29 Nov 2020 23:20
Thanks both. Will check out the vid.
I try to work on my core, I have some core strength from mountain biking but can't plank for shit (2 minutes maximum). Will check out some balance work.
Sometimes I don't feel I'm that relaxed. It's almost as if my calves are constantly tight throughout the run. I do one legged calf raises on the stairs but that's about it.
posted 1 Dec 2020 09:37, edited 1 Dec 2020 09:37
what are your current fuk running headphone recommendations?
I have to say I've been very happy with cheap amazon ones up to now but considering either the powerbeats pro or is it worth going the whole hog and going for Beoplay E8 Sport?
I'd be keen to know aswell whether you use a garmin on your left wrist and that they work well.
1 Dec 2020 09:53
Jabra 75t active elites are excellent
1 Dec 2020 10:47
Don't wear headphones myself, but running forums I'm on always rate aftershokz.
1 Dec 2020 13:24
aftershokz are amazing for running, wouldn't want to use anything else. Powerbeats pro are better for gym type exercise where you don't need any awareness.
posted 1 Dec 2020 13:24, edited 1 Dec 2020 13:24
I started running regularly again at beginning of the first lockdown after a 5 year break and I was doing 9.5 minute miles and it felt fucking awful. I stopped timing my runs and just went out for as long as I could at a steady pace so I wasn’t blowing all the way round the park.
It’s amazing how much of an improvement you can make over the space of a fortnight. I’ve recently started timing my runs again and range from anything between 9min miles and just over 7min miles depending on how I’m feeling on the day, between 5 and 12k in distance.
1 Dec 2020 18:14
Did a 7.5k this morning, slowed my pace (about 20 seconds less per k) and managed it fine. Going to focus on doing these for a couple of weeks then try again for a 5k.
1 Dec 2020 21:10
I’m sat in my plaid pjs reading the above having eaten a slice of Nando’s carrot cake (via deliveroo) and think to myself fuck that. I hate running.
1 Dec 2020 21:24
Maybe you won’t. Too much running is bad for the knees.
1 Dec 2020 21:55
Started to get into running again recently - was doing a lot of 5km runs during the 1st lockdown but always stuck to the same route just trying to beat my PB each time I went. Ultimately I got bored and stopped going.
Started again a couple of weeks ago but going with a few mates and doing a lot longer, slower runs. Not worrying about time at all - just trying to enjoy it more.
Managed a 16km this evening, with plans to work upto half marathon by the end of Dec