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by Lex-Man » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:20 pm

Well done I've run cross country only about 18 miles but it killed me.

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by Mini E » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:42 pm



"The great thing about going for a run at the beginning of the day is that nothing could be worse for the rest of the day."

For strawberry floats sake :fp: - It is the SIMPLEST MESSAGE. HOW CAN YOU WORD IT SO BADLY?

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by aayl1 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:07 pm

Mini E wrote:"The great thing about going for a run at the beginning of the day is that nothing could be worse for the rest of the day."

For strawberry floats sake :fp: - It is the SIMPLEST MESSAGE. HOW CAN YOU WORD IT SO BADLY?


Haha, I actually appreciate this kind of messaging on some level - when you're getting into exercise and struggling with the routine in the early days there's nothing worse than hearing a fitness nut wax lyrical about how great running is and how enjoyable it is as you're riding the struggle bus trying to wheeze through week 5 of c25k.

Anywho I'm slowly getting back into it now. Put on a chunk of weight (mostly due to mental health reasons) so I'm much slower. My 5k has gone from 28 mins to 33, but I'm happy I can still just about do it without stopping.

That said I'm getting an aching pain in the sole of my right foot that seems to be at its worst between 2-4kms then subsides. I reckon this is plantar fascilitis but I've had very mixed (poor) results from I soles and new trainers. Even had custom insoles made and that didn't really do anything either. Any suggestions?

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by That's not a growth » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:13 pm

Maybe get someone to check your form as you run? Could be the way you're striding/ hitting the floor?

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by pjbetman » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:41 pm

Hi guys, i'm after a bit advice or info on a knee injury i have, and whether post op i will be ok to resume some running. I have a torn meniscus in my knee. Surgeon says he estimates between 10-30% they will remove. 30% seems a very large amount, and i'm concerned how that will leave my knee long term. Has anyone on here had a similar situation and been ok running after the op (once it's recovered of course).

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by pjbetman » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:44 pm

aayl1 wrote:
Mini E wrote:"The great thing about going for a run at the beginning of the day is that nothing could be worse for the rest of the day."

For strawberry floats sake :fp: - It is the SIMPLEST MESSAGE. HOW CAN YOU WORD IT SO BADLY?


Haha, I actually appreciate this kind of messaging on some level - when you're getting into exercise and struggling with the routine in the early days there's nothing worse than hearing a fitness nut wax lyrical about how great running is and how enjoyable it is as you're riding the struggle bus trying to wheeze through week 5 of c25k.

Anywho I'm slowly getting back into it now. Put on a chunk of weight (mostly due to mental health reasons) so I'm much slower. My 5k has gone from 28 mins to 33, but I'm happy I can still just about do it without stopping.

That said I'm getting an aching pain in the sole of my right foot that seems to be at its worst between 2-4kms then subsides. I reckon this is plantar fascilitis but I've had very mixed (poor) results from I soles and new trainers. Even had custom insoles made and that didn't really do anything either. Any suggestions?


Is the pain under the middle part of the arch? Have you tried stretching that area out?

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:54 pm

pjbetman wrote:Hi guys, i'm after a bit advice or info on a knee injury i have, and whether post op i will be ok to resume some running. I have a torn meniscus in my knee. Surgeon says he estimates between 10-30% they will remove. 30% seems a very large amount, and i'm concerned how that will leave my knee long term. Has anyone on here had a similar situation and been ok running after the op (once it's recovered of course).


Hello mate, I've not had any of the meniscus removed myself, but it's not uncommon surgery to bounce back from. I know someone personally who had 25% removed and has been able to run as normal again afterwards. There are obviously occasions where this doesn't happen, but from what I know, your odds of normal running are pretty damn good even with 30% removed (I obviously don't know your age/BMI/other relevant info so this is very general comment!).

Wishing you all the best with it!

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Gario » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:19 pm

Pan wrote:Bham full marathon in two weeks and I’m laid up with a chest infection that has really strawberry floated the last fortnight of my training too.

Ho hum


Still laid up with that chest infection, mate? Fat strawberry float.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Pan » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 pm

Could be AIDS, I suppose.

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by pjbetman » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:02 pm

Mini E wrote:
pjbetman wrote:Hi guys, i'm after a bit advice or info on a knee injury i have, and whether post op i will be ok to resume some running. I have a torn meniscus in my knee. Surgeon says he estimates between 10-30% they will remove. 30% seems a very large amount, and i'm concerned how that will leave my knee long term. Has anyone on here had a similar situation and been ok running after the op (once it's recovered of course).


Hello mate, I've not had any of the meniscus removed myself, but it's not uncommon surgery to bounce back from. I know someone personally who had 25% removed and has been able to run as normal again afterwards. There are obviously occasions where this doesn't happen, but from what I know, your odds of normal running are pretty damn good even with 30% removed (I obviously don't know your age/BMI/other relevant info so this is very general comment!).

