General Discussion: The Running Thread


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carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

2 May 2016 08:01
London marathon 2017 ballot is open for those interested
Trystero
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1612 posts since 1/8/07

5 May 2016 14:41
joeyjojo wrote: / ripped.


anyone running the hackney half? thinking of putting my name down

I entered but wish that I hadn't now - supposed to be 26C on Sunday
figurine
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5664 posts since 14/5/07

5 May 2016 15:42
Ran my first marathon on Monday, managed it in just under 3:56, feel like shit still now.
joeyjojo
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3925 posts since 24/8/06

5 May 2016 15:45
I'll look out for you mate runs past my flat so gonna put the chairs out and my neighbour is doing a BBQ I hope
Trystero
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1612 posts since 1/8/07

8 May 2016 16:54
well that went terribly…

should really have given this a miss as I had some kind of food poisoning/stomach bug from thurs evening to saturday afternoon - lost almost 6lbs in water weight and was so tired yesterday that it was a struggle just to walk upstairs

began to feel better yesterday evening and, in a moment of post-sickness euphoria, stupidly decided to run today thinking that I could just tough it out…

big mistake. the heat today was brutal and I was still really dehydrated and nowhere near recovered enough. only managed two miles at race pace (7:20) then felt like I was going to collapse from exhaustion. have never wanted to drop out of a race so badly.

ended up having to stop and walk in places and finished in 1:46. genuinely felt a tougher effort (mentally at least) than my PB over the same distance despite being nearly ten minutes slower.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

9 May 2016 06:10
Nice one for slogging it out though! Get recovered properly then start the training back again.

Did my first 10k of the year last week in 38.48 (36th outa 1004), first time pushing it under the 40mins so training is coming along nicely.

Kev, you ready for Baker Hughes?
quest
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3213 posts since 11/7/11

9 May 2016 11:23
Sounds like a nightmare Trystero, well done though
joeyjojo
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3925 posts since 24/8/06

9 May 2016 11:31
Yeah man still a great time considering. !
Trystero
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1612 posts since 1/8/07

10 May 2016 11:39
cheers all

luckily my big race this year isn't until the end of October (Dublin marathon)– so have plenty of time to build up a good base again and train for that properly

that's a cracking 10K time edw Cool

congrats on your first marathon fig - it's taken me four years to decide to do another!
Tobypricec
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306 posts since 6/1/15

31 May 2016 20:48
can anyone recommend Patagonias stride pro shorts? or recommend any others
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

1 Jun 2016 16:24
Got back out last night, 8 miles in 1.01, not lightning but now I'm a bit heavier from training i'll take it. Great Scottish Run at the start of October will hopefully keep me motivated over the 'summer'.



MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

6 Jul 2016 06:11
To attempt to stop focusing on being such a fucken loser for the last 3 weeks I've been riding 10 kms and running 2km within 30 minutes, 3 times a week. I'm 41. Is that good?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

6 Jul 2016 16:20
Anyone running in or tried on/wearing the Nike Lunarepic flyknit lows - look like they could be the next pair of runners for me but unsure if they've any support about them or just pure cushioning.
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

7 Jul 2016 09:27
I have air max, if you want cushioning get air max.
andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

8 Jul 2016 15:12
Are there any downsides to wearing trail running shoes for street running?

I need to replace my running shoes and a pair of approach shoes I wear for mountain biking and am wondering if I can combine them into one pair.
oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

1 Aug 2016 21:32
Nope.
oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

1 Aug 2016 21:40
Paced wife through her first marathon, 8hrs, +1800m/-1600m Fascist!

Ubercool Cool
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

11 Aug 2016 09:15
2016 Team GB running vest up in the classifieds for a few days if anyone's keen.
BNWT and only tried on.
Selling for less than retail

https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/team-gb-rio-2016-running-vest/
JustinCredible
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2453 posts since 11/6/08

7 Sep 2016 12:31
Been trying to get out for a quick 3 mile run each evening after cycling home from work (10 miles), legs feel like jelly after getting off the bike, odd sensation.
illwill
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3533 posts since 17/5/04

7 Sep 2016 13:21
Fancy that Laughing out loud