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RE: Running - 18/8/2013 8:13:37 PM   
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Also, recommended increase in mileage for running is no more than 10% each time. This minimises injuries.

I know not everyone sticks to that (I haven't in the past) but it's a guideline. Agree with Rinc though, it could be just getting used to the running.

One thing you should be doing is spending time stretching and if you are going to be running regularly I'd recommend investing in a foam roller. One of the most common problems is a tight IT band (runs down the side of the leg from hip to knee) which can then affect the knees. A foam roller is the best way to stretch this. Be warned though, a foam roller will bring tears to your eyes

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RE: Running - 18/8/2013 8:14:29 PM   
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I have the downside of, whilst living in a rural area, having very few grassy areas to run on. There used to be a nice path which had a dirt track which would have been a great place to start running but that is presently being turned into housing estate.

That said I think I may dial it back a bit as although my cardio has improved pretty rapidly my muscular skeletal abilities are still a bit on the wrong side of crumbly.

I may run through a few of the exercises they teach in the pilates class I attend before leaving next time.

They use these things for massage stretching there and they do bring a tear to even the most manly eye.



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RE: Running - 18/8/2013 9:24:33 PM   
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They look errr, interesting

I've just been sitting on a tennis ball, gets right into those areas that aren't easily reached with a foam roller

My runs tend to be on pavements, have to travel to find nice off road runs.

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RE: Running - 19/8/2013 5:45:47 PM   
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I believe things which usually look like that have batteries and a remote control.

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RE: Running - 20/8/2013 12:27:53 AM   
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First jog in about... a year I've never had cramp like it.

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RE: Running - 20/8/2013 7:54:16 PM   
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Does anyone use the Nike+ App? I had it recommended and downloaded it (went through the malarky of setting up an account and whatnot) but cannot get the thing to start the first run?

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RE: Running - 20/8/2013 8:47:09 PM   
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I use it.

Can you open the app up?

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RE: Running - 20/8/2013 9:30:04 PM   
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The app opens but I cannot get it to start. I have a "Start your first run" come up but nothing I do can get that first run started and half that is covered by "update your profile" and "add friends". I've updated my info on it (height weight etc.) but that appears to be all I can do with it.

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RE: Running - 14/9/2013 2:10:19 PM   
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Well, I've taken up running mainly because I'm training for a 10k assault course in three weeks time. I've ALWAYS hated running but.....I have to say I'm quite enjoying it at the moment!

I've tried to go for a run every other day, started at 2.03miles and yesterday was my sixth run and I did 5.1miles. I don't think I've ever ran 5.1miles in my life. Going at around 10.30s-11.00s a mile which I know isn't fast but I'm still getting the job done.

Only down side is I'm suffering big time from blisters on the balls of my feet. Having read a few pages of this thread it's probably down to my running trainers, they're just a 40 bog standard pair from JJB. Do you think going to somewhere like upandrunning and getting some running trainers would help with my blisters?

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RE: Running - 15/9/2013 8:13:20 PM   
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It could do as they would be properly fitted, proper running socks might help too. If all else fails, Vaseline.

Took my brother through so he could run the Great North Run today. Was a pretty good day, I'd have rather been there to run it but seeing the Red Arrows and soaking up the atmosphere was awesome. Brother got 1:58 so he was pleased he beat his 2hour target.

I saw on twitter, GingerDaniel was running it, anyone else there?

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RE: Running - 16/9/2013 10:33:41 AM   
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Only down side is I'm suffering big time from blisters on the balls of my feet. Having read a few pages of this thread it's probably down to my running trainers, they're just a 40 bog standard pair from JJB. Do you think going to somewhere like upandrunning and getting some running trainers would help with my blisters?

Yes, yes and yes!!

Upandrunning (or anything that is specialist running) will have staff who probably run and are also very knowledgeable about running (unlike the plebs in JJB).

Sept is turning in to a busy month for me!

Last Sunday (not yesterday) I did the fiasco that was Run to the Beat. Nike have acknowledged that the course was a joke (I was stood for 8 mins at the 7km mark at a gridlocked entrance and exit to the Royal Artillery Barracks, that was just one of the issues with the route..) and are refunding everyone who took part 10 as a goodwill gesture which I think is pretty decent of them.

Yesterday I took part in my first ever Duathlon. On Tuesday I was asked by a couple of mates if I would do the last 5km (Classic Relay - 10km run - 44km bike ride - 5km run) as one of the team of 3 had dropped out. Then Sunday morning I found out that another of the team mates had dropped out due to family illness so I ended up doing the 10km AND the 5km run. It was freezing and blowing a bloody gale which was not fun and having to get going again for the second run was awful due to me being so cold. Having said that, I really enjoyed it and will definitely be doing again (might even consider doing it all myself, including the bike ride)

Next Sunday I have another half marathon and then Royal Parks on 6th October.. THEN I will be having a rest!

