General Discussion: The Running Thread


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FrIEND
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13581 posts since 27/11/03

12 Apr 2020 22:19
quest wrote: Laughing out loud burt
MrW
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2713 posts since 1/8/11

13 Apr 2020 19:21
shields88 wrote: I've been training for a half ironman and just cancelled it there's as I can't swim properly yet and don't anticipate the local pool to be open anytime soon.

Frodeno bossing it from the comfort of his own home Cool

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/frodeno-completes-home-ironman-triathlon-for-charity-12634322
TheConductor
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4224 posts since 17/11/09

13 Apr 2020 20:42
Slightly off-topic, but has anyone managed to find any dumbells above 5kg in-stock online anywhere?
alchemist
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397 posts since 27/2/07

13 Apr 2020 21:59
TheConductor wrote: Slightly off-topic, but has anyone managed to find any dumbells above 5kg in-stock online anywhere?

nope, for obvious reasons.

i heard some gyms are hiring out equipment to members (benches, dumbells etc) which is a fucking great idea
alchemist
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397 posts since 27/2/07

15 Apr 2020 19:28
Today my left knee is in agony after a fairly longish run (7miles)

Apparently this is 'runners knee', anyone else suffer from this?. I haven't exactly been a massive runner before lockdown, with the exception of a few runs on the treadmill.

Im running in adidas ultraboost 2.00.

Any advice?
toocan
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820 posts since 7/11/07

15 Apr 2020 19:29
Camber of the pavement or road not being flat so your landing harder in one side try running the same route in reverse
cutandpaste
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583 posts since 11/6/10

posted 27 Apr 2020 16:42, edited 27 Apr 2020 16:42
Anyone have any recommendations for a good (hopefully free) interval training app?

I’ve never took running to seriously, maybe doing about 1 run every two weeks, but would like to get a sub-20 min 5k.

Currently tracking about 21:20, so hoping to shave off that 80 seconds over 6 weeks.

Internet is saying ismoothrun is decent enough, any thoughts?

No watch, just using iPhone.
smith
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10916 posts since 5/5/04

27 Apr 2020 17:42
I am still happy with runtastic. Very accurate data with mobile data on and the overall pace update every 500m is the key feature for me.
cutandpaste
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583 posts since 11/6/10

27 Apr 2020 19:44
Cheers, premium is free for 90 days atm so I’ll try out their intervals option on that.
fouineoursb
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1549 posts since 12/11/06

28 Apr 2020 10:14
My Vaporfly next% cracked after 500-1000km range Cry
Burt
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5940 posts since 3/1/10

28 Apr 2020 10:47
From what I've read, that's big mileage for the Next%. Done well there.
pops
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4135 posts since 2/9/09

28 Apr 2020 10:50
I wear mine sparingly as they are very delicate so I’m surprised you even got to the bottom of that range
Davinho
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2269 posts since 2/12/08

28 Apr 2020 11:07
My main running shoes are Asics Kayano 25, they’re been great but they’re pretty heavy and I’ve really been noticing it the last 2 weeks.
Wore my old flyknit racers for a slow 8 mile run this morning and they felt amazing. Any recommendations for something really light with a slightly wider footbed and more substantial sole? Zoomflys?
fouineoursb
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1549 posts since 12/11/06

posted 28 Apr 2020 11:20, edited 28 Apr 2020 11:20
Vaporfly are extremly light and have substantial soles (and price)
pops
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4135 posts since 2/9/09

posted 28 Apr 2020 11:21, edited 28 Apr 2020 11:21
I’ve been wearing infinity reacts as an everyday runner. They’re not a performance shoe so been looking for something a bit quicker as an ‘every day’ shoe when I want to do a more pacy run but preserve the vaporfly next % for race day etc

Any thoughts on the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 ? Ryan Willms is recommending them and with 25% off Nike atm might be worth a go

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_YAqaEgFHh/?igshid=rts69lar57lz
roophees
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1689 posts since 18/12/10

28 Apr 2020 15:13
^ You got a quick summary on Ryan Williams for the uninitiated on why he's good for running shoes? Quick google reveals little on it.
figurine
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5886 posts since 14/5/07

28 Apr 2020 15:50
For an everyday pair I'd be more inclined to go for Pegasus 36 or 37s over the Turbo 2s.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

28 Apr 2020 16:00
pops wrote: Any thoughts on the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 ? Ryan Willms is recommending them and with 25% off Nike atm might be worth a go

I've got these and although I don't know much about running shoes, they are so comfy for me. I had some Zoom flys before this but the peg 2 are so much more comfortable imo.

I've got the vaporfly next too and only worn them out once, too scared to ruin them haha. The vaporfly next are by far the most comfortable, but not worth the extra cash.
figurine
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5886 posts since 14/5/07

28 Apr 2020 18:13
pops wrote: I’ve been wearing infinity reacts as an everyday runner. They’re not a performance shoe so been looking for something a bit quicker as an ‘every day’ shoe when I want to do a more pacy run but preserve the vaporfly next % for race day etc

Any thoughts on the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 ? Ryan Willms is recommending them and with 25% off Nike atm might be worth a go

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_YAqaEgFHh/?igshid=rts69lar57lz

DW Sports have 40% off atm with GIFT40 £60ish for Peg 36s and £90ish for the Turbo 2s.
joeyjojo
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4252 posts since 24/8/06

28 Apr 2020 19:16
Anyone been doing the sub 20 min 5k that seems to be sweeping through my whatsapp ? Few friends teeter around 20 but only friend did it in 18.40. Sub 20 is decent for any runner right or?