General Discussion: The Running Thread


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generic_guy
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10181 posts since 16/9/02

26 Dec 2021 22:33
@ODB back in stock in UK11 now
ODB
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3625 posts since 21/6/06

26 Dec 2021 22:39
Cheers bruh
jplxx
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2191 posts since 3/11/09

26 Dec 2021 23:06


Santa delivered.
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

28 Dec 2021 21:00
Look good those. Love a Wellington boot grip for trail Cool
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

3 Jan 2022 11:21
Managed to reach my set target of 1000 miles for 2021.

New year. New target. 150km a month.

Long runs at slower pace are the way to go. Enjoy it more that way too.

I am really enjoying my third recovery day after doing 5 back to back 11 mile runs to reach my target end of December. Sticking out tongue
ginner
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348 posts since 15/4/14

4 Jan 2022 09:57
Fläsket wrote:
generic_guy wrote:
roophees wrote: Lots of Next% on 40-50% off on Nike Sale, fits your budget too Maximus

Just picked up a pair of Peg 38s to try out

Cheers for this, thanks to this and a Unidays code from Razorlight I got a pair of Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% for £120.
Sub 20 5k in no time Cool

How are you finding them Flasket? Got some last year and they immediately took 90 seconds off my 5K and put me just over 20. Doing 5k a day through Jan and expecting I might just edge under 20 one day soon.
generic_guy
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10181 posts since 16/9/02

4 Jan 2022 11:22
Think Fläsket was talking about me doing sub-20 (and obv joking about it Smiling).

Wore them for the first time yesterday and they were nice to run in, have to bear in mind I am much heavier than other fukers.

Been running a lot of 5ks over Xmas but very slowly and knocked 10% off my recent times with these, think they would be even better for someone lighter.
Have been running in Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit recently and these felt almost as cushioned but gave a lot more back.
I did notice after 3k my calves started feeling sore which I haven't had before
Egan
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474 posts since 17/10/11

5 Jan 2022 11:24
smith wrote:
Egan wrote: Anyone doing Marcothon? So far finding it decent, although reckon finding the time towards the end of the month will be the challenge.

How's it going ?

Sorry mate, just seen this. Completed it and barring a few days was easy enough to get through in the end up. Good feeling going into the NY knowing that your fitness and shape is in a reasonable position.
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

5 Jan 2022 12:59
Nice work. Cool

Think I will try that one month this year.

Lovely and crisp today with no wind and hardly a cloud in the sky. Time to get out there for lunch.
Egan
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474 posts since 17/10/11

5 Jan 2022 13:46
Yeah, you get into the habit of it. I've got the kids at home, but will hopefully get out around dinner time. Perfect running weather.
ginner
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348 posts since 15/4/14

5 Jan 2022 16:29
It's all about just getting in the habit of going out. Once you are out, whatever the weather, it's always good.
bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

6 Jan 2022 06:37
Despite nearly signing up for a marathon a few months ago, actually ended up putting running on the back burner end of last year.
Got on it again this morning for a 5:30am 5k. Was Baltic out but felt good once I got going. 24.21 which is not near a PB for me but after the amount of food and booze I consumed over the festive period I’ll take that for now.
Egan
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474 posts since 17/10/11

6 Jan 2022 08:49
You'll take time off that in no time.

I'm aiming for sub 20mins this year. At the moment, I could run sub-21, just need to be a bit more disciplined with my training to get there.
bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

6 Jan 2022 10:35
Egan wrote: You'll take time off that in no time.

I'm aiming for sub 20mins this year. At the moment, I could run sub-21, just need to be a bit more disciplined with my training to get there.

Yeah I hope to, this time last year I was doing 5k plus on the daily and got down to sub 22. Would love to do one under 20 but reckon I’d need a pretty flat route to even get close.
Sub 21 is impressive, what’s your run routine like?
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

6 Jan 2022 12:07
bungleski wrote: Despite nearly signing up for a marathon a few months ago, actually ended up putting running on the back burner end of last year.
Got on it again this morning for a 5:30am 5k. Was Baltic out but felt good once I got going. 24.21 which is not near a PB for me but after the amount of food and booze I consumed over the festive period I’ll take that for now.

5:30am in this cold! That's impressive Cool
andrew_
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posted 6 Jan 2022 13:59, edited 6 Jan 2022 13:59
Not sure how this'll wash, but could be a new fav for winter after taking it out on a run yesterday.
Top from Uniqlo's new +S thing.
Texture is great, and fit is perfect (TTS)
https://www.uniqlo.com/uk/en/product/men-pluss-wool-blend-dry-long-sleeved-t-shirt-447211.html
bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

6 Jan 2022 19:17
smith wrote:
bungleski wrote: Despite nearly signing up for a marathon a few months ago, actually ended up putting running on the back burner end of last year.
Got on it again this morning for a 5:30am 5k. Was Baltic out but felt good once I got going. 24.21 which is not near a PB for me but after the amount of food and booze I consumed over the festive period I’ll take that for now.

5:30am in this cold! That's impressive Cool

Thanks man. It’s not really by choice though. The only time I can really fit a run in everyday.
Fucking hard dragging myself out of bed this time of year but I do enjoy running in the dark once I’m out.
Gloves and earmuffs are a must though at 5:30am!
generic_guy
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10181 posts since 16/9/02

6 Jan 2022 21:43
Some very cheap District Vision gear in the Selfridges online sale.
Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

8 Jan 2022 00:40
generic_guy wrote: Think Fläsket was talking about me doing sub-20 (and obv joking about it Smiling).
Hey there was some sincerity in it! Let your desire and spirit take you there Cool

Ginner, he's right. I'm still running in 2nd hand hoka bondis. Going through a few different pairs of the 7 right now and like them even better than the 6's.

Smith man, you're getting into Tmmbo territory with that streak of 11 milers!

For 2022 I just hope to continue being able to manage my tendonitis and stay injury free. I had a go at a sub 20 5k last September and came in at 20:03. I'll have another go at it once the spring comes.

This was my setup for a -22C run earlier
The outer top is something magic. Just a light fleece backing but somehow it insulates me enough and blocks out the wind. Have a pair o pants made of the same material, but it's rarely cold enough these days to use them for running.
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

8 Jan 2022 11:17
Great gear Cool

You don't have much work left on that sub 20 minute 5k! Just find a slightly more downhill route next time for the final 1k Smiling

Something very satisfying about layering up and hitting the trails when it's freezing. Enjoyed my cold run last night.

I just want snow though! None yet Sad