General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MoB
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12 Jul 2013 16:10
Burt wrote: Great time, MoB Cool
Do you get 1k splits with that?

Yeah
4.00
3.50
3.45
3.41
3.38
3.42
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3.38
3.49
3.31
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

12 Jul 2013 16:13
Cool no drop off - great stuff.
MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

12 Jul 2013 16:43
dunno just how accurate that is though as i felt like i had a pretty bad drop between 8 & 9, almost gave up.
RickRude
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3758 posts since 13/1/12

10 Aug 2013 17:10
Mo Farah well done - was well nervy last 400m
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

10 Aug 2013 19:12
Recorded my first run today, have been running only for a couple of weeks, i managed 5 miles in 43 minutes! wanted to know if this was a reasonable time for a beginner and if itd be worth joining a running club of sorts or to train a bit more before joining!

Also using my flyknits as running shoes and there pretty good IMO
Burt
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10 Aug 2013 22:18
8m 30s(ish) per mile is a pretty decent pace.

I prefer going it alone however most clubs just encourage running so would accept members whatever their standard I would imagine. Are you using anything other than a stopwatch to record your run? iPhone/android apps? Strava? Nike+? Garmin? If it's gonna be a regular thing you'll probably get stat obsessed pretty soon.
Astro_Boy
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10 Aug 2013 22:31
Burt wrote: 8m 30s(ish) per mile is a pretty decent pace.

I prefer going it alone however most clubs just encourage running so would accept members whatever their standard I would imagine. Are you using anything other than a stopwatch to record your run? iPhone/android apps? Strava? Nike+? Garmin? If it's gonna be a regular thing you'll probably get stat obsessed pretty soon.

Yeah i used the nike app, although a friends just reccomended 'trackyourrun' app or something? anyone know which is the best or which they prefer the most?

Thank you, im going to try a 10k run on monday, will most likely end up walking towards the end, but im really going to try and push myself, if i can run a 10k this early on i will be really impressed. will post up how i get on!
Burt
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10 Aug 2013 22:52
Not heard of 'trackyourrun' i'm afraid. I used to use the Runmeter app before getting a Garmin - dabbled with Nike+ too but didn't ever feel that I was getting a decent record of distance with it.

Good luck with the 10k although don't push yourself too hard early doors as you might end up begrudging the distance and consequently not getting out as often as you initially wanted to.
Astro_Boy
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10 Aug 2013 23:01
I think the nike run app would work alot better with an arm band (phone holder) or the chip, although was happy with the stats it gave me back as well as it speaking to me during my run telling me my speed, distance etc.

Kind of want to do a 10k now, just as a bench mark of where im at now, to build upon.

Also im currently running with my Nike Flyknits, think these will be okay to begin with?
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

10 Aug 2013 23:12
Don't get too hung up on footwear. As long as you're comfy with the kicks that you're running in then yeah, use 'em. If you're still running regularly in a couple of months then you could check out some dedicated shoes then. Just enjoy it.
Astro_Boy
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10 Aug 2013 23:13
Thanks man!
Just as a reference point what would you expect me to come back saying id ran 10k in?
Burt
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10 Aug 2013 23:19
Well, 10k is just over 6 miles so if you keep at the pace that you ran today you'd be looking at around the 53 minute mark. Again, don't get too hung up on time this early on, just get regular runs in and you'll find that your time will drop the more you do and the fitter and more in tune with this type of exercise your body becomes.
MrW
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10 Aug 2013 23:27
Astro_Boy wrote: Just as a reference point what would you expect me to come back saying id ran 10k in?

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Byte
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10 Aug 2013 23:34
quest
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10 Aug 2013 23:35
Laughing out loud

Go to a running store and ask, or have a look through the forums for trainers. I was recommended a specific pair of Asics a couple of years ago because my ankle is fucked up; expensive but worked out great. Flyknits are surprisingly good for running in.
DY
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10 Aug 2013 23:44
MrW wrote:
Astro_Boy wrote: Just as a reference point what would you expect me to come back saying id ran 10k in?

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Astro_Boy
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11 Aug 2013 00:18
Laughing out loud & Sad

im never going to be able to post a fit with anything from any of those brands ever again! Thanks DY




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11 Aug 2013 09:11
Laughing out loud
Astro_Boy
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12 Aug 2013 18:52


10KM in 47 minutes Smiling
Irma Desh
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12 Aug 2013 19:13
i use:

— lunarglide 4 shield when it snows / rains
— lunarglide 4 normal when its been raining
— original flyknit racer when its dry

never had an injury with any of them, i regularly run different routes between 7-13km runs (depending on how much time/can be bothered)
I run no less than 3 times a week but usually 5 no more than 6.

the flywire in all of them is what gives the support, then it just comes down to how you run really, the flyknits are worth getting in my opinion totally worth it had them since release date last year.