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Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

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

  1. bingham67

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    Ye been following it for a while be awesome if he does it I believe he will be attempting it on October 12th

    He managed 2:00:25 in the Breaking 2 although unfortunately it wasnt regarded as a proper marathon run.

    Lets not forget Eliud time was nearly beaten a week ago by Kenenisa Bekele sadly missed out by 2 seconds at Berlin Marathon

    https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a29286164/kenenisa-bekele-berlin-marathon-2019/

    I feel that sub 2 hour is only a matter of when not if now.
     
  2. Spacedeck

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    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

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    Location: West Yorkshire, England

    Really glad the rain stayed away today. I'm pretty happy with my running so far, another great run in which I didn't need to stop or walk.

    Does anyone use MapMyRun to find new routes? I wanted to run a 10k today as my last two was just shy around 6 miles. I run the same route I mapped out on MapMyRun but the results are slightly different. MapMyRun tells me the distance is 6.25 miles but Strava tells me I ran 6.17, which again is just shy is 6.2 :(
     
  3. Marvt74

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    Just inaccuracies in recording I assume. I can do the exact same route, leaving my house and finishing at the same point and it can give me different distances!
     
  4. Ian_Eb

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    Umm... Just had some interesting post. I will have to get this knee sorted ASAP!
     
  5. Marvt74

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    Congrats....i think.

    I had nothing yesterday Part of me wants to get in and another (much bigger) part hopes i don't.
     
  6. Ian_Eb

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    I have to work out if I can do it and how the logistics would work yet. Last year was tricky with the kids and so on, so I suspect it might then be easier to just go down and do it and return. They might see more on TV anyhow!

    Then, do I go on train, drive, hotel, camp? etc.
     
  7. Marvt74

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    That,s all my thoughts really. I wonder if its possible to go there and back in a day on the train?
     
  8. Ian_Eb

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    You have to attend in the week run up to do registration as far as i recall.
     
  9. Marvt74

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    Oh that's crap and a bit off putting.

    I'm saying all this as if ive got in!
     
  10. neilw

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    It is possible to get someone to pick up your number for you. If not you have to get it Wednesday-Saturday before the race.

    I've signed up for the Liege Beer Lovers Marathon, in May next year. 15 Beer stops put on by different Breweries along the route :D
     
  11. Ian_Eb

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    ahh, that might be worth looking into. it may make it easier for the day. am thinking I could potentially drive down early and then tube to the start or something
     
  12. Marvt74

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    You're on your own at the back Ian. I've just seen i've been unsuccessful.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Daaaavvveee

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    I also got rejected, however my wife got a place.....I just have to tell her I entered her now......
     
  14. Marvt74

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    Just stick a wig on and run as her. Job jobbed :)
     
  15. The Darkness

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    Congrats to all who got into London!
     
  16. bingham67

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    Congrats people my dream
     
  17. Marvt74

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    I've decided i've got a brilliant plan to stop me being lazy!

    At the moment, given the weather and time of year, i'm going to bed fairly early, waking up at 6am to go for a run and then deciding my bed is lovely and warm and turning my alarm off for an hour.

    This isn't productive at all!

    Last night i went for a run on the way home as it's easier to motivate myself to do that. The spot i park up at is around 4 miles from home, so i figured that i'll park there after work, run home. Then in the morning i'll have no choice but get up because i'll need to go get my car for work!

    So it'd pretty much go

    Monday - Finish work, run home from car
    Tuesday - Run for car in the morning, drive home, shower etc and then go to work
    Wednesday - Rest
    Thursday - Finish work, run home from car
    Friday - Run for car in the morning, drive home, shower etc and then go to work

    That gets me around 15 miles and then with a 7-8 mile run at the weekend it should help get me back into a decent routine!
     
  18. AndyCr15

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    Due to a knee issue, I've never really run/jogged before. I've lost a lot of weight cycling and jogging seems to be okay now and to me, preferable in bad weather. Can I ask, are there any running shoe recommendations people can make? I'm 6'3 and 100kg and only really running 5k at the most at the moment, if any of that matters? Thanks!
     
  19. Marvt74

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    You're similar size and weight to me (a little lighter) and i tend to use a trainer on the stability side of Neutral (Asics GT2000, Brooks GTS19).

    However, your best option is to get to a running shop. They'll put you on a treadmill to analyse your Gait, and make recommendations based on that. It's about getting a right shoe that keeps a good line between the floor and your knee.

    Don't be put off thinking they're only for running pro's, or that they'll steer you towards the most expensive ones. I've always found them very helpful and work to a budget.
     
  20. AndyCr15

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    Okay, thanks. There must be one fairly near me I guess.