General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

9 Sep 2008 18:29
Hello World wrote: your guts bounce up and down significantly more on the road than on a machine, takes time to build up the internal muscle to keep them in place.

Is that why I always need a shit after a long run?!
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

9 Sep 2008 18:35
Mate wrote:
Hello World wrote: your guts bounce up and down significantly more on the road than on a machine, takes time to build up the internal muscle to keep them in place.

Is that why I always need a shit after a long run?!

Yep. I always go running on an empty stomach
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

9 Sep 2008 18:41
smith wrote:
robii wrote: Feels warm at the top of my leg and annoyingly tingly down my leg

That sounds more like a trapped nerve then. Ice pack isn't what you need but a hot water bottle wrapped in a tea towelwhere the pain is, as the heat helps blood flow through the trapped nerve.

Vazza wrote: From your symptoms it could be sciatica…go to your GP.

OK, you two. Thanks. I hate going to the doctors. Guarantee they'll prescribe the following: "We can't give you anything at the moment. Come back in 4 weeks if you have the same problem"
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

9 Sep 2008 18:55
sounds like a trapped nerve to me too - I've had it in a similar place, kind of around the ball joint (no homo) of the hip

hot water bottle is indeed what you need, and a hot bath

plus ibuprofen (it's an anti-inflammatory)
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

9 Sep 2008 19:00
im getting little nigelly injuries left right and centre these days, nothing to keep me out the game, but all painfull, i guess its called getting old.
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

9 Sep 2008 19:02
robii wrote:
Mate wrote:
Hello World wrote: your guts bounce up and down significantly more on the road than on a machine, takes time to build up the internal muscle to keep them in place.

Is that why I always need a shit after a long run?!

Yep. I always go running on an empty stomach

I was told from young the best time to run is a couple hours after lunch, was I told wrong?
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

9 Sep 2008 20:25
when i was doing longer distances, i always ran 2 hours after breakfast, and id have a big breakfast, if i didnt eat enough, i wouldnt have enough energy to get through the longer distances, run too soon after breakfast, id get a real bad stitch, its quite a fine line i found.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

9 Sep 2008 20:38
What I meant by am empty stomach was I'd have my dinner around 1, have a snack (an apple) about 4 then try and go toilet before I go running at around 5. I get well bad guts otherwise
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

9 Sep 2008 20:46
Mate wrote:
Hello World wrote: your guts bounce up and down significantly more on the road than on a machine, takes time to build up the internal muscle to keep them in place.

Is that why I always need a shit after a long run?!

just wait until you need to take a shit during a long run. Cry
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

9 Sep 2008 20:55
i never had that, my old boy and bro in law have had to, they are running in the nottingham half marathon this wk end, any notts crew there ?
Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

29 Sep 2008 15:29
Need recommendations for a good quality yet cheap from The Bay running shoe?
Am starting my training for the Reading Half marathon asap. Anybody have any suggestions?

I have been told to steer clear of Nike and Adidas and go for a New Balance branded trainer, have also been told to size up ½ a size to compensate for my feet expanding on long runs.
The NBX 1062 looks ok? Don't really wanna spend more than £40 but will stretch to £50 max.

Thanks.
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

29 Sep 2008 15:32
Mate wrote: I was told from young the best time to run is a couple hours after lunch, was I told wrong?

ive always been told that there is no 'best' time to run, some sya after eating, some say at night, some say in the morning before brekky which is what i do, spose its whichever is best for each person
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

29 Sep 2008 15:37
if you're talking about doing long runs then you really need to be spending more than 40 quid in my opinion

Asics are a very good brand for running shoes, and you will quite often see the previous year / season's models reduced to 50 to 70 pounds

for example

http://sweatshop.resultspage.com/search?w=asics&Submit;=Quick+Search

http://achillesheel.co.uk/road.php/m/asics/

also check out the pronation guide on Achilles Heel to make sure you get trainers that are suitable for your feet / running style http://achillesheel.co.uk/help.php?#pronator
Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

29 Sep 2008 15:53
Thanks Andy,
What about:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=310087022856&ru;=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm38%26_nkw%3D310087022856%26_fvi%3D1

?
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

29 Sep 2008 16:02
yep those would be good

from the description it sounds like they are designed for a neutral pronation - it really is worth figuring out your pronantion by following the instructions on the Achilles Heel site, it will make sure that your foot is getting the right support and will reduce the chance of injuries

did you see stoney's before and after pics of corrected and uncorrected running positions?
MoB
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36664 posts since 31/8/04

29 Sep 2008 16:04
I got asics, perfect for me as i have high arches. You should go and try pairs on though.
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

29 Sep 2008 16:41
try afew on, pick the comfiest, dont size up.
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

29 Sep 2008 16:47
stonefish wrote: try afew on, pick the comfiest, dont size up.

there's a MoB / unit joke struggling to get out here
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

29 Sep 2008 21:55
Protege Moi wrote: have also been told to size up ½ a size to compensate for my feet expanding on long runs.

sound advice imo

bruised toes and black nails really aren't much fun
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

29 Sep 2008 21:57
trainers give though the more you wear them (especially when running)