Edit: Oh and my new revelation is toed socks for running from Nike. No blisters and bloody comfortable

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RE: Running - 18/9/2013 8:01:18 AM   
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It could do as they would be properly fitted, proper running socks might help too. If all else fails, Vaseline.

Took my brother through so he could run the Great North Run today. Was a pretty good day, I'd have rather been there to run it but seeing the Red Arrows and soaking up the atmosphere was awesome. Brother got 1:58 so he was pleased he beat his 2hour target.

I saw on twitter, GingerDaniel was running it, anyone else there?


I ran it too.

I'm not sure whether it was because of the weather, or simply because I've become overwhelmed by the shear number of races that I'm running this year, but it didn't seem to have the 'magic' everyone talks about for me.

To claim itself as the greatest Half Marathon in the world I was expecting a little bit more than running across the Tyne Bridge and then lots of interchangeable roads. I'm not sure what was going on with the car park either, it was the first time I've ran it so wasn't sure if that was normal, but queueing for over 2 hours just to get out of the car park seemed a bit much.
I wrote a review of the race for my blog here: http://shanes1000km.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/70864-72992km-greatest-half-marathon-in.html

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RE: Running - 21/9/2013 12:23:17 PM   
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It was a busy event! Running along dual carriageways got quite boring, i like my runs to have a bit of scenery!

I would have run a faster time if there were less people in the way, so many walking only a few miles goes to show that big events like that are for 'fun runners' and those who'll never run again.

I was talking about events with my boss the other day, he does ultra marathons and doesn't like the big corporate events, the atmosphere's different and a lot of the runners aren't regular runners, they're doing it as a one off either as a personal goal or for a special cause. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all, but the smaller events are for those people who run regularly anyway and are attended by like minded individuals.
I thought about it and i can see why they have to charge so much for these larger scale events, even though they've got massive sponsorship. I can't see me doing it again, probably not the great south either.

I've got a small triathlon next weekend to do, and a 70mile road ride the week after, so i need to cross-train now!

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RE: Running - 4/1/2014 4:19:20 PM   
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After not running since November 2012 and have knee surgery last June, I was officially discharged from the consultant yesterday and completed day 1 of the couch to 5k training plan today. The road to the great north run 2014 has begun


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RE: Running - 8/1/2014 2:20:16 PM   
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I love Jogging and keeping in shape. I have been using a treadmill though on these real frigid days.

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RE: Running - 14/1/2014 6:05:35 PM   
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After not running since November 2012 and have knee surgery last June, I was officially discharged from the consultant yesterday and completed day 1 of the couch to 5k training plan today. The road to the great north run 2014 has begun



Christ, that's a way off! I'm sure you don't need the couch to 5k plan though really? Going on past exploits?

Welcome Cat Lady! You should get off the treadmill and into the cold/rain, toughens the resolve! Or make you sick, i forget which sometimes...

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RE: Running - 18/1/2014 6:45:40 AM   
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After not running since November 2012 and have knee surgery last June, I was officially discharged from the consultant yesterday and completed day 1 of the couch to 5k training plan today. The road to the great north run 2014 has begun



Christ, that's a way off! I'm sure you don't need the couch to 5k plan though really? Going on past exploits?



Yeah, you're probably right, but I'm using it as a way to stop me doing too much, too soon. Last thing I want is to pick up another injury so I will be taking it easy until I've built the strength back up in my legs.

Hopefully will be able to do a couple of 10km's in the summer too, but after missing the last 2 great north runs, that's the one I'm looking forward to most.


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RE: Running - 12/4/2014 8:19:21 PM   
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Anyone doing the London marathon tomorrow?

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RE: Running - 13/4/2014 7:08:33 AM   
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Nope! Know a few people who are though.

I've done a couple of half marathons recently. First one was local to me and then on 30th March I did the Berlin half marathon which was awesome and I will definitely be doing again. Helped by being about 22 degrees when I did it!

Next one is Edinburgh half on 25th May and then a few in Sept/Oct.

Planning on doing my first full marathon next year, looking at this one due to the start and finish http://maratonvalencia.com/en/



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RE: Running - 20/4/2014 9:38:49 PM   
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That looks good, you can dive in the pool to cool down when you finish
My brother did the Majorca half marathon last year, he must've enjoyed it, he's signed up again for this years.

I can't find any sign of the Boston marathon being televised tomorrow, which is disappointing.

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RE: Running - 15/7/2014 9:02:17 PM   
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I did the great north 10k at Gateshead on Sunday. First event for almost 2 years after the injury and such. Thought I'd finish in roughly 55mins (2 years ago I did the same course in 44mins) but managed 51:40. I was over the moon.

It was also quite liberating (maybe not the right word to use) not being too concerned about my finish time (pre injury I was always pushing for each run to be quicker than the last) I just relaxed and enjoyed it.

Any one else being doing much?

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