Wishing you all the best with it!


Thanks MiniE!

I'm 48, but in very good health apart from the knee. BMI is about 20. I suppose im a bit scared about the op and the possibility of CRPS, and the 30% reduction in the cartilage leqading to early onset athritis etc. I'll just have to bite the bullet and get it done, as it's holding me back a little in my activities and is giving me some pain now too.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Curls » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:41 pm

Hey all.

I've signed up for a half marathon in November, and a Full Marathon in February.

has anyone got any decent programes to follow to prepare for these?

I've done half's before and I'm perfectly capable. I've never done a full marathon.

They'll be mostly flat.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Rubix » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:53 am

Fair play that is some distancing. Just popped out for 16k and I’m shattered. Does get into my head that 6 more k would have given me half a marathon

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by That's not a growth » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:07 pm

Yeah, but that 6k is the worst :x

But then again I didn't follow a program when I did a half marathon, so could be why it was so grim.

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by Harry Bizzle » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 pm

Curls wrote:Hey all.

I've signed up for a half marathon in November, and a Full Marathon in February.

has anyone got any decent programes to follow to prepare for these?

I've done half's before and I'm perfectly capable. I've never done a full marathon.

They'll be mostly flat.


Sorry if this is a stupid question, but are these in the UK? I usually do the Southend 10K, but it's off and they're doing a "virtual 10K" instead.

I'm thinking about using it as an opportunity to finally do a Half if I can find one.

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by Lex-Man » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:34 pm

Signed up to a couple of half marathons one in December and one in February through Endurance Life. Ran 8 miles yesterday and my knee is totally screwed today.

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by satriales » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:39 pm

Lex-Man wrote:Signed up to a couple of half marathons one in December and one in February through Endurance Life. Ran 8 miles yesterday and my knee is totally screwed today.

I attempted the Endurance Life Dorset Ultra last year but the hills were ridiculous so ended up only doing the marathon on the day. Event was well run though.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Curls » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:02 am

Harry Bizzle wrote:
Curls wrote:Hey all.

I've signed up for a half marathon in November, and a Full Marathon in February.

has anyone got any decent programes to follow to prepare for these?

I've done half's before and I'm perfectly capable. I've never done a full marathon.

They'll be mostly flat.


Sorry if this is a stupid question, but are these in the UK? I usually do the Southend 10K, but it's off and they're doing a "virtual 10K" instead.

I'm thinking about using it as an opportunity to finally do a Half if I can find one.


It's not a stupid question....they're both in Cyprus :)

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ecno » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:36 pm

So my heal has healed up over the last few months to an extent when I'm starting to build up my running again. Maybe do a 10k event in the middle of September.

I essentially have the following

Tuesday Long Run (I'm building this back up did a 32 minute the other day, will do 35 next week and then build it up 5 minutes a week to an hour)

Thursday some kind of tempo run.

Saturday 5k fastest as possible (this probably isn't the best/most efficient use of one of my 3 sessions but it allows me to see improved/simulates my weekly park run.

My difficulty is the Tempo run, prior to my injury I was a sub 21 5k runner, but have yet to go below 29 minutes since starting again in June.

This looks like a reasonable session to try for this evening (but might start off with 3 x 700m and missing out the 3x 200m) as I rebuild my fitness/still recovering.

How: Warm up for 10 minutes. Do 4 x 700m, with a two-minute recovery jog between each. Start off at 5K pace, but go faster for the last 300m of each rep, and do each 700m rep slightly faster than the last. Recover with a slow five-minute jog. Then do 3 x 200m all out, with one-minute recoveries. Finally, cool down for 10 minutes.

Anyone recommend anything else?

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by That's not a growth » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:27 pm

I would recommend swapping, or alternating week by week, your 5k fast as you can with a 5k fartlek session. Sprint for 20s, jog until you get your breath back, continue. You'll find your recovery is quicker the most sessions you do, so the more sprints you'll fit in. You can also look to increase the total distance. I attribute doing a session a week to getting my 10k from 52 mins to 45 - because the rest of my routine hasn't changed much over the years.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ecno » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:58 pm

That's not a growth wrote:I would recommend swapping, or alternating week by week, your 5k fast as you can with a 5k fartlek session. Sprint for 20s, jog until you get your breath back, continue. You'll find your recovery is quicker the most sessions you do, so the more sprints you'll fit in. You can also look to increase the total distance. I attribute doing a session a week to getting my 10k from 52 mins to 45 - because the rest of my routine hasn't changed much over the years.


Might try a fartlek session this evening due to the heat.


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