The Running Thread

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:44 am

I've only ever done 4 miles as the maximum, but that's mostly a time limit thing as I've only got my lunch break to work with (I don't do it outside of work, find it more of a motivator to have it not eat in to 'my' time). I think I could maybe do 6 miles now at a lower pace, it's just finding the time to do it. 17.5 miles, Jesus I can't even comprehend doing that!

I didn't stretch properly yesterday and my legs are strawberry floated now, feels like the lower back of my legs have been punched repeatedly.

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:05 pm

Starbreaker wrote: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?


10k is what I tend to go for.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:45 am

Successful Park Runs for anyone this morning? I went with three others and we all hit new PBs. Not a huge achievement considering how many events we have attended between us, but you have to start somewhere! Think I was around 24 minutes.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:08 pm

I think I'm going to sign up and go in three weeks time, my next Saturday off. Will aim for 27 minutes.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ad7 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:44 am

Went back to Somerset this weekend to see friends and went to our favourite curry house while we were there, the last time we went being Christmas. The waiter always chats to us there and the first thing he said to me is, "wow you've got really skinny"
P 8-) felt good man, when you see the same people every day you don't notice and change in yourself so I wasn't sure the running was really doing anything.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Avon » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:45 pm

Well done Ad7, exercise is paying off.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ad7 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:55 pm

Cheers.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by BTB » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:10 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Successful Park Runs for anyone this morning? I went with three others and we all hit new PBs. Not a huge achievement considering how many events we have attended between us, but you have to start somewhere! Think I was around 24 minutes.

Been looking into Park Run and now i've moved i'm not too far from the Hampstead one, so I may give that a go in the next few weeks (after Glastonbury and the recovery period...)

Don't actually know when I last did a 5k, so may do some afternoon jogs before doing it. Get those legs working again.

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by FlippinChicken » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:13 pm

BTB wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Successful Park Runs for anyone this morning? I went with three others and we all hit new PBs. Not a huge achievement considering how many events we have attended between us, but you have to start somewhere! Think I was around 24 minutes.

Been looking into Park Run and now i've moved i'm not too far from the Hampstead one, so I may give that a go in the next few weeks (after Glastonbury and the recovery period...)

Don't actually know when I last did a 5k, so may do some afternoon jogs before doing it. Get those legs working again.


I've done the Hampstead Heath one before. Enjoy the couple of big old hills! :dread:

(great fast downhills too, though, so that's always fun).

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ad7 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:49 pm

Had a little bit of blood on my sock yesterday after my run, and saw my nail had cut the adjacent toe a little. Today I could feel a little bit of pain as I was going round, just thought it was a scab opening, thought nothing else of it. When I stopped and went to stretch I noticed the whole front of my left trainer was Soaked with blood :dread: Taking the shoe off, the front half of my sock was soaked in it, then taking the sock off revealed my foot was proper red all over. Cleaned up fine, and it was a short but deep cut, just a bit of a shock to find that.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Snowcannon » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:08 pm

FlippinChicken wrote:
BTB wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Successful Park Runs for anyone this morning? I went with three others and we all hit new PBs. Not a huge achievement considering how many events we have attended between us, but you have to start somewhere! Think I was around 24 minutes.

Been looking into Park Run and now i've moved i'm not too far from the Hampstead one, so I may give that a go in the next few weeks (after Glastonbury and the recovery period...)

Don't actually know when I last did a 5k, so may do some afternoon jogs before doing it. Get those legs working again.


I've done the Hampstead Heath one before. Enjoy the couple of big old hills! :dread:

(great fast downhills too, though, so that's always fun).


Hampstead meat and greet? Thats my regular one

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Starbreaker » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:25 am

My first quarterly update!

Started running properly again in April. I've always run off and on but had done no proper training since a half marathon ten years ago. I've now run 239 miles. Had a slight blip in May - only 44 miles - but in June I managed 124, including a half marathon and an eighteen miler (both on an entirely flat surface but it's a start). As I've said I used to run a bit but I never stuck with it, this time I kept it up longer and whaddaya know, I fooking love it. I keep looking at places and my primary thought is what it would be like to run there. I don't mean to gush but I've never felt so good in my life. Proper strawberry floating weird, but in a nice way.

After picking up a slight groin strain last week, I've managed to put some decent runs in this week for a total of 26 miles since Monday. Hopefully a half marathon tomorrow after work too.

