General Discussion: The Running Thread


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ODB
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3594 posts since 21/6/06

16 Sep 2021 20:35
Cool
Gizmo
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4363 posts since 20/10/09

posted 16 Sep 2021 20:37, edited 16 Sep 2021 20:37
Fukers need to try out the following, so good:

New Balance Rebel V2 - daily trainer with racer upper, a softer super cush fuel cell and great energy return midsole.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 - tempo shoe with pebax plate and powerrunpb foam, think a more durable zoomx. My favourite daily trainer.

Hoka Mach 4 - snappy daily shoe that. does it all. Order 0.5 up from your usual NIke size I'd say.

RC Elite V2 - reminds me of the zoom fly 1 sp but with more Cush and spring. A real gem this.
willesdengreen
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648 posts since 10/6/10

23 Sep 2021 11:27
about to retire my pegasus trail 2s. got on really well with them, but I wouldn't mind something slightly more heavy duty for the wet winter ahead

anyone have recommendations for trail shoes that can hold up OK on the road as well?

had been looking at the hoka goretex speedgoat

smith
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11408 posts since 5/5/04

23 Sep 2021 16:16
Asics gel sonoma 6 gore tex. Love them for trail days in the winter where the rain made my route a mud bath.
16simon
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598 posts since 21/4/11

23 Sep 2021 17:48
Hoka ATR better for road to trail Willesdengreen
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

4 Oct 2021 20:44
any head torch recommendations? recently moved, starting to get back into running, and its unlit within 500 metres of my house, and can be off-road within 1km, and life/times mean its easier for me to get out later on
ODB
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3594 posts since 21/6/06

posted 4 Oct 2021 20:45, edited 4 Oct 2021 20:45
got a £7 job off amazon last year, had decent reviews.
MrW
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3023 posts since 1/8/11

5 Oct 2021 08:49
16simon wrote: Hoka ATR better for road to trail Willesdengreen

+1. Got a couple of hundred miles on my ATR6 Gore-Tex and can't fault them. Comfortable on road, plenty of grip off road, and breathable - perfect winter runner imo.
MrW
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3023 posts since 1/8/11

5 Oct 2021 08:56
Jesus wrote: any head torch recommendations? recently moved, starting to get back into running, and its unlit within 500 metres of my house, and can be off-road within 1km, and life/times mean its easier for me to get out later on

Used this all last winter, Petzl Actik Core with rechargeable battery. More than bright enough at 450l and will last a good few hours at max brightness. Was looking at head torches with built-in rear light but they all seemed a bit clunky, ended up using an old bike light on the back which does the job.

timmbo
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3474 posts since 9/2/10

7 Oct 2021 09:36
Second Petzl - I’ve got the Swift RL and it is great.
bungleski
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559 posts since 21/7/11

8 Oct 2021 19:52
Thinking of signing up for the Brighton Marathon next April. Never even run a half before, but do go out most days and do 5k. There are loads of guides on how to prepare online, but anyone got a recommendation for one they’ve followed? Or any tips? Got a good 6 months to put the training in for it, which I reckon is enough time. Anyone else gone from where I am to marathon and can comment on how they found it?
Cheers
smith
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11408 posts since 5/5/04

9 Oct 2021 08:38
Week 1: 4x 7km
Week 2: 3x 10km
Week 3: 2x 15km , 1x 7km
Week 4: 1x 7km, 1x half marathon

Then start doing a half marathon every weekend and increase distance when legs are feeling good for it but never push it by more then an extra km or two or you risk injury.



Davinho
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2385 posts since 2/12/08

10 Oct 2021 20:54
Any recommendations for treating IT band pain that actually work?
Had it years ago and it stopped me running altogether. Been sore the last couple of runs and was again tonight after resting 6 days. I’ve tried a foam roller in the past but reading up it seems it’s more for prevention than cure. I’ll be gutted if I have to go out less often.
MrW
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3023 posts since 1/8/11

11 Oct 2021 09:35
Not bought Nikes for running for a long time, but like the look of new Peg Trail 3 GoreTex.


smith
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11408 posts since 5/5/04

11 Oct 2021 12:11
I never wear my trail 2s cos they are just too heavy. Any idea how much weight (if any) they shaved off the new ones?
MrW
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3023 posts since 1/8/11

11 Oct 2021 12:24
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25gr lighter than Trail 2 Gore-Tex, 35gr heavier than Hoka Challenger ATR 6 Gore-Tex.
smith
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11408 posts since 5/5/04

11 Oct 2021 13:03
I'd go for the Hokas then over them. I do like the comfort of the trail 2 mind. Just not good for tiring legs and trying to get a sprint finish at the end of a long run.
Essence
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3128 posts since 10/1/05

11 Oct 2021 16:35
Jesus wrote: any head torch recommendations? recently moved, starting to get back into running, and its unlit within 500 metres of my house, and can be off-road within 1km, and life/times mean its easier for me to get out later on

Alpkit are worth a look, and pretty reasonable price wise. I use a Petzl Iko Core which is super light. Silva are also another brand i have used in the past - also highly quality.
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

posted 11 Oct 2021 19:28, edited 11 Oct 2021 19:28
MrW wrote:
Jesus wrote: any head torch recommendations? recently moved, starting to get back into running, and its unlit within 500 metres of my house, and can be off-road within 1km, and life/times mean its easier for me to get out later on

Used this all last winter, Petzl Actik Core with rechargeable battery. More than bright enough at 450l and will last a good few hours at max brightness. Was looking at head torches with built-in rear light but they all seemed a bit clunky, ended up using an old bike light on the back which does the job.


copped one of these, just used it, completely unlit road/river path and it was spot on,

however, there appears to be little to no sealing, and there is daylight when it "clicks" shut, have you used it in the rain?
MrW
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3023 posts since 1/8/11

12 Oct 2021 09:22
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I see what you mean in that there's no rubber gasket or anything that makes a watertight seal but it's a tight fit once closed. Mine still worked after getting caught in a couple of downpours but it's only rated IPX4 so might have just been lucky.