General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

17 Aug 2013 17:54
Wouldn't say amazing, couple of guys who I run with can do sub 35 standard.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

29 Aug 2013 19:02
Burt wrote: Now this thread's been bumped - into the 4th month of a run a day for a year, not dipped under 3 miles a day since I started (21st Jan)…



Still managing to keep this up ^^^


Swapped onto the Garmin on the 21st May from Abvio's Runmeter


805 miles (and a stone and a half lighter) as of today and into month 8. Assuming I get to the end, I'd love to get to 1500 miles so have attempted to up the daily miles recently. Some days (weeks even) are fucking hard although I've definitely seen the difference in the reduction of my average pace which I'm pretty pleased with. S'all about getting the miles in though.

Regardless of questions about whether or not it's physically good for you or not, I'd definitely recommend attempting it for those that fancy a bit of a different motivational running 'challenge'.
Astro_Boy
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887 posts since 16/1/12

29 Aug 2013 19:10
Burt Cool so impressive man
Malik
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820 posts since 27/5/10

29 Aug 2013 19:26
Astro_Boy wrote: Burt Cool so impressive man
brodie
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6740 posts since 15/10/05

29 Aug 2013 19:33
Amazing effort Burt Cool

How have you held up physically? Doing something similar. Set myself a target of running 500km from the beginning of September til Christmas.
Davinho
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2331 posts since 2/12/08

29 Aug 2013 19:39
Cool I was going to have the night off running, I'm not now after seeing that
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

29 Aug 2013 19:47
Cheers fella's Cool

brodie, physically I go through peaks 'n troughs, these can be daily or weekly and it's a continuous roller coaster. Despite using a foam roller, sciatica's been my main issue but thankfully, it disappears when I actually run - I can live with the daily discomfort and it does come and go. I've also found that I do have to curtail the effort on good days and run within myself. I try not to push things too much in terms of speed as I just slightly tweaked a hamstring a few months ago and it's always niggling when the going gets a bit tough. Post run stretching is a routine that I've adopted religiously as it makes a helluva difference.

Good luck with your 500km - keep the thread updated.
MoB
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29 Aug 2013 20:07
top effort burt, that's proper inspiring stuff.

Doing something similar. Set myself a target of running 500km from the beginning of September til Christmas.
I'm doing the same, i've done 472 since May so to hit 500 is gonna be tough but i really wanna hit 1000 before the new year.
brodie
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6740 posts since 15/10/05

29 Aug 2013 20:16
Are you doing long runs as well Burt? I never stretch pre or post run, but probably should I guess.

Just seen your 10 km time Mob Cool

I'm hoping the 500km should be pretty doable. It will be part of training for my first marathon at the end of October so quite a few longer runs in there. The main aim is to try and keep running consistently over winter. Once I stop running for a week or so I find it quite difficult to get motivated agin so hopefully the 500 target will help that.
Burt
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29 Aug 2013 20:28
Nah, not excessively long - I've chucked a few 6 miler's in every now and again but nothing major. Don't wanna completely fuck myself up for the next day Laughing out loud

Here's the last week or so (obviously, distance is in miles)…


…nothing approaching MoB's 10k sprint time!
Satya
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324 posts since 7/11/12

29 Aug 2013 22:55
Just curious, for those of you who run 10km, did you guys rest in between? If so, in which km normally? I run 5k for 22mins, but I rest in the middle for around 30secs, and MoB, that is just WOW
Dasein
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1428 posts since 1/11/09

29 Aug 2013 22:59
anybody here use the concept 2 rowing machine?
Peas
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304 posts since 24/11/11

29 Aug 2013 23:34
Nothing like Mob's lightening speeds but just logged my first half marathon run.



Find out next month if I get the nod to run the London marathon on a charity's behalf which I'm optimistic I'll get. My goal was to be capable of 13 mile runs by that time.

@ Satya, on long runs I don't really stop at all, but might change pace a bit. However lately on longer runs I've had to stop maybe a couple of times for 5 or 10 secs while I stand still to let rip. Laughing out loud Annoying but rather that than shit my pants.

[Edit] Meant to add, that's impressive Burt.
Jesus
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6046 posts since 7/10/08

29 Aug 2013 23:44
Dasein wrote: anybody here use the concept 2 rowing machine?

rarely but there is one in the gym at work
brodie
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29 Aug 2013 23:44
Satya wrote: Just curious, for those of you who run 10km, did you guys rest in between? If so, in which km normally? I run 5k for 22mins, but I rest in the middle for around 30secs, and MoB, that is just WOW

Never stop on runs, feels like cheating
MrW
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2928 posts since 1/8/11

29 Aug 2013 23:50
Nice Peas and great work Burt, sub 8 min pace pretty much standard now Cool

Burt wrote: Post run stretching is a routine that I've adopted religiously as it makes a helluva difference.

+1 on this, first time this year I've managed to stick at running for more than a couple of months without any real injury and pretty sure it's down to 10 mins stretching before and after every run.

Did my last run tonight before my first half marathon this Sunday, weather forecast's great so looking forward to it.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

30 Aug 2013 00:15
Anything sub 40 is really good running for a 10K so your killing it MoB. Have you ever did a half marathon or that sort of distance?

Incredible stuff Burt, no chance I could do that!

Was thinking of getting a Garmin, normally run 2-4 times a week with each run about 6-9 miles. Any advice on what one would be best and where would be cheapest?

Satya
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324 posts since 7/11/12

30 Aug 2013 13:49
Peas, brodie

Yea I must agree it some kind like cheating, especially with 5k distance, haha, but please excuse am kind of heavy smoker who tried to stop, and yea it helps!

here is my last run

carlos
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968 posts since 20/1/08

30 Aug 2013 13:58
Running a Tough Mudder on 21st Sept.
Plenty of Insanity'esque bodyweight workouts in the bag, and have got the distance sorted no problem (12 miles in just over an hour and a half) but what do you guys recommend doing in the weeks leading up to the event?
Don't wanna fuk myself up 2 days before or have a cunted calf muscle the day before!
MrW
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2928 posts since 1/8/11

30 Aug 2013 14:12
If you've done all the training you need to get you though it, you'd normally taper for a couple of weeks before the main event.

Keep the frequency of exercise the same but decrease the weights and reduce the run distances so you're fresh on the day.

Good luck, be interested to hear what it's like, want to do one myself next year.