General Discussion: The Running Thread


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stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

11 Feb 2013 17:28
Could/does Nike have a patent to stop a) other shoe manufacturers from having a Nike+ compatible slot in their shoes b) other tech makers making a Nike+ shaped dongle to fit into Nike shoes?
sydneyking
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4962 posts since 26/9/09

11 Feb 2013 17:32
Dee wrote: what aitch says, just buy the nike swift ones.

^^ This, unless you can get the Gyakusou stuff on the cheap
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

11 Feb 2013 19:24
kid unknown wrote:
Burt wrote: Trying to take on the 365 day challenge (basically a run a day for a year, bare minimum 2 miles per day). My achilles tendon's aching a couple of weeks in, not to the point where I'd stop but it is a real niggle - any suggested remedies?
Prob due to lack of recovery time - not sure how you can get around this other than maybe doing a morning run one day then evening run next day?

At one point I was doing min 4 miles 5 days a week with 2 rest days (mon and fri) with no niggles at all.
Cheers for the response - I just ran through it in the end and it's disappeared thankfully. To echo your 4 mile/5 day routine, I read that the more continuous and frequent the run, the less chance of injury there is (probably complete bollocks!).

I haven't dipped under minimum 3 miles a day so far and I've found that if I leave the run late in the day I'm actually craving to get out and get some miles in (apart from when it's pissing down/snowing). Obviously only a month in but I'm actually finding it really enjoyable although the format makes you think about daily food and drink intake which has the knock on effect of curbing what you do actually eat which brings on weight loss. Recommended for anyone who's looking for a bit of motivation.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

11 Feb 2013 19:41
stelfox wrote: Could/does Nike have a patent to stop a) other shoe manufacturers from having a Nike+ compatible slot in their shoes b) other tech makers making a Nike+ shaped dongle to fit into Nike shoes?

No to b, Garmin foot pod is designed to fit in the same hole as a Nike+ sensor. You can get pouches to fit Nike+ sensors to any trainers.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

12 Feb 2013 00:06
Ah cool, good to know cheers. I was thinking about wether it's more fo a marketing success or a product success. Marketing it is.

Burt I've been running regularly since new year and I crave it when I've not been out for a couple days. Feels good.
du tan
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1267 posts since 15/8/03

12 Feb 2013 07:14
sydneyking wrote:
Dee wrote: what aitch says, just buy the nike swift ones.

^^ This, unless you can get the Gyakusou stuff on the cheap
Some of the nike outlets have the swift ones so check em out if you have one close
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

12 Feb 2013 12:44
That 365 day challenge sounds like a really bad idea imo, especially for people just starting out.

You need to take rest days if you're running regularly. It's unlikely that you're going to stay injury free while running every single day unless you're doing very low mileage at a low intensity – which is far from an optimal way to train.

I currently run 50-55 miles a week spread over five runs, and only four of those runs are actual 'quality' workouts, since the recovery run is basically just a slow jog. This is fairly modest mileage, and not a particularly demanding schedule, but I still think I'd struggle to hit my correct paces for each session and stay injury free without the two rest days:

mon: rest
tue: steady-state run
wed: tempo run or intervals
thur: rest
fri: hill repeats or speedwork
sat: recovery run
sun: long run

On the injury prevention front, make sure you stretch properly after runs and get yourself a foam roller if you don't have one already.

DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

12 Feb 2013 14:02
Trystero wrote: On the injury prevention front, make sure you stretch properly

aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

12 Feb 2013 14:05
True say on the foam roller, haven't had any problems since using one.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

12 Feb 2013 14:06
Any links to a decent foam roller?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

12 Feb 2013 14:15
This is the one I've got:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003DKPJVY/ref=asc_df_B003DKPJVY11907729?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag;=googlecouk06-21&linkCode;=asn&creative;=22206&creativeASIN;=B003DKPJVY

Definitely go for a 90cm one. Really good for working your IT band, which you can't stretch using conventional methods.
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

12 Feb 2013 14:31
aitch wrote: Really good for working your IT band, which you can't stretch using conventional methods.

aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

12 Feb 2013 14:33
Tried that before, didn't seem to work very well tbh.
hdsy-
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3904 posts since 30/4/06

12 Feb 2013 14:36
yeah you really need to stretch it quite hard (no homo), best if you stand an arm's length away from a wall so you can stabilise yourself.

i had itbs and that stretch didn't seem to do anything until a sports doctor showed me how to do it properly.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

12 Feb 2013 15:29
I've been running regularly for years, Trystero. I just fancied doing something that's different from my normal routine and when it was mooted to me it immediately appealed. Admittedly, I've found that some of the runs I do now aren't what I'd call 'quality' however 3 or 4 throughout the week are and that's fine with me. I've got a roller and yeah, it's a great piece of kit for alleviating the muscle aches.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

12 Feb 2013 15:59
Thanks for that aitch, looks good.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

5 Mar 2013 13:20
Am reading "Chi Running" by Danny Dreyer, some interesting ideas about how you can improve speed and distance by abandoning traditional training methods and ideas. I'm going to give it a go and see what happens though learning to run in a different way might be difficult.

AMK
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308 posts since 7/1/13

5 Mar 2013 13:43
"Chi running"

How convenient.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

10 Mar 2013 13:44
Did my first 10k race this morning. 42:36, so pretty pleased with that
SJ
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622 posts since 27/11/11

10 Mar 2013 13:57
Anyone tried these new Adidas Boost then? Gimmick or useful?