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2 hours ago, You Do The Dziekanowski said:

Haven’t had shoes fitted properly yet no, I start and end with a walk as well, more likely the shoes then! 

How old or well used are the current shoes? 

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3 hours ago, Rob k said:

I was struggling with niggles and then built a proper sports massage in to my monthly outgoings, it’s the best £35 a month i spend i reckon, not been able to get one since March and I can feel the difference 

Yeah definitely agree with that. Been going to Willow over Yate/Emerson’s and the difference it makes is immense. I think that when they finally get back to being available (I’m guessing August) I may well book a double session as I dread to think what knots I haven’t noticed I have in my IT bands...!

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5 hours ago, Rob k said:

It’s definitely been worth it for me, my muscles get tight and having had my calf go badly i don’t want that again 😂😂

Who do you use Rob? 

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1 hour ago, Harry said:

Who do you use Rob? 

Chap called James Potts, i can send you his details if you like, as said he’s kept me fit for quite a while now. Hurts mind 😂😂

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21 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

How old or well used are the current shoes? 

Only done about 30/40k in them. But surely that’s enough to wear them in a bit? 

Got them at the start of the year

 

I do have terrible feet though, wide with little arch, but they fit comfortably and don’t hurt whilst running

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1 hour ago, tommy_b said:

Ooh. Just found this topic and the associated Strava group. 
 

New area of internet to discuss running - and not on a Facebook group with some weirder people at times...

I see you’re a fan of the lake ground lap 😆

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3 hours ago, tommy_b said:

Ooh. Just found this topic and the associated Strava group. 
 

New area of internet to discuss running - and not on a Facebook group with some weirder people at times...

Welcome to the club Tommy. 
I only joined about 6 weeks or so ago and I’ve found everyone to be welcoming and helpful. 
It’s a good motivational group. 
 

Although there are some weirdo’s, right @CyderInACan 😂

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5 hours ago, Harry said:

Welcome to the club Tommy. 
I only joined about 6 weeks or so ago and I’ve found everyone to be welcoming and helpful. 
It’s a good motivational group. 
 

Although there are some weirdo’s, right @CyderInACan 😂

I only joined at the start of lockdown but I've found it a huge help in getting the trainers on and hitting the road. There is no chance that I'd have made it out as often as I have without you lot. Cheers all.

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On 19/06/2020 at 08:21, formerly known as ivan said:

I don’t get how you can make yourself run if you don’t enjoy it. Speaking personally here, but it’s when I don’t enjoy it I don’t do it. When I see improvements and hit milestones the energy is great. I know before I even leave the house if it will be a good run or not purely but the way I am feeling.

As mentioned above, the Mrs is getting into the couch to 5k and running was the last thing she ever thought she would be. She was hating it as it is obviously a struggle making a start but in less than two weeks, with slight improvements each time, when we finished the most recent run a few days ago she actually said at the end of it... ‘I enjoyed that’. I honestly couldn’t believe it. Never thought I would hear those words coming from her mouth after a run!

Keep a diary. Keep a short record why the energy was great and when it was not and what each experience felt like. When you feel negative refer to when the energy was great. Visualize how great felt.

Create a short script. Why do I run. What do I want to achieve. What is my target. Again if you feel negative refer to the script. 

It is more than possible to alter your mindset of threat (I wont enjoy this) to challenge (I am going to succeed/improve/enjoy this).

The above is basic psychology. Its not mumbo jumbo. Your mind has more negative thoughts than positive ones. It is self preservation mechanism. These thoughts are called ants - automatic negative thoughts. We all have them but you really can choose to alter them, not let them take over.  

 

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10 hours ago, tommy_b said:

Ooh. Just found this topic and the associated Strava group. 
 

New area of internet to discuss running - and not on a Facebook group with some weirder people at times...

Welcome Tommy, number 25. 

Same to Rob, our 26th runner. 

Boom.

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9 hours ago, TomF said:

I see you’re a fan of the lake ground lap 😆

Ha.

Well yes. Not with all the part-time walkers of recent weeks mind!

