The Running Thread

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by Ad7 » Wed May 20, 2015 4:22 pm

Exactly, it's so strawberry floating dull I don't know how people can love it to the point of actually doing it out of choice in their spare time! I run on a beautiful country lane too so I've got it good compared to city folk.
It is a good excuse to have a natter though, and today my colleague raced some cows so that provided some amusement.

But to quote back to the future 3, "run for fuuun?! What the hell kinda fun is that?!"

Still, it gets rid of the belly so needs must!

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by Ad7 » Thu May 21, 2015 6:44 am

I'm thinking of adding another running day to my week, so that would be 3 days in a row taking it to 12 miles a week, up from 3.5 at the start of the year. I figure doing a fast one Tuesday, then a chatty easier pace Wednesday followed by another fast on Thursday should aid in the belly shift.

Cool story bro.

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by Ad7 » Wed May 27, 2015 6:59 am

Guy usually run with is on holiday so rather than go on my own, I persuaded a guy who's pretty physically fit to come along. Last time we ran together we were pretty even, but this time it really showed what doing this regularly does for your stamina. He was so knackered all the time, kept stopping to walk so I had to zig zag in the road to keep some movement going. I'm the end when we got back he was purple in the face but I was so far below my normal pace that I didn't feel like I'd done anything, my heart wasn't even beating noticeably faster. Kind of a waste of a session really as I doubt I got anything out of that.

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by E-Man » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:26 pm

Did my first half marathon yesterday in Edinburgh, finished in 2:15:20. :toot:

I put in an estimate of 2:40 in January when I signed up and was aiming for 2:20 so I'm pretty pleased! I found it a bit tough from about the 10 mile mark but enjoyed the experience of an organised run overall. Could barely move today for ages. :slol:

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by Poser » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:39 pm

Finally finding my running mojo again. Did a hilly three miles yesterday and felt great, then blasted a 1.7mi at lunch today. Getting started is always the hardest part. Can't let this momentum go.

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by Ad7 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:43 pm

E-Man wrote:Did my first half marathon yesterday in Edinburgh, finished in 2:15:20. :toot:

I put in an estimate of 2:40 in January when I signed up and was aiming for 2:20 so I'm pretty pleased! I found it a bit tough from about the 10 mile mark but enjoyed the experience of an organised run overall. Could barely move today for ages. :slol:


Nice one :datass:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by E-Man » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:09 pm

Cheers brah :datass:

Legs are still stiff today :dread:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Poser » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:14 pm

This'll be the last thing you want to hear, but the sooner you can get out for another run, the better. That said, the first time I did a half marathon I couldn't walk for three days and didn't run again for six months :lol:

Well done, though. Despite the pain, did you enjoy it?

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by E-Man » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:37 pm

ProPoser wrote:This'll be the last thing you want to hear, but the sooner you can get out for another run, the better.


Eat gooseberry fool. :slol:

ProPoser wrote:That said, the first time I did a half marathon I couldn't walk for three days and didn't run again for six months :lol:

Well done, though. Despite the pain, did you enjoy it?


Haha I'll definitely go out next week, might do a 10k or something. Cheers, yeah I did like it. I've not even done a park run or anything before so the whole experience of running in a race was entirely new. Gave some kids high fives, waved at the well wishers, took some jelly babies from strangers, all good. Decided to bolt the last 0.1 miles but had to slow down just before the end as I genuinely thought I might pass out. Seems a bit mad that I think I'd like to do it again. :dread:

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by Ad7 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:56 pm

Was dreading running today, it was so humid that we agreed to take it easy, then about half way through the guy I ran with asked how I was and when I replied I was feeling fine he said, "you do realise you're going way faster than normal! We could break your record if you can keep this up"

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It was like running in an oven and breathing hairdryer air, and fffuuuck me the last 3/4 of a mile uphill bit was horrible but I only bloody did it. 4 miles in 32 mins, in bastard hot heat (my kryptonite). Looking at the run keeper do dah after, the first mile was a 7 min, then the rest were 8, 8 & 8.

Only downer is I didn't stretch properly at the end and now my legs are strawberry floated.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:40 pm

Have got quite into running lately.

Does anyone else take part in Park Run? Every Saturday morning at 9am at parks up and down the country tens of thousands of people run a 5km course. The other week there were over 600 people at my local event.

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by That's not a growth » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:04 pm

My step mum does those a fair bit and mentioned for me to get on it since I only do 10k's with her and my dad two or three times a year so to give me something to keep me going. How well organised have you found them?

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:01 pm

That's not a growth wrote:My step mum does those a fair bit and mentioned for me to get on it since I only do 10k's with her and my dad two or three times a year so to give me something to keep me going. How well organised have you found them?

Very well organised. There isn't much for them to do, because everyone there is in attendance for the same reason. You also find it is a certain type of person who gets up in time for a run at 9 in the morning on a Saturday! There are people stood at key locations to applaud and encourage you as you run and as horrendously cheesy as that sounds it does add to the enjoyment :oops:.

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by FlippinChicken » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:16 pm

Parkrun number 91 for me on Saturday 8-)

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:57 pm

I keep meaning to go and do parkruns but I only get every second Saturday off work and as bad as it sounds, it's really difficult to get up and go do them when the alternative is a nice, warm bed. :slol:

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by Ad7 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:24 pm

I don't think I could do a park run, mainly because it means mixing with people who go running. You know the sort, always wearing technical tops with the names of a run they did on it. BRISTOL 10K COMPETITOR 2010. Float off :dread: :lol:

I found that increasing my strides rather than actually trying to run quickly made a difference today, well at least I think it did. Had to get a sort of bounce going and try to maintain tha rather than just do more of my usual steps.

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:10 pm

I wear football tops to run because I'm a football person innit. If I can't go out in my 2004 PSG third top, I don't bother running. 8-)

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by Snowcannon » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:47 pm

I've done 30-odd parkruns, been a while since my last one though. Going to get back on it after my holiday. I quite like mixing it up and going to different parkruns, especially as my local one is pretty hilly.

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:49 am

Everything. Scum of the earth, those "runners." I mean, how dare they show off the fact that they go running?

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Starbreaker » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:47 am

Ran 17.5 miles on Saturday, figured I could get the half marathon achievement for the month on strava. Stupid thing cocked up and didn't register it; ended up doing eight and a half on Tuesday followed by 13.4 on Wednesday. Not feeling it too badly aside from being absolutely shattered still. 1:49 which is okay I guess.

What everyone's average run distance out of interest?


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