General Discussion: The Running Thread


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figurine
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5901 posts since 14/5/07

27 Sep 2020 10:03
Do people wear Alpha/vaporflys outside of races? Seems mad to be running in such an expensive shoe with such poor durability just doing laps of the local park.
16simon
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521 posts since 21/4/11

27 Sep 2020 15:27
Even Pegasus Turbos at £160 are exxy for a training shoe
pops
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4171 posts since 2/9/09

posted 27 Sep 2020 15:35, edited 27 Sep 2020 15:35
Alphaflys seem much sturdier than the vaporfly but obviously not an every day runner. I’ve just bought the tempo next % which are supposed to be the training accompaniment to the Alphaflys.

I copped vaporflys end of last year as a race day shoe but unsurprisingly seen 2 of the 3 ive entered cancelled (with one on hold) so I’ve worn them sparingly when I feel like treating myself as they are an absolute joy to run in
ODB
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3474 posts since 21/6/06

27 Sep 2020 17:55
What you not like bout the alphas man? Not road tested yet but feel brilliant to me on foot
seenmy
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6597 posts since 17/6/06

27 Sep 2020 18:14
ive done 800 odd km in nexts and they have not fallen apart, pretty much a summer run shoe as its useless on anything slippy, hoping to try the adidas with carbon at some point as had no joy with getting alpha fly
staygold
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5034 posts since 21/11/05

posted 27 Sep 2020 18:35, edited 27 Sep 2020 18:35
Similar to Seenmy I’ve run close to 1000k in my next% and they are holding up. Find it quite hard to consciously do slower runs and I feel like I can’t go as quickly in any other shoe. Been slowly weening myself onto other shoes (On cloudboom and Nike reacts) for daily 5k and saving next% for longer weekend runs
MrW
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2782 posts since 1/8/11

13 Oct 2020 09:51
Garmin FR45s cheap on amazon if anyone's interested.
jplxx
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1565 posts since 3/11/09

15 Oct 2020 03:50
What’s everyone’s strava’s?
andymakesglasses
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20434 posts since 26/1/06

15 Oct 2020 09:10
You can find a few of us at https://www.strava.com/clubs/fukrun.
andrew_
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562 posts since 23/1/10

17 Oct 2020 09:58
Also got into running over lockdown.
If you are also lazy with no discipline, can recommend Couch to 5K.
I even look forward to run days now.

Do people bother with those running jackets when it gets proper cold?
Or just wear a long sleeve tee?
timmbo
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3440 posts since 9/2/10

17 Oct 2020 13:32
I don't bother with a jacket until it gets below freezing, long sleeve jersey does the job to -5c for me. If I was running up mountains and it was wet, windy and cold, I'd use a wind and water resistant jacket on top.
Scottishmark
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658 posts since 25/1/11

17 Oct 2020 13:35
I’ve got an almost paper like(?) Nike running jacket that I love. Much prefer wearing that and a short sleeve than wearing a long sleeve and no jacket.
swiftus
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1232 posts since 1/7/09

21 Oct 2020 13:14
What's everyone running in when it's raining outside? I'm guessing anything waterproof isn't going to be breathable?
MrW
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2782 posts since 1/8/11

21 Oct 2020 13:43
Short or long sleeve running tee then shower after and stick all your gear in the wash. Have found whatever I wear it all ends up getting soaked. If it's freezing, blowing a gale and pissing down I'll go swim instead Laughing out loud

If you can get decent water-resistant footwear that's a bonus.
Burt
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6093 posts since 3/1/10

21 Oct 2020 13:52
^^^exactly what MrW said (apart from the swimming!!).

I do have a coupla lightweight jackets (Patagonia and Nike) but nothing keeps me dry if it's tipping down.
swiftus
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1232 posts since 1/7/09

21 Oct 2020 14:40
MrW wrote: Short or long sleeve running tee then shower after and stick all your gear in the wash. Have found whatever I wear it all ends up getting soaked. If it's freezing, blowing a gale and pissing down I'll go swim instead Laughing out loud

If you can get decent water-resistant footwear that's a bonus.

Bought a pair of Pegasus Shields, love the feeling of dry feet after a soaking run.

Trying to not make excuses when it's pissing it down outside. Cycling is worse in the rain, and I can't swim either.
Scottishmark
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658 posts since 25/1/11

21 Oct 2020 15:33
Running in the rain is class. Far prefer it to dry/sunny weather (although prefer if it’s not blowing a gale).

As said before it’s impossible to stay dry if you’re out for any decent length of time.
swiftus
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1232 posts since 1/7/09

26 Oct 2020 15:50
Anyone surprised about the lack of cool running clothing brands?

I get your average joe goes out in Nike or whatever. Thought there'd be the equivalent of Rapha for running, but nothing out there.

The indies I have seen..

Iffley Road (posh boys running),
Satisfy (uber expensive)
Soar (for the hardcore)
Sundried (if your dad designed running clothes)

Am I missing something?
zoom
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6404 posts since 22/7/05

26 Oct 2020 15:55
swiftus wrote: Anyone surprised about the lack of cool running clothing brands?

I get your average joe goes out in Nike or whatever. Thought there'd be the equivalent of Rapha for running, but nothing out there.

The indies I have seen..

Iffley Road (posh boys running),
Satisfy (uber expensive)
Soar (for the hardcore)
Sundried (if your dad designed running clothes)

Am I missing something?

My goto https://www.tracksmith.com/
swiftus
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1232 posts since 1/7/09

26 Oct 2020 16:03
Edit:

Add…

https://unsanctionedrunning.com/products/un-run-tee

Does this model do work for every cycling/running/active brand out there?!? Swear I can't get away from him.