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  • mangojoe 24 Sep 2017 09:13:40 2,127 posts
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    Can you even run in space?
  • wuntyphyve 24 Sep 2017 09:35:10 11,027 posts
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    SpaceMonkey77 wrote:
    Running! Each to their own, but not for me.

    Cycling is where its at, on or offroad. Alone or in a group. I hope to be cycling in some way, for years to come too.
    Why did you come in here to post that?
  • mangojoe 24 Sep 2017 09:51:21 2,127 posts
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    Isn't there a cycling thread?
  • KnuttinAtoll 24 Sep 2017 10:29:01 6,332 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    SpaceMonkey77 wrote:
    Running! Each to their own, but not for me.

    Cycling is where its at, on or offroad. Alone or in a group. I hope to be cycling in some way, for years to come too.
    Why did you come in here to post that?
    Attention.
  • AccidentProne 24 Sep 2017 12:30:42 1,358 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    I'm a bit gutted as it's the Loch Ness marathon today. It was always my intention to run it but injuries earlier in the year meant I wasn't confident enough to enter. By the time I realised I was okay to do it there were no spaces left ☹️
    I was supposed to be running it with my brother, but he had to pull out, so I decided to run Chester in a couple of weeks instead. Annoying as I'd already paid for entry and it wasn't transferable.
  • freddymercurystwin 25 Sep 2017 00:05:59 1,528 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    @freddymercurystwin best of luck. Just start off slowly and comfortably. I'm sure once you settle into it you'll do great.
    Hardest half I've done to date, was off road and bloody hilly, walked up the hills on the 2nd lap, as everyone else was, did it in about 2.19, the fastest time of the day was only 1.46 so I don't feel too bad. I'll not be doing that event again though, it was not fun. Onwards to mid October for the Exeter half, tarmac thank goodness.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 00:06:54 25-09-2017

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 00:09:03 25-09-2017
  • wuntyphyve 25 Sep 2017 00:23:44 11,027 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin bloody hell sounds tough. Sounds like a damn good time you got as well compared to the fastest. Well done.
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Oct 2017 22:26:20 1,528 posts
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    I have Exeter half Marathon at the weekend, looking forward to it a lot more than Killerton that I did a few weeks ago (which was plain hell) hoping it's sunny-ish and good crowds. Slightly better prepared for this one though, fucking knees still aren't right though, suspect I need to have a month or so's break really. :(

    Getting older and shit knees sucks!
  • Vortex808 12 Oct 2017 22:30:26 12,839 posts
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    Tell me about it! Nearly two years of no itb issues & I stupidly thought about gearing up for another 1/2 M next year. After sticking to 10k for all that time.

    *One* 12k run later and it's fucking gone again.

    Getting old is shite.

    I may even have to start stretching before runs at this rate. :(
  • wuntyphyve 12 Oct 2017 23:31:22 11,027 posts
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    Getting old IS shite.

    Tell you what though I changed from brooks vapours to adrenalineís a few weeks back and I feel I have new knees. Iím bouncing up hills.
  • askew 13 Oct 2017 14:15:56 17,965 posts
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    Anybody else for the Great Birmingham Run/Birmingham International Marathon this weekend?
  • freddymercurystwin 16 Oct 2017 00:31:35 1,528 posts
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    @askew How did you get on? Did my half in 1.54 so my PB has improved by a whole minute! Still better that way than the other.
  • freddymercurystwin 30 Oct 2017 16:44:32 1,528 posts
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    The temperature seems to have taken a turn for the cold down these parts (Devon) so think Iíll be donning the running tights and long sleeve top and cue the old chap disappearing back inside me! Itís been fairly mild up till now but today its felt a bit nippy for shorts and thin top. But I still canít see how people seem to run in hats and gloves and all sorts, they must be absolutely boiling!
  • TheJackKetch 30 Oct 2017 16:55:16 169 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin running in the pissing rain and driving wind on Saturday I was thankful for my hat and gloves!
  • askew 30 Oct 2017 16:57:27 17,965 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin Heh! Any recommended tights?

    I was able to do the half in 1:38. An improvement on my first attempt in 2010 when I did it in 1:52.

