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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #435 on: September 05, 2016, 09:50:14 PM »
I wondered why there was no report of your marathon debut Martin. Anyway ta for the tips. I just went and bought myself a pair of Asics that were recommended for their cushioning ability (and were reduced from €79.99 to €39.99). I will move onto properly fitted-shoes once I see if I am going to keep it up. I shall google the sex-toy thing.

I enjoyed the first session and am looking forward to the second in two day's time. Jon, who knows. Brum marathon or I might end up doing the 34km, 2100m ascent Canigou race . ;-)

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #436 on: September 06, 2016, 06:26:47 PM »
I've just been for my first run in a long long time.  Having recently hit 40 and recently failed in my goal to be fit at 40, I figured I should start.  I used to run...about 10 years ago... and have a couple of half marathons under my belt but I'm so out of shape now I need to fix things before they get too out of hand.  The gut has expanded and I feel physically out of shape.  I just want to be able to enjoy my food and wine without popping buttons on my shirts.

For first run done Link to Strava and I'm not dead.  My knee started giving me worries after about a mile though so that could be a problem going forward.  Unfamiliar neighbourhood to so reckon I could shave time if I wasn't looking over my shoulder.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #437 on: September 06, 2016, 06:46:22 PM »
I have never been a fan of running. I do quite a bit of strenuous mountain-walking in the Pyrenees but am not at all active enough given my propensity for eating and drinking.

She-who-must-be-obeyed is always out running so I have bitten the bullet at 50 and am going to buy a Harley Davidson going to start with a couch to 5k programme. If I like it I hope to do take it from there. I start this evening (it's 35°C now so it will be about 30-32°C later on so I'm pleased that my first run is a bit of jogging and walking).

That's exactly how I started with the Couch to 5K app.  I was doing really well with it, and went from the couch stage to the 5K, to then running 15 miles in about 10 weeks.  However a fall caused by tripping in a pothole contributed to a herniated disc in my back, so my running days now seem over before they really got going.

I'm now looking at less jarring activities like cycling instead.

My completely non-expert advice for what it's worth:

Get yourself a good pair of trainers from a shop that measures your gait etc.  I was getting shin splints and proper trainers helped sort them out.  I also found that compression socks helped.
Don't run every day.
Stay off concrete as much as possible.
Stretch loads before and after, and buy one of those knobbly muscle rollers that look like a Keir Vaz sex toy.

What Risso says plus if it hurts ice it.

Birmingham has a marathon in 2017 as well, so a good time to start training for it.

Really good advice.

The other thing I would add is to try to find a group to run with.  There is nothing like the discipline of having to be at a certain place at a certain time to make sure you stick at it.  I started running again three years ago after two decades of increasingly sloth-like existence.  I did my own version of Couch to 5k and started doing my local parkrun, however if I hadn't joined my local recreational running group a few months in I doubt whether I'd have stuck at it.  We meet every week regardless of the time of year or the weather, and, even if sometimes I hate it when I'm doing it, I wouldn't miss it and get really annoyed if something work-related means I can't go.  On Saturday I will do my 100th parkrun, I do half a dozen or so official 10k runs each year and a 1/2 marathon next month.  I won't win any prizes and I'm still a plodder, but it's been a lifestyle change that I've really embraced.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #438 on: September 06, 2016, 08:13:13 PM »
Yes. I agree with the idea of running with peers which forces you to get out there and do it. I've also noticed that loads of people run together and are chatting away while they do it which can be a great help. My missus is well-chuffed with my desire to run so she wants to do it with me even though she can run far more than I can at this stage. I love doing things with her (fnaar!) so this is added marital harmony. Win-win!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #439 on: September 06, 2016, 09:33:36 PM »
Plantar Fasciiatus... what do you know about it, has anyone had it? I have had pain in my ankle for 6-8 weeks and changed the footwear, added new inserts that weren't cheap and wear a compressing sock at night and it still is painful after light jogging. I've also checked youtube for stretches and although the pain has eased it would be nice to know if this is normal to expect it to last this long?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #440 on: September 06, 2016, 09:57:51 PM »
Plantar Fasciiatus... what do you know about it, has anyone had it? I have had pain in my ankle for 6-8 weeks and changed the footwear, added new inserts that weren't cheap and wear a compressing sock at night and it still is painful after light jogging. I've also checked youtube for stretches and although the pain has eased it would be nice to know if this is normal to expect it to last this long?

