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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #540 on: September 07, 2018, 07:10:57 PM »
Gearing up for Winchester half in a couple of weeks. 14.2 k in 1hr 20 mins. Pretty happy with that, as my stretch target is 2 hours.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #541 on: September 10, 2018, 02:09:39 PM »
1 more long run to do next Sunday (2 hours 15 mins) then its taper baby to Ironman Cascais.
Did 1hr 40 at tempo on Sunday and managed to bang out 12.5 miles so looking good for a half mara PB on 30th September. Need to push on a bit harder early on and not be afraid of blowing up later on so long as I'm hydrated & nutrition has gone to plan.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #542 on: September 23, 2018, 05:57:43 PM »
Winchester Half done, 1:55:16, which I was delighted with. Bloody tough course, straight up hill at the start and then horrible climb around 9 mile mark.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #543 on: September 23, 2018, 05:59:49 PM »
Winchester Half done, 1:55:16, which I was delighted with. Bloody tough course, straight up hill at the start and then horrible climb around 9 mile mark.

Good effort mate. Anything sub 2 hours for a first half marathon is good going.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #544 on: September 23, 2018, 06:01:39 PM »
Cheers mate, the legs are on the sore side now!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #545 on: September 23, 2018, 06:06:29 PM »
Nice time Paul - bravo.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #546 on: September 23, 2018, 06:19:59 PM »
Cheers mate. Itís a recommended Half for anyone who likes a challenge.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #547 on: September 25, 2018, 09:15:59 AM »
Winchester Half done, 1:55:16, which I was delighted with. Bloody tough course, straight up hill at the start and then horrible climb around 9 mile mark.

Well done Paul. Good time on a hilly course.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #548 on: September 27, 2018, 06:57:02 PM »
Cheers mate. Iíve developed a chesty cough on the back of it, so currently resting before launching into training to improve my 5k, 10k and Half times.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #549 on: October 06, 2018, 08:19:04 PM »
I ran a 1:44 half on Sunday as part of Ironman 70.3 Cascais having crashed on my bike earlier doing this to my foot and ankle.


No wonder every step fucking hurt!
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #550 on: October 16, 2018, 10:35:54 PM »
Advise required:

I am 41 and recently had a health check at work, they said I am overweight with a BMI of around 26.  Consequently I have started running having only really walked for exercise for the past 3-years or so (albeit quite a lot, typically +20k steps a day).

The running has caused some issues with my knees, not massive pain but a dull ache for the first 2km or so, it certainly slows me down.  They're fine after that and when I stop.  In addition there no sign of swelling.

Will I run through this pain as I gain fitness and my body remembers what it is like to run or is this now my normal?

Ultimately I want to know whether to persevere with it (as I quite enjoy it) or whether I should start swimming or cycling where there is less impact. 

Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #551 on: October 17, 2018, 01:47:29 PM »
First thing I'd do is find a sports shop/running shoe shop that can analyse your gait & running style & find out if you pronate, overpronate or supinate.
Once that's understood they can advise you on the right shoe to wear, you wouldn't believe the difference 1 pair of shoes over another can have. It could also be how your foot strikes the floor, heel, flat or toe first, that can be altered with a little training, once you know what you do and if suggested need to change your form, try runningf along a High Street when shops are shut so you can see your reflection in windows, its a great way to spot mistakes and energy waste without a coach.
One other thing to consider is the fact that your knees, the tendons & muscles around the knee aren't used to you asking them to absorb the shock of running, over time they'll adapt.

I can wear racing flats for a half marathon, virtually zero support but anything over that it's a high arch supported shoe otherwise my shins and knees hurt, I suffer from shin splints after extended periods of running training. I race Ironman distance triathlon, the evening after a race I can barely bend my legs at the knee lying in bed, next day not a sign of discomfort or pain.

Hope that helps.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #552 on: October 17, 2018, 07:04:58 PM »
I ran a 1:44 half on Sunday as part of Ironman 70.3 Cascais having crashed on my bike earlier doing this to my foot and ankle.


No wonder every step fucking hurt!


Well done, and ouch!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #553 on: October 17, 2018, 08:19:03 PM »
Thank you Jon.  That helps a lot.  Just knowing that there's a chance that tendons etc will adapt is positive enough.  Muscles I expect to change/grow etc but tendons, in my head seem like a different animal.

I will keep at it and hopefully report back with positive news.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #554 on: November 04, 2018, 01:11:43 AM »
Advise required:

I am 41 and recently had a health check at work, they said I am overweight with a BMI of around 26.  Consequently I have started running having only really walked for exercise for the past 3-years or so (albeit quite a lot, typically +20k steps a day).

The running has caused some issues with my knees, not massive pain but a dull ache for the first 2km or so, it certainly slows me down.  They're fine after that and when I stop.  In addition there no sign of swelling.

Will I run through this pain as I gain fitness and my body remembers what it is like to run or is this now my normal?

Ultimately I want to know whether to persevere with it (as I quite enjoy it) or whether I should start swimming or cycling where there is less impact. 

Any advice is appreciated.

I'd say stick with the running.  Take Jon's advice and go to a proper running shop and spend as much as you can afford on a decent pair of trainers.  That'll help.  If things are hurting while you start out, slow down a bit.  When you drop a bit of weight, things ache a bit less.  Also if you can do any running that is off road such as in a park, that can help as running on tarmac all the time can be quite hard on the joints.  Also stretch as much as you can before you go out, I find that helps.