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  1. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Brilliant run, 6 minutes behind last one with 1.41.37 but different course, and started at the very back so lots of scalps I had to fight for. Felt strong all the way until right at the end, really went for it. Didn't half get some dirty looks for whizzing past mind :D Check out my activity on...
  2. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    You'll be fine, just go easy and enjoy it. Got me some guggi tecton x hokas coming for this ultra, I cannot wait reviews say they're better than speedgoats. I'm actually up London in August, what parkrun do you reckon is best?
  3. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Nope Exeter half for me tomorrow, then it's the South West traverse next week, that'll be a doozy 45 miles for me. But I'm getting quicker on the hills, so should be fine.
  4. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Looks like a good run there, mine has no paths as it was grassy rutted moorland hence why my ankle gave out towards the end. That view has me itching to do another, lucky there's one coming up in the next few weeks.
  5. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Yeah runs can't half suck at times, one thing the big runs taught me is to always carry extra. Take it easy over the next day or two. My aches eventually subsided, I did switch to taking a lot of cod liver oil and I think the pain was my body ridding itself of injuries. Did parkrun yesterday...
  6. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Sounds like sciatica to me, bit of nerve compression going on. I have the same thing, but touch wood it just hurts and not hugely impacted my running. I just seem to have lots of stupid aches and pains, I'm sure I'll get over it. I did do that ultra, then the week after that 11.6 mile race, so I...
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    Sony Xperia 1 MkIV

    I'm very curious about this phone, are I'm feeling the itch to upgrade. But like everyone else, I'll need to see reviews first as it's a lot of outlay for just a phone.
  8. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Nothing sad about that, half the fun is recording it. Lots of aches and pains lately, not sure what is going on perhaps the ultra did more to me than I thought? Did go for a first swim in years yesterday, felt like a lead weight, but enjoyed it and looking forward to further improvement. Least...
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    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Well this weekend has been good, did the portreath to devoran c2c copper trail run, but there's bugger all copper as it's a tin mining area duurr. Anyway ran hard, ran fast and so I should as I lived near there for most of me life. Came 11th with a time of 1.31.29 odd, and avg 4.56km. Guy who...
  10. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Yeah the elevation wasn't what got me, it was the endless miles of moorland that wanted to twist my ankles that got me in the end. I have the speedgoat 4 already, love them but the Olympus 4 feels quicker and more solid. I might have done more climbing, seeing as I didn't have the revised route...
  11. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Yeah definitely Altra Olympus 4 for the next one, I think it's rock to boscastle for the next one, there's a steep gully just down from port isaac that I know a lot will struggle with. 25.5 miles for that one. I'll be wiping what gpx files I have, and will ask for one closer to the time, but...
  12. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Well did my first ultra on Saturday, bit of a mixed bag was 2nd for a good while, but came 20th as repeated moorland walking made for a very sore ankle, had to walk the last 10k. Plus I was given an old gpx file, which took me all over the place. Stomach went a bit inside out towards the end...
  13. hux

    The bodily changes of getting older

    Try reishi mushroom and saw palmetto, it'll make things better for you.
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    How old is your smartphone?

    Currently an Asus Rog 3, it's a brilliant phone bar the camera which is a let down vest mediocre. It's currently being a silly bugger, as sometimes freezes and only the size buttons work. Only does it for a few seconds, and only on the odd occasion. I find a reboot stops it for a while, so...
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    avoiding the Denis Healey look, what do you use?

    I just use my battery hair clippers with a grade 3 comb, works perfect for me.
  16. hux

    *** OPPO Find X5 Pro ***

    I have an Asus Rog 3 and I'm feeling the itch to upgrade, would this be a worthwhile upgrade? I love how I can set charging to 80%, and the stereo speakers, however the camera isn't very good which hurts.
  17. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    @Martynt74 Looks like a good event, same route as the Arc only much shorter, I'd love to but I have the great west run the day after, it'll kill me.
  18. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    @Martynt74 Possibly, this one is with purple gecko, 37 miles end of this month but mudcrew might have one on, the Arc is usually late Feb.
  19. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Takes some doing for sure, I'm lying here with the massage gun on my thigh as two days in it's still not happy with me, I'll be nipping out tomorrow of course. My main aim is to do the arc of attrition, 100 miles over the Cornish coastline. Being local I'm very familiar with it. I'm just dying...
  20. hux

    Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

    Buy a new pair of shoes, guilt will force you to go out and run.
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