General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Hanto
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2272 posts since 30/11/09

8 Jan 2020 06:55
I know it's for cycling but would Gore's Shakedry jackets be an option? They are meant to be superb, but I'm not sure if they are too fitted.
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

posted 8 Jan 2020 08:25, edited 8 Jan 2020 08:25
Do we have a Fuk Runners Strava group set up?
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

8 Jan 2020 08:32
https://www.strava.com/clubs/fukrun
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

8 Jan 2020 13:36

Cheers. Don't know anyone by the real name Sticking out tongue
seenmy
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6584 posts since 17/6/06

8 Jan 2020 16:15
Hanto wrote: I know it's for cycling but would Gore's Shakedry jackets be an option? They are meant to be superb, but I'm not sure if they are too fitted.
they use this same textile for running jackets Arcteryx amongst others do one (Think its norvan SL) its pretty pleasant to run in and is considerably more breathable than a traditional 3L gore-tex, but still sweaty if its not that cold, obviously the main proof water/wind proof is that on a cold day you do not get the bite from the wind chilling down wet clothes, not really an issue for a 5k but of out for a few hours is more of a factor to consider in the winter
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

11 Jan 2020 19:51
Didn't know which thread to put this in but I just signed up to a half ironman at the end of the year.
My biking and running is pretty much sound, enough to get through the race anyways, but my swimming is none existent. Gonna have to spend a lot of time in the pool I think haha.
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

11 Jan 2020 20:38
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Cool

Which one you doing?
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

posted 11 Jan 2020 23:32, edited 11 Jan 2020 23:32
Weymouth. Really don't know what to expect but I'd love to do it sub 6 hours.

I remember you saying a while back you were thinking of upgrading to the 945. Did you do it in the end? Worth it?
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

12 Jan 2020 21:00
Nice one, you've got plenty of time to train so sub 6 is definitely achievable.

A few hours with a decent swim instructor is well worth it. I got books, watched tutorials and was swimming loads but still had poor form and lame times. Went to the pool on a different night to usual and found it was the night all the local channel swimmer and ironman guys trained. Got some great advice and tips over a few weeks and it soon just clicked. Also look to sea swim once a week thoughout summer.

And I didn't upgrade in the end, still got my 935 and it's rock solid. Only thing I'd really upgrade to a 945 for is wrist HR for pool swimming rather than a strap. If you're looking a 945, get the 935 and buy a wetsuit with what you've saved Sticking out tongue

shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

posted 15 Jan 2020 18:42, edited 15 Jan 2020 18:42
Yeah I'm hoping so. I'm a big lad and don't want to lose all the muscle / strength I've grafted for the last few years, so its gonna be hard.

I've got a plan sorted anyway and a decent base of fitness, but never tried anything like this. Just bought the Total Immersion course for the swimming. Time Ferris reckons it took him 10 days to learn to swim properly with this course. Its got a 30 day refund policy so I thought why not try it out. But for certain, I'll be getting some lessons shortly too.

I've got an Apple Watch at the minute. Its good enough for me now, but considering getting something that's more sport specific. I'll see how I get on with this one and see if I catch the bug. Will use the AW for the swim and run, and use my Garmin for the bike ride. I was actually looking at the Polar Vantage M. Its Multisport and can be got for less than £200 new. The reviews are pretty mixed so I'm unsure. I think I'd go for the 735 before the 935, as I've just dropped a pretty penny on new gym equipment and I think the wife would kill me.
Burt
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5999 posts since 3/1/10

17 Jan 2020 15:57
Anyone gonna take a punt on the Arket gear? Pricing puts them in a relatively decent quality bracket in terms of their competition so it would be interesting to hear what the quality's like.
timmbo
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3435 posts since 9/2/10

posted 20 Jan 2020 22:08, edited 20 Jan 2020 22:08
Does anyone here run commute, or run with a backpack? Looking for recommendations.

Had a Deuter Race X 12l which was supremely comfortable, but got a hole in after 2 years, and was never quite big enough.

Just bought an Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15 which is great for fitting lots in, but it’s chafing the shit out of my lower back, to the point that it’s completely unusable.
Burt
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5999 posts since 3/1/10

20 Jan 2020 22:50
I run commute with an Osprey Daylite plus (and MTB too when the Camelbak ain't gonna cut a day out).

Has a space for a bladder and also a laptop sleeve, teo side pockets for ease of access when running and a couple of zip.pockets too.

Waist and chest straps are.comfy and I've never, ever experienced chaffin'.

Great piece of kit.
figurine
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5895 posts since 14/5/07

21 Jan 2020 07:46
I've this cheap Karrimor one, never had any issues with it but can get a bit tight for space if I haven't left shoes in work.

https://www.karrimor.com/karrimor-x-lite-15l-running-backpack-765183#colcode=76518390
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

21 Jan 2020 07:56
Love running out in the cold. Last night felt ace after my balls thawed out.
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

21 Jan 2020 08:17
Burt wrote: Anyone gonna take a punt on the Arket gear? Pricing puts them in a relatively decent quality bracket in terms of their competition so it would be interesting to hear what the quality's like.

I dunno if the pricing Is actually going to suit the Arket market.

£55 for a plain half zip running top with no sweat resistant/ warmth tech?

Can get much better in sports direct for 1/3 of the price. Or if you want premium, then you can get much better design and tech for a few quid more.

I imagine this will all be in the sale in no time.

Women’s is much better than the men’s mind you.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

21 Jan 2020 09:30
themistake wrote: I dunno if the pricing Is actually going to suit the Arket market.

£55 for a plain half zip running top with no sweat resistant/ warmth tech?

Can get much better in sports direct for 1/3 of the price. Or if you want premium, then you can get much better design and tech for a few quid more.

I imagine this will all be in the sale in no time.

Women’s is much better than the men’s mind you.

Yeah I thought the same looking through it. You can get Nike gear for around the same or a little more.
Burt
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5999 posts since 3/1/10

21 Jan 2020 11:03
Can get Patagonia running gear at a coupla quid more than the Arket price point. Got a few items from them and it's quality gear.

As mistake says, Arket spec's ain't up to much so Sale x Topshagr might be pick-up time.
roophees
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1728 posts since 18/12/10

21 Jan 2020 11:19
Shoptagr still working for you???
Burt
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5999 posts since 3/1/10

21 Jan 2020 11:21
Ain't used it since the Great FUK Rinse of 2019.