General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Davinho
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2331 posts since 2/12/08

12 Aug 2013 21:37
Currently run in free run 2's. Need some new ones, as they seem to have lost their bounce and support. I want some Nikes again. I've done a couple of runs in my flyknit trainers and like them but am keeping them for casual wear. Any thoughts on which would be better for 10k runs 4 or 5 times a week, free knits or lunar flyknits?
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

12 Aug 2013 21:41
Does anyone else have any 10k run PBs theyd like to share?
Nealio678
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14 posts since 21/4/12

12 Aug 2013 22:48
Best time I've done a 10k in is 33.47 mintues. At an average pace of 10.47mph. No joke, homo.
Hello World
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12151 posts since 7/3/05

12 Aug 2013 23:08
Did 1/2 marathon in 87 minutes back in the day on a hilly course 9.17mph average.

Those days are over.
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

12 Aug 2013 23:58
i keep knocking time of my 10k's, im aiming for 35 by late september
Davinho
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2331 posts since 2/12/08

13 Aug 2013 00:13
That is very impressive, well done. Are you part of a running club? My 10k PB is currently 46 minutes and I'm getting quicker every week, so I'm happy. I've been running whilst attempting to quit smoking after 10 years, done 2months so far and the running has helped a lot.
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

13 Aug 2013 00:26
Good job on the smoking.
nah not part of any club, don't want to take it too seriously to be honest i like running for the enjoyment of just doing it. I do sometimes run with a guy who runs ultra marathons and thats been helping me, he's an absolute monster.
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

13 Aug 2013 05:33
MoB Cool have you been running for long?
also do people tend to run different routes every time, or switch between a few routes?
Irma Desh
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4347 posts since 13/5/04

13 Aug 2013 09:23
36 minutes is pritty insane

mines more around the 42 minute mark,. its all about the stride, then again ive never actually pushed myself to run it quickly.. not keen on finding out either i know some lanky brah who does 10km in 31 minutes and 5km in 17minutes

pure legs long doing the splits in the air
kid unknown
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5447 posts since 8/12/01

17 Aug 2013 08:42
http://m.hotukdeals.com/deals/garmin-forerunner-210-gps-watch-heart-rate-monitor-40-off-flash-sale-107-99-sweatshop-1632572
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

17 Aug 2013 08:43
are these Garmin really worth the money against a free app on the phone?
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

17 Aug 2013 08:50
I think so. They're waterproof, less bulky than a phone on an armband and more ruggedised.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

17 Aug 2013 09:14
Astro_Boy wrote: are these Garmin really worth the money against a free app on the phone?
All day, every day. Especially if you're gonna be getting out a couple of times a week (or more).

I used to extoll the virtues of Runmeter but the Garmin is so much better. Less intrusive, more accurate and easier to use. You're paying for a dedicated running/cycling/swimming (depending on which model you choose) piece of kit whereas with an app you're paying (albeit a fraction of the price) for something that's been shoe-horned into a smart phone. Granted some of the apps are very good (Nike, RunKeeper, Runmeter) but they're not a patch on a dedicated piece of kit.
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

17 Aug 2013 09:20
Ah okay, something il probably look at investing in if i continue to run for a while

Also after doing that 10k run the other day, i used Nike app to record the run, the whole run was measured at 10k (around 6.2 miles) although on google maps, if you put the route in it comes out at 6.8 miles? which is right?
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

17 Aug 2013 14:29
6.2 is more accurate, 6.8 miles is nearly 11km
R
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13204 posts since 17/5/03

17 Aug 2013 14:32
36 mins Jawdropping!
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

17 Aug 2013 14:35
ran yesterday to try and get sub 36, was flying but then got to around k 7 and went all dizzy and had to stop, kinda blacked out then threw up. Reckon 36 might be the best i'll get Sad
R
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13204 posts since 17/5/03

17 Aug 2013 14:41
im happy with a sub 25min 5k!
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

17 Aug 2013 14:44
Yeah but I'm lucky I'm built to run, always have been a natural runner.
R
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13204 posts since 17/5/03

17 Aug 2013 14:49
36 is pretty amazing no? aside from the nan kid symptoms?