Running Page 92

  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Jul 2021 08:37:56 19,679 posts
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    @papalazar0u Iím still on mixed road and trail mostly.

    I had been wearing a pair of old regular nike trainers that Iíve had for years but now one had part of the rubber tread come away from under the ball of my foot and the other is very close to having a flappy heel. They were only ever gym shoes really.

    Getting out every weekday for at least 5k but my favoured route right now is a bit longer and more farm track than anything else.
  • papalazar0u 13 Jul 2021 08:43:41 267 posts
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    Ah ok - in that case what I recommended would definitely be overkill. As long as itís dry, road shoes are fine on light trails. Would definitely recommend some dedicated running shoes though with the weekly distance youíre putting in, youíd immediately notice a difference in comfort and less chance of injury.
  • mikew1985 13 Jul 2021 09:00:06 15,584 posts
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    Yes, and depending on the shoe you might notice an immediate improvement on your times. I got the pegasus 36s (I think, maybe 37s) last year and immediately starting picking up extra seconds per km. Unfortunately the they started to fall apart after about 2.5 months so I returned them and got a the slightly more durable react milers.

    Times are not as good but they're a sturdy shoe.
  • RichDC 13 Jul 2021 10:16:16 9,165 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe I really like my Salomon XA Pro 3Ds. Primarily for rougher trails but still very comfy on roads etc.
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Jul 2021 10:27:15 2,782 posts
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    For trails I have some Hoka's, they're ugly as sin but super light and comfy and fine to use on the road too, apparently people either love them or hate them, I only got them because I found myself entering an impromptu half and they were all I could get at the time. I tried some Salomon's at a Salomon promo event, they were dreadfully uncomfortable but a lot pf people swear by them.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 10:28:05 13-07-2021
  • wuntyate 13 Jul 2021 10:30:09 17,361 posts
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    If it's a mix of road and light trails I've been doing that with my Brooks Adrenaline GTS's for years and I swear by them.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Jul 2021 12:09:27 19,679 posts
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    Thanks guys Iíll check them out.

    Running has been one of the biggest positives this year for me so its a shame to take a break because my shoes fell apart.

    Plus after really getting back into the swing of things this year the rise in Covid cases means Iím a bit wary of going to my climbing gym again. Public transport into one of the worst areas of the country to an indoor facility populated mostly by people in their early 20s? Not for single jabbed me unfortunately.
  • papalazar0u 13 Jul 2021 12:28:10 267 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe if youíre trying to keep costs down the Nike outlet stores will do an half decent pair of dedicated runners for £40ish. They wonít last forever or might not be best suited to your running style/technique but will be better than what youíve been using and will keep you active.

    If you then decide to seriously push on with your running, Iíd definitely recommend visiting your local running shop for a proper fitting. Youíd still be able to pick up last seasons models of a good quality shoe for c.£70. My eldest son runs 5k in 18 mins and does the occasional half marathon and I managed to get him a good all round shoe (last years Mizuno Waverider) for about £60.
  • wuntyate 13 Jul 2021 12:28:43 17,361 posts
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    Yeah running can be great.

    Except when you can't be fucked going out because you're shit at running in the heat so you spend day after day telling yourself that you're a fucking waste of space.

    But anyway.

    It's great.
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2021 13:27:19 15,495 posts
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    I'd far sooner run in heat than cold, running in the sun is such a joy, if a bit sweaty.

    My missus is the other way round though, she prefers running in the winter. The mentalist.
  • RichDC 13 Jul 2021 13:33:00 9,165 posts
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    I prefer the winter too. I have to drink shit loads in this heat at the moment.
  • monkman76 13 Jul 2021 13:35:53 18,923 posts
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    How hot can it really be that close to the Arctic, wunty and Vortex?
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Jul 2021 13:41:02 2,782 posts
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    I quite like running when it's hot when I'm trim but when I'm overweight it's hell, I'm on the way to trim again atm so kind of OK with it atm. Weirdly I never used to have any issues with winter extremities a few years back but I'm not liking it so much these days.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 14:03:10 13-07-2021
  • General_Martok 13 Jul 2021 13:48:13 2,447 posts
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    I much prefer winter to summer. I'm practically dying of dehydration after 5k in temps above 20C.

    So this week is going to be fun...

    Edited by General_Martok at 13:48:40 13-07-2021
  • monkman76 13 Jul 2021 13:58:43 18,923 posts
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    Get out by 6am, that's the answer in summer.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Jul 2021 14:06:43 19,679 posts
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    Conditions here are pretty much ideal for me at the moment. Temperature in the mid to late teens but its got a cool breeze and its a bit damp without being humid.

