General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Burt
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8 Jan 2022 11:44
Fläsket Cool
generic_guy
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10175 posts since 16/9/02

15 Jan 2022 13:24
Pretty impressed that I was 2nd in my age group at Park Run today Cool



Slightly less impressive when I realised that was from a field of 2 Laughing out loud
Burt
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15 Jan 2022 15:46
Laughing out loud Cool
pops
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4314 posts since 2/9/09

15 Jan 2022 16:21
Laughing out loud
Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

15 Jan 2022 23:04
It must be the shoes!
16simon
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614 posts since 21/4/11

16 Jan 2022 06:52
Good result! If you want to compare to the rest of the field - but adjust for age - you can look at / sort by the age grade %

I'm doing the Benfleet 15 race today - mix of road and trails with a hilly finish. I had shin splints for 6 months the last time I did a trail race at this distance so will be happy if I get round without injury
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

posted 22 Jan 2022 16:23, edited 22 Jan 2022 16:23
How did you get on?

Still no snow but just got my first half marathon in for the year. Great weather for it as no wind and kept the route as flat as possible so wasn't too painful.
bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

27 Jan 2022 11:01
bungleski wrote:
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?

I’ve ramped it up slightly to 7.5k the past couple of weeks. Did a 5k this morning and hit 22.54 without too much trouble. I’ve been off the booze since New Years so getting additional runs in at the weekend that I wouldn’t normally do which has helped. Want to get a sub 22 in the next couple of months.
smith
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posted 27 Jan 2022 11:47, edited 27 Jan 2022 11:47
Start running 10k at a comfy pace (in and around 5min per km given your 5k time) twice a week. You will get sub 22 by end of February if you run 10k with a couple of fast 5k runs thrown in each week. (30k a week is plenty for it).

Longer distance running increases your endurance, energy levels and most importantly your aerobic capacity.


Longer distance runs means you can have longer recovery times too which is important. I'm on my 5th recovery day since my half marathon on Saturday. Legs have only just recovered. Will get out there today or tomorrow for a 10k and because I did that distance on Saturday I'm still well on course to getting my monthly target done (150k a month).

bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

27 Jan 2022 12:39
Cheers for the advice smith. Yeah, wouldn’t want to be doing much more than a couple of 10k’s a week, already get up early enough to fit my runs in! Sounds manageable, although not done 10k in one hit for a looong time.

150 per month is good going. Am at 110 for Jan which I think is a record for me. Few more days to get in a few more K’s before Feb.
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

posted 27 Jan 2022 12:58, edited 27 Jan 2022 12:58
Honestly if you are hitting 7.5k already then doing an extra 2.5k isn't really that much more other than the earlier start. Two early starts with 20k in the tank for the week leaves a fair few days off Smiling I'd even suggest two 10ks in the week and a slightly faster effort 10k on the weekend and don't worry about running 5ks for now.

I can almost guarantee you'll be sub 22 when you try one in 4 weeks.

Oh and great effort on where you are so far in such a short space of time. Cool
Hanto
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3417 posts since 30/11/09

27 Jan 2022 16:39
Managed my 2nd 10k a few days ago and was really pleased with it, as I am struggling to make time with having the baby. To smith's point, ironically my last mile was the fastest. Laughing out loud I normally do 5 miles anyway so felt good enough to do another and a bit.

Burt
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27 Jan 2022 16:46
Cool
smith
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27 Jan 2022 16:58
Nice one Hanto. Cool Bit of sea breeze on a run would be very nice indeed.

10k is also perfect podcast distance as most have a running time between 45-60 minutes.
Hanto
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3417 posts since 30/11/09

posted 27 Jan 2022 18:50, edited 27 Jan 2022 18:50
It's great in the summer. Head winds are a nightmare though when they pickup. Get a great view of Pompey lights and the ships by the IoW at the 2 mile mark. Plus butlins on the other side. Laughing out loud
HiFi
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1055 posts since 17/7/06

27 Jan 2022 20:22
Fallen into a bit of a youtube hole with ultra marathons recently. This guy's great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpU71_Simc&ab;_channel=G%C3%B6ranWinblad
smith
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11712 posts since 5/5/04

27 Jan 2022 20:29
Nice. I'll watch that now.

Oh and if anyone needs a really good foam roller Poundland have my favourite one back in stock. £6 which is an absolute bargain.

It's basically this one:

https://www.thebeautystore.com/fithut-tread-foam-roller-black/
bungleski
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633 posts since 21/7/11

27 Jan 2022 21:50
Great effort Hantz, pleased to see you’re still getting out for a run. Gonna try 10k tomorrow, see how I get on.
Burt
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6273 posts since 3/1/10

27 Jan 2022 22:46
HiFi wrote: Fallen into a bit of a youtube hole with ultra marathons recently…
Could check out some of the films by Billy Yang; his Western States films (one of which is about his race) are worth a watch as are his general YouTube films about Ultra running/runners (Zach Miller is a relatively recent one).
generic_guy
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10175 posts since 16/9/02

posted 28 Jan 2022 00:01, edited 28 Jan 2022 00:01
Presume you've watched some Berkely Marathon videos?
The Race That Eats its Young is 99p to rent and a great watch.
Gary Robbins video on the race is good too and free on Youtube.