General Discussion: The Running Thread


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adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

29 Oct 2015 13:17
Can't see there being fake Gyak stuff, southpaw. Don't see the point in buying the stuff anyways - save yourself cash and get normal Nike gear.

Are you stretching out after a run, easypz? stretching out my shins/Achilles helped a lot with my splints pain when I got them.

eazypz
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2967 posts since 16/4/10

29 Oct 2015 16:49
I usually do, its during the run I get the most pain. Ill taper up my distances gradually and see what happens.
southpaw.6
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394 posts since 1/6/10

29 Oct 2015 21:03
Cheers adidaskev, you're probably right!
But wasted some money on new Gyakusou from DSM today anyway Oops
Nice stuff, not sure if they changed the sizing, but everything I tried fit true (and slightly long - which is good!)
So still none the wiser on the jacket sizing!
caol87
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1979 posts since 28/6/14

30 Oct 2015 18:22
Selling a load of new and new-ish Adidas running gear if anybody is interested (all size small), check my profile for the classifieds page or message me if interested
nick
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19732 posts since 2/5/03

6 Dec 2015 14:51
eazypz wrote: I usually do, its during the run I get the most pain. Ill taper up my distances gradually and see what happens.

Try leaning forward a little more when you're running, to move your centre of gravity forward, I've found that helps reduce all sorts of aches and pains (google Chi Running)

I also find that I get more aches running on the sidewalk compared to on grass/trails etc.
MoB
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36607 posts since 31/8/04

6 Dec 2015 15:10
guess this is kind of a pointless post as i can only help myself but i'm finding it really tough to get motivated lately. Ive probably run a handful of times in the past 6 months, just can't get into it. Anyone got any tips?
Peas
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303 posts since 24/11/11

6 Dec 2015 16:29
Finding a new route I find helps if you've exhausted your routine ones.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

6 Dec 2015 16:36
Sign up for a race in the new year, maybe a half marathon in the Spring, so you have something to work towards.
Burt
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5400 posts since 3/1/10

posted 6 Dec 2015 17:39, edited 6 Dec 2015 17:39
You got a Garmin, MoB? You can pick up a Forerunner 10 for under 70 quid and use Garmin Connect and/or Strava to track your progress. In addition their segments provide motivation to compete against others using similar routes. They really are great pieces of kit.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

6 Dec 2015 17:48
+1 For Strava, it has helped me keep plodding away and climbing up the leader boards with the segments/challenges.



andymakesglasses
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20146 posts since 26/1/06

6 Dec 2015 22:57
MoB wrote: guess this is kind of a pointless post as i can only help myself but i'm finding it really tough to get motivated lately. Ive probably run a handful of times in the past 6 months, just can't get into it. Anyone got any tips?

I use Strava and post my runs / cycles to Facebook to publicly shame me in to putting the effort in. Also as EDW says being able to see the times for various sectors helps with the motivation as I try to keep my speed up to that on previous runs. Plus some fuker keeps posting motivational comments on my runs. Laughing out loud Is it you EDW?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

7 Dec 2015 13:44
MoB wrote: guess this is kind of a pointless post as i can only help myself but i'm finding it really tough to get motivated lately. Ive probably run a handful of times in the past 6 months, just can't get into it. Anyone got any tips?

Definitely sign up for a race, it's the best way to get you back out. New routes/playlists always motivated me also.
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

7 Dec 2015 14:56
Get the fiancée to deny you sex unless you've been out on a run that day, guaranteed
andymakesglasses
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20146 posts since 26/1/06

7 Dec 2015 14:57
Good preparation for marriage too.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

7 Dec 2015 15:01
think I'm going to sign up for the coastal trail series in new year, half marathon distance, totally lost motivation last 8 months and only put in a handful of distances, need to drag myself out this week and next to get some distance in my legs so I can at least enjoy the coastal path over Christmas and new year.
oldgregg
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6271 posts since 13/4/02

7 Dec 2015 17:12
MoB wrote: guess this is kind of a pointless post as i can only help myself but i'm finding it really tough to get motivated lately. Ive probably run a handful of times in the past 6 months, just can't get into it. Anyone got any tips?

Set a goal you can't back out of. Marathon under 3hrs before date x (should be doable with your 10k times if enough reg training), facebook post how you gonna run x k before a certain date if youre interested in social media shame. I just never drink anything if I havent done at least 10k that day, great motivator.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

7 Dec 2015 17:19
Crazy Joe Davola wrote: I just never drink anything if I havent done at least 10k that day, great motivator.
might try this approach in new year
MoB
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36607 posts since 31/8/04

7 Dec 2015 17:58
Got back on the horse, bought myself some new layering gear for the cold and after spending all that money i had to get back out. Only 5k but i'll see if i can get the bug back. cheers guys Cool
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

8 Dec 2015 12:23
seenmy wrote:
Crazy Joe Davola wrote: I just never drink anything if I havent done at least 10k that day, great motivator.
might try this approach in new year

I presume this is alcohol and not water etc? That'd be a bit insane.
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

8 Dec 2015 12:32
Laughing out loud