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1 hour ago, formerly known as ivan said:

Good shout. Next target is a PB in the 10k next year.

Anyone got any good recommendations for podcasts? Usually listen to music but it’s getting a bit boring now. Anything comedy/sports related would be awesome, cheers.

Running pod: Bad Boy Running

Football pods: Totally Football Show, Guardian Football Weekly and Football Ramble

Comedy pods: Adam Buxton, Off Menu, Gossipmongers, RHLSTP with Richard Herring

General interviews (US): Joe Rogan

Totally random: Mike Tyson has a pod where he smokes weed and co-interviews people. Really weird. 

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12 hours ago, mozo said:

Have you considered joining a running club? Isn't there a Southville one? I was initially dead against running with other people but since joining one last year I've learnt a lot and enjoy the bants.

 

12 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

Yes, Southville Running Club (aka the scourge of the pavements) is just down on Dean Lane - never really wanted to run with other people though, I like the solitude! But - I have signed up to their newsletter to see what gives. 

 

11 hours ago, LondonBristolian said:

I run for fitness. Do Parkruns regularly and have done 10ks onow and then.

I'm an utterly terrible runner - I've got a heart condition and an impairment that affects my coordination so I'm never going to be fast but I do manage to keep going. Furthest I've ever done in non-racing is about 13km. Quite fancy trying a half marathon at one point but not anywhere near it at the moment. But I find running good for me physically and psychologically and, having always been absolute last in any running event in school, it's actually quite confidence building to have finished a 10k about two thirds through the pack...

I suspect it is more of an ex-pat thing, but I found (many years ago) that Hash House Harriers was an excellent group for both socialising and fun running.

I daresay there is a local HHH group in or around Bristol.

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5 minutes ago, TMWANG50 said:

This thread got me looking at high end marathons $358 to run NYC marathon in 2019, urm no thanks...

NYC is a steep financial ask, but it really is a superb marathon. The logistics of getting 50,000 runners, plus organisers and volunteers to Staten Island is ridiculous.

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Good to see the OTIB runners active on Strava.

Who was it that did a cheeky half marathon this morning?!

Hopefully we'll get some more City fans on there.

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10 hours ago, mozo said:

Good to see the OTIB runners active on Strava.

Who was it that did a cheeky half marathon this morning?!

Hopefully we'll get some more City fans on there.

That was Silvio putting us to shame.

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On 17/10/2019 at 08:47, One Team In Keynsham said:

That was Silvio putting us to shame.

And close to 1,500 miles for the year if my stalking is correct. Impressive.

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On 17/10/2019 at 08:47, One Team In Keynsham said:

That was Silvio putting us to shame.

Trust me, I paid for it yesterday 😂😂

 

1 hour ago, mozo said:

And close to 1,500 miles for the year if my stalking is correct. Impressive.

And I’m paying for those constantly 😂😂

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1 hour ago, Silvio Dante said:

Trust me, I paid for it yesterday 😂😂

 

And I’m paying for those constantly 😂😂

My turn to do a cheeky half before work next week then...

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11 hours ago, Rutland Red said:

I don't really class myself as a runner but I am addicted to Parkruns and if it 's not on Strava, it didn't happen.

131 Parkruns and counting.

Join the OTIB group on Strava if you haven't already 👍

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10 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

@mozo - that you this morning? Good pace!

Yeah, entering a new decade of life today so had to prove to myself that I'm still going strong! I laugh in the face of age...

I didn't manage the full half marathon though. I had to stop at Sainsbury's to buy breakfast and couldn't be bothered to get going again after that!

 

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Following a sprained ankle and resulting phyio, and a severe case of CBA, I'm back running soon. Joined OTIB on Strava to kick start me!

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1 hour ago, Masala said:

Following a sprained ankle and resulting phyio, and a severe case of CBA, I'm back running soon. Joined OTIB on Strava to kick start me!

I have been out of proper action for months. Basically starting from scratch. You have company at the back of the virtual pack.

