General Discussion: The Running Thread


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shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

24 Feb 2020 13:31
Recommendations for gloves? Last few times I’ve been out I’ve not been able to turn the key to get back in the house my fingers have been so cold.
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

24 Feb 2020 13:31
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B015GRGZWI

Best I’ve tried, super comfy, last well and added safety when night running.
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

24 Feb 2020 13:41
shields88 wrote: Working on getting my HR down during runs. 8 miles this morning at around a 9 min mile pace at 143bpm.
I'll be very happy if I can get my time down to 7.30 min miles sub 150bpm for my half ironman at the end of September.

Also happy with this considering I only started running again properly 5 weeks ago.

Its a mental battle sometimes just wanting to run faster but knowing its not as productive.

Nice one Cool

For gloves, if Gore still do their Essential glove, try them. Just enough to keep your hands warm without being too bulky or hot.

Would recommend a headband over a hat as well, just keep your ears warm.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

24 Feb 2020 16:31
Cheers MrW. Can't find them online though. Will have a search for something else
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

21 Mar 2020 13:08
Coupla ugrades for the run/cycle..
…Fenix 6 is proper overkill but it's an incredible piece of kit.
pops
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4153 posts since 2/9/09

21 Mar 2020 14:01
Very nice Burt
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

21 Mar 2020 15:24
very nice indeed.
if my 13 year old forerunner 305 ever dies I think go for one those.
smith
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10949 posts since 5/5/04

21 Mar 2020 15:36
Burt wrote: Coupla ugrades for the run/cycle..
…Fenix 6 is proper overkill but it's an incredible piece of kit.

Ubercool
smith
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10949 posts since 5/5/04

21 Mar 2020 15:41
Fläsket wrote: very nice indeed.
if my 13 year old forerunner 305 ever dies I think go for one those.

Big fan of the old skool equipment. Got a Casio watch for a tenner just for time keeping so I know roughly what time Im gonna get at park run. Been one of my best purchases as take it on all my runs.

No park run today was weird. Gonna miss the running with familiar faces and the mini battles we had every Saturday.
MrW
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2736 posts since 1/8/11

21 Mar 2020 18:10
Cool Burt
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

21 Mar 2020 21:13
smith wrote: Big fan of the old skool equipment. Got a Casio watch for a tenner just for time keeping so I know roughly what time Im gonna get at park run. Been one of my best purchases as take it on all my runs.
Can certainly appreciate the no GPS approach. no Garmin, no rules, so you can stop off for a pint to refresh ya in the middle if needed Cool
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

posted 23 Mar 2020 12:04, edited 23 Mar 2020 12:04
Went out for a run yesterday, ankles started killing me after about the 5k mark. Anyone had similar experience? Keep reading about tendonitis, but it seems more focussed on the ball of the ankle rather than the back of the foot.

Always seems to flare up after not running for a week.
Joe Bloggs
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397 posts since 28/9/10

posted 23 Mar 2020 12:27, edited 23 Mar 2020 12:27
swiftus wrote: Went out for a run yesterday, ankles started killing me after about the 5k mark. Anyone had similar experience? Keep reading about tendonitis, but it seems more focussed on the ball of the ankle rather than the back of the foot.

Always seems to flare up after not running for a week.

Sounds. a bit like this, had it myself a few months back, two weeks rest and I was right as rain again. Also started rolling it on a frozen water bottle and stretching my calves for longer.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/plantar-fasciitis/
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

23 Mar 2020 13:25
I ran 10km yesterday circling around a 400m pond.

There’s no point to this post, other than to tell you that it is boring as fuck running in circles. Laughing out loud

Razorlight123
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4650 posts since 13/1/10

23 Mar 2020 13:40
You switched it up abit by turning it to a triathlon when you went in the water though
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

23 Mar 2020 13:53
Laughing out loud . I did nearly end up in the water on more than 1 occasion. Some people don’t have a great deal of spacial awareness.
Burt
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6006 posts since 3/1/10

24 Mar 2020 07:20
Nice pace, Mark Cool
jplxx
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1541 posts since 3/11/09

24 Mar 2020 07:25
Scottishmark wrote: I ran 10km yesterday circling around a 400m pond.

There’s no point to this post, other than to tell you that it is boring as fuck running in circles. Laughing out loud

is that the Queen’s Park boating pond?
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

posted 24 Mar 2020 07:50, edited 24 Mar 2020 07:50
@burt - Cheers mate. It was relatively quick (for me) but the pond is more or less an athletics track. Super flat, so that helps.

@jplxx - Christ. You’ve got a keen eye Laughing out loud !
jplxx
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1541 posts since 3/11/09

24 Mar 2020 07:54
Haha a run round it aswell.