General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MrW
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2413 posts since 1/8/11

19 Sep 2016 16:08
Selling a Garmin 910XT if anyone's interested, boxed with all the bits.
oldgregg
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6266 posts since 13/4/02

20 Sep 2016 18:18
MrW wrote: Selling a Garmin 910XT if anyone's interested, boxed with all the bits.

will give it away, so shit
oldgregg
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6266 posts since 13/4/02

20 Sep 2016 18:22
fucked swedish peaks up a cpl weeks ago
next up, chile
joeyjojo
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3853 posts since 24/8/06

21 Sep 2016 12:06
Thinking of doing the Paris marathon next year. Anyone ran it ? And any advice ?
figurine
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5503 posts since 14/5/07

21 Sep 2016 12:37
87 ran the half this year I think.
Tobypricec
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268 posts since 6/1/15

3 Dec 2016 09:34
Started to try get back into running and been doing about 5/6 miles twice a week (average about 8 minutes a mile) but feel shattered after them.
Any tips to improve on my distance? wanting to try push to 10 miles per run
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

posted 3 Dec 2016 13:46, edited 3 Dec 2016 13:46
keep the pace as it is and focus on getting time on your feet to build up the base fitness, the 10milers will soon come round. Try doing an hour, back to shorter run next day/day after then push it out to 90mins gradually, that would be you at 10/11miles.
Tobypricec
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268 posts since 6/1/15

3 Dec 2016 15:43
Okay mate thanks for that, sounds like a good idea to try build the distance up that way, will give it a go
oldgregg
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3 Dec 2016 23:25
Tobypricec wrote: Started to try get back into running and been doing about 5/6 miles twice a week (average about 8 minutes a mile) but feel shattered after them.
Any tips to improve on my distance? wanting to try push to 10 miles per run

if you're a two times a week guy and want to increase length, lower the pace waaay down, try doing really slow long runs, like 2h+, preferrably in the evening, then get up in the morning when your bodys is still abit fucked. learn how to run tired, then work on the pace.
Bails78
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563 posts since 6/1/08

13 Jan 2017 15:02
Can anyone help me with some gear recommendations. Want to start running to work, but I have never done this sort of thing before, anytime I have jogged I have just thrown on whatever tracksuit bottoms are around and a t-shirt.

I'm aware I am going to need some type of windproof, waterproof clothing and a decent back pack to keep work clothes in and shoes. Would prefer breathable material as I get hot quick. Any recommendations would be most welcome.

Thanks
sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

13 Jan 2017 15:20
Running with a heavy, unevenly loaded backpack i.e shoes gets annoying real quick. Just a word of warning.

andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

13 Jan 2017 15:22
These socks are the business for Autumn to Spring:

https://www.e-outdoor.co.uk/inov-8-mudsoc-mid-running-socks-p1811
sodomgomorra
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1210 posts since 24/3/14

13 Jan 2017 15:23
http://www.salomon.com/nl/product/agile-20-aw.html?article=379974

I got this one myself for longer trails. Still not great when packing bigger bulkier objects, but it doesn't bounce up and down when you pick up pace and everything gets there dry.

Wouldn't stress other gear too much. Just get a decent windbreaker with some high vis elements to it and keep your hands and head warm. Other than that the generic off the rack running leggings and shirts to layer underneath.
MrW
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2413 posts since 1/8/11

13 Jan 2017 17:12
Need a shower at work, or gym close by, as you'll need one by the time you get in. If you can, drive / bus / train to work Monday and take your week's work clothes in, then run the rest of the week without backpack, so much easier.

I used one of these when I ran to work, no complaints: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/deuter-race-rucksack/

Unless you're willing to fork out £££ for decent goretex gear (which you usually end up sweating in anyway), just get a breathable tee, long sleeve tee, tights and wind / shower proof jacket and layer it. Gloves and headband and you're sorted for cold weather. Getting wet in rain isn't a big deal.
MrW
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2413 posts since 1/8/11

13 Jan 2017 17:17
Btw, who's MoleInOne on fukrun? Laughing out loud
andymakesglasses
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20063 posts since 26/1/06

13 Jan 2017 21:21
What's fukrun on? Anyone on Strava?
MrW
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14 Jan 2017 09:54
MrW wrote:
Rirawin wrote: Maybe we can start up a Fuk running group on Garmin? Smiling

http://connect.garmin.com/group/241108

Eye-wink
Peas
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303 posts since 24/11/11

14 Jan 2017 13:57
Laughing out loud Pseudonym is mine W. Oddly though for me connect displays my birth name.
MrW
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2413 posts since 1/8/11

14 Jan 2017 23:03
Cool
Fläsket
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3540 posts since 14/8/04

17 Jan 2017 15:44
not sure what the uk mr p site looking like, but the us version has a nice supply of arcteryx and patagonia running gear at %70 off.