General Discussion: The Running Thread


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kid unknown
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5421 posts since 8/12/01

19 Oct 2013 04:54
20% off all garmin at start fitness this weekend.
sydneyking
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4824 posts since 26/9/09

19 Oct 2013 08:49
seenmy wrote: ran my first full 5k start to finish on monday,which was great as a starting point and to have got the basis of a pace although would like to improve to around 5min a km in a few weeks after essentially 10 years of no exercise other than walking to the station I'm happy and feel good in myself, pace was 6min per a km. my only issue is pain I'm getting in my knees after run, its real constant ache, I can run on it, but its a concern I'm only running twice a week and only in and around 5k. is a support likely to help reduce the stress on joint?

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/running-injuries.aspx

If you've gone from nothing to 5k then that is most likely the problem, you need to build up gradually as the same way your fitness and stamina reduces over time (if you're not exercising) so does the stength in your muscles, bones and joints. Try walking parts of the 5k over the next few week ie run 2 mins walk 2 min etc see if that helps with the knee pain then build back up to running it as a whole
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

19 Oct 2013 13:35
One of the headphone's on my Sennheiser OMX 680i's have finally given up the ghost after constant use.

A very quick browse show's the Sennheiser OCX685i's receiving good reviews.


Any FUK'ers got any recent personal experience/comments/reviews on their running headphones?
portman
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117 posts since 24/5/08

20 Oct 2013 12:57
Anyone do their local parkrun? Did my first in the wet this weekend in 22:07.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

22 Oct 2013 00:07
Marathon in 18 days, last six days i've done two 21,1k, one 8k and just did a 30k, 30k was ok, lots of power left only thing was legs went a bit stiff last two km so had to lower pace (was aiming for a negative split but that fucked it up) still pretty sure I will reach my goal of 3:30 so might adjust it down a little, any point in doing more longer runs (30k or longer, maybe at a slower pace) to help with the leg stiffness or should i just stick to half marathons and intervals and put in three rest days before the race?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

22 Oct 2013 13:41
More than recommend these Burt -

http://www.johnlewis.com/bose-mie2i-in-ear-headphones-black/p2310922713

seenmy
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6602 posts since 17/6/06

27 Oct 2013 12:51
took 10 days off for knee to settle and also on advice started using rock tape as a support which on this weekends runs seems to have made a difference as I have not had the same pain come back, also started to ice and heat after run.

knocked 4 mins of my 1st 5k time this weekend with 2 28.5min 5ks
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

27 Oct 2013 12:54
Cool Great stuff, seenmy.

(and a belated thanks for the suggestion, adidaskev).
bathingchimp
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987 posts since 15/6/04

31 Oct 2013 14:43
Only ran 9 times this year and completed 5k 3 times, the others have been give up after a couple minutes form being knackered

Managed to get my times down from 30:07 > 27:41 and today ran a 26:32 after a month of boozing and fagging and no running at all.

Only difference was I made the transition from flyknits to those vibram barefoot things. Don't want to be THAT guy but honestly I felt like I had another 5k (never done more than 5k) in the tank and was nowhere near as breathless and knackered as I usually was.

CAn this all be due to barefooting? There has been a drop in temperature too but would it affect teh run that much (27 degree s to 24 degrees)?

Would defo recommend everyone give it a shot if so…well I'll wait till tomorrow…you're supposed to ease into it but I was enjoying it so much…could barely walk home due to calves being so fucked…


Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

1 Nov 2013 16:32
if they work for you, great, keep with em.
i'm going to head in the other direction with my next shoes and go for a MAXI


andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

1 Nov 2013 16:36
I know you've got big feet (no homo), but….
Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

1 Nov 2013 16:47
Laughing out loud being a sucker for a new gimmick to try, i'm awfully interested in them.

these ones too -

http://www.altrazerodrop.com/
some of their models resemble regular court shoes..

https://www.on-running.com/
andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

4 Nov 2013 14:51
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2487135/Whats-YOUR-fitness-age-you-fat-bastard-New-calculator-tells-youre-old-years-simple-steps.html

NTNU wrote: Your VO2MAX is calculated to be

61

and your estimated "fitness age" is

younger than 20

Cool
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

4 Nov 2013 22:56
bathingchimp wrote: Only ran 9 times this year and completed 5k 3 times, the others have been give up after a couple minutes form being knackered

Managed to get my times down from 30:07 > 27:41 and today ran a 26:32 after a month of boozing and fagging and no running at all.

