The Running Thread

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
poshrule_uk
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:41 pm

Curls wrote:I ran 20 miles last night and killed myself doing it, and my fooking watch broke on the 17 mile mark. Devastating.


If it's not on Strava then we can't be sure it happened

User avatar
Ecno
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: There're no Wolves

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Ecno » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:46 pm

For my only half marathon I forget to tie the chip on at the start.... That was devastating.

User avatar
Curls
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Curls » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 am

poshrule_uk wrote:
Curls wrote:I ran 20 miles last night and killed myself doing it, and my fooking watch broke on the 17 mile mark. Devastating.


If it's not on Strava then we can't be sure it happened


My beautiful beautiful stats, ruined!

User avatar
Rubix
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Bristol
Contact:

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Rubix » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:31 am

poshrule_uk wrote:That's my 2020 running done

5K PB 19:18
10K PB 40:29
HM PB 1:27:41
15 Mile PB 1:49:01
30K PB 2:20:28
20M PB 2:31:49

Longest ever run at 21 miles

Pretty pleased


Thats some impressive times.

Two weeks into my red January challenge today. Going to take an easy jog today as yesterday because of slipping in the mud i have some play in my right ankle

PLAY | Super Mario Maker 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Monster Hunter Rise
WATCH | The Falcon and the Winter Soldier [S1], This is a Robbery [S1], The Flight Attendant [S1]
READ | [b] The Secret Political Adviser, [a] How to be like Walt, [k] I'll be there for you
User avatar
Curls
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Curls » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:08 pm

Rubix wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:That's my 2020 running done

5K PB 19:18
10K PB 40:29
HM PB 1:27:41
15 Mile PB 1:49:01
30K PB 2:20:28
20M PB 2:31:49

Longest ever run at 21 miles

Pretty pleased



How is this even possible

User avatar
poshrule_uk
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:06 pm

Curls wrote:
Rubix wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:That's my 2020 running done

5K PB 19:18
10K PB 40:29
HM PB 1:27:41
15 Mile PB 1:49:01
30K PB 2:20:28
20M PB 2:31:49

Longest ever run at 21 miles

Pretty pleased



How is this even possible


Hard work and lots of training, started off run walk run and just went from there I don't think there is a big secret to running and there are no shortcuts

User avatar
satriales
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:08 pm

Has anyone here entered the ballot for the London Marathon?

Just got the email but instead of telling you if you're in or not, you now have to enter a code on their website, which has crashed. :fp:

User avatar
satriales
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:18 pm

Website is working now and as expected I didn't get in. Think the chance is only about 3%.

User avatar
poshrule_uk
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:24 pm

I didn't enter, I cant stand the thought of training again only to not race due to Covid as my first marathon is not going to be a virtual one

User avatar
hamm sandwich
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by hamm sandwich » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:45 pm

Another no here, I think that’s my fourth unsuccessful ballot attempt. Oh well, of all the years to miss out, it’s not a crushing disappointment.

At this point though any organised run is bound to feel special whether that’s Parkrun or the London marathon.

User avatar
Curls
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Curls » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:30 am

poshrule_uk wrote:I didn't enter, I cant stand the thought of training again only to not race due to Covid as my first marathon is not going to be a virtual one


I did my first marathon the other day virtually and by myself. Decided to do a charity push as motivation. Do it!
Looking at your times, you posted t'other day, you would absolutely nail it anyways. How have you not ran 26 miles yet when your setting 2.5 hours for 20 miles?

User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:29 am

When you set off in complete darkness, and on your return route you see the sun is comin up

Image

Can wait until morning runs are in daylight again.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
poshrule_uk
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:19 pm

Curls wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:I didn't enter, I cant stand the thought of training again only to not race due to Covid as my first marathon is not going to be a virtual one


I did my first marathon the other day virtually and by myself. Decided to do a charity push as motivation. Do it!
Looking at your times, you posted t'other day, you would absolutely nail it anyways. How have you not ran 26 miles yet when your setting 2.5 hours for 20 miles?


I just haven't really.

I just have it in my head my first marathon will be special, the crowd cheering and I will feel like an Olympic champion.
I still remember my first H/M it was torrential rain, I was soaking head to toe and I felt like such a bad ass on the last 5K coming back into the city centre, I felt like such a champion. That's the feeling I want.

Saying that if this Covid stuff doesn't go away then I think my hand may be forced.

User avatar
Avon
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Avon » Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:12 pm

Afternoon, how is everyone doing?

Decided to try a complete a long run this morning. Worked out a nice route, packed my race-pack with supplies, snacks etc.

Left my house about 7am. 50 yards later I tripped over nothing in the road, fell and grazed my knee. Blood started oozing from the scrapes. Picked myself up off the road to find I had also pulled my hamstring. Limped for 1/2 mile around my block to see if I could 'run it off' before I decided to take the 'walk of shame' home.

Good times.

User avatar
Dual
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Dual » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:16 pm

I'm on the last week of C25k but I've picked up a bit of a niggle on my left ankle so I've stopped running to see if it gets better. It has been sore for a week now so not sure if it's a sprain or something worse.

The discomfort is on my ankle and outside of my foot.

I've been really enjoying the program. Can't believe I'm running for 30 minutes without stopping.

User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Victor Mildew » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:22 am

When you complete your first decent run without stopping, it's a great moment. My milestone was when I finally managed exactly 4 miles without stopping, it was a great motivator.

Now it's light at 6am, I should be able to do my favourite tough route a few times a week, as its along a narrow country lane so if you have an accident in the dark, nobody is going to find you for a long time. It's just under 5 miles of shallow climbs, flat bits, off-cambered turns, steep climbs, long downhill bits for speed. Really really good for mixing up while being out, you cnat do any decent speed due to the steep parts, but its amazing for losing weight and getting really fit.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
Curls
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Curls » Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:24 pm

I'm getting my first sports massage tomorrow. my legs have been so niggly after the marathon. Hope it helps

User avatar
BTB
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Ashtead

PostRe: The Running Thread
by BTB » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:57 am

Moved house recently so finding some new routes which is good fun, got a couple of good 5k routes already. I didn't move too far so I can still reach a couple of the big parks for longer runs as well, but got a slight pain in my achilles on my last run so taking it easy for now.

User avatar
That's not a growth
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Running Thread
by That's not a growth » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:03 am

There's talk about doing a virtual 5k race at work, and it's quite hilly where I live. How much of a dick would I be if I choose the route that was 95% downhill (about a 90m drop over the distance)?

It kind of feels like cheating, but at the same time my only other option would be to include a lot of uphill which is putting me at a disadvantage.

I actually want to see how fast I can do various distances this year, but again I wouldn't consider this a 'true' reflection of my time, but it could be an interesting exercise anyway.

User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: The Running Thread
by Victor Mildew » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:06 am

That's not a growth wrote:There's talk about doing a virtual 5k race at work, and it's quite hilly where I live. How much of a dick would I be if I choose the route that was 95% downhill (about a 90m drop over the distance)?

It kind of feels like cheating, but at the same time my only other option would be to include a lot of uphill which is putting me at a disadvantage.

I actually want to see how fast I can do various distances this year, but again I wouldn't consider this a 'true' reflection of my time, but it could be an interesting exercise anyway.


You may as well go full Armstrong and dope up if you're going to do that :lol:

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Balladeer, Blue Eyes, Cuttooth, Dowbocop, Frank, Grumpy David, kerr9000, Lex-Man, Monkey Man, Rawrgna, Somebody Else's Presents, Ste, Trelliz, Yubel and 126 guests