General Discussion: The Running Thread


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generic_guy
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9948 posts since 16/9/02

8 Apr 2021 18:38
I would have thought you'd be better off in walking boots?
Probably better to stick with one pair of socks too.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

posted 8 Apr 2021 18:50, edited 8 Apr 2021 18:50
Vaseline on all the sore points before you head out (once healed enough) and let them harden naturally over time. I don't think wearing two pairs of socks is helping as sweat gets trapped inbetween and that will cause blisters much faster. You need one pair of good walking socks that wick away sweat.

These are my go to for running but I see they also do walking socks:

https://www.1000mile.co.uk/collections/1000-mile-walking-socks
Hello World
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12163 posts since 7/3/05

8 Apr 2021 19:30
Thanks will give them a go.
MrW
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3003 posts since 1/8/11

8 Apr 2021 20:26
Have tried plenty of socks but really rate these

https://www.ronhill.com/collections/hilly/products/ultra-marathon-fresh-anklet

Personal preference I guess but if I went out walking 13 miles, my footwear would be something a lot more robust and supportive than Nike frees.
Essence
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3127 posts since 10/1/05

9 Apr 2021 09:05
Hello World wrote: Thanks will give them a go.

I use injinji socks for long distance - might be worth a try. once you get over the 'odd' initial feel they are lovely.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

10 Apr 2021 10:12
I've ran 100km in 10 days. Going to have a rest now as knees need it. Then do a few 5km before the end of the month to beat last month's distance total.

Never ran that much back to back before and feel blessed that I didn't get injured. Cool

edlo
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639 posts since 13/9/14

12 Apr 2021 22:16
appreciate the brand recommendations, going to buy some bits from here for now: https://www.soarrunning.com/
generic_guy
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9948 posts since 16/9/02

13 Apr 2021 17:20
Felt good after 5k so thought I'd push on a bit and ended up beating my 10k pb by nearly 5 minutes Sticking out tongue
Still 1:03:23 so I'm sure it's slower then most on here but I'm buzzing.
swiftus
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1455 posts since 1/7/09

13 Apr 2021 17:39
generic_guy wrote: Felt good after 5k so thought I'd push on a bit and ended up beating my 10k pb by nearly 5 minutes Sticking out tongue
Still 1:03:23 so I'm sure it's slower then most on here but I'm buzzing.

Congrats mate!
Seventyfour
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9343 posts since 6/10/05

posted 13 Apr 2021 17:57, edited 13 Apr 2021 17:57
Nice one GG, don't over do it though, I keep doing that and fucking myself up Cry I haven't run for three weeks, trained my legs for the first time in ages in the gym today, so as long as I can walk I'm gona try a run at the weekend, fingers crossed my legs hold up
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

13 Apr 2021 18:04
Well done GG. Bet that felt great. Cool

Hope you get back on the road soon Seventyfour. I'm having a break as my back pain is back. Gym work and stengthening for me for a week or two now.
Seventyfour
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9343 posts since 6/10/05

13 Apr 2021 18:08
Thanks mate, was an amazing feeling getting back in the gym yesterday, I hope to fuck they don't close them again.
generic_guy
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9948 posts since 16/9/02

13 Apr 2021 18:56
Cheers fellas, felt brilliant.
9th and 10th kilometre were both 90 seconds faster than the 5th.

Good luck for the weekend Seventyfour, just take it easy.
Kadafi39
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1949 posts since 30/10/09

14 Apr 2021 18:59
Good pace GG, well done mate.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

posted 29 Apr 2021 20:21, edited 29 Apr 2021 20:21
I ran in running trousers for the first time. Someone told me they are good as they keep your legs warmer for the first couple of kilometres on colder days and will help with pacing. Wasn't sure if it would make any difference but I PBed my 10km route so I'm now a trousers running guy Smiling

Anyone else run in trousers? Can't say I've ever seen anyone round my way run in anything but shorts and that includes me before today

generic_guy
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9948 posts since 16/9/02

29 Apr 2021 21:14


Definitely trousers for me when it's cold.
Do look forward to shorts weather though, and it's been good wearing them again.
swiftus
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1455 posts since 1/7/09

30 Apr 2021 12:32
Can't imagine running in trousers. Isn't cold weather what what fleece-lined tights are for?
Hanto
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2997 posts since 30/11/09

30 Apr 2021 12:40
I'm going to try and see if I can improve on it later, but managed to do a 4 mile run in 36:00, which is a PB. May not be a huge thing, but it felt like a big milestone.

Have only started running since my son was born so about 11 weeks or so. I used to be quite scathing of runners before, but I can definitely see the appeal now. Much easier to do than cycling in terms of prep etc. so has been my go to exercise for a few months now.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

30 Apr 2021 22:49
swiftus wrote: Can't imagine running in trousers. Isn't cold weather what what fleece-lined tights are for?

I got these. Super lightweight and comfy. Some decent hidden pockets on them too.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/kiprun-fitted-men-s-running-trousers-light-black/_/R-p-304013

Hanto wrote: I'm going to try and see if I can improve on it later, but managed to do a 4 mile run in 36:00, which is a PB. May not be a huge thing, but it felt like a big milestone.

Have only started running since my son was born so about 11 weeks or so. I used to be quite scathing of runners before, but I can definitely see the appeal now. Much easier to do than cycling in terms of prep etc. so has been my go to exercise for a few months now.

Good work on the PB. Ubercool Doesn't matter what time it is so long as you're able to push yourself and keep improving. That's the beauty of running and the buzz for me.
ODB
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3578 posts since 21/6/06

3 May 2021 13:02
5k pb at the weekend 18.37