Otherwise... long time slacker (i.e. uni rugby + then 5asides since every so often) and only really running for the past 5 years or so. But without any goals. Ticked off a couple of halfs last year after parkrun etc since 2017ish being more 'formal'.

I'd aborted my Brighton Marathon training (first marathon) when that got postponed and fancied my chances of using the new found fitness from running to get some fast 5k times logged. Doing 3 & 7/8sish of lake grounds loops for a 5k is easy and relatively traffic free early doors into lock down + half a mile from my front door so it's my 5k base now. 

 

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3 minutes ago, tommy_b said:

Ha.

Well yes. Not with all the part-time walkers of recent weeks mind!

Otherwise... long time slacker (i.e. uni rugby + then 5asides since every so often) and only really running for the past 5 years or so. But without any goals. Ticked off a couple of halfs last year after parkrun etc since 2017ish being more 'formal'.

I'd aborted my Brighton Marathon training (first marathon) when that got postponed and fancied my chances of using the new found fitness from running to get some fast 5k times logged. Doing 3 & 7/8sish of lake grounds loops for a 5k is easy and relatively traffic free early doors into lock down + half a mile from my front door so it's my 5k base now. 

 

Yeah last 2-3 weeks it’s been chaos down there. Prior to that was very nice quiet spot to do laps. Can barely run past the cricket pitch now for cars parked 

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1 minute ago, TomF said:

Yeah last 2-3 weeks it’s been chaos down there. Prior to that was very nice quiet spot to do laps. Can barely run past the cricket pitch now for cars parked 

Totally. Bastards. Why can't they stay home so I can have my fun! #standardfacebookmoanerapproach

The first time was so quiet and easy I thought "this'll do me" and hence created a Strava 5k segment (https://www.strava.com/segments/23392194) that I can just repeat on.

Managed a couple up until early May and then every time I head down - rammed! Went this morning as it was drizzle and colder so most people stayed away. Same with marina laps these days...

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With the shoes that he wore it was as bad as taking drugs a real advantage just shows that his team mate broke Radcliff's record and she was only a good runner not even a top athlete wearing the same shoes.  

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Trying to take my mind of recent performances after the match today & was looking online to see if there is a city runners group  - then stumbled across this one , looks great! Have put request in to be member 27

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1 hour ago, stevecity86 said:

Trying to take my mind of recent performances after the match today & was looking online to see if there is a city runners group  - then stumbled across this one , looks great! Have put request in to be member 27

Welcome mate! 

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Got a few more miles in this week, new shoes plus foam rolling seems to keep my ankle niggle at bay. 9 miles Friday and didn’t hurt at all on the run but a little sore after.

Starting the Great North Run solo challenge tomorrow, 78 days to complete at least 40 runs and 300 miles!

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2 hours ago, MarcusX said:

Got a few more miles in this week, new shoes plus foam rolling seems to keep my ankle niggle at bay. 9 miles Friday and didn’t hurt at all on the run but a little sore after.

Starting the Great North Run solo challenge tomorrow, 78 days to complete at least 40 runs and 300 miles!

Good luck mate, from what I’ve seen from you so far 6k a day is totally within your arc as long as the injuries are kept at bay!

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Got into a bit of a YouTube rabbithole last night and I now know all about aerobic and anaerobic running!

My pace is always around 4:25/km and most of my runs are in the Zone 5/4 heart rate zones (I have all this on my Garmin but have never really paid much attention to it!). I can comfortably run a half but if I want to aim for anything longer I need to slow down, but its difficult to run slower! Might try a socially distanced run with a friend to keep it at a conversational pace... 

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Struggling a bit with reoccurring pain on the outside of my right knee. Its nothing major but if I go for 10km+ it starts to hurt, low pain but its there.  Anyone got any thoughts?

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Recently joined the strava group, and nice to see a chat that hasnt descended into chaos after Sunday's poor showing.

Are there many club runners on here? Joined Bristol and West myself about a year ago when I moved down from Manchester, have also been along a couple times to the southville group a couple times

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9 hours ago, TomF said:

Struggling a bit with reoccurring pain on the outside of my right knee. Its nothing major but if I go for 10km+ it starts to hurt, low pain but its there.  Anyone got any thoughts?