I really can't get over how into this I am at the minute though, not getting out last week was hell! On top of that, the weight is really starting to crash off my belly. Seeing some slight ab definition now - vain but there you go! :)

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by BTB » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:58 pm

Snowcannon wrote:
FlippinChicken wrote:
BTB wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Successful Park Runs for anyone this morning? I went with three others and we all hit new PBs. Not a huge achievement considering how many events we have attended between us, but you have to start somewhere! Think I was around 24 minutes.

Been looking into Park Run and now i've moved i'm not too far from the Hampstead one, so I may give that a go in the next few weeks (after Glastonbury and the recovery period...)

Don't actually know when I last did a 5k, so may do some afternoon jogs before doing it. Get those legs working again.


I've done the Hampstead Heath one before. Enjoy the couple of big old hills! :dread:

(great fast downhills too, though, so that's always fun).


Hampstead meat and greet? Thats my regular one

Ah nice, how many times have you done it?

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Snowcannon » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:53 pm

BTB wrote:
Snowcannon wrote:
FlippinChicken wrote:
BTB wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Successful Park Runs for anyone this morning? I went with three others and we all hit new PBs. Not a huge achievement considering how many events we have attended between us, but you have to start somewhere! Think I was around 24 minutes.

Been looking into Park Run and now i've moved i'm not too far from the Hampstead one, so I may give that a go in the next few weeks (after Glastonbury and the recovery period...)

Don't actually know when I last did a 5k, so may do some afternoon jogs before doing it. Get those legs working again.


I've done the Hampstead Heath one before. Enjoy the couple of big old hills! :dread:

(great fast downhills too, though, so that's always fun).


Hampstead meat and greet? Thats my regular one

Ah nice, how many times have you done it?


Around 20 times I think. It's certainly a scenic parkrun - the hills are a bit of a pain though, particularly if they do Route B, which has a nasty hill right at the end!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Starbreaker » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:42 pm

If anyone uses Strava I've set up a GR club page - http://www.strava.com/clubs/grcade

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Snowcannon » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:46 am

Did parkrun for the first time in 2 months this morning, it was pretty hard work. Made harder by the fact they've had to change the Hampstead parkrun route because the section by the pond is closed off for the dams project. So instead there's yet another uphill (then a steeper downhill to compensate) before going onto the same long hill as before! :/

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Exxy » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:21 pm

Got back into running semi-regularly recently. Got very unfit at uni, was too busy sitting at a desk or at work to play football or run. I run a 4.8km route at home now, 2-3 times a week (tried 4 times and it made me feel horrible). Gone from 28 minutes when I started to 23:19 now. 4:47/km pace which is nice. Going to start doing 10k again when I plateau, but for now I'm improving pretty significantly every run. <25 minutes seemed impossible at one point.

Nike+ app has been very helpful, had a tendency to slow down after the one steep incline, but I've started powering through now I know my phone is watching me be lazy.

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by NBK » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:31 pm

I've been cycling to work (about 15 miles a day) for the past couple of months and I've really found it to be a benefit, so figured I'd give running a go too.

I've never been a fan as I always found it quite boring when trying it on the treadmill but I've really enjoyed what I've done so far. We have quite nice grounds at work so I managed 2.5 miles round that for my first run, then over the Forth Bridge and back for my second. I got trolled by Strava as it said I'd done 6 miles...did the same route (plus extra) a couple of days later and it only registered 4.7 ( :x ), both took me about 54 minutes.

My pace isn't the best but I'm still chuffed as I managed to do them all without stopping, not bad for a fat lad :) :oops:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by NBK » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:33 pm

Ad7 wrote:Had a little bit of blood on my sock yesterday after my run, and saw my nail had cut the adjacent toe a little. Today I could feel a little bit of pain as I was going round, just thought it was a scab opening, thought nothing else of it. When I stopped and went to stretch I noticed the whole front of my left trainer was Soaked with blood :dread: Taking the shoe off, the front half of my sock was soaked in it, then taking the sock off revealed my foot was proper red all over. Cleaned up fine, and it was a short but deep cut, just a bit of a shock to find that.


I always thought exercise was bad for you.

Took a tumble of my bike a couple of weeks ago and my knee looked like something from a Japanese Death Match.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ad7 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:38 pm

I never did post those photos.

The weight is still dropping off, I've lost another 5lbs and I'm down from 88kg starting weight (13st 12lbs) to 77.56kg (12st 3lbs). I'm now at the point where despite having my belts as tight as it will go, I can pull my tightest jeans down without undoing the belt or the zip & button :datass:

Shame my little pot belly is still there, strawberry floating thing. Need to do sit-ups or try some electric ab belt or something.


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