The Running Thread

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:27 am

BTB wrote:Started running again since the lockdown and can no longer make it to a gym. Making slow progress but enjoying it (whilst the weather is nice at least...). Never been a serious runner so any tips for people getting back into it?

Currently doing about three 5-6.5k runs a week, looking to build the total distance up to 10k one a week, just trying out some new routes around the parks near me.


Same As what I'm doing by the sounds of it. Take it easy, and remember the overall fitness and speed will come after a few weeks.

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by satriales » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:45 am

BTB wrote:Started running again since the lockdown and can no longer make it to a gym. Making slow progress but enjoying it (whilst the weather is nice at least...). Never been a serious runner so any tips for people getting back into it?

Currently doing about three 5-6.5k runs a week, looking to build the total distance up to 10k one a week, just trying out some new routes around the parks near me.

I find the best way to increase distance is simply slow down. Don't be scared to walk if you need to, just ignore your time and focus on completing the distance. Next time you'll be able to do it faster.

Biggest mistake I made early on was pushing hard every time I ran. Eventually it led to injury. 'Easy' runs are essential.

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by Jenuall » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:03 pm

satriales wrote:
BTB wrote:Started running again since the lockdown and can no longer make it to a gym. Making slow progress but enjoying it (whilst the weather is nice at least...). Never been a serious runner so any tips for people getting back into it?

Currently doing about three 5-6.5k runs a week, looking to build the total distance up to 10k one a week, just trying out some new routes around the parks near me.

I find the best way to increase distance is simply slow down. Don't be scared to walk if you need to, just ignore your time and focus on completing the distance. Next time you'll be able to do it faster.

Biggest mistake I made early on was pushing hard every time I ran. Eventually it led to injury. 'Easy' runs are essential.

100% this. As soon as a I stopped worrying about pace as a key factor I was able to comfortably up my distance quite quickly and the speed improved soon after.

Eventually once you settle on a distance then you need to start looking at working on things like sprint/speed training to improve times, but that's not something to worry about initially

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by BTB » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:47 am

Cheers for the advice!

Went for a run this morning, managed to do 7.3k and felt good. My pace was also more consistent than previous runs which is nice (probably could have gone a bit further too).

Using strava which is both good for the details and tracking... but also difficult to not constantly look at other peoples times etc. But more motivating that not overall.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by BTB » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:25 pm

Completed a 10k the other day which I was pretty pleased with. Then did a 5k this morning and found it really difficult :lol:

Kind of thought after doing 10 my body would be fine with 5, but seemingly not. Pace still seems to vary quite a lot during my runs.

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by Lex-Man » Fri May 15, 2020 10:16 am

Has anyone done one of those virtual events? I thinking about doing one as I've done at least one physical event a year for the last decade. But obviously there won't be any physical events this year because of covid-19.

If you've done a virtual run what was it like? Did you think it was better than normal training?

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by poshrule_uk » Fri May 15, 2020 11:03 am

Lex-Man wrote:Has anyone done one of those virtual events? I thinking about doing one as I've done at least one physical event a year for the last decade. But obviously there won't be any physical events this year because of covid-19.

If you've done a virtual run what was it like? Did you think it was better than normal training?


I have never done one, not sure it's for me but if I was I would want to do something that is a challenge

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by Lex-Man » Fri May 15, 2020 11:06 am

poshrule_uk wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:Has anyone done one of those virtual events? I thinking about doing one as I've done at least one physical event a year for the last decade. But obviously there won't be any physical events this year because of covid-19.

If you've done a virtual run what was it like? Did you think it was better than normal training?


I have never done one, not sure it's for me but if I was I would want to do something that is a challenge


That's kind of my issue as you can do it in chunks. Like 90 miles in 120 days you can make it really easy for yourself.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Hypes » Sat May 16, 2020 9:48 am

Ran my first 10k yesterday, just over an hour, really pleased with that. Weirdly the second 5k felt easier, certainly from about 6-9k

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by satriales » Sat May 16, 2020 10:01 am

Lex-Man wrote:...obviously there won't be any physical events this year because of covid-19.

There will still be physical events. Some have cancelled or moved to later in the year but I'd be very surprised if none go ahead.

I have three ultras lined up this year. One was supposed to be in April but has been moved to September, one is in November and should still go ahead with minor changes, the other is in three weeks but might be delayed until August.

The main problems with running come from everyone being close at the registration/start, and from aid stations. If a race has a staggered start, registration packs posted beforehand, and people told to bring their own water/nutrition then that solves most of the issues.
Obviously huge road marathon events with thousands of people is a different matter, but smaller events should be safe to run soon.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sat May 16, 2020 10:08 am

Hypes wrote:Ran my first 10k yesterday, just over an hour, really pleased with that. Weirdly the second 5k felt easier, certainly from about 6-9k

Well done! I still remember my first 10k run which was also just over an hour. Feels like a big milestone when you can do that.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Cyburn2 » Thu May 28, 2020 12:29 pm

Got back into jogging, tried doing it using a mask - Big Mistake, had to take the thing off.

Only did 2 miles (3.22km)

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