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Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by platypus, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 12,159

    Location: Chorley

    Yeah it's a different brand. I've been trying a few out recently to try and find what works best. My previous pair were some Asics GT2000 but i decided to try some ON Cloudflyers.

    Trying them on in the shop and around the house, they felt great. Just after a few miles they seem to adjust and cause pains. Maybe that is more a case of my feet adjusting. Was just curious to see how long to persevere and assume it's "feet adjusting" before accepting they're not right.
     
  2. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 17,853

    Location: Oxon

    i was a long time in the shop, ended up with some more Addidas ones, tried Brooks and Nike and a few others
    I had the Addidas Supernova last time, sadly they got superseded to , i think, the ones ive just bought

    EDIT//

    also came away with a high vis rain jacket by Ron Hill AND 2 pairs of socks
     
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  3. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 12,159

    Location: Chorley

    Finding it amusing. I seem to be struggling more and still not able to just "run" for 5 miles and feel like i need to slow down and walk a bit. This morning i felt really hot and it was only 14C when i got in the car.

    I was hoping to run in Corfu and this is the weather forecast. You can't even run early/late and hope for lower temperatures!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. The Darkness

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 5, 2004

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    Location: Herts

    ^ I'd be out at 6am latest!

    DP - any update on your recovery?
     
  5. Marvt74

    Capodecina

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    Location: Chorley

    It's just brutal. I was hoping around 7pm it'd have got better as that'd be ideal times. Enough for the hangover to wear off but before you start drinking again!
     
  6. Ian_Eb

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 807

    Location: Congleton, Cheshire

    I did a few on hols last year. Was out at 5:30am and back before it got too hot. Was so hard though, because everyone else was fast asleep and I was on holiday etc. etc.

    Now I have Chester coming up, I have done something to my MCL ligament when trying to dodge round a car which inexplicably stopped dead in the road at 6:30am with no traffic, just at the point where I would run into him!
     
  7. bingham67

    Soldato

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 5,879

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Out for a 15 mile run today just trying new strategy my go to at the moment is replacing water with coconut water.

    Apart from dodging mums with kids and a douchebag who stood still on the pavement despite seeing me coming it was a fairly nice run.
     
  8. Marvt74

    Capodecina

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    Location: Chorley

    What's the thinking behind coconut water?
     
  9. bingham67

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  10. Marvt74

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    Ah interesting. I've been shoving some SIS Electrolyte in my water recently as picked a huge tub up cheaply.

    I tried a new running app yesterday called "RunGo"

    I've been looking at new routes and using Strava Route planner had mapped a few out. Problem is there are lots of country lanes around me with small forks/turns and it'd be easy to get lost without constantly checking the map. Since Strava on IOS doesn't offer turn by turn navigation i found "RunGo"

    It seems decent so far. You can create routes using the app along with finding other peoples routes. It also syncs your run between the phone app and Apple watch app. Something which annoys me about Strava.

    I had created a few routes but thought i'd create a route i know first as a test before putting my faith in its hands.

    It started off great, giving me some regular updates about the route. However went silent for quite a while as i ran around 1.5miles along a road. I knew i was always meant to go straight but would've been nice for it to tell me to go straight over roundabouts etc. I then got to the turn point and it worked out my pace and said "in 30 seconds turn left", i quite liked that rather than assuming people can judge distances. It also told me to turn at the actual junction.

    The problem came due to my run taking me through a park, over a footbridge and then on some bridleways and out of the way footpaths. It told me i was off route quite a bit but not too annoyingly. Not helped by the fact i changed my route to add a bit of extra distance.

    On the way home it picked me up again and guided me home. However a few times it told me to turn right into a hedge when there was no right turn within 200m either in front or behind. That's a worry!

    I got home and it synced with Strava quite nicely.

    Pros
    Can create routes in app
    Turn by Turn Navigation
    App gives lots of readings (elevation charts, pace graphs)
    Syncs with Strava

    Cons
    Turn by Turn can be a bit dodgy
    Doesn't seem to pick up HR data (big issue for me)
    Have to pay to sync to Strava


    Overall, i think without HR data it's a wasted app which is a shame as otherwise it works well. Anyone else know of any apps which offer routes and turn by turn navigation? Might be worth using to try out new routes and then reverting back to Strava once you know where you're going.
     
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  11. daveski

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2004

    Posts: 2,650

    Location: Nottingham

    June has been a busy month for running! Not for training but have had lots of races.

    I took part in my first track races on Wednesday night, chose to do the 1500m and 3000m, quite happy with the results 5:20 in 1500m and 11:18 in 3000m.
     
  12. the1gooner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 8, 2009

    Posts: 2,254

    Location: Swindon

    A lovely morning doing Severn Bridge parkrun, my 42nd different parkrun venue.

    Total parkruns now completed 262

    Recorded my fastest ever parkrun/5K with a time of 21:44, if anyone enjoys doing parkrun and wants to run a fast course when the conditions are good then Severn Bridge is one to do
     
  13. The Darkness

    Hitman

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    Location: Herts

    ^ some great times above!

    Easy 13 miles this morning. Warm but nice.
     
  14. bingham67

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    Ballot opened for the London half marathon so entered that find out on Thursday if I have a place.

    Also want to enter full marathon for London a month later but going to try via one of the charitys.
     
  15. bingham67

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    Out for a 9 mile run today two new PB's 5k 25:50 10K 53:31

    I bought the Garmin forerunner 235 a great tool to use when running.
     
  16. ShiWarrior

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    Location: Oxon

    sadly ive not ran for a week due to my back going (again)
    and weather is getting TOO HOT to run in :(
     
  17. The Darkness

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    Pbs in the middle of longer runs, good work! You should enter a couple of races and see what 5 and 10 k times you are capable of.
     
  18. Itchytrigg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 27, 2009

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Thanks! Saw this pop up a few month back then forgot about it. Good motivation to get some proper training back in.
     
  19. The Darkness

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    Location: Herts

    running in this humidity - you never stop sweating afterwards!
     
  20. bingham67

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    You sure dont but I like it