General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Egan
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408 posts since 17/10/11

4 Jan 2016 19:05
Agreed on this. The ultraboosts never suited my style, despite being the comfiest.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

5 Jan 2016 13:46
kid unknown wrote: 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?

If you like the GT range then why not keep using them. If you find a shoe you run in well and doesn't give you trouble I'd definitely stick to them. This is why I've bought nothing but Nike Lunars the past 3-4 years.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

posted 5 Jan 2016 17:15, edited 5 Jan 2016 17:15
Anyone here running the Paris semi in March? I am hoping to run it in 1 hr 30. I will run once or twice per week until March for training.

I think I need new shoes. I ran a 10k last year and within 5 minutes I felt like I was being attacked by sharks, my legs were in agony.


roophees
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1502 posts since 18/12/10

5 Jan 2016 20:59
Anyone got any tips for some cheapish running gear? Got a set of gyakusou but won't longer cut it as I'm aiming to run 3x a week. Will also be running on a treadmill (ITBs been fucked for a while) so any recommendations for vests (no george michael) would be great

Cheers in advance
MoB
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36626 posts since 31/8/04

5 Jan 2016 21:01
H&M running gear is my beater stuff, lasted me nearly 2 years now and still going strong.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

10 Jan 2016 15:00
Rirawin wrote:
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.

I found it pretty hard to find a decent running shop where the staff actually knew how to analyse your running style, or even had a treadmill in the store to do so, so it's been very trial-and-error for me, I've tried Nike, Adidias and Asics, and stuck with the Asics as the Nike and Adidas were ok at first but didn't really go the distance, after a few weeks they were starting to stretch in the wrong places and getting a bit uncomfortable. I've also found that some good suportive insoles are a great help, Dr Scholl active ones are great.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

10 Jan 2016 16:13
Have had Nike Pegaus 31 and 32s the last while and they have been great, if you dont want to do the whole running shop running test thing, just look for shoes that have a decent cushioning for pounding the pavements.

Stepped up the running a bit recently (30-40ish miles a week for the last 4 months of the year) and joined a running club, great if you are needing a push in the right direction.

Anyone doing parkruns? Did my first since September yesterday in 19.08, 20seconds or so off the pb. Now to push it under 19mins.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

10 Jan 2016 18:03
Yeah done my first one in 3 years on sat. Got round in 28 mins, proper struggle too. My last recorded one was 20:32 and have gone under 20 the run before that. Some training (and about a stone) to get back towards that. Where I have had knee ops previous my knees ache like fuck and the physio I go and see said she feels like I could have a bakers cyst developing. So we will see how it goes as I up my miles
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

11 Jan 2016 17:42
Nick, you can buy based on your foot-arch or pronation then if you can't get your gait analysed. If you have wooden floors in your bathroom or similar then you can normally see your foot arch when you step out the shower.

You can then buy trainers based on this - cushioned/neutral shoes if your high arch and stability/pronation shoes if your low arch. The low arch ones will generally have a pronation block on the instep to sort the pronation.

http://www.foot.com/site/arch-types





figurine
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5665 posts since 14/5/07

12 Jan 2016 13:34
I've been meaning to start parkruns for about a year now, finally got registered and printed my barcode ready for Saturday just past then my daughter broke her leg so that fucked that up. Hopefully this weekend I'll do my first. Haven't really done much running since a half marathon last June so really need to get back into it properly.
figurine
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5665 posts since 14/5/07

26 Jan 2016 13:52
Anyone run using a heart rate monitor? Any recommendations?
MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

26 Jan 2016 14:21
Use one with my 910XT, don't really use it for heart rate zone training but it's good to get full details for all activities as well as recovery info. Never had any problems with it, seems accurate and just works. The 910 also supports zone training if that's your thing.

Think you'd need to check you've got a device to use it with, 910XTs are bargain cheap now and that's with HRM so might be worth upgrading.
Kieran
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516 posts since 26/2/13

30 Jan 2016 22:31
running a half marathon with my university football team in 3 months, never done any sort of running outside of football?

Best shoes for under £75 and whats some good gear to train in?

Cheers fukers
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

30 Jan 2016 23:58
I'd recommend Nike Pegasus/Structure depending on if your high/low arch. Should pick up both models under £60 i would think. Only run in Nike gear myself, but if your on a budget then Karrimor stuff seems decent.

I'd definitely recommend setting up a training schedule, especially with it being your first. Helps me massively when i train for races and gives me more motivation to go out when scheduled and also that i'm ready come race day.
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

31 Jan 2016 01:14
Worth going to a specialized shop and let them analyze your stride and such. Doesn't cost a thing and then you can get something fit for your specific needs.

Going through my third pair of GT2170's. Horrible looking clogs, but they correct the slight eversion -of which I wasn't even aware- that I normally deal with, And now I wouldn't want to trade them for any other shoe honestly.

Gear wise just get something of the sale racks from a reputable brand and supplement it with some better bits if you feel there is a need for improvement. Though it's worthwhile to invest in good socks right of the bat.

Godspeed
EssexBoyII
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6388 posts since 5/6/07

31 Jan 2016 10:54
figurine wrote: I've been meaning to start parkruns for about a year now, finally got registered and printed my barcode ready for Saturday just past then my daughter broke her leg so that fucked that up. Hopefully this weekend I'll do my first. Haven't really done much running since a half marathon last June so really need to get back into it properly.

Park Runs are such a different type of run for me. A pacey 5k really takes it out of you in a way that a half marathon doesn't but, that said, i do love doing PR. It really makes me push myself. Struggling to get anywhere near my best time at the moment since I have to run through a fucking quagmire. Can't wait for summer when I can smash my PB to pieces
EssexBoyII
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6388 posts since 5/6/07

31 Jan 2016 10:59
EDW, that's a great time. I can't get under 22m
DuffMan
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14254 posts since 21/2/07

9 Mar 2016 22:05
Just started running for the first time in years, basically since cross country when I was younger and the first real exercise I've done since I hurt my knee a while back.

Did 5k in 26 mins this evening on my third run which feels alright, need to do some proper distances but I don't really enjoy pavement pounding much.

Any good long trails or similar in London? I might go do a few circuits of Hampstead Heath soon.

Also I need to actually buy some gear, is gait analysis worth it? And are all the big running shops rip-off pricing if I need to pick up a few pairs of shorts etc?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

9 Mar 2016 23:19
Sports Direct for shorts. Get your gait done at a running shop shouldn't take too long and is worth it. Should narrow down what trainers suit your feet, rather than you running in the wrong type for ages and injury taking its toll.

After 6 months and an ingrown toenail on/off i finally got the nail off last month. Looking forward to getting back into running, Aberdeen 10K and then Glasgow half in October hopefully.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

9 Mar 2016 23:23
I ran the Paris half marathon in 01:28:54 - chuffed with that considering I don't run much anymore. I have entered a couple more half marathons for this year. I want to do a marathon but don't want to lose weight, muscle or strength.