I think Jon Crofts said he got it after coming back from holiday recently.  Have never had had it, but did see a special kind of sock that had a piece of cord from the toe that attached to your knee that you wear overnight I think.  Sort of like an abnormally long Aladdin's shoe.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #441 on: September 07, 2016, 08:23:10 AM »
Plantar Fasciiatus... what do you know about it, has anyone had it? I have had pain in my ankle for 6-8 weeks and changed the footwear, added new inserts that weren't cheap and wear a compressing sock at night and it still is painful after light jogging. I've also checked youtube for stretches and although the pain has eased it would be nice to know if this is normal to expect it to last this long?

I think Jon Crofts said he got it after coming back from holiday recently.  Have never had had it, but did see a special kind of sock that had a piece of cord from the toe that attached to your knee that you wear overnight I think.  Sort of like an abnormally long Aladdin's shoe.

Painful isn't it?  The plantar runs under the heel and the discomfort is caused as the tendon heals in its unstretched position overnight, as you start to stretch and tear it again by walking and stretching it hurts like hell, usually the pain decreases during the day but all comes back again the next morning.
You can cure it or at least be rid of it in a couple of days by using one of these when at rest or asleep.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ultimate-performance-ultimate-plantar-fascia-sock/

Mine was brought on by wearing flip flops or no shoes for 3 weeks on holiday in the summer.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #442 on: September 07, 2016, 08:26:40 AM »
I've just signed up for the Outlaw Ironman in Nottingham for July 2017.
It will be the second time I have done this event and my 6th Ironman overall.
The last time I participated in 2015 the weather was truly awful so I'm owed some good weather.


If you want bad weather you should have done Ironman Wales in 2014, swimming in 4 foot high waves was fun.

I've got Ironman Weymouth this weekend still toying with trying to squeeze another one in before year end somewhere warm and sunny.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #443 on: September 07, 2016, 05:39:44 PM »
I've just signed up for the Outlaw Ironman in Nottingham for July 2017.
It will be the second time I have done this event and my 6th Ironman overall.
The last time I participated in 2015 the weather was truly awful so I'm owed some good weather.


If you want bad weather you should have done Ironman Wales in 2014, swimming in 4 foot high waves was fun.

I've got Ironman Weymouth this weekend still toying with trying to squeeze another one in before year end somewhere warm and sunny.

Swimming in the sea Jon, silly that. Weymouth would be interesting. I am doing Outlaw again because it's nearby. I'm fed up with spending a fortune on entry fees, flights and accommodation. Good luck.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #444 on: September 07, 2016, 06:06:35 PM »
I've just signed up for the Outlaw Ironman in Nottingham for July 2017.
It will be the second time I have done this event and my 6th Ironman overall.
The last time I participated in 2015 the weather was truly awful so I'm owed some good weather.


If you want bad weather you should have done Ironman Wales in 2014, swimming in 4 foot high waves was fun.

I've got Ironman Weymouth this weekend still toying with trying to squeeze another one in before year end somewhere warm and sunny.

Swimming in the sea Jon, silly that. Weymouth would be interesting. I am doing Outlaw again because it's nearby. I'm fed up with spending a fortune on entry fees, flights and accommodation. Good luck.