    Currently following a training plan to get my 10k under 40 minutesÖ I've been enjoying using the McMillan Run Calculator to figure out the paces I should be running at.
  • mangojoe 30 Oct 2017 17:28:49 2,127 posts
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    Got in the London Marathon . Can someone point me in the right direction of a training plan please. Can just about manage 5k at my current fitness 😑

    Edited by mangojoe at 17:29:01 30-10-2017
  • freddymercurystwin 30 Oct 2017 17:29:56 1,528 posts
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    @TheJackKetch Really? I run in all weathers and am way too hot for hat and gloves, I get completely engulfed by waves on my run sometimes (I run along a sea wall as part of my regular run) and that makes even the coldest winters nights seem mild and I find once you're soaked through with rain (or sea water) it doesn't matter what you wear, any clothes are just a heavy saggy weight.

    I've only ever worn Skins as they've seemed to be the most comfortable.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 17:33:01 30-10-2017
  • freddymercurystwin 30 Oct 2017 17:31:24 1,528 posts
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    @askew Wow, that's awesome, I know the dizzy heights or 1.38 will never be within my grasp. :(
  • askew 30 Oct 2017 17:52:12 17,965 posts
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    mangojoe wrote:
    Got in the London Marathon . Can someone point me in the right direction of a training plan please. Can just about manage 5k at my current fitness 😑
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniels-Running-Formula-3rd-Jack/dp/1450431836/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509385906&sr=8-1&keywords=daniels+marathon

    It's a good book - some decent coverage for the marathon, and an assortment of training plans based on how much you run currentlyÖ Though it's first order of business will be getting you up to a base-level.

    Essentially, you use an existing race time (or best guess) to figure out the paces you should be running your various runs at. And I'm guessing the marathon plans will all be about long, steady, endurance runs, to get your legs ready for taking all that pounding!

    Edited by askew at 17:55:22 30-10-2017
  • mangojoe 30 Oct 2017 18:21:55 2,127 posts
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    Awesome thanks askew
  • TheJackKetch 31 Oct 2017 09:16:08 169 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin I don't think you appreciate how truly miserable the weather in Scotland can be!! I wear gloves this time of year because my hands tend to split and crack in the cold, which is really painful. I would love to be able to run by the sea, great fresh air!
  • Blakester 31 Oct 2017 12:25:58 4,596 posts
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    Running is so unforgiving.

    Was cruising about a year or so ago, regularly doing 10K's in around 50 mins and building up to 15K and 20K.

    A dose of ITB and had to take a long break on doctors orders.

    Back on the roads and struggling to even get 5K under my belt without feeling I'm going to die. So hard to get motivated to endure the pain when you know you'll get knocked back to square one with injury.
  • Vortex808 31 Oct 2017 12:35:58 12,839 posts
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    Sadly, in my experience ITB issues are an utter 'see you next tuesday' to get rid of. I've been battling them for about 20 years now.

    I do get the odd window of a year or two with no issues though, and then you start to feel great and push it a bit more and it goes again. :(
  • freddymercurystwin 31 Oct 2017 16:38:11 1,528 posts
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    @TheJackKetch I thought you were hard as nails up that way? I relish running along the seawall - its part of my regular run (about a mile or so) along the top of the sea wall right next to the railway so when a train goes past the air is thick with pollution for a minute or so, which is nice. But apart from that it is really nice, some beautiful sunsets or moonlit sea and awesome when thereís a good swell, itís a proper lottery as to whether Iíll get completely drenched or not some nights if the tides high and itís windy/stormy and it takes your breath away for a couple of paces when it does happen - itís possibly a little bit foolhardy truth be told though Iíve not actually been out there when weíve had the real crazy storms like in 2014 but my plan is to cling on to the 1m wall next to the railway should that monster wave strike!

    http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/57/87/578783_a98511f9.jpg
  • TheJackKetch 31 Oct 2017 16:59:16 169 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin ha ha ha, nah I'm a great big wuss, hate the cold. That does look great, although I would be concerned with getting washed away or blown away by the train passing.
  • askew 31 Oct 2017 17:26:48 17,965 posts
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    That down Dorset way?
  • freddymercurystwin 31 Oct 2017 17:30:39 1,528 posts
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    South Devon
  • askew 31 Oct 2017 17:40:51 17,965 posts
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    Close ¨_¨
  • freddymercurystwin 2 Nov 2017 13:13:47 1,528 posts
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    @askew For anyone interested, I have just made an online purchase on the Skins website and got a whopping 40% discount with the code SPOOKY. The payment/order has gone through so it seems sound, I think it expires tomorrow.

    For me their sizes come up small, normally I'm small in tops and about a 29-30" waist but Skins I need an XL in the tights department. Possibly an XXL but I've never actually tried a pair of XXL's on as there's now only about 2 running shops within 100miles and they're a bit shit.
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