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3 hours ago, One Team In Keynsham said:

I have been out of proper action for months. Basically starting from scratch. You have company at the back of the virtual pack.

I think I'm in the minority - my running tails off in the summer as I tend to overheat so now is about the time I feel motivated to start again!

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I started running again earlier this year and found it a fantastic way of helping my mental health after some tough personal circumstances. 

I jumped in at the deep end and entered ‘Miles for Mind’ in May and set an ambitious target of 125 miles to be ran in May (I was out of the country for 10 days) and finished on 129.1, with the highlight being a half marathon around East Midlands Airport one morning before work! 

It was torturous and I had to remind myself why I was doing it when I was on the verge of packing it in but I was over the moon to beat my target. 

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Really enjoyed it in the warmer weather/lighter evenings when Icould get out and run along the railway path, a bit of calm and peace away from the hustle and bustle of the world. 

Not enjoying it so much now the darkness has forced me back to the gym to do it, I prefer running outside. But I’m doing an interval program in the gym which I enjoy, as it’s a lot easier to stick to a set speed/effort on the treadmill. 

I’m currently doing a 10 min warm up followed by 15 x 45 sec full pelt incline sprint and 45 sec recovery which breaks up the tedium. 

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******* politics. I rarely come to the non football chat section any longer, but nice to see good threads like this one going.

I'm carrying a bit  - the result of being happily married, but I'm starting to fight back a bit. 

Did my first half earlier this year and had three targets;

1. Finish

2. Finish without having to walk

3. Run 13.2 sub ten minute miles.

Im pleased to say i managed all three, which, at probably the heaviest runner in the line up (16 and a half stone), I was quite pleased with.One thing that really impressed me were some of the old ladies, just gliding past me at the age of 70+, genuine a sight to behold.

Alas, it was in March and I've slackened off a bit, but been a few times in the past couple of weeks, and whereas a half is realistically too far for someone of my build to be going, I'm slowly getting back into regular running (and now tennis!).

Only problem is my achilles tendons. They don't half hurt a lot!

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6 hours ago, Fordy62 said:

******* politics. I rarely come to the non football chat section any longer, but nice to see good threads like this one going.

I'm carrying a bit  - the result of being happily married, but I'm starting to fight back a bit. 

Did my first half earlier this year and had three targets;

1. Finish

2. Finish without having to walk

3. Run 13.2 sub ten minute miles.

Im pleased to say i managed all three, which, at probably the heaviest runner in the line up (16 and a half stone), I was quite pleased with.One thing that really impressed me were some of the old ladies, just gliding past me at the age of 70+, genuine a sight to behold.

Alas, it was in March and I've slackened off a bit, but been a few times in the past couple of weeks, and whereas a half is realistically too far for someone of my build to be going, I'm slowly getting back into regular running (and now tennis!).

Only problem is my achilles tendons. They don't half hurt a lot!

So, you signing up to join the band @Fordy62? Pace and distance don’t matter - inspiration does!

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I am still on sub 10k's at the moment and building up from scratch so not in the Strave group yet!

I also managed to strain my ankle last week (having previously torn ligaments playing football years ago so have always been weak) so haven't been out recently, very frustrating! 

 

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14 minutes ago, !james said:

I am still on sub 10k's at the moment and building up from scratch so not in the Strave group yet!

I also managed to strain my ankle last week (having previously torn ligaments playing football years ago so have always been weak) so haven't been out recently, very frustrating! 

 

You should join. It really doesn't matter how much you run or how far/fast. This thread and the Strava group is only intended to help encourage OTIBers to be enthusiastic about running.

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53 minutes ago, !james said:

I am still on sub 10k's at the moment and building up from scratch so not in the Strave group yet!

I also managed to strain my ankle last week (having previously torn ligaments playing football years ago so have always been weak) so haven't been out recently, very frustrating! 

 

Come on into Strava, the more the merrier.

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3 hours ago, !james said:

I am still on sub 10k's at the moment and building up from scratch so not in the Strave group yet!

