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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    d8m said:
    Seem to have picked up another injury after last nights run(or a continuation of a previous)
    Pain on the outside of my foot and strange sensation that feels like creaking in the foot itself when moving sometimes?

    Ive had a few shoe problems this last month since getting back into it, I purchased what turned out to be a pair of indoor running shoes and ran them on roads and fields for a while which caused my footpain. Once I had realised what was going on  switched back to my old shoes and have done a couple more runs but they are pretty worn out.

    My mileage is increasing so I think its time to bite the bullet and rather than using sportdirect I plan to go to a Up and running tomorrow and get a proper analysis and suitable new shoes, will cost more but better in long run.
    Yes. Do this, for sure. You don't have to spend the earth, but getting a solid pair of shoes that are designed for your gait will help any niggling pains for sure. 
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  • mcsdanmcsdan Frets: 191
    +1 . Certainly rule that out with correct shoes.

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  • d8md8m Frets: 2393
    Went to a running shop this morning and had a go on the treadmill(first time on one ever!)

    Tried a few different pairs of shoes based on shops recommendation and went home with a pair of Nike Pegasus 34’s, they are half a size bigger than my previous shoes but apparently my old ones were on the small side and this wasn’t helping me.

    Hopefully take them out for a spin tonight!

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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1325
    Jogged 3 miles to Parkrun on Saturday, then did the flat-ish off-road-ish course in 24:07. I really prefer this course to the tarmac course along the river, it's really not that much slower for me, and it means I get a long run in as part of the deal. I didn't make it all the way back, had to walk part of the way, but this is the first time I've done this in a year so all's good.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
    My feedback thread is here.
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  • d8md8m Frets: 2393
    9 miles in the new shoes this morning, slower than usual as I am breaking them in but no foot pain! 

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  • d8md8m Frets: 2393
    Any of the longer distance runners have any tip on whats good for carrying water?

    Up till now ive just carried a small bottle but its not enough and is a pain to hold onto, options seem to be vest, rucksack and belt with the prices varying across all from cheap to very expensive!

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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1325
    d8m said:
    Any of the longer distance runners have any tip on whats good for carrying water?

    Up till now ive just carried a small bottle but its not enough and is a pain to hold onto, options seem to be vest, rucksack and belt with the prices varying across all from cheap to very expensive!
    Do you mean longer than 13 miles? I've never carried water for anything less than that personally. When I was running further, I carried a small bottle of water and a gel and just made do.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
    My feedback thread is here.
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  • d8md8m Frets: 2393
    d8m said:
    Any of the longer distance runners have any tip on whats good for carrying water?

    Up till now ive just carried a small bottle but its not enough and is a pain to hold onto, options seem to be vest, rucksack and belt with the prices varying across all from cheap to very expensive!
    Do you mean longer than 13 miles? I've never carried water for anything less than that personally. When I was running further, I carried a small bottle of water and a gel and just made do.
    I must just be thirsty!

    I think a vest or rucksack would be overkill really, probably  just as well to try a proper water bottle first rather than recylcing my volvic one. :)

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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1325
    Yeah I would try one of those doughnut bottles.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    4.5miles (7.2km) yesterday morning with the dog. A bit eventful - jogged into the road to avoid some doddery old man and his two dogs. His prick of a terrier still tried to lunge for my dog, to which she reacted quickly and ran straight into my path to avoid - cue me rolling on my ankle to try and keep upright. 

    Ran it off and it felt ok after a few mins, but is stiff now, so going to take it easy until Sunday now as I have a Sprint Triathlon to contend with. 
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  • mcsdanmcsdan Frets: 191
    Many hydration belts out there to help with longer runs. I wear a belt upto 20 miles and a vest for anything over.

    Also worth checking your route to see if shops/garage on the way so you can just carry a bottle and restock as needed.

    Lighter is better especially in the heat :)

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  • mcsdanmcsdan Frets: 191
    Dogs on the extendable leads are a nightmare! I run mostly off road and get dogs off lead pounding up. Had a couple of close ones so tend to give a very wide berth but some owners just don't care!

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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    mcsdan said:
    Dogs on the extendable leads are a nightmare! I run mostly off road and get dogs off lead pounding up. Had a couple of close ones so tend to give a very wide berth but some owners just don't care!
    Extendable leads should be banned, full stop. Horrible things. 

