The Running Thread

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:19 pm

First run in a week after being ill and I messed my knee up some how. Great

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:15 pm

How bad is it Johnny?

New Forest Half tomorrow morning :) Beautiful course.

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 Johnny Ryall » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:34 pm

Fine now. Did 2 more runs this week that were perfectly fine. Putting it down to rust after that cold I had.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Poser » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:22 pm

GNR tomorrow. Walked the dog along a bit of the route earlier and really started getting butterflies when you see all the route markers and spectator barriers.

This will be the first time I've done it since I moved to Shields.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:44 pm

New Forest Half Marathon done in 1:55:14. Fairly happy with that after all of the wine/chocolate/cheese and lack of training for the past 6 weeks :mrgreen:

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 Spindash » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Mini E wrote:New Forest Half Marathon done in 1:55:14. Fairly happy with that after all of the wine/chocolate/cheese and lack of training for the past 6 weeks :mrgreen:


Well done Mini E :toot:

Eagerly awaiting Poser's GNR report... :shifty:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Poser » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:53 am

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Mini E wrote:New Forest Half Marathon done in 1:55:14. Fairly happy with that after all of the wine/chocolate/cheese and lack of training for the past 6 weeks :mrgreen:


Well done Mini E :toot:

Eagerly awaiting Poser's GNR report... :shifty:


Absolute nightmare :fp:

Was going well until the 9 mile mark then totally fell apart. Cramps in both hamstrings, both sets of quads, and blisters across my right instep and toes.

I managed to run in bursts, but kept breaking down.

So not ideal then. I will be analysing what went wrong, but the fact is I clearly wasn't as fit as I thought I was.

But... I had an amazing day. You get so much support from people when you're absolutely dying. :wub:

So I crossed the line in 1:49:05. (My target was 1:35).

My splits, in km, were :

5km - 22:28
10km - 46:37
15km - 1:11:18

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:42 pm

Boo :( At least you finished and had a good day. Have you got any other races lined up?

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:46 pm

Poser wrote:
Spindash wrote:
Mini E wrote:New Forest Half Marathon done in 1:55:14. Fairly happy with that after all of the wine/chocolate/cheese and lack of training for the past 6 weeks :mrgreen:


Well done Mini E :toot:

Eagerly awaiting Poser's GNR report... :shifty:


Absolute nightmare :fp:

Was going well until the 9 mile mark then totally fell apart. Cramps in both hamstrings, both sets of quads, and blisters across my right instep and toes.

I managed to run in bursts, but kept breaking down.

So not ideal then. I will be analysing what went wrong, but the fact is I clearly wasn't as fit as I thought I was.

But... I had an amazing day. You get so much support from people when you're absolutely dying. :wub:

So I crossed the line in 1:49:05. (My target was 1:35).

My splits, in km, were :

5km - 22:28
10km - 46:37
15km - 1:11:18


Well done mate! Fab effort :) Come down and do the Great South! It's 3 miles shorter because we're wusses down here :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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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Poser » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 am

Mini E wrote:Well done mate! Fab effort :) Come down and do the Great South! It's 3 miles shorter because we're wusses down here :slol:


Cheers. Given how badly my legs were cramping, I was pleased I managed to finish.

I think I'm going to stick to park runs from now on - my 5k split was pretty decent, so I reckon I could improve on that if I know I don't have another 16k to run :lol:


I've never actually done a park run, though - does anyone who's done them have any tips for a first-timer?

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by satriales » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:51 pm

Poser wrote:I've never actually done a park run, though - does anyone who's done them have any tips for a first-timer?

If you want a time then print off your barcode and remember to take it with you.

There not really anything else to remember. Just turn up in time, there will be a new runner briefing about 20mins before the start, where they go over the route and how token timing works. Then listen to the run director give a quick briefing and at 9am you run.

An hour or two after you finish the results should be posted on their website.

With your 5k pace you will be close to the front so if it's a busy run or a narrow course don't start too far back.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Poser » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:18 pm

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Poser wrote:I've never actually done a park run, though - does anyone who's done them have any tips for a first-timer?

If you want a time then print off your barcode and remember to take it with you.

There not really anything else to remember. Just turn up in time, there will be a new runner briefing about 20mins before the start, where they go over the route and how token timing works. Then listen to the run director give a quick briefing and at 9am you run.

An hour or two after you finish the results should be posted on their website.

With your 5k pace you will be close to the front so if it's a busy run or a narrow course don't start too far back.


Perfect, thanks for that. I've got my barcode now: I'm tempted by one of those rubberised wristbands you can get as I don't fancy running with a bit of paper, even laminated, that I would probably drop or lose.


Starting to run again has really helped ease my depression, so I really can't afford to stop. The Parkruns seem ideal.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 pm

I hadn't run a Parkrun since July, and missed dinner last night so wasn't planning on going today either, but I was up early and felt ok so dragged myself along.

The optimistic plan was to run 7:00 miles and then a sprint at the end might get me a PB, but I knew that pace was unlikely today. The course is 2 laps and the first 0.5 mile is a gentle uphill section. It should be the slowest part of the course but I always set of too fast, and slow down after climbing the hill. I did it again this time, I was in 3rd position and my watch said 6:10 pace, so I eased off a bit and did the first mile in 6:45.

After that I still felt comfortable but I just didn't have the strength and my pace slowed to 7:08 for the second mile. The final mile included the hill again and I continued to slow. My legs felt fine, breathing was ok, I just couldn't go any faster. Finished in 6th with 21:50, just 11 seconds slower than my PB.

I was really pleased with that and felt great after finishing and scoffing down a bacon roll. Next time I just need to start slow up that first hill. Maybe I'll try and go for negative splits.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:02 pm

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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.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Nice one!

Did a couple of 10Ks in the week in 49:50 and 49:51. Not very fast, but consistent at least. Sub 40 sounds impossible to me :lol:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:52 pm

I've lost some pace, managing 22:17 at Parkrun yesterday. I'm supposed to be doing a half marathon in four weeks and I've set a target of 100 minutes. I've left it far too late and have got pretty much no chance.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:47 am

How is everyone getting on? Winchester Half Mara this morning. Nice to have one on my doorstep for once.

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 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:07 am

Good luck mate! I've been foam-rolling the gooseberry fool out of my legs recently, especially my hip flexors, and my 20km training run this week was 5 mins faster than last week (2:05 down to 2:00 now). It's getting a little easier each week, and I do a 5km interval session during the week which includes a very steep hill sprint at the end which kills me. 3 weeks until my Manchester half, now.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:44 am

Good luck with Half Marathon!

Did my old hilly parkrun yesterday. I set off way too fast and struggled after the first mile, but still took 21 seconds off my course best with 23:50.

Also, earlier in the week I knocked 1:45 off my 10K time with 48:05.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:37 pm

Paced that horrendously. First 3 miles are completely uphill and I'm used to the hills here so went off too fast. Far too fast miles 1-6, not taking into account how much incline there was. Miles 7-12 horrendous. Not enough water stops either - thought I was genuinely going to pass out as I started shivering with cold at mile 8. What a crappy run. Time was 2:02. Think I've hurt my knee too. Shite run lads. Shite.

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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