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Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #570 on: July 22, 2019, 03:45:24 PM »
Trying to stave off shin splints as usual at this stage of the season, am averaging around 80km a week a the moment, 1 long run of c25km and the rest in shorter sessions including some speed work. Maybe itís psychological but Iíve worn compression socks this last week and they seem to be keeping them at bay for the time being. Anyone tried anything else that works part from rest obviously.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #571 on: July 22, 2019, 04:07:23 PM »
Hi Jon, donít know if this will help but compression socks worked ok in the short term, followed by cold / ice leg baths. When running in Sutton Park when finished run at Wyndley always tended to kneel down in the stream after the run. Not only cleans legs but helped with aches and pains. Mind you this was pre Paula Radcliffe days. (Lessons learnt Fell running).
But really may need to look at a specialist podiatrist. Your gait may be causing the issue. I recently found out that I pronate and has caused leg pain similar to splints.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #572 on: July 24, 2019, 09:02:47 PM »
This evening I did a speed session with a former Team GB athletics coach, all good fun and didnít feel that hard.

2 hours later Iím struggling, properly struggling, tomorrow I may be avoiding stairs.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #573 on: August 04, 2019, 11:43:46 AM »
I've only got into running over the last couple of months. Really want to increase my distance up to 10 and 12 k, but I get to 7 and 8 and i'm done. I really have trouble with my pace, for the life of me I can't seem to speed up or slow down, my split 1k are always pretty much the same. Any tips from the more experienced runners on here ? Do I have to start at a snails pace ?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #574 on: August 04, 2019, 12:10:08 PM »
Interval running is generally good for increasing pace. Just keep at it!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #575 on: August 04, 2019, 12:16:22 PM »
Cheers for that Paul. I think the cooler weather will help too. Maybe not my best idea starting in the summer !!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #576 on: August 04, 2019, 12:40:18 PM »
It is tough in the summer, but if you do the hard yards it makes it easier when itís cooler.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #577 on: August 04, 2019, 02:16:14 PM »
I've only got into running over the last couple of months. Really want to increase my distance up to 10 and 12 k, but I get to 7 and 8 and i'm done. I really have trouble with my pace, for the life of me I can't seem to speed up or slow down, my split 1k are always pretty much the same. Any tips from the more experienced runners on here ? Do I have to start at a snails pace ?

I was in exactly the same position as you at the start of the year and a friend recommended Jeffing. Itís a walk/run programme. Totally counterintuitive to think walking makes you faster, but I immediately I broke my PB for 5km and was able to build up to 10km easily.

http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/run-walk/

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #578 on: August 05, 2019, 12:28:45 PM »
Best advice I can give re increased pace is start training with a heart rate monitor.
Figure out your zones (forget 220-your age because thatís bollocks) and start training in them.
Start off sticking in Z2 for a month and by week 5 or 6 youíll have to run faster to get into and stay in Z2 as your heart gets fitter. Now you can start to add in some intervals in Z4 something like the below.

10 mins @ Z2 then 5 x 1min at Z4 then jog.

What that means is you run 10 minutes in Z2 then you pick up the pace to the point your heart rate increases to Z4 for 1 minute then you jog back down to Z2 for 1 minute then repeat 4 more times then carry on your run in Z2 for however long.

Over time increase the duration of the Z4 efforts, your pace will increase as will your fitness.