General Discussion: The Running Thread


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adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

9 Mar 2016 23:31
Quality running, 87 Ubercool I'm the same with wanting to run but not wanting to lose muscle/weight - Hence sticking to nothing more than a half marathon at least this year anyway.

Training for a marathon will lose a lot of muscle on your top half, unless you somehow manage to still hit the weights along with training but you'd be doing very well to balance both.
joeyjojo
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3853 posts since 24/8/06

10 Mar 2016 09:38
87 wrote: 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.

running the marathon last year fucked me up, i was eating so much carbs and sugar and sweets and crap during the training then when I finished I just craved it all the time so put on weight. Back on the fitness now though so im stacked
joeyjojo
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3853 posts since 24/8/06

10 Mar 2016 09:39
/ ripped.


anyone running the hackney half? thinking of putting my name down
eent
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9013 posts since 25/2/05

11 Mar 2016 16:32
I started running in Jan this year, training for a half marathon on April 3rd, also signed up to the Manchester 10k as well in May.

Now I've never really run before, i actually dislike it intensely, but now i'm starting to appreciate it a bit more, especially afterwards.

I'm 3 weeks away now and furthest I've run is 8 miles, and i'm giving 10 miles a go tomorrow morning. Once I've got my half marathon out the way, i want to try and push my 10k time down - any tips for getting faster over that distance? I've heard splitting the run into 1k segments with a rest in between is good for speed?

Ran 10k on Monday at 53.5 mins, but really want to get it under 50 by May.
figurine
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5503 posts since 14/5/07

11 Mar 2016 16:40
10k is aerobic so doing lots more miles will help, generally speaking longer runs than 10k should help get your time down as well. I've found that as I've been upping my miles to train for a marathon my 5k time has dropped considerably. Hill sprints/fartleks/intervals will also help too.
oldgregg
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6266 posts since 13/4/02

11 Mar 2016 18:23
Doing a 100miles in april, mostly been on holiday with heavy drinking and eating since december with like 20k/month up until 2 weeks ago, will be interesting.
seenmy
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6523 posts since 17/6/06

12 Mar 2016 14:49
been the same and I'm questioning the sense in running a half next weekend? surely for 100 mile race you need to be doing back to back marathons on the regular with a good few 50+ milers to even be close to having the conditioning to get through it?
Fläsket
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3540 posts since 14/8/04

posted 12 Mar 2016 15:58, edited 12 Mar 2016 15:58
strange to be running in shorts and tee shirt in early march but i'll take it
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

12 Mar 2016 18:18
Good to see this thread bumped, I have been getting some coaching and training properly since the start of the year, 50 mile weeks, mixtures of speed work, long runs and proper recovery runs. Managed to get 5k down to 18.33 so starting to show sings it's working.

Kev, you talking about Baker Hughes 10k? That's what I'm aiming to smash this year, hopefully the weather behaves itself!
Fläsket
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3540 posts since 14/8/04

posted 12 Mar 2016 18:40, edited 12 Mar 2016 18:40
that's bigtime edw Cool

87 you telling a porky with that 1/2 marathon time? prost to you if not!

not running it, but hoping to get out at the paris one with my guy haile - http://www.ilosport.fr/running/conseils/marathon-les-conseils-de-haile-gebreselassie/
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

12 Mar 2016 22:06
EDW wrote: Good to see this thread bumped, I have been getting some coaching and training properly since the start of the year, 50 mile weeks, mixtures of speed work, long runs and proper recovery runs. Managed to get 5k down to 18.33 so starting to show sings it's working.

Kev, you talking about Baker Hughes 10k? That's what I'm aiming to smash this year, hopefully the weather behaves itself!

6 minute miles, that's Ubercool running!

Yeah will be doing Baker, although the route IMO is piss poor but good for a quick 10K.

oldgregg
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6266 posts since 13/4/02

posted 12 Mar 2016 22:14, edited 12 Mar 2016 22:14
seenmy wrote: been the same and I'm questioning the sense in running a half next weekend? surely for 100 mile race you need to be doing back to back marathons on the regular with a good few 50+ milers to even be close to having the conditioning to get through it?

I'm not expecting to make it through, if i do it's just a bonus. Applied when I was in really good shape, kinda like these idiot races though, in a marathon you always have a reference of whats a good time, 100miles is uncharted, you can walk the final half and be happy.
seenmy
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6523 posts since 17/6/06

13 Mar 2016 11:23
Its something I would like to do at some point, target is to complete a marathon distance this year,I just haveto get in a routine and at the min I just cant keep to anything, so I'm basically back to square one
roophees
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1397 posts since 18/12/10

13 Mar 2016 17:26
Managed to solve the problem of my ITB and ankle pains by buying overpronation shoes (Kayano 22 are highly recommended if anyone else is on the lookout) - but now having problems with my lower back which started on the treadmill.

Anyone else have the same issue? it almost feels like the smallest/lowest rib is injured - feels very sore to the touch, but also the side muscles hurt. doesnt actually hurt when running, but more when i sit down and curve my spine….

Worst of all, can't figure out which back stretch is helping it or not. Also have a foam roller but doesn't seem to alleviate anything…
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

13 Mar 2016 18:13
Could be your alignment is wrong which is affecting your hips and then causing back pain but that would affect your legs i would have thought. Ribs is a strange one - i'd go to the doctor personally, especially when formatters aren't helping which generally makes you think it isn't muscle related unless a tear.
roophees
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1397 posts since 18/12/10

posted 13 Mar 2016 19:24, edited 13 Mar 2016 19:24
^ Cheers - yeh seeing a doctor this week, but was hoping it was common and there was a simple fix!
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

28 Mar 2016 22:25
First proper injury-free run since June tonight - 6.5 miles clocked in at 50 minutes. Legs are stiff as hell now but felt good to be back out running.

Does anyone run and also hit the gym routinely? I'm worried my legs being sore/stiff after running will affect my Abs workouts in particular.
eent
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9013 posts since 25/2/05

30 Mar 2016 12:18
I go gym and run at the moment (1st Half Marathon on Sunday coming) and i found i actually dropped legs for the last 2 months for that very reason.

I think if you get in to a regular routine you shouldn't get doms as bad. What i mean by that, is i do a bodyweight routine 2 or 3 times a week and barely get doms now - however i have always found doing heavy legs gives me doms regardless and fucks up any chance at a run for a day or two.
EssexBoyII
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6279 posts since 5/6/07

30 Mar 2016 12:40
Half Marathon PB now 1hr 39 minutes… Smashed my previous of 1hr 51m
rko
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9 posts since 7/9/09

5 Apr 2016 20:23
looking for a heart rate monitor - any suggestions?