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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #90 on: February 21, 2011, 11:06:54 AM »
It was under 5 miles when I mapped it

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #91 on: February 21, 2011, 09:28:31 PM »
I'm looking to do the half-marathon later this year but I've only really got back into the running quite recently. I'm trying to build up some solid stamina so I'm doing 1.5-2 miles 3-4 times a week, but when should I start increasing distance? I've done three weeks so far on pretty flat terrain.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2011, 08:35:11 AM »
but when should I start increasing distance? I've done three weeks so far on pretty flat terrain.

I've read (and have been advised) that an increase by 10% each week is best - so either 10% faster over the same distance ar just adding 10% more onto what you are running.

The 10K plan I'm on has me adding distance to my Saturday run each week.

Just gogled this Half-Marathon Plan - it seems to stick to the basic formula of running one long run each week after you do your normal ones:

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/rws-10-week-150-plus-half-marathon-schedules/99.html

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #93 on: February 25, 2011, 06:56:31 PM »
Dave, not sure if you know but you've made the Halesowen News this week.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #94 on: March 02, 2011, 12:00:34 PM »
I thought that running would wear me out and help me sleep better - but I've had pretty restless nights after my last two runs. Any ideas? I think I was a bit dehyrdrated after the second one.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #95 on: March 02, 2011, 12:11:17 PM »
Comradre, what time do you run?  If I run after about 8pm I can never sleep until much later. Its all the stuff your body produces during and after the run (that I cant spell) that stimulate you.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #96 on: March 02, 2011, 03:45:44 PM »
Rexy,

During the week I am usually finished running by 5pm (earlier on weekends). I even had a big portion of cottage cheese for pudding last night - it is supposed to help you sleep (and the casein protein feeds your muscles overnight).


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #97 on: March 09, 2011, 04:07:45 PM »
I took up running last year as part of a weight loss program. I did the brum half marathon in October and now run every other day for 5 miles pending the step up for this years half marathon.I'm nothing special; very much a 9 min mile plodder. Anyway throughout the whole process I've struggled to find a decent running top. I've purchase vests from all the major suppliers all of which have given me appaling rubbing injurys to the poin that on one long run my nipples had bled so much they'd stuck to the top, very painful. Anyway I've cracked it I got one of those hi viz t shirts and its ace,nice and soft no rubbing and yesterday I ran my pb for 5 miles.
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #98 on: March 10, 2011, 11:19:59 AM »
andrew08:  Thanks for the tip. Where did you get the t-shirt? What brand is it?

For chafing has anyone used Runners' Lube or Body Glide?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #99 on: March 29, 2011, 06:48:14 AM »
andrew08:  Thanks for the tip. Where did you get the t-shirt? What brand is it?

For chafing has anyone used Runners' Lube or Body Glide?

Given the climate where I'm at, the heat and humidity makes it an impossibility to keep cool so perspiration is at very significant levels. In such an environment there's really no material that will not cause chafing if you run for long enough.

So I keep it simple and just tape the nipples for my long runs and I'd usually also put some Vaseline around the armpits when I go sufficiently long to carry a hydration pack.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #100 on: March 30, 2011, 03:54:57 AM »
Get a decent dryfit running top and apply vaseline to areas you may get chafing. It worked for me even running ultra marathons (50km+).
If the weather is colder wear a decent polypropolene top, they absorb moisture and keep your body temperature warm as well.   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #101 on: March 31, 2011, 11:39:31 AM »
Found some Body Glide at Snow + Rock in Brum - they now have a Runners' Need section. Ran ~ 9.5k on Tuesday with my nips lubed - felt fine afterward.

Found a on-line running kit shop (Athletika) that seasm quite reasonable for prices. Fast delivery and no hassle returns too.

http://www.athletika.co.uk/index.cfm


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #102 on: April 01, 2011, 05:15:30 AM »
Found some Body Glide at Snow + Rock in Brum - they now have a Runners' Need section. Ran ~ 9.5k on Tuesday with my nips lubed - felt fine afterward.

Found a on-line running kit shop (Athletika) that seasm quite reasonable for prices. Fast delivery and no hassle returns too.

http://www.athletika.co.uk/index.cfm



That looks like a good site Comrade Blitz, some really good deals there, especially with the compresion gear and running tops. Might indulge myself.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #103 on: April 04, 2011, 04:53:44 PM »
just ordered a hoody.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #104 on: April 07, 2011, 12:40:24 PM »
Just arrived, top quality,far better than any of the big name brands. Nice and chunky

 


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