General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MrW
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3061 posts since 1/8/11

27 May 2013 18:17
Been using these socks since the start of the year, they work for me.

Also been using Footbalance insoles as I was getting aches in one calf on longer runs, they've stopped since using the insoles.
TonyL4
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1173 posts since 28/12/10

27 May 2013 19:32
Went for my first 5 k in 9 weeks Saturday morning. Wasn't too bad but calf is aching still which model of insole do you have mate?
MrW
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3061 posts since 1/8/11

28 May 2013 14:26
I've got dynamic blue for my normal runners, also got a pair of the performance black ones for my flyknits as they're narrower & lighter.

Sweatshop do the fitting & moulding, they heat up the innersoles then you stand on each one and mould it by moving around on your heel & toe. Cost £45 a pair, if you're not happy after a month take them in and get your money back so worth a punt.
MoB
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37225 posts since 31/8/04

28 May 2013 17:32
MrW wrote: Been using these socks since the start of the year, they work for me.

Cheers for recommending these, did a 9k this afternoon and not one blister was had Cool They must be magic
generic_guy
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10017 posts since 16/9/02

28 May 2013 17:38
MoB wrote: …someone at work threw all six pairs away…

How come a workmate is organising your hosiery?
MoB
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37225 posts since 31/8/04

28 May 2013 17:46
generic_guy wrote:
MoB wrote: …someone at work threw all six pairs away…

How come a workmate is organising your hosiery?

Get my gym kit washed at work for ease, they 'lost' my socks and two pairs of shorts.
generic_guy
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10017 posts since 16/9/02

28 May 2013 18:04
Probably your admirer building a collection Eye-wink
TATE
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331 posts since 5/12/12

30 May 2013 18:42
The missus is wanting to give running a go, what footwear should I get her?

Half decent/cheap pair?

Cheers
sj99
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2151 posts since 26/11/10

30 May 2013 20:11
TATE wrote: The missus is wanting to give running a go, what footwear should I get her?

Half decent/cheap pair?

Cheers
i'd go to sweatshop in St Pauls and get her gait analysis done and find the right pair and get it off the internet. i got my brooks adrenaline gts13 from there at 50% with health insurance but at full whack it's a lot more expensive than elsewhere.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

10 Jun 2013 19:38
Running a lot of miles now and getting sick of having my iphone either in a pocket or on my arm. Is a Garmin worth the money?

I'm thinking about the Forerunner 410 as it seems like a good price on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Forerunner-Sportswatch-Heart-Monitor/dp/B0046BTK14/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid;=1370889074&sr;=8-1&keywords;=garmin+forerunner

My Free Run's suddenly started giving me blisters running on tarmac the other day, so I've taken a gamble on these at £70 for the two, plus 1000 mile socks


Fläsket
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3933 posts since 14/8/04

10 Jun 2013 20:15
you can afford to take a gamble if you have good joints, ligaments and biomechanics.
is the garmin worth the price? in general, yes indeed. though if you are going to develop a stress fracture caused by running in two vastly different shoes and be sidelined for a few months and ultimately lose interest in running as a result, then no, the garmin does not warrant that cash. Laughing out loud just stick with the iphone until you're sure you can run in both of those shoes. i guess the hattoris are more in line with your frees.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

10 Jun 2013 21:03
I run on soft/ trail ground 80% of the time. I intend to use the Hattori's for trail running and the others for when I run on the road and race.

Free Run's have been great - I had major issues with shin splints and my whole leg going numb for about a year using cushioned shoes, soon after switching to free run's, the problems disappeared. So I think I have good reason to try out some more minimalist shoes.

EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

10 Jun 2013 21:31
Know this had probably been talked about before but what are your average 10k times? Only recent taken up running after getting bored of the usual gym routine. Been doing several 3/4k through the week then a 10k on a Sunday, managed to get it down to 55mins which I'm quite happy at.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

10 Jun 2013 21:41
42:36 currently, but will be aiming for sub 40 (or thereabouts) in my next race
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

21 Jun 2013 19:30
Anyone tried running on very little or no carbs for a longer period of time? I'm was around 90kg and did 5 runs a week just above 45min/10k, problem was I gained weight the more I trained cause of the increased carb intake and was hitting the wall after 15-20km, interval training didn't help very much. Want to increase stamina for longer runs, marathons etc and get back to my natural weight of around 82-83 so trying to force the body to work with fat instead of carbs which should work in theory, already down 4kg after 2 weeks as the ketosis kicked in pretty quick doing the same training as before only much slower, can't run fast if my life depended on it now, pressed to do a 10k under 60 mins. How long should it take before the body adapts? Was thinking of giving it two more weeks and if I don't see any improvement i'll get back on the pizza and beer. Fuk running gurus please advise.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

21 Jun 2013 23:35
EDW wrote: Know this had probably been talked about before but what are your average 10k times?

Mine is about 50 to 60 mins depending on the weather, its pretty hot today so took just under 1 hour as I was taking it slow. I'm happy with that and am going to increase distance rather than speed.
Davinho
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2398 posts since 2/12/08

21 Jun 2013 23:48
Any fukers use strava for running? I started running 2 weeks ago, find it really good for measuring progress
Burt
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6178 posts since 3/1/10

22 Jun 2013 05:48
I run on very little carb intake Crazy Joe but that's not an intentional practice to lose weight, I just find it very difficult to run carrying a heavily laden meal. I rarely run within 3-4 hours of any type of food intake and have just found that my body prefers it that way. Admittedly, I'm not running excessive distances at present 'cos I'm on a run a day so rarely go more than 5/6 miles at most. I've dropped just over a couple of stone since January doing this so I reckon perseverance might be the key.
Davinho wrote: Any fukers use strava for running? I started running 2 weeks ago, find it really good for measuring progress
Since getting the Garmin, I upload my data to Garmin Connect (see MrW's FUK Run link on the previous page if you wanna sign up) and also Strava as it's interesting to compare the segments with others locally. I noticed whilst using Strava for a cycle recently that the app also gives the categories of the hill climbs which is pretty cool as a direct comparison with some of the climbs in the televised tours.
du tan
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1270 posts since 15/8/03

22 Jun 2013 08:52
Crazy Joe Davola wrote: Anyone tried running on very little or no carbs for a longer period of time? I'm was around 90kg and did 5 runs a week just above 45min/10k, problem was I gained weight the more I trained cause of the increased carb intake and was hitting the wall after 15-20km, interval training didn't help very much. Want to increase stamina for longer runs, marathons etc and get back to my natural weight of around 82-83 so trying to force the body to work with fat instead of carbs which should work in theory, already down 4kg after 2 weeks as the ketosis kicked in pretty quick doing the same training as before only much slower, can't run fast if my life depended on it now, pressed to do a 10k under 60 mins. How long should it take before the body adapts? Was thinking of giving it two more weeks and if I don't see any improvement i'll get back on the pizza and beer. Fuk running gurus please advise.

Joe, did keto for 3-4 months last year, shifted around 1.5 stone. It did take its toll on me generally, but worth it for the fat loss. Am doing similar now but with a few more carbs which is working out better for me. Try 50-100g carbs per day before giving up completely.
MrW
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3061 posts since 1/8/11

22 Jun 2013 11:44
EDW wrote: Know this had probably been talked about before but what are your average 10k times?

Been running regularly for around 5 months and got my 10k down to just under 47mins

trailofdavid wrote: 42:36 currently, but will be aiming for sub 40 (or thereabouts) in my next race

Nice work Cool