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The runners' thread...

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Jul 7, 2017.

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  1. johnhunt

    johnhunt pfm Member

    c25k- mixed feelings about having to do that at this stage . But If it comes to it I think I’d build back on a cheap TM in the privacy of my spare room !
     
  2. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    Away on holiday in Pembrokeshire for the week so a rest for me. I felt I needed one but swimming and biking have replaced my beloved running. Did 4 widths of the pool and it felt like a 10k! Totally exhausted!

    Edit: I did sneak my running shoes in the suitcase just in case I could sneak a quick run!
     
  3. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Think my run a few days tweaked the calf again. Going to rest it again until I can’t feel it, then try again. It’s a bloody nuisance. More time on the elliptical machine for me then.
     
  4. robs

    robs pfm Member

    Not a lot of effort put in this week... but went to Parkrun this morning. Crawled out of bed and took it steady, still hot!

    JohnH - good the legals are in place, bound to be a long process but hopefully worthwhile in the end. Keep in the gym and positive!

    JTC - hope it goes great tomorrow, and you can overcome the hurdles...best of luck!!
     
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  5. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I ran a 'race effort' solidarity 10K neighbourhood run this morning and the results are in: taking time off from running after a bump in the head is slower than running regularly and not having a bump in the head!

    Good luck John :)
     
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  6. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Hope it goes well John. Good luck
     
  7. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Congratulations John on the marathon - the elevation looks epic and I can't wait to read the write-up up and away! :)
     
  8. robs

    robs pfm Member

    Well done John!
    That final few miles uphill looks like really hard work right at the end..
     
  9. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    It was! Harder than Strathearn, came 170th from 375 finishers. Sub-4 never on the cards. I’m having two curries and a bottle of wine tonight, then the diet starts (plus at least a one week rest from running)....
     
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  10. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Brilliant!! Two curries will sort anything
     
  11. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Hi Guys, I'll be in Horsham on August 11th and 18th - I have a feeling the 18th I'm more likely to make it to the park run if anyone would like to meet there.
     
  12. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    Good to hear. I will be in Taiwan on the 11th but should be back by the 18th. Will know better closer. Hope to make it.
     
  13. robs

    robs pfm Member

    I should be there both dates!
     
  14. PigletsDad

    PigletsDad pfm Member

    First Parkrun for over a year, 22:12 and more importantly 70.4%. It seems I am getting older faster than I am getting slower! 2nd VM55.

    My last 10K time would predict a 5K time just under 22mins, so there or there abouts.

    Felt OK, legs a bit heavy from a run on the hills on Thursday. Nice to enjoy the atmosphere and say hello to everybody.
     
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  15. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Superb time for a park run - presumably a 5k on the road would have been even faster!

    I still can't seem to get going in this heat... roll on January lol
     
  16. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    It's raining, I haven't run in the rain for what seems like eons. I love rain :p;) good to see you again my old friend!
     
  17. egodissolve

    egodissolve ....you're telling me Unicorns aren't real!

    How's everyone doing? It's mighty quiet here of late....if I shout echo how many do I hear back....ECHO!
     
  18. Spiderous

    Spiderous pfm Member

    For me a combination of holidays and festivals mean that I am not getting enough runs in ahead of Manchester’s half marathon on 14th October or thereabouts. I need to accept that I’m not likely to get near to a pb, so take the training easy and avoid getting injured through pushing too hard to get fast too quick.
     
  19. robs

    robs pfm Member

    Quiet indeed!

    News Flash first..if anyone is interested...Asics Kayano 24s (wot I wobble along in..) are on sale today at the Asics outlet store, 30% off and another 10% if you use code WELCOME10, so £94.50 delivered, which is a great price. Just ordered a pair.

    https://outlet.asics.com/gb/en-gb/gel-kayano/c/AO80100000/
     
  20. Spiderous

    Spiderous pfm Member

    While I am here, a lot of people talk about the importance of doing slow miles. I am naturally inwardly competitive and really struggle to run slowly (slow for me that is). Even when using Runkeeper if the App tells me my pace is slower than I know I am capable of then feel the need to speed up. This probably explains my injury record.

    Any tips on how to run slowly (sounds like a stupid question I know).
     
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