General Discussion: The Running Thread


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smith
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11497 posts since 5/5/04

12 Oct 2021 09:40
I put my £10 trespass one in the washing machine with my running clothes a couple of times by accident. Still working Sticking out tongue
Robadob
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1508 posts since 29/12/04

15 Oct 2021 15:10
Any interest in a pair of Vaporfly Next% 2.0 in UK13 for £100? According to Strava they've done 39km. They're just a bit too big for me.

smith
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11497 posts since 5/5/04

23 Oct 2021 11:44
DM Mr X.
timmbo
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3485 posts since 9/2/10

24 Oct 2021 14:45

I did my first “proper” ultra this weekend, 47 miles along the Thames Path from Oxford to Henley.

Cramp struck in my hamstrings and quads from mile 30 onwards, which made it particularly tough, both physically and mentally. Going in to it I thought a finish between 9 and 10 hours was likely - crossed the line in 8h13, 32nd out of 109 finishers, out of 136 runners. The sense of relief at the end was pretty overwhelming.
Davinho
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2399 posts since 2/12/08

24 Oct 2021 14:48
Cool
smith
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11497 posts since 5/5/04

24 Oct 2021 14:52
Wow. Incredible effort Ubercool

Do you eat food while you're running?? Pace is so good for that distance Shocked
ODB
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3599 posts since 21/6/06

24 Oct 2021 16:50
Unreal timmbo, well in man
Scottishmark
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788 posts since 25/1/11

24 Oct 2021 16:59
Fuck man. Good effort Cool .
generic_guy
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10018 posts since 16/9/02

24 Oct 2021 22:10
That's fucking amazing Timmbo, very impressed.
MrW
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3061 posts since 1/8/11

25 Oct 2021 08:40
Epic achievement there timmbo, props Cool
MoB
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37225 posts since 31/8/04

25 Oct 2021 09:22
Fucking unreal that timmbo Cool
Burt
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25 Oct 2021 10:20
Magic, timmbo Cool

209 metres of elevation ain't too shabby given that it was along a canal towpath! Eye-wink
swiftus
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1579 posts since 1/7/09

25 Oct 2021 10:43
Damn, knocked it out the park. Can't imagine what the latter half of the run must've felt like with cramp.
Sneaker52
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7152 posts since 2/11/06

25 Oct 2021 12:41
Jesus well done. Puts my marathon to shame. Was my first one and I managed under 4 hours which was aim. 3:50:43
timmbo
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3485 posts since 9/2/10

25 Oct 2021 13:01
Thanks guys.

smith wrote: Do you eat food while you're running?? Pace is so good for that distance Shocked
Yes. There were 5 aid stations along the course to refill water/replenish snacks.
Burt wrote: 209 metres of elevation ain't too shabby given that it was along a canal towpath! Eye-wink
Unfortunately the course went off the path about 28 miles in, up a fairly steep section with steps!
swiftus wrote: Damn, knocked it out the park. Can't imagine what the latter half of the run must've felt like with cramp.
I had to keep stopping to stretch out the legs, walk for a little bit, and then resume running. Luckily the cramp subsided about 5 miles before the end.
NigelBenn
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4468 posts since 6/2/08

25 Oct 2021 15:02
Wow Tim. Our very own David Goggins
Essence
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3130 posts since 10/1/05

27 Oct 2021 22:29
Tim did you take anything for the cramps? Salt tablets are great and really easy to take on a run.
timmbo
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3485 posts since 9/2/10

28 Oct 2021 12:51
Yep, was popping a SaltStick every hour, I don’t think they make any difference to be honest. In hindsight I should have done more hill running and speed work to build leg strength; I focused almost exclusively on easy running to build a big aerobic base.
smith
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posted 28 Oct 2021 14:40, edited 28 Oct 2021 14:40
How many km a week were you running to get prepared for that monster effort? Over a half most weekends?
timmbo
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3485 posts since 9/2/10

28 Oct 2021 17:22
70-80km a week, did have a few of 90+ weeks.