General Discussion: The Running Thread


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hejus
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884 posts since 30/6/12

1 Aug 2012 17:19
doing basingstoke for the hills, love em.

london parks looked good, nice route
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

1 Aug 2012 18:01
not running at all at the moment, it's too fucking hot, even at night it's in the mid 20's
Fläsket
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3585 posts since 14/8/04

1 Aug 2012 22:09
i feel for you nick and any other english gents that find themselves in the pirmafrost region. can't bare the muggy summers and by the time it settles down, winter's right there to park you on your arse.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

2 Aug 2012 00:08
Booked everything today for the Great North Run half marathon in Glasgow, Month of no drinking and 15 mile weekend runs ahead.

Anyone doing/done this race?
hejus
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884 posts since 30/6/12

2 Aug 2012 01:27
wouldn't want to go sober for a month, does it make that much of a difference?
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

27 Aug 2012 18:52
Want a small, pocket size mp3 player to use on runs that I'm not gonna notice. Just can't be fucked to lug around my iPhone anymore even though I'll miss using Runmeter - I've got an arm holder for it but it just fucks me off. Is a Shuffle the way to go or has anyone got any better suggestions before I blindly start trawling the net?
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

27 Aug 2012 18:55
Burt wrote: Want a small, pocket size mp3 player to use on runs that I'm not gonna notice. Just can't be fucked to lug around my iPhone anymore even though I'll miss using Runmeter - I've got an arm holder for it but it just fucks me off. Is a Shuffle the way to go or has anyone got any better suggestions before I blindly start trawling the net?
If you get a nano you get Nike+ built in too track your runs
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

27 Aug 2012 19:04
Hadn't realised that, thanks MoB. Didn't really wanna drop a oner on something that's solely gonna be used for running but if it's got that facility I'm tempted.
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:13
It's what I use, tracks outdoor runs as well as treadmill really well. Plus it fits your need as its tiny. Can't go wrong, check the apple site for refurbs and you can pick em up for £75
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:14
I gave up on Nike+ after a few runs. Never tracked properly for me.
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:16
CovOne wrote: I gave up on Nike+ after a few runs. Never tracked properly for me.

Strange, I know a few people that use it and swear by it. It's not advanced but it accurate enough to use

Burt
http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/ipod/ipod_nano/8gb
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

27 Aug 2012 19:19
MoB wrote:
Burt wrote: Want a small, pocket size mp3 player to use on runs that I'm not gonna notice. Just can't be fucked to lug around my iPhone anymore even though I'll miss using Runmeter - I've got an arm holder for it but it just fucks me off. Is a Shuffle the way to go or has anyone got any better suggestions before I blindly start trawling the net?
If you get a nano you get Nike+ built in too track your runs

nano works perfectly for running, small and light, and the Nike+ functions are pretty accurate at measuring time/distance and you can upload data to the Nike+ website automatically via Itunes.
It doesn't do any fancy GPS route mapping etc. though.

CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:24
Where do you have it clipped? I tried mine both in my pocket and clipped to the edge of my pocket and it varied by -1.5k and +0.3k on a pre mapped 5k route.
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:26
CovOne wrote: Where do you have it clipped? I tried mine both in my pocket and clipped to the edge of my pocket and it varied by -1.5k and +0.3k on a pre mapped 5k route.
In the tiny back pocket on my sexy running tights.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:30
Laughing out loud got some but they don't come out the wardrobe till the very darkest and coldest nights in winter.
MoB
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36666 posts since 31/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:30
CovOne wrote: Laughing out loud got some but they don't come out the wardrobe till the very darkest and coldest nights of winter.
I used to be like that but I've learned to embrace them, I do live in east London where people wear them for normal wears though. I also wear shorts over the top obvs
Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

27 Aug 2012 19:41
Thanks, MoB - i'll check the link out. I used Nike+ before Runmeter and never had a problem with it so will probably jump straight back in.

Cov, i always wear rugby shorts plus Lycra shorts for running but when it starts to get chilly just swap the Lycra shorts for Lycra running tights and stick the rugby shorts over 'em to avoid any piss taking teens hollering 'dat ass' as I'm puffing pon road.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

27 Aug 2012 19:49
Same really always have cycling shorts on and shorts for road running and then do the same will the full length under armour when it gets cold. Never just the lycra though. Only in London.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

27 Aug 2012 20:50
CovOne wrote: Where do you have it clipped?

On the waistband of my shorts

still waiting for weather to cool down, I'll be back to square one when I start again at this rate

Burt
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5478 posts since 3/1/10

29 Aug 2012 19:48
Plenty of new 6th gen Nano's going on eBay for around the £60 mark 'cos of the replacement scheme that Apple conducted following the recall of an earlier model. I managed to pick one up for just that after a bit of patience.

Just to clarify, if I set it up correctly, there's no need to drop cash on the Nike+ sensor kit, right?

Edit - answer found