General Discussion: The Running Thread


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smith
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10916 posts since 5/5/04

posted 20 Nov 2019 11:17, edited 20 Nov 2019 11:17
I hate running but force myself to do park run once a week. Got to a stage of hating every second of it, to hating just the first kilometre and being "ok" with the rest of it other than the bastard inclines (two big hills).

My motivation is knowing I'll get a free tee when I've completed 50 of them. Sticking out tongue
joeyjojo
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4252 posts since 24/8/06

20 Nov 2019 12:26
Im trying something similar for a 5k. After doing 2 marathons and largely hating them (although the training I did sometimes enjoy) I want to concentrate on shorter runs and just trying to improve times on those so probably 5 or 10ks.
fouineoursb
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1549 posts since 12/11/06

20 Nov 2019 13:45
I tried the 5k challenge today.
Joe Bloggs
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397 posts since 28/9/10

20 Nov 2019 15:52
Nice!

Got myself down to 22minutes for the 5k. Still aiming for a 20 minuter. Was up at 25 minutes when i started running three months ago. Have lost about 20 kilos doing it too.

Obsessed now. Going to try a 15k this week.
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

20 Nov 2019 16:04
MrW wrote:
Burt wrote: Strava FUKRun

bump
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

20 Nov 2019 16:12
Just checked, got just over 21 mins for 5k a few years back so yeah, count me in shooting for sub 20
Scottishmark
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608 posts since 25/1/11

20 Nov 2019 17:38
Burt wrote: That's some going, mark Cool

Best of luck achieving the sub 20mins 5k. That's 6m40s per mile, right?

Cheers!

God knows what it is in MPH. I work in KMPH. Laughing out loud

Looks like there is quite a running contingent on Fuk. I’ve just joined the running group on Strava. Here’s hoping I can hit sub 20 before the big 30. Oops
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

20 Nov 2019 22:26
how do you find your PR's on the strava mobile app?
Burt
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5940 posts since 3/1/10

21 Nov 2019 08:14
shields88 wrote: how do you find your PR's on the strava mobile app?
You can't - gotta go via the website.
illwill
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4017 posts since 17/5/04

posted 21 Nov 2019 08:30, edited 21 Nov 2019 08:30
What's the easiest/cheapest way of using Strava if you don't want to cart your blower around on a run?
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

21 Nov 2019 08:46
Get a cheap Garmin, link your Garmin account to Strava.
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

21 Nov 2019 09:00
Good deal at wiggle on a 735, can get around £100 for both HRMs on ebay.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/garmin-forerunner-735xt-gps-watch-tri-bundle/
Burt
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5940 posts since 3/1/10

21 Nov 2019 09:19
Anyone tried HRM training?

I've given it a whirl on a few runs but wanna commit a few months to it soon. Unfortunately I'll be down to 9mins per mile pace at my optimum heart rate and the thought of getting overtaken by a fatty rockin' headband and knee brace combo fills me with dread.
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

21 Nov 2019 09:42
Yep, since I started doing tri's pretty much all my training has been HR-based, I use this for zones.

It does take some time (and control) to get used to staying in a specific zone even if that means running slower than you're used to, but won't take you long to notice the benefit. Also very easy to set up zoned workouts in Garmin Connect and sync to your watch, so just do what your watch says - it'll let you know when you're above / below the zone you should be in.

Worth noting if you do want to use HR, use a strap - way more accurate than the wrist HR.
Burt
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5940 posts since 3/1/10

posted 21 Nov 2019 09:58, edited 21 Nov 2019 09:58
Nice Cool

Thanks, MrW - recc's for HRM straps? Was looking at the Garmin HRM purely cos I've used Garmin kit for run/cycle for years.
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

21 Nov 2019 10:28
The red HRM-Run one you've linked is perfect Burt, will give you a bunch more stats in GCM as well - cadence, stride length etc.

Get on it Cool
edlo
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626 posts since 13/9/14

21 Nov 2019 11:14
Burt wrote: Anyone tried HRM training?

I've given it a whirl on a few runs but wanna commit a few months to it soon. Unfortunately I'll be down to 9mins per mile pace at my optimum heart rate and the thought of getting overtaken by a fatty rockin' headband and knee brace combo fills me with dread.

This is the proper way to train, most people run way too fast
Burt
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5940 posts since 3/1/10

21 Nov 2019 11:27
Cool thanks, gents.
roophees
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1689 posts since 18/12/10

posted 21 Nov 2019 11:39, edited 21 Nov 2019 11:39
MrW wrote: Yep, since I started doing tri's pretty much all my training has been HR-based, I use this for zones.

It does take some time (and control) to get used to staying in a specific zone even if that means running slower than you're used to, but won't take you long to notice the benefit. Also very easy to set up zoned workouts in Garmin Connect and sync to your watch, so just do what your watch says - it'll let you know when you're above / below the zone you should be in.

Worth noting if you do want to use HR, use a strap - way more accurate than the wrist HR.

this is really interesting - thanks. As edlo says, i've been trying to run way too fast (reckon my average speed is 5:15 to 5:25), so did not realise you're not meant to hit that if you're just doing for a run. Wonder why that's why my legs/hip flexors are destroyed after a 30 min run and the likelihood of me rolling my ankle just shoots up if i run for longer than 45 mins…
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

21 Nov 2019 16:04
Burt wrote: Anyone tried HRM training?

I've given it a whirl on a few runs but wanna commit a few months to it soon. Unfortunately I'll be down to 9mins per mile pace at my optimum heart rate and the thought of getting overtaken by a fatty rockin' headband and knee brace combo fills me with dread.

Its so strange to start but comes normal after a while. I've trained this way before and its much easier to recover from so when you need to hit it hard you never feel fatigued. Faster runs seem way easier too