General Discussion: The Running Thread


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shields88
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408 posts since 25/5/11

2 Dec 2019 16:29
Burt wrote: my mile pace decreases by 1m 30-40s however I've found that I can run further on a daily basis without the muscle aches and pains that I usually get.

Also been regularly foam rolling which I've found to be really beneficial.

Yeah that is definitely normal. Once your a few months into it you'll see your pace coming down which is encouraging.
Burt
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5683 posts since 3/1/10

posted 3 Dec 2019 15:14, edited 3 Dec 2019 15:14
^^^Cool
Calories burnt are up too which I find unusual. Would've thought that a quick 5/6 miles (where I feel spent at the end) would burn more than the HRM based equivalent which comparatively feels like far less effort.
swiftus
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867 posts since 1/7/09

posted 3 Dec 2019 16:45, edited 3 Dec 2019 16:45
Fläsket wrote: put more than 1200 miles on these dogs. time for something with more tread..

Nice, you going for Hoka again?

Looking for new trainers, no idea where to start. Currently wearing a worn out pair of these


If anyone has recommendations on decent running trainers that can be worn out and about (not look like a running wanker), all recommendations appreciated…
edlo
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619 posts since 13/9/14

3 Dec 2019 17:15
Burt wrote: ^^^Cool
Calories burnt are up too which I find unusual. Would've thought that a quick 5/6 miles (where I feel spent at the end) would burn more than the HRM based equivalent which comparatively feels like far less effort.

I don't pay any attention to calorie stuff but it's probably because you are exercising for a longer period of time. With HRM training I've seen it recommended to think about total time spent running as opposed to distance.
Scottishmark
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539 posts since 25/1/11

4 Dec 2019 08:06
Just accidentally signed myself up to the “200km’s in Dec” challenge on Strava. Might as well do it now Laughing out loud .
figurine
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5775 posts since 14/5/07

6 Jan 2020 11:32
figurine wrote: Trying to get my 5k back to under 20mins again, ran 20:20 near the start of summer but that was coming off the back of marathon training. Back up to 21:30ish now, need to get my weight back down and be more consistent. Hopefully should hit sub 20 earlyish next year.
Managed parkrun in 19.45 on Saturday, still slightly slower than my 5k PB but definitely heading the right direction. Hoping to PB at both 5k and 10k this year.
Burt
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5683 posts since 3/1/10

6 Jan 2020 13:38
^^^ Cool impressive.

Received the Garmin HR Monitor as Christmas present. For the most part the reading(s) that I received were comparatively as per my FR735xt so backing it and will use the watch to HR train instead. Bit gutted tbh but on the opus side I can out the cash towards a Garmin upgrade.
swiftus
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867 posts since 1/7/09

6 Jan 2020 17:49
How do you guys handle running in the pissing rain? Just accept the fact that you're going to get soggy socks? Waterproof trainers?

Want to try and run more this year, no matter the weather (it's too easy to put off at the slightest sight of rain).
Burt
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5683 posts since 3/1/10

6 Jan 2020 18:02
Yep, accept it. Gotta couple of light outer shell jackets (one Nike, one Patagonia) but neither are gonna keep you dry if you're out for 3+ miles.
16simon
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473 posts since 21/4/11

6 Jan 2020 18:50
Good result Figurine, esp if your Parkrun is all or part on trails. I also had a goal to do a sub 20m 5k and did 19:55 despite muddy conditions.

swiftus wrote: How do you guys handle running in the pissing rain? Just accept the fact that you're going to get soggy socks? Waterproof trainers?

I use goretex trainers (Salomon) with wool socks to keep my feet warm when water inevitably gets in.
andymakesglasses
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20262 posts since 26/1/06

posted 6 Jan 2020 20:10, edited 6 Jan 2020 20:10
swiftus wrote: How do you guys handle running in the pissing rain? Just accept the fact that you're going to get soggy socks? Waterproof trainers?

As Burt says, you just have to accept it really. Any fully waterproof gear is going to make you sweat while running anyway.

I've got some fully waterproof GoreTex Häglofs running shoes which have been a great investment, but if it's really heavy rain it starts to soak in from above through your socks anyway.
swiftus
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867 posts since 1/7/09

6 Jan 2020 21:49
Was having a look at these. Pegasus turbo shield

Burt
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5683 posts since 3/1/10

7 Jan 2020 08:32
Posted those up in the Claire Rayners thread a few weeks ago. Reviews from YouTube runners (that I peek at) are pretty good but unless you're running in snow and Storm Matilda they'll prolly be overkill.

Could try the Pegasus 32 Trail Gore-tex?
swiftus
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867 posts since 1/7/09

7 Jan 2020 09:36
Burt wrote: Posted those up in the Claire Rayners thread a few weeks ago. Reviews from YouTube runners (that I peek at) are pretty good but unless you're running in snow and Storm Matilda they'll prolly be overkill.

Could try the Pegasus 32 Trail Gore-tex?

I was looking at those (assume you mean the 36?). The massive Gore-Tex branding is fucking ugly though
Burt
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5683 posts since 3/1/10

7 Jan 2020 10:27
Yeah, apologies '36' (rushed mis-type) - got a few pairs. Incredibly comfy for running, nearly 400 miles on one pair and their just starting to feel like they're losing their 'bounce'.
figurine
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5775 posts since 14/5/07

7 Jan 2020 11:16
swiftus wrote: How do you guys handle running in the pissing rain? Just accept the fact that you're going to get soggy socks? Waterproof trainers?

Want to try and run more this year, no matter the weather (it's too easy to put off at the slightest sight of rain).

I've this Norse jacket for running in heavier rain, does a decent job of keeping my dry-ish. Aside from that I don't really do anything differently. Ran 7.5 miles on Boxing Day in pissing rain, through streams, puddles and mud etc and it didn't really bother me. It's definitely harder to convince yourself to get out when its shite but once you're out I don't find there's a massive difference.

https://www.endclothing.com/gb/norse-projects-arvid-running-jacket-n50-0109-9999.html
shields88
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408 posts since 25/5/11

7 Jan 2020 14:39
swiftus wrote: How do you guys handle running in the pissing rain? Just accept the fact that you're going to get soggy socks? Waterproof trainers?

Want to try and run more this year, no matter the weather (it's too easy to put off at the slightest sight of rain).

As others have said its nowhere near as bad when you actually get out there. Can be quite refreshing actually.

I have a pair of Pegasus 35 shield that I got in the sale for £60ish which have been great. I've also got a fully waterproof Nike jacket but the issue is you sweat so much you may as well have ran without the jacket on.
MrW
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2584 posts since 1/8/11

7 Jan 2020 21:28
Don't go buying loads of shit, Nike shield runners and a cheapo vented wind & shower-proof top are worth a punt if you can get them cheap but if you run in the pissing rain, you'll get wet. Get home, stick it all in the machine, shower, you're good.
shields88
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408 posts since 25/5/11

8 Jan 2020 00:05
I get you. Its easy to get caught up in it all but there's nothing worse than running in soaking wet sock IMO.
The difference running in the shields is huge compares to my normal running shoes.
Fläsket
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3619 posts since 14/8/04

8 Jan 2020 01:38
swiftus wrote: Nice, you going for Hoka again?

If anyone has recommendations on decent running trainers that can be worn out and about (not look like a running wanker), all recommendations appreciated…
Yep, got the Bondi 6's. The uppers aren't nearly as solid as the previous model so we'll see how well they hold up.

as for the other topic, these always have my vote