General Discussion: The Running Thread


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robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

2 May 2013 17:30
Anybody use heel cups? Friend of mine recommended them as I was having problems with my knees from running and football. Felt like my legs were over extending which gave me a sharp pain in my knees during and for a few days after exercise. Bought some heel cups from sports direct for £3 and it seems to have solved the problem. Not tried running very far yet but feel completely fine during and after football and I've stopped wearing knee supports
MoB
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37198 posts since 31/8/04

2 May 2013 17:49
Shiggy wrote: where in london besides sweatshops' can put you on the treadmill to work out the best runners' for you…

Used to have a bit in harrods on the top floor iirc that had one, going back a good 6 or 7 years ago now though.
roophees
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1801 posts since 18/12/10

4 May 2013 20:30
More of a fashion query than a running query, but just bought a gyakusou top off the 'bay. I sized up to my usual nike sizing, but now reading reviews am worried I should've sized up 2? Will I be good with just sizing up 1?
Bollocks
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34 posts since 22/2/13

4 May 2013 21:05
Hard to say without knowing your measurements. Gyakusou fits me tts but I'm skinny as fuck, 28" waist.
It's made for very slim athletic type builds, the look books show this.

1 size up may be ok but if you're buff then you may need 2 sizes up mate.
filippee
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108 posts since 16/4/13

4 May 2013 21:05
I sized up one (t-shirt) as oki-ni advised and it fits me perfectly.
roophees
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1801 posts since 18/12/10

4 May 2013 21:09
^^ Nice one thanks to both. I'm pretty skinny so hopefully a size up sounds alright. Why the fuck do gyakusou even run so small?!
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

4 May 2013 21:26
trailofdavid wrote: Did my first 10k race this morning. 42:36, so pretty pleased with that
nice

any good iphone armband holder things? i use the nike+ app so want to carry my iphone with me but atm just holding it i my hand is a fuckin par
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

4 May 2013 21:37
I've got one you can have if you PM me your address sj99. I think mine's a 'gear 4' armband; I can't get on with it. I find that the tightness around my arm when I'm running any distance further than 3 miles is just plain annoying. Admittedly, it's just a little niggle however what's initially just uncomfortable becomes a big issue when I'm knackered and trying to keep the pace up. I'm gonna try an iPhone belt instead.
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

4 May 2013 21:46
sj99 wrote:
trailofdavid wrote: Did my first 10k race this morning. 42:36, so pretty pleased with that
nice

any good iphone armband holder things? i use the nike+ app so want to carry my iphone with me but atm just holding it i my hand is a fuckin par

buy a nano 6th gen, nike+ on that, can be picked up for sub £40
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

4 May 2013 21:51
I found that the Nano and Nike+ is pretty crap. Distance isn't that accurate and the feedback you get in relation to run information is limited too. Great if you're not too bothered about religiously recording your runs but shit if you want accurate, detailed statistics.
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

4 May 2013 22:01
ive not gone one myself i just know its on their, same with the fuel band, ive had one of them but its mostly bollocks

gps is the only way to go for accurate distance data, ive got a garmin 910xt as it covers all my needs for running (when im not broken) and cycling - garmin are getting left behind though

http://leikr.com could be a game changer

just waiting for the dcrainmaker review

sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

4 May 2013 22:08
i've been using nike+ on my iphone and it seems fairly accurate. i've heard on the nano it can be seriously off (20/30%). would be ideal sizewise and pricewise but knowing exactly how much i'm running is a real motivator after i hit 10k+
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

4 May 2013 22:11
Yeah the Leikr looks like a fantastic piece of kit. I can recall someone (maybe you?) posting that in this or the cycling thread a couple of months ago.

I did actually had a Garmin purely for the bicycle but sold it as I wasn't using it that much - should've bought one to cover both cycling and running in hindsight. I use an iPhone and Runmeter at the moment and it does the job although the more I run and the longer distance I cover the bulkiness of it becomes more apparent. Yout Garmin 910xt does appeal as does any wristwatch/GPS combo that'll do the job to be honest.
MrW
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3023 posts since 1/8/11

5 May 2013 14:04
Been using a 910XT since Jan and can't fault it, only thing is I'm becoming slightly obsessed with stats. For me the best thing is having one tool to record running, cycling, swimming & kitesurfing. Been really getting into using intervals and virtual racer when running over the last month, also length & stroke accuracy for pool swimming is great. Going to start open water swimming soon so be be interesting to see how it copes.

That leikr does look impressive but at a glance it has some pretty major limitations at the moment - 3.5hrs battery, Danish maps only and doesn't say it's waterproof, size-wise doesn't look much different to strapping an iphone to your wrist. That said, any tech that pushes things forward is good.

stoney
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17762 posts since 22/1/05

5 May 2013 17:05
MoB wrote:
Shiggy wrote: where in london besides sweatshops' can put you on the treadmill to work out the best runners' for you…

Used to have a bit in harrods on the top floor iirc that had one, going back a good 6 or 7 years ago now though.

nike town
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

12 May 2013 08:56
I've always used compression shorts underneath normal shorts but am finding that they're playing havoc with my hamstring at the moment as they finish at just the wrong position at the back of my leg. Has anyone tried using shorter compression shorts (bit like birds use for aerobics 'n stuff Oops ) if they're available and knows where to buy them?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 May 2013 09:02
What are you trying to compress though? you would be better off with full length ones as opposed to hot pants imo.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

12 May 2013 09:06
Well, I'm using 'compression' as a term to describe the tighter undershorts. I'm not intentionally trying to compress anything, I've always worn them as a matter of course.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

12 May 2013 09:24
Same as me, I have always worn them. I know what you mean if they are a little short, if they are tight enough they can act as a head for the muscle and it shortens the muscle contraction from that point. Full leg ones are supposed to be the best for that, that is why you should always wear full length compression bandages. If they are short short then you might find your hamstrings pulling from closer to your glutes.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

12 May 2013 10:53
Yeah, good point, Cov. Can't see myself wearing my full length (or even 3/4) leggings in the summer though as I get way too warm. Might have to go for a good ol' fashioned jock strap Eek