The Running Thread

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Pancake » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:09 pm

Haven't been running for two years but signed up to do the Berlin half next April, better get those training boots on. I was planning to try to beat my PB (1.35.44) and maybe push for sub 90 but I'm going with a group of friends, the run starts at 8.30am on Sunday and it's inevitable that we'll drink too much on Saturday. Maybe I should run it in a costume, anyone ever done that? Bet it's awful. :dread:

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by Avon » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:52 pm

Spindash wrote:Image Sub-40 klaxon! Image

Bury 10k this morning, great race but tough, course outline is a valley shape and I went a bit too fast on the downhill at the start. Slowed down in the middle but kept the 40-minute pacer in sight, dug in on the uphill return and got past the pacer on the final straight as he was waving me home :wub: Came in at 39:54.


Fantastic, well done.

The greatest road race in the world took place this weekend http://www.spartathlon.gr/en and http://www.britishspartathlonteam.org

Definitely feeling some race envy but aiming to go back next year again.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Avon » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:57 pm

Pancake wrote:Haven't been running for two years but signed up to do the Berlin half next April, better get those training boots on. I was planning to try to beat my PB (1.35.44) and maybe push for sub 90 but I'm going with a group of friends, the run starts at 8.30am on Sunday and it's inevitable that we'll drink too much on Saturday. Maybe I should run it in a costume, anyone ever done that? Bet it's awful. :dread:


Run in fancy dress loads of times! Favourite was running a Half Marathon with a mate in the full Batman & Robin muscle suit carrying an 8 foot long batmobile we built before then doing a 100 mile race in the same costumes (without the batmobile)

Did London Marathon this year as dressed as Hulk Hogan as well. Had more cheers from 40 year old men than kids though...

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Pan » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:53 pm

Bham full marathon in two weeks and I’m laid up with a chest infection that has really strawberry floated the last fortnight of my training too.

Ho hum

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:00 pm

Didn't get into the London Marathon. What were the odds?! :( :slol:

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by satriales » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:10 pm

Mini E wrote:Didn't get into the London Marathon. What were the odds?! :( :slol:

I heard it was 1 in 22, but it might actually be 1 in 11 as there is a 50% drop out rate which they probably account for.

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by Mini E » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:35 pm

satriales wrote:
Mini E wrote:Didn't get into the London Marathon. What were the odds?! :( :slol:

I heard it was 1 in 22, but it might actually be 1 in 11 as there is a 50% drop out rate which they probably account for.


Yeah it was hugely unlikely to get in. Myself and three friends have all received our rejections today.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by That's not a growth » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:26 pm

I got my rejection too, but I'm kinda ok with it, I don't think I have time to train for a marathon at the moment. Will try again next time anyway.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Bunni » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:29 pm

I* got in.

My friend applied for me and I'll be running as her.

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by That's not a growth » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:13 pm

Manchester half completed in 1:54:36, so I'm well cuffed. Was going really well until about the 1:20 mark or so, then had a second wind, then the last 10 mins or so were horrible. My first half so it's expected the further I got through it the more difficult it would be due to my lack of experience. My goal was sub 2 hours so really happy.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Great work mate.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:31 pm

I went for a 'long' run today along a canal but stopped at 5 miles as I ended up in a field with loads of cows blocking the path. After slowly stealthing past them the next field had about 50 bulls! :fp:

I'll have to find a better route.

That's not a growth wrote:Manchester half completed in 1:54:36, so I'm well cuffed. Was going really well until about the 1:20 mark or so, then had a second wind, then the last 10 mins or so were horrible. My first half so it's expected the further I got through it the more difficult it would be due to my lack of experience. My goal was sub 2 hours so really happy.

Awesome job and great time!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by That's not a growth » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:44 am

Thanks guys!

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by Johnny Ryall » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm

satriales wrote:I went for a 'long' run today along a canal but stopped at 5 miles as I ended up in a field with loads of cows blocking the path. After slowly stealthing past them the next field had about 50 bulls! :fp:

I'll have to find a better route.


This is the issue I'm having living in a small town. The 2 routes I used in summe have sections of pitch black/no lighting at night. I had to slow right down to a fast walk on Friday to make sure I wasn't going to run into potholes.

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by satriales » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:59 am

I'm trying to decide whether to sign up for the Brighton marathon next year. Entries re-open tomorrow but I'm considering doing the Fox Ultra (60k) instead and they are too close together to do both.

I'll be doing the Surrey Half the month before, so I'm thinking Brighton will just be more of the same (but further!) where as the ultra is a bit different (and even further!) so leaning toward ultra at the moment but need to decide today.

