General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Fläsket
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3577 posts since 14/8/04

8 Dec 2015 18:48
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?

get forerunner watch. join fuk group.


everyone is out injured or taking sometime off to enjoy the hanuka festivities?
BENi
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217 posts since 10/5/09

8 Dec 2015 19:19
Flasket, I ran every day in October (Ronhill challenge) but injured my big toe at the end, didn't run in November and I've just had Shingles so won't be out again until the new year. The rest will do me good!
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

posted 8 Dec 2015 20:44, edited 8 Dec 2015 20:44
andymakesglasses wrote: Plus some fuker keeps posting motivational comments on my runs. Laughing out loud Is it you EDW?

Aye Sticking out tongue

flasket wrote: everyone is out injured or taking sometime off to enjoy the hanuka festivities?

Get on Strava mate, thats where im uploading my runs to these days
figurine
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5634 posts since 14/5/07

15 Dec 2015 23:36
Want to get a GPS watch for tracking my runs but want one that I can also wear all day as a fitness tracker. The only one I've found so far that seems to be able to do both is a Fitbit Surge, are there any other options out there? Preferably closer to a ton?
stoney
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17349 posts since 22/1/05

16 Dec 2015 08:05
Dont know anything about this but it just popped up on hukd

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tomtom-runner-cardio-gps-watch-amazon-deal-day-89-99-2352434
figurine
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5634 posts since 14/5/07

17 Dec 2015 23:50
Cheers stoney that looks pretty decent, shame I missed the deal though
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

posted 19 Dec 2015 08:59, edited 19 Dec 2015 08:59
Wee upgrade on the watch. Figurine, give me a shout as i have a forerunner 10 ill sort you out with for cheap if you want.

Burt
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5405 posts since 3/1/10

19 Dec 2015 11:41
Cool
Fläsket
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3577 posts since 14/8/04

19 Dec 2015 16:42
rest up beni lad. shingles are nothing to mess around with.
edw man, i think my activities automatically go to strava too, but i haven't been on there in ages to view em.

a forerunner 10 would be more than sufficient i think. i've got a 305 that is coming up on nine years old and it still works great.
nothingelseworked
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3200 posts since 21/2/10

posted 3 Jan 2016 16:51, edited 3 Jan 2016 16:51
Recommendations on decent running shoes?

Edit: Preferably under £150. Was thinking of going for ultra boosts.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

3 Jan 2016 17:11
boost is a good all rounder I would say, for sure FUK approved
nothingelseworked
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3200 posts since 21/2/10

3 Jan 2016 17:19
Sounds good. How do they fit?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

3 Jan 2016 17:31
Id say snug, but I dont really believe you can give size advice as everyone bases on something different, best to buy from a running store instore or online buy 2 sizes send back the one thats not right in my opinion
MoB
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36610 posts since 31/8/04

3 Jan 2016 18:41
Boosts come in half sizes, I'd say size down a half if using for running.
fouineoursb
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1507 posts since 12/11/06

posted 3 Jan 2016 19:08, edited 3 Jan 2016 19:08
I'd size up at least 1/2 size to 1 size in boost(Boston model) or ultraboost, they fit snug.
Especially if you are planning to run long distance.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

3 Jan 2016 19:36
point proven with the above 2 posts
nothingelseworked
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3200 posts since 21/2/10

3 Jan 2016 21:27
Brilliant Laughing out loud Cheers for info, will just have to go in-store and try.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

3 Jan 2016 22:07
I would buy based on your gait/pronation - not just 'a good running shoe' if your looking to run decent distance (over 10K IMO). A good running shop will have a treadmill and assessor to analyse your running style. Or you can go based on your foot arch imprint when you come out the shower (high/low arch).

I presume you don't know all of this as your just taking up running, if not apologies.
kid unknown
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5316 posts since 8/12/01

4 Jan 2016 18:42
I have always used the asics GT2000 series and avoided Nike and Adidas with the view that they are more fashion and not proper running shoe.

Am I missing out?


Rirawin
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9212 posts since 17/7/05

posted 4 Jan 2016 18:57, edited 4 Jan 2016 18:57
adidaskev wrote: I would buy based on your gait/pronation - not just 'a good running shoe' if your looking to run decent distance (over 10K IMO). A good running shop will have a treadmill and assessor to analyse your running style. Or you can go based on your foot arch imprint when you come out the shower (high/low arch).

I presume you don't know all of this as your just taking up running, if not apologies.

Co-sign. Don't just base your purchase on what others recommend, gait is a personal thing and can differ from one person to another. As Adidaskev says, get yourself to a running shop and have your running style analysed.

If you don't do this, you'll run the risk of long term injury, or at the very least short term discomfort.