General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Jesus
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5970 posts since 7/10/08

19 Jun 2012 11:30
offroad running shoes

had adidas kanadia

whats what in the world these days?
Fläsket
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3585 posts since 14/8/04

19 Jun 2012 17:34
la sportiva has some seemingly nice ones out - http://www.sportiva.com/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VYKE18/ref=asc_df_B007VYKE182061589/?tag=hyprod-20&creative;=395021&creativeASIN;=B007VYKE18&linkCode;=asn&hvpos;=1o3&hvexid;=&hvnetw;=g&hvrand;=16105312542114997314&hvpone;=&hvptwo;=&hvqmt;=

could have one with a pair last week. turned up to a 15 mile off road run thinking i could skate it with my regular road/grass shoes and took a decent beating as a result..
-edit, spare the right one..
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

2 Jul 2012 12:17
Fuck, thought my toes were punished Jawdropping!

Slightly OT but I've got my first triathlon coming up in a few weeks time and my polar heart rate monitor has died through water. So need a replacement timing watch that's waterproof, any recommendations?
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

2 Jul 2012 16:58
Looking to upgrade from my Polar HR Monitor and have just started looking for a new one. Some reviews HERE

Dunno how you feel about using a second hand HR monitor aitch but if you need one to use quickly and want my old one, PM me your address and I'll send it on.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

2 Jul 2012 19:13
Jesus wrote: offroad running shoes

had adidas kanadia

whats what in the world these days?

Inov-8 are good. I’m using the Roclite 295s at the moment
carlosi
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387 posts since 25/5/03

2 Jul 2012 22:01
Training for a half marathon, using this training schedule http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/table/2009/jan/10/half-marathon-programme , just finished week three tonight with 15.5km in 1h 22m which I'm pretty pleased with - can anyone recommend a half marathon to do in London from September onwards? Was looking at Nike's Run To The Beat but it's full for general admission.
brodie
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6719 posts since 15/10/05

2 Jul 2012 23:25
Just entered the Venice Marathon at the end of October. Run regularly but training schedule starts this week. Any tips/advice from people who have completed a marathon before???
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

3 Jul 2012 07:49
Burt wrote: Looking to upgrade from my Polar HR Monitor and have just started looking for a new one. Some reviews HERE

Dunno how you feel about using a second hand HR monitor aitch but if you need one to use quickly and want my old one, PM me your address and I'll send it on.

PM'd Cool

Had a look at those ironman ones as the reviews seem pretty decent. The forerunners look good as well, but don't think I'd be comfortable using that underwater Laughing out loud
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

21 Jul 2012 23:44
im thinking about signing up to this:
http://www.bkkmarathon.com/eng/index.php

120 days away, 42km/26miles, starts at 3am.

would that be enough time to train to even complete it? Laughing out loud
morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

22 Jul 2012 00:03
Jesus, 3am start!!
That'll be renamed the ladyboy steeplechase.
Hope they steer clear of Nana and Cowboy.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

22 Jul 2012 00:12
Just reading back through the thread and Guido probably has this spot on..

Guido wrote: I mean all you do is buy some trainers that are suitable for your running style and get on with it. The fact is most people over think these things giving themselves and excuse not to do something. It's all pissing in the wind as I see it.

Going to start running a bit everyday and see how I get on - already made the financial commitment (44 quid).
R
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12976 posts since 17/5/03

22 Jul 2012 01:29
done knee ligament Cry
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

22 Jul 2012 08:18
brodie wrote: Just entered the Venice Marathon at the end of October. Run regularly but training schedule starts this week. Any tips/advice from people who have completed a marathon before???

My training plan was 2 small mid week runs (started 3 miles bulit up to 6) then a long run sat am (started 6 miles, builit up a couple of miles a week to 22 iirc)

Always have a good meal before long training run and take plenty fluids. I bought a gay running belt that i could stick a couple bottles in (1 lucozade flat stuff and 1 water)
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

22 Jul 2012 09:03
mr.white wrote: Just reading back through the thread and Guido probably has this spot on..

Guido wrote: I mean all you do is buy some trainers that are suitable for your running style and get on with it. The fact is most people over think these things giving themselves and excuse not to do something. It's all pissing in the wind as I see it.

Going to start running a bit everyday and see how I get on - already made the financial commitment (44 quid).

That's always enough to get going Laughing out loud is it at 3am because of the heat/humidity? But yeah, what Guido said, buy something that's comfortable to run in and if you like running and fancy doing more of it, invest more time and money in a good running shoe later.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

27 Jul 2012 06:17
yeah 3am because of the heat, will finish just before 1pm i imagine - which is when peak heat hits.

does anyone recommend any vitamins for legs aching.. obviously ive just started and getting myself into this is hurting a bit what with going from not running at all to a little bit more each and everyday.
brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

27 Jul 2012 07:07
I found stretching helps with leg aches. There are some videos on youtube with runner stretches.
joeyjojo
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3962 posts since 24/8/06

27 Jul 2012 10:37
Brodster so jel of your marathon booking ! next one you do, im booking too
brodie
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6719 posts since 15/10/05

27 Jul 2012 10:59
joeyjojo wrote: Brodster so jel of your marathon booking ! next one you do, im booking too

122 places left Eye-wink

http://www.venicemarathon.it/home_en.php
hejus
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884 posts since 30/6/12

1 Aug 2012 16:15
signed up for a half marathon in oct, anyone rate the flyknit as an actual running trainer?

my old asics are kackered, debating if £150 is worth it. nicest looking shoes though
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

1 Aug 2012 17:03
hejus wrote: signed up for a half marathon in oct, anyone rate the flyknit as an actual running trainer?

my old asics are kackered, debating if £150 is worth it. nicest looking shoes though
The london Parks one? I'm running that