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Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

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

  1. Marvt74

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    Maybe you should just go, that way you get a week away from the wife too :D

    I'm in a similar position, we have a few things booked over the next few months. We'll probably go on them though rather than lose out. Hopefully they all get cancelled and we can get our money back.
     
  2. Ian_Eb

    Hitman

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    Location: Congleton, Cheshire

    Hmm... That might not go down so well :p
     
  3. AndyCr15

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    Location: Barnet, London

    So we qualified for the running world cup in 4th seed. We are up against Egypt in the last 16. You only have tomorrow and Sunday to clock up some miles too...
     
  4. Ian_Eb

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    Location: Congleton, Cheshire

    My first chance to run is tomorrow, so let's hope it isn't raining too much.
     
  5. The Darkness

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 5, 2004

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    Location: Herts

    Inevitable I guess but London postponed until October. I think I'll have a couple of easy weeks rest before training again. Feeling knackered!
     
  6. bingham67

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    Still no news about the London Landmarks half they messaged out saying a decision by Monday surely not going ahead now sadly.
     
  7. AndyCr15

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    I was thinking of signing up to the Vitality London 10k on 25th May, but have almost started to assume it will get cancelled... but they're still mailing out to people, encouraging them to sign up?
     
  8. Marvt74

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    I think anything big like that will be cancelled.

    I’m hoping the smaller based events will still be on.
     
  9. SPG

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    Fingers crossed by June things will be back on but they are cancelling Ironmans left right amd center atm, Rightly so as well.

    Just waiting for the Derby 10k to be cancelled next weekend now.

    Still a new parkrun PB today at 25.30 annoying as the target is 25mins :)
     
  10. #Chri5#

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    Location: Shropshire

    A friend roped Mrs Chris and me into the running the Shrewsbury 10k yesterday. Good course but there's a couple of short, stiff hills with this being the worst:

    https://veloviewer.com/segments/7508006

    300m, average 6.7% max 13.7%.

    Chip time of 46:50, which frustratingly, was one second off my Strava 10k PB (though the actual race I clocked that in Strava lists as just over 10km, so it could be a PB depending on which time you take!). For some reason, I thought my PB was a fair bit faster than that. There was a problem inflating the finish line arch before the race, so it wasn't up and made it very difficult to judge the finish sprint. However, I know a PB was do-able, maybe by 20 to 30 seconds if I'd really hammered the last two KM. An (understandable) shame races are going to be hard to find over the coming months. Still, chance to build more fitness as yesterday's result was off only 9 runs this year (though I have clocked up 38 hours training on the bike to base fitness is good at the moment).

    Would love to go sub 45 minutes for 10k, so need to give some thought on improving speed - my Parkrun PB is 23:27 so almost the same pace as 10k.
     
  11. Ian_Eb

    Hitman

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    Managed 16km on Sat, which is probably the longest run I have done in a year. No knee pains or anything and everything seems to be working correctly afterwards. Followed up with a 14km Hike with oldest daughter the day after and still nothing aching, broken or otherwise injured, so all good :)
     
  12. Marvt74

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    Yeah i saw that Ian. Looked like a decent time too. Hopefully the issues are all behind you :)
     
  13. neilw

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    A few run's when ahead at the weekend inc Bath Half. The two I had booked have been cancelled. I expect all ParkRun's will be called off this week.

    Southampton Marathon still seem optimistic, but I can't see it happening.

    In other news my running club has agreed for me to do a LiRF course to become a coach.
     
  14. Ian_Eb

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    I tried to keep it "Easy" and I didn't feel like i was going to die at any point so that is good :)
     
  15. #Chri5#

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    Shrewsbury 10k (plus the Liverpool Half) both offered a virtual option race option - run the race distance on the day, send a Strava (or other) link and they would send you the finishers medal / T-shirt / whatever.
     
  16. Marvt74

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    Feels a bit rubbish to me. A big part of the entry fee is the experience of crowds/experience. Just doing a run on your own for a medal feels a bit rubbish. At least without a reasonable partial refund.

    I think i'd just go for a refund/deferral.


    I've got an event in 2 weeks which i'm hoping will go ahead. It's pretty low key so i feel those type of events have more of a chance.
     
  17. Marvt74

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    Now up to 80 miles for the month. I've really been enjoying running more, although i look forward to the point i get better at it. Went out today and struggled on what was meant to be an easy 4 mile run!

    Have an initial assessment with a running coach tomorrow. Want some feedback on my running form/efficiency. Not overly bothered about ongoing coaching/developing a plan. Although considering it's not expensive i might stick with it for the more "unpleasant" sessions as otherwise it's easy to avoid them.
     
  18. bingham67

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    London landmarks half was eventually canceled disappointed but it is for the right reasons obviously. Still waiting on a new date hopefully will be announced soon not expecting it until later in the year though. Have to admit started easing off the long runs since it was announced did a nice 10k today no foot problem which was a bonus.
     
  19. Marvt74

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    My local running club has also called off any group runs. Seems the England Athletics have emailed round suggesting everyone cancel any events.
     
  20. div0

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 12, 2006

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    Location: Edinburgh

    My own running has dried up completely just now. Kids nursery is closed so trying to juggle some working from home and watching two kids through the day, whilst getting rest of work done before they get up and after they go to bed. Doesn't leave much time for anything unfortunately.