really like satisfys bits but don't want to become a walking billboard!
smith
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11461 posts since 5/5/04

31 Mar 2021 21:31
silv wrote: Gone from doing nothing after a calf injury, to do 4/5 5k’s in 2 week and started getting a shooting pain when putting pressure on the bottom of outside of foot, in the area where your ankle support would typically finish. Anyone experienced similar before?

My latest injury sounds similar and couldn't put my whole weight on the foot. Rest and when you can withstand more pressure get a spikey massage ball and roll it under your foot. Been doing that and it's helped. Heard a golf ball is good too.
EssexBoyII
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7211 posts since 5/6/07

31 Mar 2021 22:23
Hanto wrote:
staygold wrote:
Hanto wrote: Can anyone recommend brands similar in quality/style to Satisfy?
Similar in terms of aesthetic or price? I like district vision, just got one of their Johannes mid layers and really impressed

Aesthetic and quality. Price is not necessarily an issue if on sale or the right price. I really like satisfys bits but don't want to become a walking billboard!

Been happy with anything from onrunning
ODB
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3598 posts since 21/6/06

1 Apr 2021 07:43
330km for March