The Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Yukon, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. mcfizzle

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    I set in new PR in a 5K today - 18:51 - although I think the course was a bit short so somewhere close to 19:10-20 is probably right. My watch had my first three miles at at 6:16, 6:15, and 6:10. Overall it was a great run and I'm happy to have beat my goal time which was under 20:00 and ultimate goal of under 19:30.
     
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  2. AlvaroF

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    A little update on my physical evolution.

    Since I started running last month I barely could take 15 minutes. Currently I'm making two 30min runs a week and I'm afraid of over-charging my knee. Pretty happy with my evolution. Next week I'll aim for 45min, yet I'm ver cautious.
     
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  3. mcfizzle

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    Good to hear Alvaro. Taking it slow is a good idea and the best way to avoid injury. I'm up to 49 miles/week and I know I should increase my mileage a little slower than I have. I get aches and pains here and there but nothing to keep me from running or true injuries yet. I finally have my half marathon coming up in 3 weeks.:D
     
  4. AlvaroF

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    I'm just avoiding further damage to my "new" knee, this is just a recovery plan. I can't set distance goals because I can only run in flat (preferbly soft) surfaces and our running speed isn't constant. Time is my best bet for these goals.

    I already had my shock when I abused (hitch-hiked for 24km with 10kg backpack through hilly landscape).

    Increasing slowly and taking things in it's time are really helping me.

    Good luck for your half marathon
     
  5. mcfizzle

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    I ran my half marathon yesterday - 1:30:18 and 5th overall. I was super thrilled with that as it is a hilly course and I was hoping for 1:32. I felt great after the first 3 miles and ran a negative split second half. My 18 week marathon program starts in about 2 weeks so I'm excited to see how the training for the will go. Happy running everyone.:cheers:
     
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  6. Emptyone

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    Not so active anymore, but thought I'd have a look in here because I need some motivation.

    My running experience is sorely limited, to a period of two months or so at the beginning of 2013. Entered myself for a half-marathon as a fun thing before that Christmas and then got fit for it. Ended up training for roughly 4/5 weeks, building up from 4 miles to around 12 before the real deal. So the only thing I've ever done is a half marathon.

    Said half marathon build up was 3 times a week, with 2 smaller runs then a bigger weekend run. Prior to the event, I'd aimed for ~1:40 ish, based on training times. However I didn't take into account the flatness of the course, so I ran much faster than I thought. 10k was 40:51 from memory, and I kept sort of the same pace from that point onward, though I tired towards the end. Ended with a 1:27.49, which was completely crazy. Sadly I just stopped after that, and haven't run apart from one offs since then.

    I just thought it might be worth getting back into for a period given I'm going to the Dolomites in a few weeks time, from experience running helps immensely with uphill endeavors. Since roughly then I've been a cyclist, I was just wondering if the muscle groups were totally dissimilar, and that if any of you had any advice on going from one to the other. Cheers :cheers:
     
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  7. AlvaroF

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    Last week ran a little over the one-hour mark. A big victory for me in fact.

    This tuesday did my first road run and I was happy with my pace as there was hills super-steep. One of them is like a wall. 5.50km in little under the 30min mark. I was averaging 11.6km/h which is better than I anticipated.

    Next week I'll have another try at that circuit, this time, 2 laps.
     
  8. Emptyone

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    So now I've got that first run out of the way, and it sucked. Not so much physically, but got blisters from only running for almost 40 minutes, which wasn't an ideal way to start.

    Might consider buying new running shoes if only running for that long hurts my feet. Shame really :ouch:
     
  9. Manuelos

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    I'm still struggling with my achilles. Did an MRI-scan last week and it seems that there's a very small swelling on the lowest part of the tendon. I'll be visiting another specialist next week.
     
  10. AlvaroF

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    At least it isn't ruptured. Good luck with the recovery.
     
  11. Manuelos

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    Did 66km's last 7 days (16-20-15-15)
    Achilles feels quite ok, not perfect, but reasonable. Marathon is the 14th of September, I'm pretty hopeful at the moment
     
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  12. mcfizzle

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    Good to hear that you are running. Have you been back for long or start up again recently?
     
  13. Manuelos

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    Restarted the end of April (doing 5-6km's on the first runs), steadily increasing the distance.
     