I also managed to strain my ankle last week (having previously torn ligaments playing football years ago so have always been weak) so haven't been out recently, very frustrating! 

 

Nothing wrong with that mate, get joined in, there’s no right or wrong pace or distance. 

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On 23/10/2019 at 14:14, hitchin red2 said:

A charity I support asked me to write a piece about my running story:

https://pwsauk.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/kerrys-fundraising-journey/

One of the best decisions I've ever made was entering that first 10K. Changed my life.

 

Great story, well done. And a foster carers too, hats off

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On 23/10/2019 at 14:14, hitchin red2 said:

A charity I support asked me to write a piece about my running story:

https://pwsauk.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/kerrys-fundraising-journey/

One of the best decisions I've ever made was entering that first 10K. Changed my life.

 

Brilliant story, every credit. 

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Does anyone know how to get Strava to record intervals properly? No matter what settings I choose (including auto-pause on my Apple Watch) it counts the rest time as running time and completely messes up my pace. 

Nike Run Club manages it ok on the watch but when you export it to Strava it shows a completely different average pace which factors in the rest time, so it’s showing say 8min/mi in NRC and 14min/mi in Strava?

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1 hour ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Does anyone know how to get Strava to record intervals properly? No matter what settings I choose (including auto-pause on my Apple Watch) it counts the rest time as running time and completely messes up my pace. 

Nike Run Club manages it ok on the watch but when you export it to Strava it shows a completely different average pace which factors in the rest time, so it’s showing say 8min/mi in NRC and 14min/mi in Strava?

Strange.

Question: Are you tagging the activity as anything? (Race, Long Run etc). If you tag it as a race, it’ll include all your time including stops, whereas untagged will only show your moving time and adjust splits accordingly. Examples of this below:

 

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@Silvio Dante no not tagging as anything.

Here’s the run in NRC (treadmill running so no map....)

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Then I use an app called RunGap to export it into Strava - note that it pretty well matches the stats from NRC
 

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Then in Strava this is how it shows - it’s counted all the rest time so the pace is almost double 

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Then I’m stumped. I know the interfacing between NRC and Strava is poor to say the least, and all else isn’t perfect - ie I start Strava from my phone and not my fitbit. I’ll have an ask around other runners I know and shout if I get any joy

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On 14/10/2019 at 11:51, One Team In Keynsham said:

Exactly my normal 5 miles: Snug Harbour > Bypass > North Sound loop. Rinse and repeat until you want to kill yourself through monotony. When I was training with some friends we would do an out and back course and share water drops.

Dunno if you're on Island atm: we've had a "cold" front blow in. Meant I could do 4 miles last night in low 20's heat. Beautiful, just beautiful. The first run I've actually enjoyed out here since I moved. Managed to do negative splits as well, last mile was an 8:45 which I know is far from lightning quick but I am genuinely over the moon about.

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Hit 6 miles on Sunday. That was with my interval running. Need to work on endurance now.

I use Runtastic as my app. Let’s you design your own running plan/interval running. Did download Strava the other day and it cost a bomb in comparison. Put me off straight away given the benefits I get on Runtastic which I think a paid just £5 for. Don’t use the full premium version which is about £40 odd a year.

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On 19/11/2019 at 21:53, formerly known as ivan said:

Hit 6 miles on Sunday. That was with my interval running. Need to work on endurance now.

I use Runtastic as my app. Let’s you design your own running plan/interval running. Did download Strava the other day and it cost a bomb in comparison. Put me off straight away given the benefits I get on Runtastic which I think a paid just £5 for. Don’t use the full premium version which is about £40 odd a year.

Top work mate.

Yeah I’ll be honest I don’t particularly like Strava. I find Nike run club much better which was free....with a £400 watch :laugh: 

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I am getting there, managed to 100k in November which I was pleased with. Just run my longest distance of 20k in just under 1 hour 55. 