    Occasionally my dog is interested in runners in the field I do laps in (and that the odd other person runs through/around), and as I have her off lead she has got in the way once or twice, but I'll shout her back immediately and she'll get out of the way; cue me apologising profusely as it can be annoying and potentially dangerous; although she's got pretty good spacial awareness. 

    I think runners in the field expect it though as it's busy with dog walkers, so most don't mind - still doesn't excuse them, and they shouldn't be getting under people's feet. 

    Unrelated but if anyone has Strava and wants to follow me: Jonathan Eve. I'm gurning in my bike helmet in my profile pic. 


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  • d8md8m Frets: 2393
    Another 3.5 mile tonight, but now my hip is hurting.

    Not on a good run with injuries lately  :s

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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1325
    5ish miles Monday, yesterday and today.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8133
    Did a 5k for the first time in ages and managed 24:20.

    Pleased with that as I've been focused on doing slower longer runs recently.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    Did a 5k for the first time in ages and managed 24:20.

    Pleased with that as I've been focused on doing slower longer runs recently.
    good time! I'm trying to get Sub 50 10km and sub 24 5km before august. But I might start some longer, slower runs as I need to build up my length, to get my legs used to half marathon again
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  • mcsdanmcsdan Frets: 191
    Did a 5k for the first time in ages and managed 24:20.

    Pleased with that as I've been focused on doing slower longer runs recently.
    Well done. Good time :)


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  • mcsdanmcsdan Frets: 191
    1.8 miles last night coaching beginners c25k course week 3.

    Just tipped me over 800 miles. Have another big race in 2 weeks so should get to over 1000 miles by end of June. Aiming for 2018 miles for 2018!

    =801.5miles/1290km.

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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8133
    joneve said:
    Did a 5k for the first time in ages and managed 24:20.

    Pleased with that as I've been focused on doing slower longer runs recently.
    good time! I'm trying to get Sub 50 10km and sub 24 5km before august. But I might start some longer, slower runs as I need to build up my length, to get my legs used to half marathon again


    Cheers dude

    I know what you mean. I'm torn between trying to get up some speed on the shorter distances and practicing for the half marathon.
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8133
    Did a 5k for the first time in ages and managed 24:20.

    Pleased with that as I've been focused on doing slower longer runs recently.

    Decided I could do better and managed a 23:27 today.

    Surprised I could do it, but felt like I was about to explode by the end!
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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1325
    I was similarly surprised, I did my usual 9 mile run including parkrun, I even made it all the way home without stopping. Best of all, my parkrun time was 23:09. I'm not sure where that came from, but I was nearly retching at the end.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8133
    I was similarly surprised, I did my usual 9 mile run including parkrun, I even made it all the way home without stopping. Best of all, my parkrun time was 23:09. I'm not sure where that came from, but I was nearly retching at the end.

    Wow that's an epic time!
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    Did the Sri Chinmoy Sprint Tri at Portishead in biblical rain. Managed a 28:48 5km after a horribly hilly cycle. 
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    first day in our new offices today. We finally have a shower, so I took full advantage and went for a lunchtime 5km run around the area. Some lovely routes, as we are right by the countryside now (and part of the Cotswold Way is right across the road)...so hopefully I can make this a regular thing, along with cycling into work as well. 

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  • d8md8m Frets: 2393
    edited June 5
    Managed a whopping 0.8 miles around the block this morning, testing my hip out after hurting it a couple of weeks ago as I hadn't ran since.

    It still ached a little bit after todays short run but its definately getting better so hopefully  give it another couple of weeks I'll be good to go and getting the mileage back up!

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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 792
    Another lunchtime 5km. 

    This time I headed straight up the hill for 1.6 miles then doubled back down the hill. Shins are a bit throbby, but felt good to get out. 

    Having a shower at work is a right game changer! 
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  • RedRabbitRedRabbit Frets: 222
    Still doing c25k.

    Decided I was trying to go too fast to start off with so went back and restarted with a focus on keeping at a manageable pace. Only doing about 3km in 30 minutes at the moment but I'm more interested in actually being able to keep running for 20 minutes - speed will come later.
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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1325
    3x5 miles during the week, then my usual 9 mile run this morning, including Parkrun, in sandals this week. I actually went slightly faster, 22:58, so my time 2 weeks ago was no fluke.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
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  • mcsdanmcsdan Frets: 191
    edited June 11
    Round 2 of my 100 grand slam done this weekend at the South Downs Way 100. Very hot and lots of big hills with 13000 feet of elevation. That was a toughie. Time to recover now and get ready for round 3 in 8 weeks time. More hills. 

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