General Discussion: The Running Thread


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carlos
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968 posts since 20/1/08

30 Aug 2013 15:07
I thought that'd be the case. Cheers W.
Might try and squeeze in a couple of 10 milers before the week leading up to it just to make sure I'm good 'n ready.
CrunK
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1083 posts since 15/12/10

30 Aug 2013 16:56
I wouldn't worry about the distance, you have to pause for the obstacles anyway and there's usually a queue for the harder ones

if you want to actually practice, jump in freezing water and then go for a run or something Laughing out loud
carlos
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968 posts since 20/1/08

30 Aug 2013 17:15
Already done that, CrunK! I'm (un)fortunate enough to live in the arse end of nowhere so have done a few 10k runs with a dunk in a quarry at half way. Takes it out of you that's for sure so glad I'm prepped for that.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

31 Aug 2013 17:19
MrW wrote: Did my last run tonight before my first half marathon this Sunday, weather forecast's great so looking forward to it.
Best of luck with this MrW. Definitely feel a cooling in the air over the last week or so despite the sunshine - could be perfect running weather tomorrow.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

1 Sep 2013 00:06
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.

A little update fr anyone who cares, still on almost no carbs and seems the body has accepted it, back at my old times for 10k, plus no indication of hitting the wall on longer runs, did a 25k, easy peasy, could prob have gone on for another 10k but it got boring as fuck, doing a minimum of 50k a week with more rest days then before. Downside is ive gotten a bit too skinny, down to 76kg now, some of it muscle loss i guess and im around 186-87cm tall so look a bit aidsy plus only have a shit like two times a week..
P.s does anyone know how to change what day runkeeper counts as the first day of the week? Now it thinks sunday is the first day of the week which is a bit annoying.

YLAup
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5601 posts since 5/9/11

1 Sep 2013 00:53
plus only have a shit like two times a week

Bummer dude Laughing out loud
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

1 Sep 2013 18:16
gonna attempt a 15k this evening, if i get sub 1hour i'll be over the moon.
MrW
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2937 posts since 1/8/11

1 Sep 2013 18:23
Did my first half today, really enjoyed it. Think the chip time will show 1:45 something as I started tracking before and after the finish line, would pace myself differently next time too but all good experience.




MrW
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2937 posts since 1/8/11

1 Sep 2013 18:27
Cool MoB
hejus
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884 posts since 30/6/12

1 Sep 2013 19:18
Does anyone use a running app? just downloaded runkeeper. Looks pretty good for keeping track of things but think I'll look daft with one of those arm bands on. galaxy s3 is bigger than my arm Sad

edit: just read through some earlier posts
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

1 Sep 2013 21:26
Great pace MrW Cool

Chip time might have you doing sub 8 mins? If so, that's superb.

CJD - as impressive as it is, I've read both of your posts and am still not sure why you're actually doing it. Both pace gain and weight loss will come with regular running and just a slight decrease in carbs, right? No need to jack 'em in 100% is there? Just bang a pasta dish in the WAYET thread every now and again.
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

1 Sep 2013 21:29
Did 15k in 55.53, well chuffed. I slowed right down at about 12k almost light jogging pace, wouldn't have got through it otherwise.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

1 Sep 2013 21:40
'kin 'ell! Cool

Give us the splits then, just to make us 'light joggers' doubly fucked off.
blackbeltjones
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416 posts since 4/2/12

1 Sep 2013 22:27
anyone got a good discount/price on that garmin forerunner 210?
Goldie
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4768 posts since 17/10/07

1 Sep 2013 22:43
How long you been running mob? How many times a week?
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

2 Sep 2013 09:18
Burt wrote: CJD - as impressive as it is, I've read both of your posts and am still not sure why you're actually doing it. Both pace gain and weight loss will come with regular running and just a slight decrease in carbs, right? No need to jack 'em in 100% is there? Just bang a pasta dish in the WAYET thread every now and again.

Wasnt looking to increase pace, just wanted to be able to do alot longer runs at about 75-80% of max capacity, theres some theory behind it i don't have read into completely but basically the body can use eighter carbs or fat as fuel, if you cut out carbs almost completely and don't go at max pulse the body can use only fat as fuel which will last ALOT longer than carbs even if you are at a very low body fat percentage. There some scientific theory behind it about how body produces glycos and yada yada if you wanna google it. It has worked out great for me so I don't really care how it works, just that it works. That being said, were i to run say a 10k race I would eat nothing but pizza for a couple of days before as I would be running at 90-100% the whole race and then the fat fuel stuff don't work so you need carbs or else the body starts eating up all muscle tissue available. Thing is i'm not very intrested in short runs, want to do marathons and longer.
MoB
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37048 posts since 31/8/04

2 Sep 2013 09:48
Always ran, im lucky that ive just got a natural build and stamina to run the distances i do. used to run for the county when i was at school but was more interested in football. Been more prolific in the last 4/5 months running at the very least 5 times a week.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

2 Sep 2013 10:26
What speed on the treadmill was that?
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

2 Sep 2013 12:50
The man who can run forever.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

16 Sep 2013 21:29
Leggings 'n shorts, compression top 'n t-shirt and a beanie - proper cold run this evening. Even covered myself in Vicks Vaporub just for that comforting glow. Winter running weather's here 'til March.

It's borderline but I just about prefer it to Summer running weather.