Something I’ve always suffered with, never managed to get rid though, think I kind of just got used to it over the years!

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11 hours ago, TomF said:

Struggling a bit with reoccurring pain on the outside of my right knee. Its nothing major but if I go for 10km+ it starts to hurt, low pain but its there.  Anyone got any thoughts?

I’ve no expert knowledge, just my own research and experience. Generally the site of the pain tends not to be the cause necessarily. Do you do any stretching or mobility work? It could be tight muscles elsewhere, for example I had an excruciating knee problem last year that turned out to be really tight and overused quads/hip flexors. It could even be IT band tightness / overuse.

I personally would seek some kind of professional opinion as it’s knees because it could be ligament / tendon in which case stretching may do more harm than good

 

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On 28/06/2020 at 22:41, Silvio Dante said:

Good luck mate, from what I’ve seen from you so far 6k a day is totally within your arc as long as the injuries are kept at bay!

Thanks mate, got 18 miles in today which was my first one of the challenge. Felt good and still no major pain from it, hoping I can manage it still as the weekly miles creep up

13 hours ago, !james said:

Got into a bit of a YouTube rabbithole last night and I now know all about aerobic and anaerobic running!

My pace is always around 4:25/km and most of my runs are in the Zone 5/4 heart rate zones (I have all this on my Garmin but have never really paid much attention to it!). I can comfortably run a half but if I want to aim for anything longer I need to slow down, but its difficult to run slower! Might try a socially distanced run with a friend to keep it at a conversational pace... 

If you want to get into longer territory (or increase the speeds of your runs) you definitely need to come down from those zones. There’s a lot of research supporting the 80:20 split whereby roughly 80% (it can be 75:25 or 85:15) of your runs are at low intensity, zone 2, and 20% are at zone 4 maybe pushing zone 5. 
 

there’s an article here https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/motivation/a27718661/what-is-80-20-running/ but also Global Triathlon Network have a video on it on YouTube. It’s the sort of principle I’ve been following for my training and I’m noticing my times are getting a bit quicker - or more to the point the same perceived effort is become a quicker pace. I also recover quicker

Definitely takes some getting used to intentionally running slower, you could also try listening to music that has lower BPM and run to the pace of the music?

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8 hours ago, MarcusX said:

If you want to get into longer territory (or increase the speeds of your runs) you definitely need to come down from those zones. There’s a lot of research supporting the 80:20 split whereby roughly 80% (it can be 75:25 or 85:15) of your runs are at low intensity, zone 2, and 20% are at zone 4 maybe pushing zone 5. 

there’s an article here https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/motivation/a27718661/what-is-80-20-running/ but also Global Triathlon Network have a video on it on YouTube. It’s the sort of principle I’ve been following for my training and I’m noticing my times are getting a bit quicker - or more to the point the same perceived effort is become a quicker pace. I also recover quicker

Definitely takes some getting used to intentionally running slower, you could also try listening to music that has lower BPM and run to the pace of the music?

Thanks! I had no idea about any of this stuff when I started running, I try and mix my routes up as often as I can which keeps it interesting. Music wise that's a good idea, I have various playlists depending on my mood but slower is a good plan! 

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21 minutes ago, !james said:

Thanks! I had no idea about any of this stuff when I started running, I try and mix my routes up as often as I can which keeps it interesting. Music wise that's a good idea, I have various playlists depending on my mood but slower is a good plan! 

Yea it’s all been fairly new to me too, I assumed if you want to get quicker you just run faster until you can’t and try again next time 🤦‍♂️

 

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14 hours ago, City18 said:

Recently joined the strava group, and nice to see a chat that hasnt descended into chaos after Sunday's poor showing.

Are there many club runners on here? Joined Bristol and West myself about a year ago when I moved down from Manchester, have also been along a couple times to the southville group a couple times

I run with a club called active soul, i love meeting each Thursday for a good structured session which is usually around speed work for an hour 

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