General Discussion: The Running Thread


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robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

29 Sep 2008 22:10
I read to size up half a size on New Balance and that was correct for what I got. Bought 10.5 and they were still pretty tight when I got them (usually wear 10) but have loosened up with wear
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

29 Sep 2008 23:17
I have always bought true to size with Asics and never had any problems
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

29 Sep 2008 23:32
I went for asics last time designed for neutral pronation (knowing nothing at the time), after a year of wearing them I took them to the running shop round the corner and they looked at the wear at the bottom and could tell that I over pronated a little. They also did some running tests. I also sized up by half as I heard a long time ago you need to do this for long distances.

After that pair I'm not sure if I would buy asics again as they were in tatters after a year, so many holes in the mesh.

I've now gone for a pair of Nike structures and broke my pb the first time I ran in them.
FrIEND
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13428 posts since 27/11/03

30 Sep 2008 14:14
pb = pubic bone?
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

30 Sep 2008 16:24
aitch wrote: I'm not sure if I would buy asics again as they were in tatters after a year, so many holes in the mesh.

how many miles had you run in them?
ilikeashirt
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1379 posts since 11/5/07

30 Sep 2008 16:52
Has anyone seem Reebok running trainers at a decent price anywhere?
Jesus
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5970 posts since 7/10/08

20 Aug 2009 21:52
what can i do to prevent shin splints?
kid unknown
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5320 posts since 8/12/01

20 Aug 2009 22:27
Jesus wrote: what can i do to prevent shin splints?

run on grass, through woods etc - running on pavements especially concrete ones might cause this
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

21 Aug 2009 09:39
holy f00k

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/8213036.stm

In any other lifetime everyone would be talking about Tyson Gay as the most amazing ever but Usian is totally killing it.
tylerdurden
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422 posts since 26/4/04

21 Aug 2009 12:16
I don't think there has ever been a sportsman so far ahead of the competition, even Woods/Federer/Ali in there primes were/are beatable, Bolt is quite literally unbeatable.
I honestly think he can go a lot faster too!
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

11 Feb 2010 09:58
Thought this was more appropriate here than in the discount codes thread:

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Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

11 Feb 2010 11:25
Everytime i see Bolt run i can't help remember the Animatrix Anime short from 03, its almost like its based on Bolt, the mans superhuman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCfNWNymfcQ&feature;=related
Rufio
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5994 posts since 11/10/05

21 Mar 2011 17:26
Got myself one of those Nike+ setups & went for a run today, first proper exercise in well over a year. Done 5k in 25:53 (5.10min/km). Is that any good?

I've never ran properly before but I'm thinking I will run 4 times a week increasing the distance by 1k each week (5k x 4 this week, 6k next, 7k next, etc) & try & beat the week's best time each run.

Is this a good plan or can someone more clued up advise me better?

Also when's the best time to run?
Rufio
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5994 posts since 11/10/05

22 Mar 2011 10:24
Anyone?
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

22 Mar 2011 10:52
That sounds like a good plan, although you won't be able to keep increasing by 1k every week forever!

As long as you run frequently and push yourself it's hard to really do it 'wrong'. You could add some hill sprints if possible to make it more complex, and it'll make your Nike+ graphs look more interesting.

Doesn't really matter when you run as long as it's the usual: before meals etc. Supposedly running in the morning before breakfast burns more fat and you'll get a better performance in the evening but I'm not too sure on the specifics of that.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

22 Mar 2011 11:07
Looks like a good number of training runs. Might be good to fluctuate the distance and put some rest in between runs. For example:

Monday - 5K
Tuesday - 3K
Thursday - 5K
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 5K

Then up the distance accordingly. When you getting up to 6/7 miles, you don't want to be doing this every night. Also, maybe sign up for an organised run which will give you something to train towards and maybe work on your time.

Are you trying to increase the distance or decrease the time? I wouldn't work on doing both at the same time. I would work at getting the distance up first, your time will follow after. That's how it works for me anyway.

Also, don't raise 1k a week if you don't feel comfortable enough to, you could end up injuring yourself and lose interest.

Talking about the best times to run, I don't think it matters too much really. Ideally I would love to get up at 6am and get it out of the way, but I'm lazy and that never happens so usually I go after work in the evenings and then early mornings at the weekend to get it out of the way.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

26 Apr 2011 23:30
bumping this to see how everyone’s running is going at the moment

(also to shamelessly plug the running gear that I’m currently selling - all quality kit)

Anyone got any races coming up? (think someone on here was doing Edinburgh this year, but can’t find the thread now…)

I’ve been training quite consistently for the past few months, working on getting my 5K and 10K times down. Currently doing around 45-50 MPW spread over 5 runs. Have also been doing a lot of cycling, which has been good cross training.

Really want to do the Liverpool marathon this October but am going to be at the other end of the country so am worried that it may be too difficult to get to. Will probably end up entering anyway if I can finalise accommodation and stuff.

Have got a place for the next Brighton Marathon, though it’s not for another year.
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

26 Apr 2011 23:35
Rufio wrote: Got myself one of those Nike+ setups & went for a run today, first proper exercise in well over a year. Done 5k in 25:53 (5.10min/km). Is that any good?

I've never ran properly before but I'm thinking I will run 4 times a week increasing the distance by 1k each week (5k x 4 this week, 6k next, 7k next, etc) & try & beat the week's best time each run.

Is this a good plan or can someone more clued up advise me better?

Also when's the best time to run?

http://www.marathontraining.com/marathon/metric1.html

this was my bible when I was training 10 years ago.
Burt
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5476 posts since 3/1/10

26 Apr 2011 23:42
Bit of a crossover for the iphone thread but I've used Runmeter since the beginning of the year as I was fed up of buying Nike + sensors and it's a fantastic piece of kit.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

26 Apr 2011 23:52
@rufio - i'd recommend buying or borrowing this book too (my current training bible)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniels-Running-Formula-programs-marathon/dp/0736054928/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1303857393&sr;=1-1
will give you all the info you need whatever your level

amazon.com reviews give a good idea of its content
http://www.amazon.com/Daniels-Running-Formula-2nd-Jack/product-reviews/0736054928/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_5?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints;=0&filterBy;=addFiveStar