So any tips on nipple chafing?! Vaseline doesn't work and rubs off, used microporous tape which is okay but painful to take off! seen stuff online called body glide but doesn't look much different to Vaseline. I have ordered some Under Armour tight compression tops which I have read may help but any advice is appreciated! 

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9 minutes ago, !james said:

I am getting there, managed to 100k in November which I was pleased with. Just run my longest distance of 20k in just under 1 hour 55. 

So any tips on nipple chafing?! Vaseline doesn't work and rubs off, used microporous tape which is okay but painful to take off! seen stuff online called body glide but doesn't look much different to Vaseline. I have ordered some Under Armour tight compression tops which I have read may help but any advice is appreciated! 

I have tried body glide before, and also simply tried putting plasters on. Neither proved 100% effective. Now I just oil up with Vaseline like a Turkish wrestler and that does the trick. The only downside is the stains on the running vests that make it look I have been lactating.

I also have learned the hard way why it is good to lube up: getting in the shower with bleeding nipples is horrific.

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A proper serious runner has their nipples removed surgically.

Please tell us how you get on.







You will find they toughen up after lots of running … Seriously.

Try breathable tops and avoid cotton.

Glide works …

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1 hour ago, ExiledAjax said:

 2:15 in the Cayman Islands half today. 20mins slower than Bristol last year but it is about 24 degrees though, even at 5am. 

@One Team In Keynsham knows.

Good effort mind. The 5am start is surprisingly upbeat.

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4 hours ago, formerly known as ivan said:

Many people taking up/getting back into running for their New Years resolution???

I presently can't run, but am itching to get back out. Soon come.

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Firstly, great thread.  I've recently (last 6 weeks or so) got into running.  I played hockey for over 20 years (a while back now) and despised it.  I've altered my diet (bar Christmas festivities) and started to do a bit of HIIT training.  A lad I started to work with recommended running (He does 5k every other day and a 10k once a month).  So I thought I'd give it a whirl.  I started  with a 1/2 hour run (4.4k) and then thought I could do 5k (33 minutes or so).  I got that down to 24.55 and ran my first 10k the other week, took it pretty steady, but managed 56.44.  I'm now hooked and get a real buzz from it, vanity has something to do with it as well.  I'm doing it all on a treadmill currently I can control and push myself as much as I can.  

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Did a New Year’s Day Parkrun today after way too much wine, champagne and Prosecco and only four hours sleep. 

I am not going to lie - it was utterly horrible. My head throbbed and I felt incredibly sick. Glad I got through it but do not recommend hungover 5k runs...

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I’ve had a reality check! Gone from running 6 miles at around the 9 mins per mile mark a couple of weeks ago, to struggling to 2 miles today!

Best thing to do is to stick with it and hopefully will not take too long to get back to a decent level.

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Just returning to this thread! 

My 2019 ambition was to do 50km/month. It started with a 2km run around Greville Smyth Park with my son having not run for a good few months. Once I got back into the routine (and barring a pesky knee problem in late May/early June) I easily exceeded the target. The year ended too with a run with him around Greville Smyth again - a nice way to bookend it. 

Best month - 140km

Longest distance - 21.1km (half marathon distance) in 02:05:12

New 10km PB @ Bristol 10km Race in May - 00:51:52

Best location - Troulos Bay to Koukanaries and back (Skiathos, Greece) 

Total number of runs - 149 (mainly outdoors, but probably about 10/15 in the gym when knee injury or horrific weather dictated) 

App used - Endomondo (free version) 

Overall distance ran - 1,021km 

Great feeling to have done what I set out to do over the course of a year as since starting running 5yrs ago that's the first time I have stuck with it for an entire 12-month. Usually it's "train for 10k and have a break. . . " Gave myself a day off yesterday but back out today later on. 

Also great to see new & returning runners on what is a great thread! 

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Back on it, Chipping Sodbury parkrun will (re) become my regular Saturday morning routine.

First run of 2020 done lunchtime today. Three miles, slow but I've always been a plodder!

Feels great!

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