General Discussion: The Running Thread


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oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

28 Jul 2015 21:15
Some pics from saturdays run, 2700m over the sea, good views
DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

28 Jul 2015 23:21
amazing.

would like to see some pics from saywords run
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

31 Jul 2015 18:07
Cool How are your legs after the hills Joe? Done something to my knee after 6/7 weeks of 40miles or so, hard to try to take it easy when you are on a roll.

Anyone on strava? Add me https://www.strava.com/athletes/7068940
oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

31 Jul 2015 18:27
Legs are fine, 7k recovery run day after, one marathon and two ultras last month so pretty used to the wear and tear plus was a lot of walking uphill as quicker than running in many cases.
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

13 Aug 2015 09:48
This seems pretty good, Brooks shoe finder. I haven't tried the suggested shoes mind.
toocan
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708 posts since 7/11/07

13 Aug 2015 12:04
Never ran since school but been running a mile every morning everyday for the past 4 weeks. I just dont seem to get any progress, I have to stop twice during the run as im completely flat out of breath. Pace is a around 10 mins per mile

Any suggestions on getting progress ie not have to stop for being out of breathe
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

13 Aug 2015 12:12
I would suggest get one of the apps that build you to a 5k,the simple intervals will really quickly give you the ability to find a natural pace that you can run consistently at,once you have found that its easier to build up speed
toocan
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708 posts since 7/11/07

13 Aug 2015 16:28
cheers, any recomendations? Been using runkeeper free which seems to just log as opposed to coach
figurine
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5665 posts since 14/5/07

13 Aug 2015 17:22
Couch 2 5k (C25k) is supposed to be good
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

13 Aug 2015 18:36
I would just keep it slow, near jog pace and build it up from there. You will find that the mile times start dropping once you have built up the base.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

14 Aug 2015 15:58
figurine wrote: Couch 2 5k (C25k) is supposed to be good

Agree, that's what I used, it works really well.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

14 Aug 2015 17:08
yep I used that too
toocan
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708 posts since 7/11/07

posted 29 Sep 2015 08:16, edited 29 Sep 2015 08:16
Making good progress now, was mostly around slowing my pace down thats given me the distance. Amatuer question but Ive never run this time of year and its noticable colder each morning, any special sort of kit needed (just running in addidas trackies and a hoody at the min)
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

29 Sep 2015 12:26
Running tights will keep you warmer as will a winter baselayer. I would personally get rid of the hoodie and get a running jacket - Should be able to pick one up pretty cheap, just to watch out you get one with a bit of substance.
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

29 Sep 2015 13:28
Running tights, base layer top/vest, compression socks, shorts and a running jacket's all you need.
I usually wear a headband and gloves in the proper winter to keep the chill off the ears and hands.
caol87
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1987 posts since 28/6/14

29 Sep 2015 14:31
Ran the Ealing Half at the weekend, great route (although a bit hilly in places), roads fully closed, would recommend, nice bit of suburban running!
Trystero
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1612 posts since 1/8/07

29 Sep 2015 21:56
caol87 wrote: Ran the Ealing Half at the weekend, great route (although a bit hilly in places), roads fully closed, would recommend, nice bit of suburban running!

I ran that too. Agree about this hills - was definitely more undulating than I was expecting.

Lovely weather for it though
caol87
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1987 posts since 28/6/14

posted 29 Sep 2015 22:01, edited 29 Sep 2015 22:01
Trystero wrote:
caol87 wrote: Ran the Ealing Half at the weekend, great route (although a bit hilly in places), roads fully closed, would recommend, nice bit of suburban running!

I ran that too. Agree about this hills - was definitely more undulating than I was expecting.

Lovely weather for it though

Yea, its local for me, so i had an idea of what it would be like, hardest one was up Greenford Avenue, lot of effort into that! What time you do it in?
Trystero
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1612 posts since 1/8/07

29 Sep 2015 22:57
it was local for me too (well the start/finish was at least) but I’ve only been living here a few months and don’t know the wider area that well so most of the hills were new to me!

chip time was 1:42 which is a long way off my PB (1:37) but I’ve been concentrating much more on weights than cardio for past 12 months so was happy enough

was hoping for sub 1:40 but lost quite a bit of time over the first couple of miles as I left it late to line up and got stuck quite far back in the starting pens then tired myself out trying to weave through the crowds

how did you get on?
toocan
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708 posts since 7/11/07

30 Sep 2015 07:14
I dont really know any running brands but pointers on this shopping list before I pull the trigger would be great

Running Tights

http://www.sportsdirect.com/nike-essential-tights-mens-454466?colcode=45446603
http://www.sportsdirect.com/adidas-response-running-tights-mens-454086?colcode=45408640

Running shorts

http://www.sportsdirect.com/nike-7in-challenge-shorts-mens-453799?colcode=45379941

Base layer

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/146067

Running jacket

http://www.prodirectrunning.com/products/adidas-Mens-Running-Response-Wind-Jacket-Mens-Clothing-Red-White-112827.aspx?

Compression socks

http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-compression-running-socks-mens-415258?colcode=41525814