General Discussion: The Running Thread


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MrW
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2954 posts since 1/8/11

16 Dec 2020 20:23
This stuff works for me, few sprays in each shoe after each run then leave them in the airing cupboard if they’re soaked.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083MCZHS9/
figurine
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5983 posts since 14/5/07

16 Dec 2020 20:45
Anyone tried a Coros watch? Look good and cheaper than Garmin
waterfall
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1251 posts since 14/1/07

posted 20 Dec 2020 12:58, edited 20 Dec 2020 12:58
what jacket do you guys use to run in the rain? looking for a recommendation please. something light for 10 k's.
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

21 Dec 2020 13:44
You wanna hood with it?

I've gotta lightweight Nathan Bell x Nike running jacket that I wear in the rain but it's not gotta hood - admittedly it isn't to everyone's taste but it does the job…

pops
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4228 posts since 2/9/09

21 Dec 2020 18:21
Cool
Razorlight123
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4789 posts since 13/1/10

posted 21 Dec 2020 18:36, edited 21 Dec 2020 18:36
The Nathan Bell x Nike Collab was great imo!
(wasn't a fan of the trainers though)
Davinho
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2340 posts since 2/12/08

21 Dec 2020 19:07
Jacket is Cool

Razorlight123 wrote: (wasn't a fan of the trainers though)


They were the best bit for me, wish I’d got a pair.
16simon
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572 posts since 21/4/11

21 Dec 2020 20:31
Cool Burt
MrW
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2954 posts since 1/8/11

21 Dec 2020 22:02
16simon wrote: Cool Burt
Tony
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986 posts since 28/10/08

21 Dec 2020 22:13
waterfall wrote: what jacket do you guys use to run in the rain? looking for a recommendation please. something light for 10 k's.

I’ve had two Nike rain proof jackets, but to be honest I find wearing a long sleeve baselayer and just a running cap to keep the rain out of your face better. I don’t no how cold it needs to be to wear a jacket but I always regret wearing it 20 minutes into a run,I find it gets too hot.
quest
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3643 posts since 11/7/11

posted 21 Dec 2020 22:58, edited 21 Dec 2020 22:58
that looks cool Burt

^ I don’t do anywhere near the mileage many of you do so my input probs invalid, but it has rained everyday since September here, and my last running rain proof jacket started to fall apart with all the movement, and I get really hot and irritated quickly.

like the late Milspex said, your body will dry 10x quicker than your clothes anyway so I just wear cottons and expect to get drenched
bungleski
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479 posts since 21/7/11

22 Dec 2020 06:56
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?

Been only doing 7.5k runs for the past 3 weeks. Went for a 5k this morning and came in at 21.46, shaving 21seconds off my pb. Well happy with that and glad to have hit sub 22 before the year is out. Pretty amazed at how increasing my regular distance has helped me bring this down in a short space of time. Next stop a sub 21… Thanks for the support all
swiftus
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1358 posts since 1/7/09

22 Dec 2020 09:56
bungleski wrote:
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?

Been only doing 7.5k runs for the past 3 weeks. Went for a 5k this morning and came in at 21.46, shaving 21seconds off my pb. Well happy with that and glad to have hit sub 22 before the year is out. Pretty amazed at how increasing my regular distance has helped me bring this down in a short space of time. Next stop a sub 21… Thanks for the support all

Cool

In a funk with work, so haven't been out at all recently. Need to get back into it over Xmas
MrW
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2954 posts since 1/8/11

22 Dec 2020 10:11
bungleski wrote: Been only doing 7.5k runs for the past 3 weeks. Went for a 5k this morning and came in at 21.46, shaving 21seconds off my pb. Well happy with that and glad to have hit sub 22 before the year is out.
Good work Cool
smith
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11140 posts since 5/5/04

22 Dec 2020 10:29
I'm also a 22 minute 5k runner on a good day. Only broken sub 22 once this year so know how hard that is. Congrats man Cool
zoom
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6577 posts since 22/7/05

22 Dec 2020 10:45
Cool

Well done mate.

I think that’s what I love most about running. The fact you know that with each run you will pretty much always make a slight improvement in some form.
Richgee
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120 posts since 26/4/15

22 Dec 2020 12:23
3 main ways of going faster.

1. do some fast running work - fartleks, sprints or other forms of interval training.

Try doing a minute hard, minute soft, minute hard etc etc mix it up - try and plan your session so that you have done more than 5k at 5k speed

doing this will increase your lungs ability to drink down oxygen and convert it into energy (vo2 max)(it'll strengthen your running muscles too)

2. endurance work - run longer so you finish stronger - you should plan one long run a week, start 30 secs/km slower than your other runs

3. lose weight - if you have weight to lose this is all round your easiest, most guaranteed way of getting faster

It always feels daunting to break your PB but you will do it if you put in the training
caol87
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2230 posts since 28/6/14

22 Dec 2020 17:34
Would anybody be interested in a pair of Adidas Protean AD32 running sunglasses? Bought recently but already got another pair which i prefer and left it too late to return, originally £105

bungleski
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479 posts since 21/7/11

22 Dec 2020 18:47
Cheers Lads. Definitely feeling the benefits now of getting out for a run regularly both physically and mentally. Gonna take it easier over the rest of the xmas break then get on it in the new year Cool
swiftus
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1358 posts since 1/7/09

23 Dec 2020 11:32
Shorts over running tights…yay or nay?