  14. AlvaroF

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    Quite pleased with my run today, not proud, but pleased. Running in hilly landscape is tougher than it looks like.
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    My favourite bit is where I have a 30m+ ascent in a 40m distance. I hope you cam see it
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    I also bought some shoes. They costed me an arm and a leg but they are top notch in quality and the confort... Feels like pillows and they are quite light DSC_0092.jpg
     
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  15. Omnis

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    I never understood the point of the Noosa Tris.
     
  16. AlvaroF

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    Neither did I, but you should try them. They are something astonishing. I tried some Nikes of that price range (LunarGlide5) but they don't touch the Noosa in anyway. And they look quite nice as bonus.
     
  17. Manuelos

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    67km's this week (6-17-22-5-17)
    I'm pretty busy next week, so I hope I'll find enough spare time to run :boggled:
     
  18. Manuelos

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    81km's last 6 days (20-11-30-20)
    4 weeks till marathon, tomorrow there's a 32km on the schedule :ouch:
     
  19. mcfizzle

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    Nice job, Manuelos. I hope the 32km went good. What's your goal for the race?

    I've been putting in 50-60 miles a week(80-95km's) the past few months and then I got sick last weekend and missed 3 runs. I was hoping to have a perfect training cycle but it still has gone really well. 7 weeks until my marathon.
     
  20. Manuelos

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    Skipped the 32k today, went for a 20k :guilty:
    Weather was really miserable today, showers and lot of wind at the beach. I'll be doing the 32k on thursday. Race goal will be sub 4 hours, that'll already be difficult enough :D
     
  21. Manuelos

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    Did the 32k run on Thursday and everything went perfect. Felt like I could go on for another 32k.
    Yesterday on the other hand I did a 33k run and I had to drag myself through. From km 25 legs felt completely shot. Luckily I had a friend who was running alongside me the last 10k :nervous:
     
  22. mcfizzle

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    I wouldn't be to worried about the second 32K not going great. Two 32K's in less than a week is hard on the legs and I would expect the second to be rough.

    I'm running a half marathon tune up race this weekend. Shooting for sub 1:30:00 but not sure how the legs will hold up. I'm not really tapering for it and had a hard 12 miles on Tuesday.
     
  23. PinkKitty13

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    I'm a track and cross-country runner, but embarrassingly I haven't been running for 2 weeks. My best 5k time is mid 18's(18:35), my best 3200 time is 10:50, and my best 1600 time is 5:03:ouch:.
    For training I have a pair of Saucony Mirage 3's while my spikes are Nike Zoom Rival XC's
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  24. mcfizzle

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    Why haven't you been running? Injured? Unmotivated?

    Those are good times. I actually had similar times years ago in high school. I never broke 5 minutes and my best mile race was actually hand timed at 5:00.0. That was frustrating. Good luck with your upcoming season.:tup:
     
  25. PinkKitty13

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    I'm in college now and haven't been running just with all of the rush of trying to get stuff together for school and the first week of classes. I'm planning on starting running next week to get ready for some fun runs. It's so disappointing to get so close to the sub 4 club and not quite make it:banghead: Also, I have to keep training a bit, as there is a school charity 5k I did earlier this summer that I have to stay in shape to defend my title:sly:
     
  26. Manuelos

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    Biggest training week is done, did 93km's (20-33-20-20) and 303km this month :)
    2 Weeks to go
     
  27. mcfizzle

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    Nice job with the mileage. Now to taper and get fresh for the race.

    I ran my half today and finished 4th with a time of 1:29:11. I felt pretty good most of the race. I could feel the legs starting to slip away around mile 9 but hung in there pretty good. Happy with the result. 5 weeks until the big one.
     
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  28. PinkKitty13

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    Did my first run in 2 weeks today. Just a nice easy 4-mile trying to get back into the swing of things. I did feel a bit rough during the run, but now I'm not feeling too bad. Just have to get some food into me and I should be fine.
     
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  29. Manuelos

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    Countdown has started, 7 days to go
    55km's this week (10-8-14-23)
    Almost time to start eating/drinking [​IMG]
     
  30. mcfizzle

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    That's great, all the hard work is done and this week is all about getting fresh ready legs. Good luck!