General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Davinho
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2293 posts since 2/12/08

23 Jan 2014 16:04
Cheers aitch and Burt. I don't really bother with stretching and warming up, apart from a couple of
Minutes just before I set off so that's definitely where the problems are coming from. Will do from now on, foam
Roller ordered Cool
blackham
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1818 posts since 17/7/13

23 Jan 2014 16:08
anyone got the free run flyknits? - they any good for running / gym?
Davinho
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2293 posts since 2/12/08

23 Jan 2014 16:16
I have the them, perfect for both. Size up 1/2 or a full size if you have wider feet
blackham
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1818 posts since 17/7/13

23 Jan 2014 16:21
cheers mate
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

24 Jan 2014 10:09
MoB wrote:
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.

Niceone, cheers both. Will grab a few bits.
seenmy
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6602 posts since 17/6/06

26 Jan 2014 14:57
anyone else using the garmin find it shit at picking up a satellite, my last 2 runs it has refused to pick locate one before my run (given it a good 10 mins) so I had to start with just a timer,which is annoying, today it did not pick up a satellite till 22mins in to my run,meaning distance is totally skewed.

building up to 15k now did 13.3 today in 1.18 so finally getting under the hour mark on 10k as well
Rirawin
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9407 posts since 17/7/05

posted 26 Jan 2014 15:19, edited 26 Jan 2014 15:19
I find my Forerunner F10 takes a couple of minutes, but most of the time I don't notice it as I spend this time warming up.

Though, I have found if you leave the watch on instead of switching it off after every use, it finds your GPS location a lot quicker the next time around.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

28 Jan 2014 21:05
Didn't pick up a satellite in 22 mins? Update firmware or return the watch. Always turn it on, hang it on the door handle of front door, put on shoes and it's got satellite once im out the door.
MrW
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2788 posts since 1/8/11

28 Jan 2014 21:27
^
What Joe said, should take a couple of minutes tops unless you're standing in a cave. I leave mine on the wall while I warm up as I find keeping it still seems to help it lock on, only takes a minute or so though.

Picked up a Nike Element Shield jacket for £90 from Bluewater nike store in Sunday. Just come in from an 8 miler in the pissing rain and wind, warm & dry as a bone, well worth the cash.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

posted 28 Jan 2014 21:36, edited 28 Jan 2014 21:36
Crazy Joe Davola wrote: 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.

317.6k, with 7000m+ climb in last 30 days, gonna try to go full retard in feb with 400k+, >10.000m climb.

RickRude
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3579 posts since 13/1/12

31 Jan 2014 22:11
Been training for a work 5k race - given I'm over 16st did my first 5k sub 20 mins today, fucking breathing out my ass. Usually run on the road but fuck running in the rain

oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

1 Feb 2014 00:05
Sweet personal best, good incline. I'm planning on falling out of an aeroplane to better my pb in speed and climb, just hope it's not raining.
RickRude
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3579 posts since 13/1/12

1 Feb 2014 01:09
I'm not a runner mate just quite happy with my time
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

1 Feb 2014 01:57
It's a good time, just saying theres a big difference between actually running outdoors and doing a pb on a treadmill in a gym. Add 1% incline just to compensate for air resistance and then one or more percents to compensate for actual climb on a track (if youre not just running intervals or something on a totally flat surface), one percent might not sound much but theres a huge difference in time even on a 5k.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

1 Feb 2014 02:00
Lots of treadmills are also pretty generous even at some incline. It's good business.
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

1 Feb 2014 07:42
That's great stuff, Rick. Treadmill or not, that's a blinding time for someone who's carrying a bit of timber, pal. Are you gonna keep up with the gym work in an effort to lose a bit of the weight that you're carrying or is this just a bit of training for the one off 5k?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

1 Feb 2014 08:14
You'll always push yourself a bit harder on the actual race day as well
seenmy
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6602 posts since 17/6/06

1 Feb 2014 09:58
ran my best 10k mid week at 54mins so slowly chipping away and starting to feel a difference now in that I can keep a pace and even increase pace towards final third of a run, where as pre christmas I had nothing towards the end of a longer run. 15k tomorrow is goal somewhere under 1.5 hours
MuayThaiPimp
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7925 posts since 10/8/11

1 Feb 2014 10:54
Fair play rick! Don't know how people can handle running outside on this weather!
MrW
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2788 posts since 1/8/11

1 Feb 2014 11:10
Nice work Rick & seenmy Cool

Got a half marathon lined up for end of March, getting in around 15-20 miles a week at the moment, upping it to 25-30 over the next few weeks. Actually enjoy being out in this weather, don't mind rain or cold, just can't be doing with the wind.