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by That's not a growth » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:42 am

Nice one cyburn, that's a decent pace!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:18 pm

50th parkrun today :toot:

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by mcjihge2 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:33 pm

Spindash wrote:50th parkrun today :toot:


Nice one. I got my T-shirt in less than a week.

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by Mini E » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:18 pm

Congrats Spinny!

After four years or so, I've completely lost my love for running or any motivation to do it... Everything I did was working towards London this year and since then, I just don't find any enjoyment in it. Any ideas lads?

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by poshrule_uk » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Mini E wrote:Congrats Spinny!

After four years or so, I've completely lost my love for running or any motivation to do it... Everything I did was working towards London this year and since then, I just don't find any enjoyment in it. Any ideas lads?


Why did you start running and what did you enjoy about it out of interest?

You can't force these things but have you tried just going for an easy run? Run slow, don't push yourself one of those effortless ones where your not killing yourself and take the world in

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by That's not a growth » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:57 pm

I find I always need a goal to keep going, knowing there's some sort of race on the horizon. Even if I've got other goals, such as weight loss, having something that is more closely correlated to how much I run has been the best motivator (especially since I do races with my family, so I don't want to get worse in comparison to them).

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:01 pm

poshrule_uk wrote:
Mini E wrote:Congrats Spinny!

After four years or so, I've completely lost my love for running or any motivation to do it... Everything I did was working towards London this year and since then, I just don't find any enjoyment in it. Any ideas lads?


Why did you start running and what did you enjoy about it out of interest?

You can't force these things but have you tried just going for an easy run? Run slow, don't push yourself one of those effortless ones where your not killing yourself and take the world in


Long story short - one of my friends passed away after a shitty cancer battle and I decided to do Cancer Research UK bits - ended up doing nine or ten half marathons, then did London this year for Retina UK.

It has previously offered a good way of clearing my head and, living in Winchester, I knew routes where I could run to the middle of nowhere within a couple of miles. Now living in central Oxford, I don't really know any routes here and hate not knowing where I'm going on a run.

I just feel like I achieved my running goal and then took a break, and now I've lost a large amount of my fitness (and gained a bit of weight) and I'm just very *meh* about the whole situation!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:59 am

Mini E wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:
Mini E wrote:Congrats Spinny!

After four years or so, I've completely lost my love for running or any motivation to do it... Everything I did was working towards London this year and since then, I just don't find any enjoyment in it. Any ideas lads?


Why did you start running and what did you enjoy about it out of interest?

You can't force these things but have you tried just going for an easy run? Run slow, don't push yourself one of those effortless ones where your not killing yourself and take the world in


Long story short - one of my friends passed away after a shitty cancer battle and I decided to do Cancer Research UK bits - ended up doing nine or ten half marathons, then did London this year for Retina UK.

It has previously offered a good way of clearing my head and, living in Winchester, I knew routes where I could run to the middle of nowhere within a couple of miles. Now living in central Oxford, I don't really know any routes here and hate not knowing where I'm going on a run.

I just feel like I achieved my running goal and then took a break, and now I've lost a large amount of my fitness (and gained a bit of weight) and I'm just very *meh* about the whole situation!


Not sure what it's like around Oxford but have you thought about trail or fell running? Sounds like you've done a lot of big road races so a change of scenery might do you some good. Off-road running can be refreshing because there's not as much emphasis on times or paces.

And I would always recommend looking at local running clubs as well, especially if you're struggling for routes. But ultimately running is a hobby for the vast majority of us so it's normal for motivation to come and go, especially after something monumental like London.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:07 am

Managed a 32mile long run last week, with quite a few steep hills. Furthest I've run outside of a race. I was testing Tailwind for nutrition and wasn't sure at first (doesn't taste strong so feels like you are drinking plain water) but seems to have done the trick and got me past the 20mile mark I usually struggle at.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by mcjihge2 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:58 am

Mini E wrote:Congrats Spinny!

After four years or so, I've completely lost my love for running or any motivation to do it... Everything I did was working towards London this year and since then, I just don't find any enjoyment in it. Any ideas lads?


Have you tried parkrun? The stats tracking is good, - motivation to improve/collect more stats.

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