General Discussion: The Running Thread


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kark
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3 posts since 29/12/09

15 Jan 2014 23:07
If you have a smartphone, try something like the Runkeeper app, can't get much cheaper than free and seems quite accurate.
melange
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565 posts since 30/12/11

15 Jan 2014 23:40
don't take my phone with me when i run, looking for something lighter like those band/watch trackers, i just don't need 1,000 different functions
melange
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565 posts since 30/12/11

16 Jan 2014 10:39
anyone?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

16 Jan 2014 11:07
Just spend a bit extra and get a Garmin F10
melange
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565 posts since 30/12/11

16 Jan 2014 12:43
yeah, think I'll do that. anyone know the cheapest place to cop at the moment?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

16 Jan 2014 12:48
Well I seen em for £75 from this handtec site, but not sure if its legit or not
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

16 Jan 2014 16:50
Anyone got any km goals for 2014? Was gonna go for 2000k but already up to 165k as I upped my long distance runs and gonna try to get in at least a 30k, a 20k and some quick 10k's every week so might try to go for 3650k.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

16 Jan 2014 16:51
1500 - 2000.

Depends how much I ease off over summer
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

16 Jan 2014 16:54
Also found out the marathon du month blanc takes place around the time i will be in and around chamonix but only places left are for the 10k race so a bit pissed about that, would have been an epic run.
YLAup
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5476 posts since 5/9/11

20 Jan 2014 20:01
Doing NY again this year so I've started to up my training early this time. I'm hating training in Manchester though and especially with living in the NQ, I get helpful remarks from randomers like 'get fucking drinking.'Laughing out loud Currently doing a 5-6 k every night/other night and then naturally progress into 10 k in the spring. Had a fairly inactive 4 months Aug - Nov so enjoying seeing the pounds drop off too.
seenmy
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6597 posts since 17/6/06

20 Jan 2014 21:18
did my first run of new year yesterday 9k, going to up to running 9-10k 3 times a week from now to see if I can build some actual fitness and some decent time over the distance and then start to creep up to 15k once a week from late feb
switching to the adi boost was a good move for my ankles.
Davinho
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2291 posts since 2/12/08

20 Jan 2014 21:28
Anybody ever had problems with Iliotibial Band Syndrome? Never issues with my knees before but my left one has been giving me shit for a couple of weeks now. I've not changed anything in my routine and I'm finding it hard to run over 8k without issues, usually run at least 10k 3x a week. I'm resting it at the moment but not running is starting to wind me up.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

20 Jan 2014 21:57
Thanks for the Garmin advance, will look into the 310XT. Do i need one or would i be alright with my mapmyrun app?

Wont be doing any intervals etc just 3-4 runs a week building up my mileague in prep for the marathon. Would only need to track my miles/average pace over my run and splits of each mile or 2.

I listen to house podcasts for hour-hour and a half runs then DJ live sets for longer runs.

I have been getting achilles pain the first 2-3 miles of my runs (back running two weeks after while off) but then the pain wears off and i can run presently. Just my legs telling me its been a while or possibly a problem?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

posted 22 Jan 2014 16:31, edited 22 Jan 2014 16:31
Anyone able to comment on the H&M sports stuff? Thinking about a few tshirts for running from there.

Davinho wrote: Anybody ever had problems with Iliotibial Band Syndrome? Never issues with my knees before but my left one has been giving me shit for a couple of weeks now. I've not changed anything in my routine and I'm finding it hard to run over 8k without issues, usually run at least 10k 3x a week. I'm resting it at the moment but not running is starting to wind me up.

Foam rollers are good, maybe have a look into how your stretching after and warming up pre run.
Burt
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6093 posts since 3/1/10

posted 22 Jan 2014 16:36, edited 22 Jan 2014 16:36
Foam Rollers are definitely worth the outlay.

And, everyone gives it the big 'un that it's an obvious thing to do but stretching pre and post run is a must - I bet there's only a handful of contributors that actually do it regularly.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

posted 22 Jan 2014 16:39, edited 22 Jan 2014 16:39
Admittedly I never stretch before, but always after. Usually warm up before with a 5 min bike ride, since I've introduced the warm up the number of injuries I get have reduced.
Burt
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6093 posts since 3/1/10

22 Jan 2014 16:44
Cycling pre-run is spot on, aitch.

Only really adopted the pre and post run stretch when I got to 38 and started noticing the niggles. I've found that it makes a huge difference in terms of recovery and also occurrence of injury.

adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

23 Jan 2014 13:06
I stretch post but not pre. I did pre-run stretch a bit last year and didnt notice too much difference.
Heath
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2521 posts since 26/7/06

23 Jan 2014 15:31
aitch wrote: Anyone able to comment on the H&M sports stuff? Thinking about a few tshirts for running from there.

I got a load of H&M sport stuff the other day, surprisingly good stuff.
MoB
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36928 posts since 31/8/04

23 Jan 2014 15:35
Heath wrote:
aitch wrote: Anyone able to comment on the H&M sports stuff? Thinking about a few tshirts for running from there.

I got a load of H&M sport stuff the other day, surprisingly good stuff.
Second this, i bought some of it in about october. Held up really well, great for the money.