General Discussion: The Running Thread


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sydneyking
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4960 posts since 26/9/09

25 Nov 2020 09:52
20:18 is decent for 5k pops. I’ve not done any real running for a few years now but even when I was I wasn’t hitting that time
Davinho
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2343 posts since 2/12/08

25 Nov 2020 12:45

Cheers for this, they’re what I’m replacing actually. I like them and might just get another pair at that price.

Richgee wrote: i'm not getting on with my zoom fly 3s, have to tie them too tight and always feel loike they are slipping off


I had this problem initially and started tightening them further down the laces and it made a big difference and locked my heel in place properly. Before that they were all over the place but I do have weird shaped feet.
bungleski
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480 posts since 21/7/11

posted 26 Nov 2020 13:58, edited 26 Nov 2020 13:58
Ran a little during the first lockdown, then in September started doing 5k 2-3 times a week. Got a PB this morning-22:07, down from 23:43 on my first attempt but fuck me I almost puked. Am pleased with my progress, but couldn’t imagine running fast enough to hit a sub 20. To be honest I can’t imagine myself going much faster than I have already but would like to hit under 22 before the end of the year. Any tips on what I should focus on to keep bringing it down or do I simply need to keep at it and it will naturally improve?
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 14:30
Well done on Pb
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 14:33
Defo keep at it
Try some longer runs but a little slower ( keep HR DOWN)
Hill sprints once a week or so
Faster 2km
And reckon you can tak time off that no probs
macca
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280 posts since 28/10/09

26 Nov 2020 15:10
Could do a bit of Fartlek work concentrating on goal 5km pace for the time you’re working?
1km intervals, threshold runs could be beneficial
If you have access to a track hit that once a week reps of 400m etc will help.
1 longish run a week is a must depending on the level you’re at the now(I.e distance covered not in any means trying to be disrespectful)
pops
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4229 posts since 2/9/09

26 Nov 2020 16:20
ODB wrote: Well done on Pb

And seeing as you’re too modest to mention congratulations on yours.

18:46 for 5k Ubercool

Fläsket
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3890 posts since 14/8/04

posted 26 Nov 2020 16:30, edited 26 Nov 2020 16:30
whoa, nice one ODB!
hopefully in the new year I'll be able to get back at it..
just curious, do you lot see folks out on roller skis?
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

26 Nov 2020 17:06
Fläsket wrote: …just curious, do you lot see folks out on roller skis?
Laughing out loud never.

Said it before ODB - absolutely fantastic work, pal Cool
seenmy
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6642 posts since 17/6/06

26 Nov 2020 17:21
Fläsket wrote: whoa, nice one ODB!
hopefully in the new year I'll be able to get back at it..
just curious, do you lot see folks out on roller skis?

I did once a few years ago in cornwall
swiftus
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1368 posts since 1/7/09

26 Nov 2020 17:22
Nice one to all PBers Cool
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 20:53
thanks gents, vaporfly helped lol
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 20:54
Fläsket wrote: whoa, nice one ODB!
hopefully in the new year I'll be able to get back at it..
just curious, do you lot see folks out on roller skis?
never ever man
bungleski
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480 posts since 21/7/11

26 Nov 2020 21:02
Thanks ODB & Macca for the input. Pretty much only been doing 5k runs, but could start mixing up with a weekly longer run and hill sprints. How long should I aim for a longer run? 10k? Reckon I could manage that at a slower pace.

18:46 for 5k Ubercool

That is insane, props for all the hard work that’s obviously gone into it!
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 21:13
go up graduate if you think 10k seems a lot, in my mind when I'm doing long runs, I tell myself 10 k is only 2 5ks(obvs) but you get what I mean Laughing out loud get a few long podcasts or good playlist for longer runs too
loads of good vids on youtube bout running slower to become faster.
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 21:17
4 yrs ago I couldn't run the length of myself Laughing out loud
pops
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4229 posts since 2/9/09

26 Nov 2020 21:23
That’s quite a distance anyway tbf Laughing out loud
Scottishmark
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766 posts since 25/1/11

26 Nov 2020 21:34
Good work lads. I’m still nursing a calf injury from May. Getting old is a fucking nonsense Laughing out loud .
ODB
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3563 posts since 21/6/06

26 Nov 2020 21:51
How old are ye Mark ?
edlo
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639 posts since 13/9/14

26 Nov 2020 22:40
bungleski wrote: Ran a little during the first lockdown, then in September started doing 5k 2-3 times a week. Got a PB this morning-22:07, down from 23:43 on my first attempt but fuck me I almost puked. Am pleased with my progress, but couldn’t imagine running fast enough to hit a sub 20. To be honest I can’t imagine myself going much faster than I have already but would like to hit under 22 before the end of the year. Any tips on what I should focus on to keep bringing it down or do I simply need to keep at it and it will naturally improve?

Start running a lot more, track the total distance you run in a week and focus on increasing this week on week. The 5k time will increase alongside it.