General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

27 Jan 2020 12:17
Not me, getting over a bad back and only just starting to get out again.
andymakesglasses
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20408 posts since 26/1/06

posted 28 Jan 2020 11:58, edited 28 Jan 2020 11:58
burny wrote: District Vision running gear is pretty great.

Some good reductions on some of their stuff at the moment (mainly the sunglasses and shoes).

https://www.districtvision.com/shop
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

1 Feb 2020 16:41
andymakesglasses wrote:
Fläsket wrote: MrW is that you on the Fuk Strava group with first initial T who's always banging out the miles?

timmbo?
yeah must be him.

damn I'd be all over a pair of polarized Nakos if I hadn't grabbed a couple more sport glasses recently. got most bases covered now
I despise oakley, but the lever adjustment on the field jackets works so damn well to prevent the lenses fogging up.

those shoes are back in the news again since being allowed in the olympics -
https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/is-the-highly-engineered-nike-vaporfly-just-a-shoe/
https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/is-the-highly-engineered-nike-vaporfly-just-a-shoe/
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

posted 2 Feb 2020 00:40, edited 2 Feb 2020 00:40
Nice, Fläsket Cool

Used 3 different pairs of Goodr's all last year (gotta co-ordinate) - budget (25 bar tops) but really good for the trails. Even used 'em for MTB'ing.

Edit - Had a pair of Oakley's for biking. Top gear but left the fucking things on top of my car roof and drove off Sad
Tobypricec
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476 posts since 6/1/15

6 Feb 2020 22:05
Haven’t been running for over a year and wanting to get back into it, any tips/routines for starting to build my distance up?
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

7 Feb 2020 06:00
What sorta distance do you wanna do? If you've run before and are relatively fit then 'Couch to 5k' isn't gonna help. For starters it's purely about being motivated to get your kit on and hit the pavements a few times a week - finding a pace/distance that you're comfortable with will soon follow.
Richgee
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49 posts since 26/4/15

7 Feb 2020 06:01
just start by rebuilding the routine, don't worry about distance or speed for 4 weeksish

after then start building your goals, 10% distance increase each week, do a long run, a tempo run and a speed run

but mainly listen to your body and don't try and be too ambitious too quickly

i also like to book onto an event in a few months to give me something to aim at, a half maybe, or depending on how much you used to run go for a full
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

8 Feb 2020 12:58
Scottishmark wrote: As someone who fucking hated running all his life I’m now getting really into it Shocked .

I’ve told a work colleague (who also runs) that I will run a sub 20 min 5k before I’m 30 (April) and I’m chipping away at the time. First 5k effort, about 4 months ago, was 25 mins (and I nearly had an aneurysm Laughing out loud ).

21.37 today and, although hard, I had a little left in the tank. I’ve been doing a bit of training with another runner at work and that’s been helping loads.

Anyone else found a passion for running lately?

Been sticking at this. New PB today. Sub 20 seems doable before April (my 30th) bit I’ll need to stay healthy and keep working hard. Cool

ODB
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3458 posts since 21/6/06

8 Feb 2020 13:18
Good time mate
Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

posted 8 Feb 2020 13:32, edited 8 Feb 2020 13:32
Scottishmark wrote:
Scottishmark wrote: As someone who fucking hated running all his life I’m now getting really into it Shocked .

I’ve told a work colleague (who also runs) that I will run a sub 20 min 5k before I’m 30 (April) and I’m chipping away at the time. First 5k effort, about 4 months ago, was 25 mins (and I nearly had an aneurysm Laughing out loud ).

21.37 today and, although hard, I had a little left in the tank. I’ve been doing a bit of training with another runner at work and that’s been helping loads.

Anyone else found a passion for running lately?

Been sticking at this. New PB today. Sub 20 seems doable before April (my 30th) bit I’ll need to stay healthy and keep working hard. Cool



I've always hated running I have a dodgy back so I've always found it difficult. But new year new me and all that crap I decided to start doing more cardio and get some weight off. The Mrs as signed up for a 10k so I thought fuck it I'll have a go. Over the last 23 days I've done 10 runs (as well as my usual 4 day split in the gym) I'm only upto 5k and it's taking me 30 mins but the fat is dropping off and I feel great bare in mind I'm 45 and over weight and never really run before but I'm really enjoying it. I going to enter a 10k soon to give me something to aim for (unfortunately can't do the same one as the wife as I'm working). I've signed up for park run just to get used to running with other people and improve my time.
Any advice for a fat old bloke?

Also, any recommendations for trail runners more cushioned the better, I'm using zoom flys on the pavement but presume they'll be no good in the park etc.
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

8 Feb 2020 13:45
Great stuff, 74 Cool

On my 3rd pair of these for road/trail running…
…Pegasus 36 Trail - some deals to be had on them at Nike at the moment.
seenmy
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6587 posts since 17/6/06

8 Feb 2020 13:53
hoka speedgoat for trail is my preference
quest
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3543 posts since 11/7/11

8 Feb 2020 14:35
Is the Strava group FUKrun?
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

8 Feb 2020 15:40
^^^Yep
timmbo
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3435 posts since 9/2/10

8 Feb 2020 20:28
How many miles does everyone put in to their shoes before binning them?
Seventyfour
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9020 posts since 6/10/05

8 Feb 2020 21:43
Is everyone using a Garmin or other smart watch? I'm thinking of getting one but don't want to spend too much.
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

9 Feb 2020 00:03
timmbo wrote: How many miles does everyone put in to their shoes before binning them?
300-400, timmbo. You'll be done in a coupla months, pal Eye-wink
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

9 Feb 2020 00:15
Seventyfour wrote: Is everyone using a Garmin or other smart watch? I'm thinking of getting one but don't want to spend too much.
Garmin, 74. One of the best things you could invest in for motivation purposes especially if you link it with Strava and follow fellow enthusiasts. Pick up a cheap one to kick off with although you'll soon get hooked.
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

posted 9 Feb 2020 09:59, edited 9 Feb 2020 09:59
Good work ScottishmarkCool

Used to get about 250 miles from Nikes, double that from Mizuno’s. Retired my last pair of Hokas after 550 miles only after the fabric split, soles still had a few hundred miles on them.

And yes, Garmin all day. Can pick up an new FR35 for £90 on decathlon.
carlos
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962 posts since 20/1/08

9 Feb 2020 19:11
Fucking calf pain. Every time I go for a run lately calf cramps hit me like a sledgehammer anywhere between 2 and 5k. Forced me to to the walk of shame and hobble home a few times too. Defo not DOMS. Anyone got any suggestions on how to get rid? Stretching and foam rollers don't make a difference