General Discussion: The Running Thread


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d_low
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810 posts since 20/8/10

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.
Richgee
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97 posts since 26/4/15

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.
Seventyfour
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9193 posts since 6/10/05

1 Dec 2020 09:53
Jabra 75t active elites are excellent
Essence
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3119 posts since 10/1/05

1 Dec 2020 10:03
Richgee wrote: 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.

aftershokz
MrW
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2881 posts since 1/8/11

1 Dec 2020 10:47
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Don't wear headphones myself, but running forums I'm on always rate aftershokz.
Kadafi39
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1858 posts since 30/10/09

1 Dec 2020 11:44
Reading this thread makes me realise how shit I am at running! Im early 30's but never really ran just for running. Last 10 odd years I have done nothing but strength training(core lifts), a little body building and muay thai/BBJ.

Long story short I gained weight after marriage and lockdown hasn't helped either so I got myself a treadmill a few weeks ago and fuck me im finding it hard, I can barely manage a mile without having to walk for a minute or two and in 25 mins im managing about 3.5km so safe to say absolutely terrible. Sad

I am 6'2 and 92kg though so don't think I'm built for running. Anyone else have similarly shit times at the start and improved much?
swiftus
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1278 posts since 1/7/09

1 Dec 2020 13:13
Kadafi39 wrote: Reading this thread makes me realise how shit I am at running! Im early 30's but never really ran just for running. Last 10 odd years I have done nothing but strength training(core lifts), a little body building and muay thai/BBJ.

Long story short I gained weight after marriage and lockdown hasn't helped either so I got myself a treadmill a few weeks ago and fuck me im finding it hard, I can barely manage a mile without having to walk for a minute or two and in 25 mins im managing about 3.5km so safe to say absolutely terrible. Sad

I am 6'2 and 92kg though so don't think I'm built for running. Anyone else have similarly shit times at the start and improved much?

Don't think you're doing bad at all. Keep going. All about racking up the miles. As long as you're doing a little bit more (mileage) each week than the week before, you're progressing. Don't even bother looking at times at the moment.

It is physical or mental thing stopping you from running? Reason I ask is that I hate running on the treadmill, more of a mental thing. Have you tried running outside for a bit?
quest
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3604 posts since 11/7/11

1 Dec 2020 13:21
swiftus wrote: All about racking up the miles. As long as you're doing a little bit more (mileage) each week than the week before
edlo
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635 posts since 13/9/14

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.
Davinho
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2315 posts since 2/12/08

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.
swiftus
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1278 posts since 1/7/09

1 Dec 2020 13:58
Davinho wrote: 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.

Cool
MrW
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2881 posts since 1/8/11

1 Dec 2020 14:31
swiftus wrote: Keep going. All about racking up the miles. As long as you're doing a little bit more (mileage) each week than the week before, you're progressing. Don't even bother looking at times at the moment.

This is sound advice.
smith
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11052 posts since 5/5/04

1 Dec 2020 17:26
@kadafi39
Watch this.

It inspired me to keep going when I thought I was too heavy to go faster.

His channel is good. Fast short runs. Longer slower runs to build the engine.

https://youtu.be/jybhsokKuWA
bungleski
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401 posts since 21/7/11

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.
Richgee
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97 posts since 26/4/15

1 Dec 2020 18:38
Kadafi39 wrote: Reading this thread makes me realise how shit I am at running! Im early 30's but never really ran just for running. Last 10 odd years I have done nothing but strength training(core lifts), a little body building and muay thai/BBJ.

Long story short I gained weight after marriage and lockdown hasn't helped either so I got myself a treadmill a few weeks ago and fuck me im finding it hard, I can barely manage a mile without having to walk for a minute or two and in 25 mins im managing about 3.5km so safe to say absolutely terrible. Sad

I am 6'2 and 92kg though so don't think I'm built for running. Anyone else have similarly shit times at the start and improved much?

Mate don't be hard on yourself

do a structured programme, couch to 5k should sort you out properly. By end of january you'll be 5king easy peasy and the weight will drop off

for what its worth 6 2 and 92 kg isn't that bad, i started running at 104kg while being 5 11
Mr.X.
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3047 posts since 23/6/13

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.
ODB
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3540 posts since 21/6/06

1 Dec 2020 21:19
I'll sleep tonight.
Mr.X.
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3047 posts since 23/6/13

1 Dec 2020 21:24
Maybe you won’t. Too much running is bad for the knees.
Mr.X.
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3047 posts since 23/6/13

1 Dec 2020 21:32
Runners are a bit like cyclists. Banging on about their personal best, their bike and clothes and so competitive. I don’t think it’s really necessary to buy expensive running shoes you might see on athletes. Laughing out loud
Sumbeam
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914 posts since 27/1/11

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