General Discussion: The Running Thread


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Essence
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3119 posts since 10/1/05

6 Dec 2020 18:07
Fläsket wrote:
Essence wrote: I stopped road running a few years ago. Mainly do trail running now when fit. Did my first Ultra last year Lakeland 50 was a great day out.
remember your posts from the six pack thread. cool to see you doing an ultra!

I have a few more in 2021 - 2020 was a write off for me as all my races were cancelled. I enjoy the mental side of ultra running and the navigation skills required. It really does push you to your limits.
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

7 Dec 2020 18:20
smith wrote:
Mr.X. wrote: I enjoy posting on this forum so it's a good use. I think my point was about the overly competitive aspect. My dislike of running was merely a throwaway comment.

I can tell you really want in on the most bumped thread on here in 2020. Come join us. You can do it. Carrot cake to 5k. Sticking out tongue

For the record I hate running. Only do it cos it gives me energy and a sense of accomplishment before I tackle the rest of the day. Am only ever competing with my own PB as I only shave seconds off it if I'm lucky.

No one cares. Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue
smith
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11098 posts since 5/5/04

7 Dec 2020 20:22
I'll post a pic when my new trail trainers arrive so someone can care Sticking out tongue
smith
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11098 posts since 5/5/04

posted 7 Dec 2020 20:30, edited 7 Dec 2020 20:30
Essence wrote:
kid unknown wrote: Bit surprised at the reluctance to run outside in all weathers.

I quite like running in the rain or snow. Icy pavements is the main thing that puts me off.

I was a late starter but thinking back I was definitely guilty of going for speed over distance.

For anyone with not much time I would recommend short and hilly routes. I get bored if no hills as feels like running on flat requires little effort.

I stopped road running a few years ago. Mainly do trail running now when fit. Did my first Ultra last year Lakeland 50 was a great day out.

I did some trail running this morning and even though it was bitterly cold and a mudpit for a lot of the route I really enjoyed it. Liked the fact I didn't pass a single person for the whole route too and felt at one with nature. Definitely going to hit the trail routes hard this winter now.
Kadafi39
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1880 posts since 30/10/09

8 Dec 2020 11:33
Just to update this thread I ran outside with the Nike run club app and I managed;
4:59 for 1k
8:53 for the first mile
30:58 for 5k.

Not great, but much better than what the treadmill was indicating, it was indicating a 5k time of about 40 mins which is quite demoralising!

I did think the treadmill was underestimating calories burnt and distance as I could easily run almost a mile without stopping outdoors, but on the treadmill I was gassing out much sooner. Not sure how accurate the nike app is but I am sure it is more accurate than the treadmill.

Thanks all for your help.
zoom
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6548 posts since 22/7/05

8 Dec 2020 11:34
30:58 is not bad at all.

If you do that 3 times a week I bet you will be sub 28 before the end of the year.
Kadafi39
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1880 posts since 30/10/09

8 Dec 2020 11:39
Thanks mate, yeah im gonna keep at it, running is not really my forte so I don't expect to get anywhere near some of the times on here, but if I can get a sub 25min 5k by next summer I will be happy.
smith
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11098 posts since 5/5/04

8 Dec 2020 12:10
This is what I love about running. All about setting your own targets. No one is challenging you on here. Well done on completing a 5k in almost under 30 minutes. Knowing you can already run 1km at 5 mins per km pace is an excellent starting point.
willesdengreen
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638 posts since 10/6/10

8 Dec 2020 12:19
ran a 24:30 5k last week and still gassed off it - was the first time i'd got my PB under 25 mins

only started running earlier this year, so glad i started
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

8 Dec 2020 12:22
Kadafi and Willesden Cool

Much prefer trail running than slogging the pavements nowadays - just seems to be a little more relaxed. Glad you're getting out there, smith.
Kadafi39
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1880 posts since 30/10/09

8 Dec 2020 13:36
willesdengreen wrote: ran a 24:30 5k last week and still gassed off it - was the first time i'd got my PB under 25 mins

only started running earlier this year, so glad i started

Great time mate, hopefully ill be in the sub 25 min club within 6 months Cool

Thanks burt and Smith!
BENi
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219 posts since 10/5/09

8 Dec 2020 13:42
I haven't been on this forum in years, good to see Mr.X is still a contrary arse.

Is running the new Rolex Milgauss?

Kadafi39 - A top running tip that all the professionals do - get a second key cut.
swiftus
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1301 posts since 1/7/09

8 Dec 2020 15:01
BENi wrote: I haven't been on this forum in years, good to see Mr.X is still a contrary arse.

You missed this phase…

https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/black-lives-matter/1/
Kadafi39
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1880 posts since 30/10/09

8 Dec 2020 15:21
BENi wrote: I haven't been on this forum in years, good to see Mr.X is still a contrary arse.

Is running the new Rolex Milgauss?

Kadafi39 - A top running tip that all the professionals do - get a second key cut.

Laughing out loud Probably the most supportive thread on the forum, the only thread where you dont get called a cunt every other post.

Haa thanks, I actually tried, its one of those ultion keys, most places local to me dont touch them, and I haven't been to the city centre for about 8 months.
timmbo
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3453 posts since 9/2/10

8 Dec 2020 15:32

“Ran” my first trail marathon (and first marathon) on Saturday on the Jurassic Coast, I’ll claim it as my first ultra as well given the distance.

Unfortunately the weather was not on my side, heavy rain overnight and throughout the day meant the trails were so muddy and slippery so as to be unrunnable for large sections. Placed 40th out of 107, with 20 DNFs.

I should probably be happy with a middle of the pack finish, but I’m more frustrated by my lack of preparation for the conditions (more appropriate deep lugged trail shoes would have helped). All good experience for the next one I’m sure.
zoom
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6548 posts since 22/7/05

8 Dec 2020 15:55
Fair play mate, Sounds absolutely horrendous. I bet you were dreading any rain on the day before. How fast do you roughly think you could do a standard marathon in?

Managed to get a 30km run on pure flat ground on Sunday at a 4:40 average pace, pretty happy with that, probably my most enjoyable run ever, sun was bright, no wind and I ran along the seafront.
ODB
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3552 posts since 21/6/06

8 Dec 2020 16:00
Some great efforts in here
Kadafi39
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1880 posts since 30/10/09

8 Dec 2020 16:14
Congrats mate, that is some distance!
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

8 Dec 2020 16:28
Congrats, Timmbo - that's a proper effort Cool
timmbo
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3453 posts since 9/2/10

posted 8 Dec 2020 16:57, edited 8 Dec 2020 16:57
zoom wrote: How fast do you roughly think you could do a standard marathon in?

I’d guess 3.15 - 3.20 at the moment; my goal for my first road marathon has always been sub 3.