Only difference was I made the transition from flyknits to those vibram barefoot things. Don't want to be THAT guy but honestly I felt like I had another 5k (never done more than 5k) in the tank and was nowhere near as breathless and knackered as I usually was.

CAn this all be due to barefooting? There has been a drop in temperature too but would it affect teh run that much (27 degree s to 24 degrees)?

Would defo recommend everyone give it a shot if so…well I'll wait till tomorrow…you're supposed to ease into it but I was enjoying it so much…could barely walk home due to calves being so fucked…

Selling 2 pairs of these BNWT massively below RRP in classifieds.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

7 Nov 2013 19:59
bathingchimp wrote: Only ran 9 times this year and completed 5k 3 times, the others have been give up after a couple minutes form being knackered

Managed to get my times down from 30:07 > 27:41 and today ran a 26:32 after a month of boozing and fagging and no running at all.

Only difference was I made the transition from flyknits to those vibram barefoot things. Don't want to be THAT guy but honestly I felt like I had another 5k (never done more than 5k) in the tank and was nowhere near as breathless and knackered as I usually was.

CAn this all be due to barefooting? There has been a drop in temperature too but would it affect teh run that much (27 degree s to 24 degrees)?

Would defo recommend everyone give it a shot if so…well I'll wait till tomorrow…you're supposed to ease into it but I was enjoying it so much…could barely walk home due to calves being so fucked…

Lots of ppl praising barefoot shoes, have two pretty hardcore running friends (50-70k/week) who I sometimes run with who both switched to barefoot independently of eachother in the perid of a month, both praised them. Was gonna do the switch too but now one suddenly have a fucked knee and can't do more than 10k in a go, the other one a fucked ankle and have a hard time getting under 5m/km (used to be mob quick) so will give a pass.
Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

9 Nov 2013 01:09
yeah it's defo not for everyone.
i stumbled upon a barefoot 5k race (for many a manufacturer of minimalist/zero drop shoes to promote their goods) earlier this summer and there plenty of people that looked in grave pain as they approached the finish line.
stoney
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17607 posts since 22/1/05

9 Nov 2013 07:10
Crazy Joe Davola wrote: Marathon in 18 days, last six days i've done two 21,1k, one 8k and just did a 30k, 30k was ok, lots of power left only thing was legs went a bit stiff last two km so had to lower pace (was aiming for a negative split but that fucked it up) still pretty sure I will reach my goal of 3:30 so might adjust it down a little, any point in doing more longer runs (30k or longer, maybe at a slower pace) to help with the leg stiffness or should i just stick to half marathons and intervals and put in three rest days before the race?

Is it this weekend ?

I did a negative split. 4 hours was my goal and made it inside that. 3.30 is going it. I did 22 miles 3 weeks before iirc and felt fine, then tapered and just did very small runs in the week before. Couldn't walk for a couple of days after, the extra few miles and pushing it to get in the time took its toll.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

14 Nov 2013 14:31
Best place for gait analysis in central please?
Trystero
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1622 posts since 1/8/07

14 Nov 2013 14:54
London Marathon store in Covent Garden (63 Long Acre, WC2E 9JN) or Run and Become near St James's Park (42 Palmer St, London SW1H 0PH) are both good

failing that, any Runners Need or Sweatshop should do it though quality of the assessment can vary a lot more in the high street places depending on whether you get a well trained member of staff
bathingchimp
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987 posts since 15/6/04

15 Nov 2013 06:13
RE: Barefoot

Fucked my calves and a muscle that runs alongside it so had to minimise runs to one per week and still can't get past 20 mins.

Think I did too far too soon.

People see a lot of issues if not transitioning from a heel strike to fore/mid foot landing I imagine.