General Discussion: The Running Thread


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smith
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10965 posts since 5/5/04

8 Aug 2020 12:10
Took 30 seconds off my 5k time this morning. Great start to the day Cool
ODB
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3464 posts since 21/6/06

8 Aug 2020 17:12
what's the new PB than mate?
smith
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10965 posts since 5/5/04

9 Aug 2020 06:59
23:16

It was a new PB for a particular route I run which is mostly uphill.

My PB on a route with no inclines is nearly 2 minutes faster.
Scottishmark
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648 posts since 25/1/11

posted 9 Aug 2020 08:21, edited 9 Aug 2020 08:21
My coach ran a new 5k PB y/day. 14.34 Laughing out loud.
smith
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10965 posts since 5/5/04

9 Aug 2020 08:38
That is ELITE level and not far off the park run World Record. Shocked

I'd like to break 20 minutes before my 40th birthday but realistically I don't think it will be possible as I'm not willing to go down in weight. (85kg) I'll try though. I have 2 years.
Scottishmark
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648 posts since 25/1/11

9 Aug 2020 09:38
It’s scary fast. He’s been doing my programming for about 6 months and has taken me from 21.30 to 19.30.

How tall are you? 85kg is robust but you could still go sub 20 at that weight (assuming you’re not 4,11 Laughing out loud ). There’s a bigger lad in my running group who’s faster and fitter than me. Runs sub 18 at about 85kg!
freedom
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823 posts since 25/4/12

9 Aug 2020 16:16
Apologies in advance for the rookie questions, but any help here would be really appreciated..

So, I'm looking to really get into running, perhaps train for a half or potentially a full marathon next year at the end of may in Edinburgh - am I insane? with some really hard training / discipline? should I get a trainer or something? I have been absusing my body with drink and drugs for a number of years but fairly sure i'm still healthy. I generally maintain quite a healthy diet consisting of mainly fish and white meat, rice, veg ect. I recently cut out dairy, wheat, sugar and caffeine for almost 2 months and lost just shy of 2 stone. (15.1st - 13.2st)

I'm quite dedicated (even obsessive) with certain things, so pushing myself in training and maintaining a diet shouldn't be a problem. I'm just worried if my body is going to be up to it, and wondered it I should take any preliminary tests before I begin training properly. I had asthma as a child, and it flared up a few years ago while I was at uni but have had no problems since.

I've been running on and off for a few years but have never taken it seriously - more just to loose weight (I go up and down very easily) Last time I was running in the gym I would usually warm up with a fast walk for 10 minutes on 7kph, then move up to 14kph. I did 14kph for half an hour and then left it at that. I know road running must be very different, and I find it much harder but I've been going everyday recently to try and get into the swing of things.

I did 12 kilometres this morning over 75minutes, alternating between walking at 7kph and running at 14kph on the running machine. fairly exhausted after this but I've only been getting back into it for a week or so. I'm not sure why I do this, just something I've got into the habit of doing to exhaust myself - I've never had any proper advice on how to train.

I will probably join a forum too, if anybody has some suggestions for this.

I'm 26, 184cm, 83.8kilos (BMI 24.Cool slim ish build, little bit of fat that needs to go but my gym machine described me as 'standard optimal'

I don't really understand these %'s but if they help:

muscle: 70.8kg 84.5%
water: 54.0kg 64.4%
fat: 9.3kg 11.1%
bone: 3.7kg 4.4%

I run in these, but never had the running machine test, I just thought they looked good, and they're comfortable ect

https://www.asics.com/gb/en-gb/metaride/p/1011A142-001.html?size=9&width;=Standard&gclid;=Cj0KCQjwvb75BRD1ARIsAP6LcqtLq1LiC6s0tjJN1LP8g0amqUqUFTaMje-Vy8kd1A99NXeK0pamOzEaArUIEALw_wcB


Cheers!
smith
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10965 posts since 5/5/04

posted 9 Aug 2020 17:19, edited 9 Aug 2020 17:19
Scottishmark wrote: It’s scary fast. He’s been doing my programming for about 6 months and has taken me from 21.30 to 19.30.

How tall are you? 85kg is robust but you could still go sub 20 at that weight (assuming you’re not 4,11 Laughing out loud ). There’s a bigger lad in my running group who’s faster and fitter than me. Runs sub 18 at about 85kg!

I'm 6ft7 and always struggled with weight. Do a lot of lifting just to stay around 85kg believe it or not. Maybe it's not such a huge factor when it comes to running faster but do feel age is definitely a factor as I approach my 40s.

Funnily enough I looked for my best time this year and it's exactly 21:30. Be interesting to hear what your programme was to get faster. At the moment I'm running a difficult uphill 2km everyday for endurance and hitting a 5km once a week.


smith
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10965 posts since 5/5/04

posted 9 Aug 2020 17:31, edited 9 Aug 2020 17:31
freedom wrote: Apologies in advance for the rookie questions, but any help here would be really appreciated..

So, I'm looking to really get into running, perhaps train for a half or potentially a full marathon next year at the end of may in Edinburgh - am I insane? with some really hard training / discipline? should I get a trainer or something? I have been absusing my body with drink and drugs for a number of years but fairly sure i'm still healthy. I generally maintain quite a healthy diet consisting of mainly fish and white meat, rice, veg ect. I recently cut out dairy, wheat, sugar and caffeine for almost 2 months and lost just shy of 2 stone. (15.1st - 13.2st)

I'm quite dedicated (even obsessive) with certain things, so pushing myself in training and maintaining a diet shouldn't be a problem. I'm just worried if my body is going to be up to it, and wondered it I should take any preliminary tests before I begin training properly. I had asthma as a child, and it flared up a few years ago while I was at uni but have had no problems since.

