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Offline richard moore

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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2010, 08:46:31 AM »
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Running is bad for the knees.


As much of a myth Paul as Newcastle fans being the best in the world...

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2010, 04:22:56 PM »
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Running is bad for the knees.


As much of a myth Paul as Newcastle fans being the best in the world...


Can cause lots of "wear and tear" type problems though. I've only been runnning 6 months, done a couple of 10k races, a 10miler and a half marathon, and had 2 injuries so far (achilles tendon problem, and now hamstrings).

Still, as far as I'm concerned, the benfits far outweigh the problems, and I feel 100% better now in general than before I did any running.

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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2010, 04:29:02 PM »
My comeback run tomorrow night, the dk10K.

I'm aiming for 50 minutes to be honest after this lay off.

Last years PB for 10K was 43:34

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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2010, 04:43:39 PM »
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My comeback run tomorrow night, the dk10K.

I'm aiming for 50 minutes to be honest after this lay off.

Last years PB for 10K was 43:34


Best of luck with the comeback run mate, hope the injury is fully healed. Are you still doing the BBCHM?

I have registered for it, got a half under my belt now (2:07 - with a dodgy hamstring) so, all being well, will be aiming for a sub 2hr time I think.

Let us know how you get on.

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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2010, 04:58:23 PM »
I've been training towards my first full marathon for ages but have damaged my hamstring. McGrath knows how long its going to take to heel properly. Absolutely gutted.

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« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2010, 10:24:23 AM »
Did a tough 10k course in 46.23 last night with no training after injury so pretty pleased.

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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2010, 02:42:13 PM »
Just a quick one; Does anyone know if the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon has been changed from sunday 4th July, to Saturday 3rd. I originally had it in my diary for the 4th, and I'm sure the website previously said the 4th. I found out today its actually on the 3rd.

I know its probably just my mistake, but it couldn't have been moved since I registered could it?

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« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2010, 02:57:22 PM »
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Just a quick one; Does anyone know if the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon has been changed from sunday 4th July, to Saturday 3rd. I originally had it in my diary for the 4th, and I'm sure the website previously said the 4th. I found out today its actually on the 3rd.

I know its probably just my mistake, but it couldn't have been moved since I registered could it?


It's always on the Saturday mate.

I entered last week but still pretty badly injured (in running terms)

I can't even walk some days (today is one) due to tendonitis in both feet and I have run out of ways, ideas and advice on how to get rid of it.


Im under 7 min miles now too in training, which might be a cuse but frustrating to lose it too

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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2010, 09:19:02 AM »
Just started running - following an online programme to build up stamina. Basically my only aim is to be able to run comfortably for 40mins or so 3x a week to keep healthy. Any tips for a beginner - how to keep motivated, how long it takes for stamina to build up, etc?

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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2010, 11:50:19 AM »
What was the online programme?

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« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2010, 05:10:45 PM »
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Just started running - following an online programme to build up stamina. Basically my only aim is to be able to run comfortably for 40mins or so 3x a week to keep healthy. Any tips for a beginner - how to keep motivated, how long it takes for stamina to build up, etc?


Tips for a beginner in no particular order from someone who was the same 10 years ago and who has run several sub 3 hour marathons (have to establish my credentials to give advice and do a bit of showing off!):

1. Get yourself to a proper running shop and fitted out with the right running shoes and one or two bits of basic clothing without spending a fortune

2. Don't just run on roads - do some running off road

3. Don't build up the mileage too quickly though 40 minutes probably means you are not aiming to!

4. Do some hamstring and calf stretches before you go and when you return

5. Vary your routes so you don't get bored

6. After a while and when you have got used to it, you might like to set some targets. Time yourself for your 40 minute run and see if you can beat it each time you go out. However, you may not want to get that serious about it

Oh, and one other thing, maybe join a club if there is one nearby. Running is much easier with other people and you might just get the bug for doing the odd race or two and trying some different distances. Again though, this may be more serious than you want to get though being in a club doesn't have to be at all...

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« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2010, 07:46:36 PM »
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

http://www.c25k.com/

I used these when I started - and downloaded the podcasts - they are great to keep you motivated / stop the monotony.

http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcasts/page4/page4.html

Good luck

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« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2010, 08:23:24 PM »
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Quote from: "PaulTheVillan"
Running is bad for the knees.


As much of a myth Paul as Newcastle fans being the best in the world...


Can cause lots of "wear and tear" type problems though. I've only been runnning 6 months, done a couple of 10k races, a 10miler and a half marathon, and had 2 injuries so far (achilles tendon problem, and now hamstrings).

Still, as far as I'm concerned, the benfits far outweigh the problems, and I feel 100% better now in general than before I did any running.


I was told my right knee has arthritis this week.  Doctor told me it was okay to carry on running.  Still a bit depressed about it though.

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« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2010, 08:24:20 PM »
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Did a tough 10k course in 46.23 last night with no training after injury so pretty pleased.


That's damn good with no training.

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« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2010, 11:37:14 PM »
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http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

http://www.c25k.com/

I used these when I started - and downloaded the podcasts - they are great to keep you motivated / stop the monotony.

http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcasts/page4/page4.html

Good luck


Looks good.

I've been doing 40-minutes of intensive cardio week day mornings before a weights session. Combined with the right diet and supplements, I've really cut-up but I still struggle with running. I used to go running but would go straight into running as soon as I was out of the door, would last about 10 minutes before stretching whilst I recovered and then went back into running and would essentially push myself (mentally) around the course. I wasn't doing the same cardio workouts then though so should be a lot fitter. However, I still struggle with running when I'm playing football.

not3bad - are you taking Glucosamine? I thought I was getting Arthiritis in my knees but one theory is that I'm not producing sufficient levels of Synovical Fluid (which lubricates the bones and stops them rubbing against eachother). After taking Glucosamine for a few weeks, you shouldn't feel the Arthiritis quite as much.