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Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #135 on: July 29, 2011, 09:01:26 AM »
I said WTF last Sunday and got up early, had a good breakfast and headed out to the cut by the NIA - mapped a 7.5km out and back from there up to the north end of the old main line Spon Locks Junction (past the motorway).

Was pleased to run 15km for the first time (90 minutes was about what I expected). Same again this Saturday.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #136 on: July 29, 2011, 09:09:59 AM »
No marathons for me yet, but tracking my runs I find I've done 49 miles this month. For a guy who started the year an unfit fat bastard, I'm extremely chuffed.
I am starting off again on a C25K plan.  Wish me luck, I am going to need it...

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #137 on: July 30, 2011, 10:35:14 PM »
Good luck Fergal and well done curiousorange.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #138 on: August 01, 2011, 11:51:58 PM »
Been doing some number crunching. 35 runs in three and a half month, totalling 130.29 miles at an average of 3.72 miles per run. Certainly the early feeler runs bringing that average down but I'm now doing six and seven on a regular basis so I would like that bought up, starting with beating my set records in August.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2011, 01:59:17 PM »
Picked up an injury about a month ago to a tendon just below my knee. Bloody painful.anyway purchased some special strapping which is basically a thin strip of neoprene foam with velco which has sorted it. Gone from running with a limp to being fine.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #140 on: September 14, 2011, 12:43:30 PM »
What's a benchmark time for a 37 year old bloke to run 10k in?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #141 on: September 16, 2011, 03:29:03 PM »
There are websites that give times with age allowences for national records etc and various categories.I'm 45 and I've been running for about 18 months and would always be under an hour now to lower 50 mins depending on route. Others would know better than me but I would guess something in the 40's minute wise would be good.
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Offline JD

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #142 on: September 17, 2011, 06:20:54 AM »
What's a benchmark time for a 37 year old bloke to run 10k in?

About 37-38 minutes I think

Offline bob

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #143 on: September 23, 2011, 08:44:45 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for me to prevent chaffing? I'm suffering in that crease where bollock meets leg.

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2011, 09:29:59 AM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for me to prevent chaffing? I'm suffering in that crease where bollock meets leg.

I have had that particularly if I hadn't been running for a while.  I found that as I got fitter and my legs became more toned then the chaffing stopped, I assumed it was because the the leg was less fat/fleshy and therefore there was less rubbing but it could also be because the skin toughened up. 

Maybe some vaseline?

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #145 on: September 23, 2011, 09:32:20 AM »
Has anyone tried those Vicram 5 fingers running shoes?
Read a book called "Born to Run" (which is awesome) and they come highly recommended but it seems a huge (and expensive) leap of faith to go from some nice comfortable trainer to basically a glove.

Offline bob

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #146 on: September 23, 2011, 01:53:07 PM »
Nice one Dante. I haven't done any running for about 3 months, and have ran 5k every morning this week so what you say sounds spot on.
 
I'll grease my nuts with a bit of vaseline next time.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #147 on: September 23, 2011, 03:07:46 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for me to prevent chaffing? I'm suffering in that crease where bollock meets leg.

Shave your bollocks.

Offline woo

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #148 on: September 24, 2011, 04:23:46 PM »
I've had a stuttering start to training for the brum half marathon but starting to get a routine going now. Did 7 miles this morning so at least I'm over half way now! 

Hoping to do it around 1hr 55ish.

Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #149 on: October 14, 2011, 10:35:34 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for me to prevent chaffing? I'm suffering in that crease where bollock meets leg.

I've been using Body Glide on my nips - works very well. If you wear compression gear it hold your bits in place firmly so they won't rub too much.

 


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