I've been running on and off for a few years but have never taken it seriously - more just to loose weight (I go up and down very easily) Last time I was running in the gym I would usually warm up with a fast walk for 10 minutes on 7kph, then move up to 14kph. I did 14kph for half an hour and then left it at that. I know road running must be very different, and I find it much harder but I've been going everyday recently to try and get into the swing of things.

I did 12 kilometres this morning over 75minutes, alternating between walking at 7kph and running at 14kph on the running machine. fairly exhausted after this but I've only been getting back into it for a week or so. I'm not sure why I do this, just something I've got into the habit of doing to exhaust myself - I've never had any proper advice on how to train.

I will probably join a forum too, if anybody has some suggestions for this.

I'm 26, 184cm, 83.8kilos (BMI 24.Cool slim ish build, little bit of fat that needs to go but my gym machine described me as 'standard optimal'

I don't really understand these %'s but if they help:

muscle: 70.8kg 84.5%
water: 54.0kg 64.4%
fat: 9.3kg 11.1%
bone: 3.7kg 4.4%

I run in these, but never had the running machine test, I just thought they looked good, and they're comfortable ect

https://www.asics.com/gb/en-gb/metaride/p/1011A142-001.html?size=9&width;=Standard&gclid;=Cj0KCQjwvb75BRD1ARIsAP6LcqtLq1LiC6s0tjJN1LP8g0amqUqUFTaMje-Vy8kd1A99NXeK0pamOzEaArUIEALw_wcB


Cheers!

scottishmark is your guy!

Anyway my story is that I used to hate running and to an extent still do. It's me fearing it and hating it which is part of the challenge for me. I gave up alcohol almost a year ago to the day as it was just getting me depressed and I feared the hangover more and more and the enjoyment from drinking wasn't worth it. Park run became my new obsession on the weekends and when that ended because of covid I had enough motivation to keep running as I kept seeing park runners running around town during the height of the pandemic.

You're 26 so it's probably the best time of your life to try to get into it. Your body will definitely cope with what you put it through. Don't think you need a check up or anything. Just push yourself one day for as long as you can. Then try and improve on it the next run and decide what kind of distance runner you want to be. I'm very much about the 5k and training for that only as long distance running isn't my thing as I get injuries when I do and want to limit those.

I run in some cheap as fuck reeboks. They have some foam and was told they were good, so I'm not the right person to ask about running gear Laughing out loud
ODB
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3464 posts since 21/6/06

9 Aug 2020 18:32
smith wrote: 23:16

It was a new PB for a particular route I run which is mostly uphill.

My PB on a route with no inclines is nearly 2 minutes faster.
well in man
ODB
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3464 posts since 21/6/06

9 Aug 2020 18:33
smith wrote: That is ELITE level and not far off the park run World Record. Shocked

I'd like to break 20 minutes before my 40th birthday but realistically I don't think it will be possible as I'm not willing to go down in weight. (85kg) I'll try though. I have 2 years.
its deffo doable man
ODB
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3464 posts since 21/6/06

9 Aug 2020 18:39
Scottishmark wrote: It’s scary fast. He’s been doing my programming for about 6 months and has taken me from 21.30 to 19.30.

How tall are you? 85kg is robust but you could still go sub 20 at that weight (assuming you’re not 4,11 Laughing out loud ). There’s a bigger lad in my running group who’s faster and fitter than me. Runs sub 18 at about 85kg!
im also interested in your training/coaching man? I'm 6'4 13..5 st and 42 yrs old. PB is 19.16 for 5k but always looking to take time off that as you'll all be aware Laughing out loud
ps recently not been going for speed, just happy to cruise along about 5km/h or just under over further distances.
zoom
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6367 posts since 22/7/05

16 Aug 2020 11:17
Today marks 5 months of running properly since lockdown. I have done a marathon before and a few halves over the years but stopped for a few years.

I’ve managed to clock up just over 1100 km in that time and have dropped over 3 stone. Feel great but literally nothing I own clothing wise fits me anymore, pros and cons I suppose.
smith
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10965 posts since 5/5/04

posted 16 Aug 2020 12:50, edited 16 Aug 2020 12:50
Great effort. Ubercool Running is definitely the best exercise for weight loss. Sounds like you're going to have fun replacing your wardrobe too.
Burt
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6053 posts since 3/1/10

16 Aug 2020 13:02
That's magic, zoom Cool
quest
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3555 posts since 11/7/11

16 Aug 2020 13:07
3 stone is loads, any other lifestyle changes alongside running?
zoom
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6367 posts since 22/7/05

posted 16 Aug 2020 13:39, edited 16 Aug 2020 13:39
quest wrote: 3 stone is loads, any other lifestyle changes alongside running?

No dieting as such, but I am Intermittent fasting Monday - Friday which helps the weight loss massively. On average I fast for 18 hours on them days and will alwyas run in a fasted state. I’m also walking a lot more, work in and around central London mainly so will change trips I would normally do on the tube for walking, my average steps a month are between 20,000 to 30,000 (was 10,000 pre corona). Gone down from 14 and a half stone to just over 11.
ODB
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3464 posts since 21/6/06

16 Aug 2020 16:23
Great effort Zoom Cool
broadcast
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185 posts since 10/5/09

9 Sep 2020 09:16
Anyone want these:

https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/11721/hoka-x-oc-blackblack-clifton

In UK9 before I return them? Fit smaller than expected.
zoom
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6367 posts since 22/7/05

posted 24 Sep 2020 12:35, edited 24 Sep 2020 12:35
Never ever run 5k distance, always 10 minimum. Decided to go for it today to see how quick I could do it. Pretty happy with that. Was almost sick as soon as I finished