    6k in 35 minutes after trimming the loose soles from my bust trainers.

    Not sure I want to go out on then again though, I felt every stone the whole way around.
  • Vortex808 13 Jul 2021 14:07:34 15,495 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    How hot can it really be that close to the Arctic, wunty and Vortex?
    :D

    It was sunny when i got home from work yesterday, and 18 oC. We do get *some* nice(ish) days up here!

    In non-covid times i'd be running in the morning somewhere nice and toasty when on my hols about this time, but I'll just have to make do.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 14:23:24 13-07-2021
  • wuntyate 13 Jul 2021 14:15:16 17,361 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    I'd far sooner run in heat than cold, running in the sun is such a joy, if a bit sweaty.

    My missus is the other way round though, she prefers running in the winter. The mentalist.
    I love running in winter. I'm a ginger though so it makes sense. Anything between - 5 and 5 degrees and I'm super happy.

    I normally go out at 7am and it's too close even then just now. Can't breathe properly.
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Jul 2021 19:02:56 2,782 posts
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    Gah I want to go for a run right now, stupid bastard old body I'll have to wait a day or three, I deeply envy those who can run every day!
  • General_Martok 13 Jul 2021 19:38:19 2,447 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Get out by 6am, that's the answer in summer.
    Yuck!
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Jul 2021 20:18:25 2,782 posts
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    God this reminds me of (rare) holidays in the sun and running at dawn before the rest of the family stirred, fuck I hate the whole working for a living malarkey!

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 20:18:36 13-07-2021
  • mrpon 13 Jul 2021 20:24:18 37,316 posts
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    First run in about 12 months, 5k in 27 mins. I'm okay with that. Trialled my Bose Frames, they nailed it.
  • up_the_ante 13 Jul 2021 20:38:42 1,568 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    Gah I want to go for a run right now, stupid bastard old body I'll have to wait a day or three, I deeply envy those who can run every day!
    I've turned that corner too. Used to be able to run everyday. Now I need a day to recover in between. At least I don't time myself. That would be another indicator my body isn't as able as it used to be.
  • freddymercurystwin 13 Jul 2021 20:45:59 2,782 posts
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    @mrpon WTF! Just F off will you! :)
  • RichDC 18 Jul 2021 11:39:18 9,165 posts
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    Too hot for running today! So I switched from the 22k to a 14k route! Currently in the top half of the results table which I'm really happy with all I'm usually at the bottom.

    Edited by RichDC at 11:41:04 18-07-2021
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 18 Jul 2021 12:09:28 19,679 posts
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    Replacement shoes for the ones I wrecked due for delivery today and I can already see between the weather and parenting Iíll not get out til midweek.
  • TheBlackDog 18 Jul 2021 14:49:26 1,114 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe What shoes did you get ? I was going to recommend anything by Inov-8 for off-road. I've tried a lot over the years and I keep coming back to them. Have found some models a bit meh over the past couple of years but the recent G270 are really nice, and fit my wide hobbit feet.

    Like everything post-Covid, decent trail shoes seem to have gone up in price and even last seasons models are hard to find around the £60 - £70 mark like in previous years.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 18 Jul 2021 15:14:58 19,679 posts
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    Due to my impending big pay cut (nearly a third of my current salary) I went budget with last seasonís Asics Gel-Venture 8s. They reviewed well and asking around everyone seemed to say theyíre a durable brand, which works for me since Iím not doing mega distances or technical terrain. Considering the shoes I had been wearing anything was an upgrade and these feel comfortable straight out the box, sizing is basically perfect.

    The heat seems to be easing here so if Baby Maybe settles down I might get out this evening to see how they feel for real.

    Since Iím slowly improving and getting more adventurous I might save up for a trip to an actual running shop and go the whole gait analysis and a more specialist shoe route next time.

    I donít think Iíll ever be at the level of a fell running friend of my brotherís who does his pavement training in a snug pair of crocs to toughen up his feet.
  • TheBlackDog 18 Jul 2021 21:21:38 1,114 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe being a bit thrifty myself I think you made a good choice. My daughter has started running trails with me in her £25 Nikes
  • freddymercurystwin 18 Jul 2021 21:34:09 2,782 posts
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    @TheBlackDog good stuff, how old is she, my youngest (7) has started running with me occasionally, he's been nagging me for about a year and whilst he can actually pretty much run about a mile with just a few minor walks (seems quite impressive to me) it's a bit of a PITA as I inevitably have to deliver him home and carry on with my proper run and a big part of my desire to run is actually the alone time with zero interaction with anything but my surroundings. Am thinking of getting him some proper runners though as he's just pounding away in a pair of 'kids trainers'.
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