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On 13/10/2019 at 01:19, mozo said:

After Eliud Kipchoge's incredible achievement this morning, today is probably a good day to see how many runners we have on OTIB. 

Do you run? If so, what have you done, what do you have planned? 

Let's talk running...

My quickest run was about twenty meters about ten years ago. We were at a remote location in the Northern Territory of Australia. One shop, one pub with a bottle shop. The locals are not allowed within 100 meters of the bottle shop for obvious reasons if you are aware of the indigenous communities in these remote locations. Usually the locals will approach you as soon as they see you with a green slab of beer on your shoulder (Victoria bitter cans) we walked out of the bottle shop one night the two of us waiting for them to approach and they didn’t. This was unusual and when we looked around we saw a croc about six feet long to the side of us. We ran like hell. I have never ran so fast in my life. Me and my mate drank the 24 stubbies between us afterwards.

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On 24/01/2020 at 08:12, City oz said:

My quickest run was about twenty meters about ten years ago. We were at a remote location in the Northern Territory of Australia. One shop, one pub with a bottle shop. The locals are not allowed within 100 meters of the bottle shop for obvious reasons if you are aware of the indigenous communities in these remote locations. Usually the locals will approach you as soon as they see you with a green slab of beer on your shoulder (Victoria bitter cans) we walked out of the bottle shop one night the two of us waiting for them to approach and they didn’t. This was unusual and when we looked around we saw a croc about six feet long to the side of us. We ran like hell. I have never ran so fast in my life. Me and my mate drank the 24 stubbies between us afterwards.

If only you'd captured it on Strava!

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Back to drawing board for me thanks to the Hosptial admission.  Bit unsure when I should start again but having lost 1.5 stone I’m probs thinking leaving it till at least weekend (roughy 10 days since discharge) 

Massively frustrating as got up to comfortably running 5-7km every 3-4 days 😖

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11 hours ago, TomF said:

Back to drawing board for me thanks to the Hosptial admission.  Bit unsure when I should start again but having lost 1.5 stone I’m probs thinking leaving it till at least weekend (roughy 10 days since discharge) 

Massively frustrating as got up to comfortably running 5-7km every 3-4 days 😖

Ouch. Hope you’re ok. Played 5aside twice in a few days last week and my knee didn’t like it so have had a a week off but need to get out Friday/Weekend really as I need the release! 

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Went for my first proper run today after having failed a few times so far this year. Having struggled to 2 miles the last few attempts, managed to hit 4 miles today so a step in the right direction!

Also just ordered this... https://freetrain.co.uk/ 

Anyone else use it? I find armbands are uncomfortable, either too tight but if I loosen it at all it just moves around. All the reviews on this look good, just hope it fits!

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1 hour ago, TomF said:

Good work,  I'm just considering hitting the roads again.  Wednesday will be 4 weeks since hospital discharge and generally feeling good.. starting from scratch again! 

Steady build up as and when you feel comfortable with it. Sometimes it’s easy to go all out.

Starting from scratch is what put me off getting back going again, especially when I only had myself to blame. Still, got to do it and before long will be back to a decent standard.

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13 hours ago, formerly known as ivan said:

Went for my first proper run today after having failed a few times so far this year. Having struggled to 2 miles the last few attempts, managed to hit 4 miles today so a step in the right direction!

Also just ordered this... https://freetrain.co.uk/ 

Anyone else use it? I find armbands are uncomfortable, either too tight but if I loosen it at all it just moves around. All the reviews on this look good, just hope it fits!

Quite sad but I use a bumbag to keep my phone in when running! Works for me. . . 

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20 hours ago, formerly known as ivan said:

Went for my first proper run today after having failed a few times so far this year. Having struggled to 2 miles the last few attempts, managed to hit 4 miles today so a step in the right direction!

Also just ordered this... https://freetrain.co.uk/ 

Anyone else use it? I find armbands are uncomfortable, either too tight but if I loosen it at all it just moves around. All the reviews on this look good, just hope it fits!

Top effort mate!

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I’m shamelessly bumping this.

Now we’re in a position with gyms closed and pretty much any socialising banned, one thing that is allowed - and even encouraged - is running, while still keeping the appropriate distance.

In the next few months it’s going to be vital  for us all to get out and about as and when we can for our mental well-being so join the Strava club (whether you’re an everyday runner or just need something to help you focus) and push on with your fellow reds

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I'm guessing most people's running clubs are on hold so our OTIB group's virtual club could come in handy. Maybe we can organise an OTIB run in April/May, all virtually of course (we'll probably be just going around the block 100 times by then!)

What do we think about running with others? I'm joining a mate on sunday but thinking I'll stay a metre apart when running. We can still chat and run that way.

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11 minutes ago, mozo said:

I'm guessing most people's running clubs are on hold so our OTIB group's virtual club could come in handy. Maybe we can organise an OTIB run in April/May, all virtually of course (we'll probably be just going around the block 100 times by then!)

What do we think about running with others? I'm joining a mate on sunday but thinking I'll stay a metre apart when running. We can still chat and run that way.

Why don’t we do “The OTIB virtual 10k race”. Do it as handicap - everyone says what their best 10k time is and then the winner is worked based on how close they get to that? Get everyone out in a weekend, easy to track in Strava?

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2 hours ago, TomF said:

Might start it back up this evening, off my steroids (never been happier to get off immune suppressants!) 

Take it steady brother, I'm sure it'll be sweet relief to be back out there.

A week of sunshine too. I'm sure our OTIB clan will be clocking up the miles.

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Just discovered this thread.  I’ve been running for thirty plus years but never to a great standard.  These days I’m chuffed to get under 60 mins for a 10k and 28 for 5k.

Running is now on hold as I’m in the “shielding” category for the current crisis, having had a kidney transplant (courtesy of my wonderful wife) in 2013.

I’ve ordered a turbo trainer for my bike which will hopefully partially fulfill my cardiovascular fitness. 🤞

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17 minutes ago, bartolona said:

Has everyone else seen a big increase in runners? Seeing more and more every run now. Lets hope they keep it up once this is all over.

Yep, undoubtedly. It’s a mix of people who are gym bunnies and those who haven’t run before and are in a real mish-mash of gear - I’m talking 20 year old tops, non running daps and Ill fitting shorts. No problem with that, we’ve all been there, and fair play to them!

 

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1 hour ago, Silvio Dante said:

Yep, undoubtedly. It’s a mix of people who are gym bunnies and those who haven’t run before and are in a real mish-mash of gear - I’m talking 20 year old tops, non running daps and Ill fitting shorts. No problem with that, we’ve all been there, and fair play to them!

 

Yep defo a lot of gym folk no doubt. But if you’re stuck in house all day long you can’t begrudge people going running. So good for clearing the head too 

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