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Offline Fergal

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #105 on: April 07, 2011, 01:22:47 PM »
I really need to get off my idle fat arse and start running again.  What do you think of the C25K program to get me going?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2011, 01:52:25 PM »
Is that the 5k in 9 weeks program ?Unless you are vastly overweight or ill I would think most adults would be able to do that.

I took up running about a year ago, but I had to lose a lot of weight first (about 20 kilos) by dieting and walking and then started with 3k jogs and built up from that. I did the brum half marathon in October and now do 8k every other day with an extra days rest at weekends (villa time). Tonight I'm stepping upto 10k. I'm not very quick but my BMI is now smack on 25 and I feel great.

I still find the first couple of K a struggle but I really do like that feeling you get when you're warmed up and running freely.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #107 on: April 07, 2011, 02:58:57 PM »
Fergal - that type of programme is a good one.

I started running last summer (July/Aug) as an absolute beginner doing what sounds like to C25K programme -  and am now up to approx 10km during my 2 mid-week runs and 12k on the saturday run (need to add some distance to saturday now) 


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2011, 03:40:43 PM »
Fergal - that type of programme is a good one.

I started running last summer (July/Aug) as an absolute beginner doing what sounds like to C25K programme -  and am now up to approx 10km during my 2 mid-week runs and 12k on the saturday run (need to add some distance to saturday now) 

What kind of times are you doing CB ?



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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #109 on: April 08, 2011, 08:16:09 AM »
What kind of times are you doing CB ?

Sorry - I'm afraid that I haven't a clue - my next step is to buy a good HRM with a timer on it.  ATM I'm just trying to feel comfortable with the distances - I do an "out and back" along the canal and try to ensure that the "back" leg is faster than the out. It certainly feels like I accomplish that

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2011, 12:19:46 PM »
I've got a Nike+ wristband with a chip that goes onto my trainer, which after you calibrate it is pretty good. Cost £40 quid, but there is a Nike/tomtom product about to come out which is well cool but £175.00. Nike do the HRM attachment for it as well but not sure how that works.

As I've said before I'm not that quick, yesterday I did my 10k in 60 mins 4 seconds. Crossing the Hagley Road cost me the 5 seconds that would have made the difference !

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #111 on: April 14, 2011, 10:20:38 AM »
Is anyone running in London this weekend?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #112 on: April 19, 2011, 06:56:34 PM »
Bit late but yes I ran London this weekend  - 4hours 22 minutes for my first Marathon.  Exhilerating but painful, too hot which destroyed my chances of sub 4hr.  My goal was for under 4hrs 30mins and I achieved that.  I came 14'300 out of over 36'000.  Started training in November and have lost 2 and a half stone since which tells you how unfil I was when I started preparation.  If you ever get the chance to run it then do so, but be prepared to do the training or you will suffer.  It's an amazing day and the support of the crowd is magnificent

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2011, 07:19:27 PM »
I'm hoping to run next year. I'm already quite fit, I just need to get distance fit.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #114 on: April 20, 2011, 08:22:26 AM »
Bit late but yes I ran London this weekend  - 4hours 22 minutes for my first Marathon.

Well done mate. Would you do it again?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #115 on: April 20, 2011, 09:28:15 AM »
I met DBTW on Sat at West Ham. Loved his pre Marathon preparation.......Magners !

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #116 on: April 20, 2011, 12:10:22 PM »
I met DBTW on Sat at West Ham. Loved his pre Marathon preparation.......Magners !

What better way to enjoy a rest day?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2011, 04:00:09 AM »
I haven't read all 8 pages of this thread so this may have been mentioned previously.

I read a book recently called Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

One of the  best books I have ever read.  Really interesting, educational and ultimately excellently written.  Any of you guys marginally interested in running should read it. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=born+to+run&x=0&y=0

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #118 on: May 15, 2011, 09:28:02 AM »
Started doing the odd run as a way of getting me out the house. Surprised to find that I prefer to run iPod-less as that's more of a distraction than anything. Or maybe choosing shuffle option and jumping from Judgment Night soundtrack to German Schlager just isn't the best for a good rhythm.

Went to the London Marathon Store in Covent Garden to check out some shoes, had my feet assessed (by a very helpful and cute Aussie girl) and established that I had flat feet and was a moderate over-pronator. Given three shoes to try on their treadmill:Saucony Progrid Omni 9
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11
New Balance MR1226

Went off and started doing some internet shopping research and ended up settling on these Saucony Progrid Omni 8 on sale for £55 and which had previously been Editor's Choice in Running World.

However, first couple of runs out and feel like they're running the insides of my feet (where my arches are quite sunken) quite a bit and at the end of the run, my feet look VERY red and sore. It's almost as if they're giving too much support and are quite hard on my feet. Should I be looking to walk these shoes in much more before I start running in them?

Doesn't help that I ran from St Paul's to Canary Wharf and then down to Island Gardens (bottom of Isle of Dogs) a few weeks ago in neutral Under Armour trainers I got in Los Angeles and developed blisters in the same place, so maybe I just haven't let that part of my feet really recover yet.

Any thoughts?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #119 on: May 18, 2011, 04:43:47 PM »
I'd stop until your blisters are totally healed.

I run in those Brooks Adrenaline shoes after having my feet assessed at a running shop in Brum. They have stopped the foot probs I had so would recommend them. I didn't run them in but I only run 5-7 miles at a time so perhaps I didn't need to. The other thing that made a difference for me is buying proper running socks which don't have seams in the contact areas.

 


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