I quite fancy Outlaw one day, just to see how quick I can go over 140.6 miles, I've always done hilly events, Wales twice, Nice twice, Lake Placid & Maryland, Outlaw I've heard is flat and fast, sub 10 would be good.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #445 on: September 07, 2016, 06:28:09 PM »
Plantar Fasciiatus... what do you know about it, has anyone had it? I have had pain in my ankle for 6-8 weeks and changed the footwear, added new inserts that weren't cheap and wear a compressing sock at night and it still is painful after light jogging. I've also checked youtube for stretches and although the pain has eased it would be nice to know if this is normal to expect it to last this long?

I think Jon Crofts said he got it after coming back from holiday recently.  Have never had had it, but did see a special kind of sock that had a piece of cord from the toe that attached to your knee that you wear overnight I think.  Sort of like an abnormally long Aladdin's shoe.

Painful isn't it?  The plantar runs under the heel and the discomfort is caused as the tendon heals in its unstretched position overnight, as you start to stretch and tear it again by walking and stretching it hurts like hell, usually the pain decreases during the day but all comes back again the next morning.
You can cure it or at least be rid of it in a couple of days by using one of these when at rest or asleep.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ultimate-performance-ultimate-plantar-fascia-sock/

Mine was brought on by wearing flip flops or no shoes for 3 weeks on holiday in the summer.


Thanks Jon. Yes, very painful but it is improving... I have a compression sock that does help along with the calf stretches but I will look into this too. Cheers for the info!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #446 on: September 08, 2016, 05:55:46 PM »
I've just signed up for the Outlaw Ironman in Nottingham for July 2017.
It will be the second time I have done this event and my 6th Ironman overall.
The last time I participated in 2015 the weather was truly awful so I'm owed some good weather.


If you want bad weather you should have done Ironman Wales in 2014, swimming in 4 foot high waves was fun.

I've got Ironman Weymouth this weekend still toying with trying to squeeze another one in before year end somewhere warm and sunny.

Swimming in the sea Jon, silly that. Weymouth would be interesting. I am doing Outlaw again because it's nearby. I'm fed up with spending a fortune on entry fees, flights and accommodation. Good luck.

I quite fancy Outlaw one day, just to see how quick I can go over 140.6 miles, I've always done hilly events, Wales twice, Nice twice, Lake Placid & Maryland, Outlaw I've heard is flat and fast, sub 10 would be good.

That would be a massive ask Jon. It's flat not downhill. With good weather I'd hope for a pb which would see me go under 11.15. Have to get it down before I'm too old.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #447 on: September 08, 2016, 06:54:38 PM »
I've just signed up for the Outlaw Ironman in Nottingham for July 2017.
It will be the second time I have done this event and my 6th Ironman overall.
The last time I participated in 2015 the weather was truly awful so I'm owed some good weather.


If you want bad weather you should have done Ironman Wales in 2014, swimming in 4 foot high waves was fun.

I've got Ironman Weymouth this weekend still toying with trying to squeeze another one in before year end somewhere warm and sunny.

Swimming in the sea Jon, silly that. Weymouth would be interesting. I am doing Outlaw again because it's nearby. I'm fed up with spending a fortune on entry fees, flights and accommodation. Good luck.

I quite fancy Outlaw one day, just to see how quick I can go over 140.6 miles, I've always done hilly events, Wales twice, Nice twice, Lake Placid & Maryland, Outlaw I've heard is flat and fast, sub 10 would be good.

That would be a massive ask Jon. It's flat not downhill. With good weather I'd hope for a pb which would see me go under 11.15. Have to get it down before I'm too old.

I think I could go sub 10 on the right course, I can do the swim under an hour and a 3:35 marathon, I just need a kind, flat or downhill bike route!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #448 on: September 10, 2016, 09:45:44 AM »
Well, among all the incredible feats of the seasoned athletes on H&V, I did my first week of couch to 5K. Not being a total Jabba the Hutt meant that it was quite easy.  Looking forward to next week's sessions.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #449 on: September 10, 2016, 12:03:30 PM »
Well done.

I've this morning completed my 100th parkrunners.  Again, not the greatest feat listed on here, but I'm immensely proud of this particular milestone.

 


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