General Discussion: The Running Thread


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figurine
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6007 posts since 14/5/07

3 May 2021 13:25
That's an impressive time, well done.

Anyone got any races lined up now things are opening up again?
TheConductor
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4287 posts since 17/11/09

14 May 2021 10:07
What are peoples experience with sizing for Hoka One One Bondi 7? I went true and they seem rather tight around the sides and am not wearing thicker running/merino socks with them.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

14 May 2021 10:43
ODB wrote: 5k pb at the weekend 18.37

Damn. That fast Shocked

Still working hard to break 20 minutes. Feels like an endless journey.
fouineoursb
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1583 posts since 12/11/06

14 May 2021 10:50
ODB wrote: 5k pb at the weekend 18.37
Cool
Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

14 May 2021 12:01
figurine wrote: Anyone got any races lined up now things are opening up again?

I'm doing this tomorrow https://www.lmereg.co.uk/w/756/ whoop whoop!

18.37 is an excellent 5k time, very well done, i think anything under 22 and i'll be happy tomorrow
ODB
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3578 posts since 21/6/06

14 May 2021 12:10
cheers boys!
Gizmo
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4348 posts since 20/10/09

14 May 2021 12:45
Just picked up the NB Rebel V2 - great shoe for those looking for something light, plush and can work as a tempo / poss daily / recovery shoe.
MrW
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3003 posts since 1/8/11

15 May 2021 08:27
ODB wrote: 5k pb at the weekend 18.37

Missed this, that’s an ace time, nice one Cool
MrW
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3003 posts since 1/8/11

15 May 2021 08:39
Just picked up a pair of these for tempo and fast runs, fancied a change from Hokas and these seem to be well rated.

seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

15 May 2021 16:32
what are your thoughts?was thinking of these as can't seem to get adios pro or the asics carbon running shoes selling out like nike sbs
Gizmo
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4348 posts since 20/10/09

posted 16 May 2021 08:01, edited 16 May 2021 08:01
Got two pairs of the speed, they are very decent, great tempo shoe, feels a little dead at slower paces though. Rebel v2 decent alternative for all paces if you can get discount on them.

Speed 2 is just around the corner but only upper changes as far as I know.
MrW
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3003 posts since 1/8/11

16 May 2021 10:49
seenmy wrote: what are your thoughts?was thinking of these as can't seem to get adios pro or the asics carbon running shoes selling out like nike sbs

Not run in them yet, hope to get out in the next few days. The Speeds are nylon plate rather than carbon as used in the Pro's but have read the Speeds are way less fragile than the Pro's, more suited for regular use than just for racing. Will let you know how I get on with them.
Kadafi39
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1949 posts since 30/10/09

17 May 2021 12:14
Had some pain in my right knee (weak leg) for the last month or so, ran through it as it wasnt too bad, but steadily getting worse and from googling I have identical pain and symptoms to patellar tendonitis!

Been resting for a few days and applying ice but anyone had similar, how long before you were running again?

One or two sites I have seen said its ok to run through it but reduce mileage, some say don't run at all, so rather conflicted.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

17 May 2021 12:30
Pretty sure I had the exact same thing about a year ago as had pain when going up stairs and felt like my knee was going to buckle on me. Horrible feeling. I googled what to do and took the advice to keep running but slow down and reduce the mileage.

The reason being to continue is that you're strengthening it rather than letting rest which could weaken it and cause more damage when you think it has fully recovered and hit the pavement again.

I also read about how I should change my running style and up my cadence to prevent injury and it flaring up again. You have to imagine you're running on ice and don't want to fall over so you take shorter steps which puts less strain on the knees. Still to today it feels like I'm running slower and not putting as much work in, especially on hill climbs , but weirdly I've seen my pace improve and not had that knee pain come back.
Kadafi39
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1949 posts since 30/10/09

17 May 2021 12:45
smith wrote: Pretty sure I had the exact same thing about a year ago as had pain when going up stairs and felt like my knee was going to buckle on me. Horrible feeling. I googled what to do and took the advice to keep running but slow down and reduce the mileage.

The reason being to continue is that you're strengthening it rather than letting rest which could weaken it and cause more damage when you think it has fully recovered and hit the pavement again.

I also read about how I should change my running style and up my cadence to prevent injury and it flaring up again. You have to imagine you're running on ice and don't want to fall over so you take shorter steps which puts less strain on the knees. Still to today it feels like I'm running slower and not putting as much work in, especially on hill climbs , but weirdly I've seen my pace improve and not had that knee pain come back.

Yeah pain at the lower part of your knee cap almost at the top of your shin and yes its worse when going up or down stairs.

Also read that re strengthening and increasing cadence, but most things I read recommended barbell squats.

Will try the shorter steps ice thing when I feel confident enough to run on it again, really dont want to make it worse by rushing back to running.

Glad yours healed well and has caused no further problems!
quest
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3670 posts since 11/7/11

17 May 2021 14:54
I guess it may be slightly whatever to most, but peptides helped quite a bit with my tendinitis which was reoccurring for about a year

might want to look also at how you run on hard surface and your shoes etc.
Kadafi39
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1949 posts since 30/10/09

17 May 2021 15:10
quest wrote: I guess it may be slightly whatever to most, but peptides helped quite a bit with my tendinitis which was reoccurring for about a year

might want to look also at how you run on hard surface and your shoes etc.

Had a quick look, is it just oral collagen peptides?

Shoes have only done a hundred or so miles and wear is even on both, checked this immediately! Also running mostly on the treadmill and its a reebok one with the air cushion belt thing so don't think the impact is big, definitely less than road running. +
For me I'm quite sure its just that I've gone from running maybe 30 miles a year to running approx 100 miles a month for the last 4 months.
Essence
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3127 posts since 10/1/05

19 May 2021 14:39
TheConductor wrote: What are peoples experience with sizing for Hoka One One Bondi 7? I went true and they seem rather tight around the sides and am not wearing thicker running/merino socks with them.

I always size up 0.5 in Hoka. I actually wear a wide fit speedgoat for my room in the toebox. The torrents are quite wide fitting which i have also.

I don't have wide feet but Hoka tend to be v narrow.
generic_guy
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9948 posts since 16/9/02

19 May 2021 14:53
I thought I had bought my usual 11 in Hokas and the first pairs I had were perfect, ordered a new pair of both (Speedgoats and Gaviotas) in UK11 and only then realised that my original ones were actually 11.5. They're wearable with thin socks but it's annoying as 11.5 aren't sold in as many places.
smith
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11305 posts since 5/5/04

19 May 2021 16:28
Thin socks and sizing down 0.5 become my preference. Prefer a snug fit as less movement in the shoe and don't get blisters anymore, especially on longer runs.

Runners knot for that extra support FTW