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satriales wrote:I went for a 'long' run today along a canal but stopped at 5 miles as I ended up in a field with loads of cows blocking the path. After slowly stealthing past them the next field had about 50 bulls! :fp:

I'll have to find a better route.


This is the issue I'm having living in a small town. The 2 routes I used in summer have sections of pitch black/no lighting at night. I had to slow right down to a fast walk on Friday to make sure I wasn't going to run into potholes.

After suffering a pitch black 10mile run along a canal, I've just picked up a usb headlamp for £6 on Amazon. It's not the brightest but good enough to see where I'm stepping now, and be noticeable to other people/cars.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm

I just run round the housing estate in a 3K loop a few times now. Not as scenic as by the river but it's dark anyway!

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by Parksey » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:51 am

So I have my first half marathon on Sunday and I think I may be inadequately prepared. I gave myself 10 weeks to train for it, having been running semi-regularly beforehand and in decent enough shape.

The first half of that training went to plan - I was running 3/4 times a week and gradually increasing my distance (I was able to run 10km beforehand anyway).

However due to a combination of laziness, travelling and the rainy season, it really tapered off in the second half. I did take my running gear away with me but, well, I didnt have the discipline to actually get up while on vacation abroad and go do it.

Anyway, I've been back home for a week and squeezed in a few runs. My last "big" run was Tuesday, so I wouldn't be too tired. I managed 10km easily but am worried if I can make the jump up to double that distance. The furthest I got in training was about 13km relatively easily. When doing the long distances I never get out of breath or tired anywhere else except my legs. Even then, it's only really my left leg/knee that feels the strain. I would have done a longer run but I felt I might be getting into the realm of making myself too leggy for the weekend. During the 10km the other day I definitely felt like I could do another 3-5km maybe, but I'm wondering if I have the training in my legs to go further than that.

So I'm wondering if the half-marathon this weekend is actually feasible. I want to do it if I can do it (and not walk 5km or whatever, I want to finish it running, ideally with only a few 20 second stretching breaks if needed). I don't want to do it if I'm going to have to drop out midway through, be absolutely shot to pieces and badly injure myself or if I am going to have to walk a 1/4 of the distance. It's only a small local race so there is no real disadvantage to not doing it this time, but at the same time, it'd be my first half marathon so if I could do it, it would feel like an achievement. I am not aiming for a specific time, just to finish the race ideally without stopping and without feeling like I am going to die.

The other caveat is that apparently the course is quite hilly (it's a marathon course too so I'm not sure how the HM route is). I haven't done any hill training either, so I'm wondering if this is going to up the effort to the point where it will be like running a few extra Km on top.

Like I said, I like to think I am relatively health and I'm not overweight or anything. According to Map My Run I've done 430Km since March 1st this year, though never any runs longer than 12km. The big problem is that September was my last really intensive, disciplined month. July and August as hot as Hell where I live so I tended to either just do short runs or just sit in my underwear with the AC on. And as mentioned, October was pretty barren too. So I'm wondering if I have enough in the tank for Sunday...

So yeah, don't know whether to sack it off or attempt it and risk abject failure.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:56 am

Personally, I think you'll sit around feeling a bit regretful on Sunday morning if you don't run. I'd just start at a slightly slower pace than you normally run at, whatever that is. What I tend to do is get to 16km and then just imagine I'm starting a nice, easy 5k. For you, I guess as soon as you get past 12km it's potentially more interesting because it's into unseen territory and every step is a new personal best. I'd go for it then have a really well earned beer afterwards (although I never seem to fancy one after my runs...)

Inside of my left knee has been giving me problems since the Winchester half in October. I paced it really badly so the last few miles were absolute hell. My gait fell apart a bit and I've done something to the inside of that knee :dread: - Ran a 5k in 24:30ish about a week ago but after the first km I could really feel my knee. Should've turned back but too pig-headed.

No pain at all whilst walking or cycling. I'm able to train 5 days a week (had 04:10 alarms for the past month now :dread: ) and getting my cycling/stair climbs/resistance stuff done... but I really miss running properly :(

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by Parksey » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:13 am

I feel like it I can to the point where I am facing the last 5km and still running, then I should be able to finish the race.

Even when I am at my least fittest and coming back after a hiatus, my beginning run is always 5km. I can generally always manage it without stopping no matter how long it has been since my last run.

My main concern is if I get injured or into trouble and have to bail out midway through or, at the very worst, if I push myself too far and end up needing help, as the event is in Japan so there'll be the language barrier.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:17 am

I think you're underestimating the role of adrenaline on the day and your mental strength.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.

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