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Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:37 pm
by Bunni
Me and banjo have signed up for a 400m sprint up an old ski jump in Austria. :dread:

Also doing Dublin half a couple of weeks before that.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:59 pm
by Ad7
Runkeeper is also a good one, gives splits etc.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:25 pm
by Mini E
Rex Kramer wrote:Thanks for the tip on the Nike app, looks like I've saved myself £60. Tried it this morning, turns out my mapmyrun 5k route isn't quite as 5k as I thought so I'm about 30 secs slower. Really helpful with splits, achievements etc so I can see this will really help me improve.


Great to hear mate! My friend uses mapmyrun and we did a 15km route together and her app claimed it was 17km - we worked it out afterwards and Nike + was correct! So I'd recommend the Nike one!

Had the Reading Half this morning. When can I do the next one? That was honestly the most incredible fun!

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:15 pm
by Starbreaker
What time did you manage it in ME?

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:30 pm
by Mini E
I ran today with a friend and she really started struggling with a foot/cramp quite early on so I just stayed with her and got her around in under 2 hours. We did it in 1:58. My PB is 1:48:45 but to be honest, I was able to enjoy it so much more without the pressure of trying to beat a testing time for me. Was so much more of an enjoyable experience :) Nice route too apart from the final mile on an A road before the Madejski Stadium final bit...

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:45 am
by Rex Kramer
Does anyone else have an issue with their headphones continually falling out of their ears? If so, I can definitely recommend the Inairs memory foam replacement tips. I've only used them once at the moment but they were fantastic this morning, seated really comfortably, barely moved while running. I've no idea how they'll be 20 runs down the line but at the moment I'm pretty impressed. I think you need to be careful when ordering as they have both 3 different sizes for your ear and also 3 different sizes of headphone that they fit (there's a guide on their website) and you can get them from Amazon for about £8 for 3 pairs.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:53 am
by Bunni
Get sports ones that wrap behind your ear. Otherwise get some micro pore tape from a first aid kit and tape the strawberry floaters in.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:22 am
by Poser
Managed my first run since last summer last night. It was very slow; more of a jog, and I had the dog with me.

I've had so little sleep since the baby arrived; I can't tell if starting running again is a good idea or not, but I'm hoping it'll clear my head a bit and make me feel bouncier. We'll see.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:47 am
by Ad7
Doing my first 5 mile run this lunch time, furthest I've gone before is 4 :dread:

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:14 pm
by Mini E
Let us know how you do Ad!

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Completely looking forward to the next organised half. Going to try and start training for a full marathon but I feel like that's quite a long way away as yet... Trying to choose a run for over summer before the Bournemouth one in Oct :mrgreen:

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:29 pm
by Ad7
Nice one mini E!

Ended up doing 6 miles in the end :lol:

Ran it in 52:57 which I'm told is quite good.

Shall I call it 10k so it sounds more I impressive? :shifty:

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:41 pm
by Poser
My boss does that. Always works in Ks so the numbers are higher.

I can't make it work in my head - I spent so long doing the 400m in my youth that I just 'know' what a quarter/half/mile feels like.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:11 am
by Mini E
Ad7 wrote:Nice one mini E!

Ended up doing 6 miles in the end :lol:

Ran it in 52:57 which I'm told is quite good.

Shall I call it 10k so it sounds more I impressive? :shifty:


Only .1 miles off being 10k so as good as ;) I work in km - Not because it sounds more impressive but I've found I'm able to judge distances far better in km while I'm running, even though I use miles for all other distance calculations when I'm travelling. Completely logical, obviously! 52:57 is a really good time for a 10k - particularly when it was your first one for a while! Nice one!

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:17 am
by Ad7
First one ever and it was 6.2 miles ;)

But yes, cheers :toot:

My legs are hurting today. Thinking I might do a 4 mile early in the week and a 6 on Fridays, work permitting.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:37 am
by Starbreaker
Poser wrote:...I just 'know' what a mile feels like.


Me too. It feels like six minutes. :datass:

On a bike

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:08 am
by Ad7
Had a weigh in this morning and I'm bang on 12 stone, meaning I only need to lose 2 more lbs and I've lost 2 stone in total :datass:

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:01 pm
by Snowcannon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-36030582

Local parish council becomes first in the world to charge a parkrun event. Stupid short-sighted fools, they can't pay so all that will happen is the event is cancelled

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:11 pm
by Mini E
An utterly ridiculous decision. Saw this on the news earlier and half-expected it to be the 1st of April. Ridiculous.

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:15 pm
by mcjihge2
I saw that too. There is a junior parkrun event there too, and presumably the council want to tax that. Do councils tax junior football teams when they play on local parks?

Re: The Running Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:13 am
by Ad7
There was some woman runner on the news crying about this :lol: :lol: :lol: Get a strawberry floating grip woman.