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Any Runners On Here??

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Richard A Thackeray, 1 Sep 2012.

  1. bigjim

    bigjim Veteran

    Manchester. UK
    I run when I can't get out on the bike. Thirty years ago I ran a few marathons. I only do a local 3 mile run now but I sometimes walk a part of that but I do run the whole distance pretty easily. I'm big and heavy so more a plodder. I'm often confused whether it is best for fitness sake to walk fast or run. There is an old guy in the gym that power walks for an hour about four times a week. You should see the body on him! Like a thirty year old and he just seems to do stretches and a few light weights in the gym.
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  2. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    I have managed a week of turbo without any ill-effect, building up from 10 minutes to 20 minutes...
    Running may have to wait a while but delighted to be able to do something.
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  3. Just before New Year, wife & daughter asked me to register them. as part of the (as per each year.....) new year 'get fit'/'lose weight' campaign icon_biggrin.gif
    Have done so

    Joanne (SWMBO) has already asked which is flattest of the local PRs - all 3 have varying gradients, but I've suggested Nostell Priory first, as it's downhill not long after the start

    I think some of the 'larger' ladies have demonstrated exactly what I keep telling her, about it's for everyone :okay:

    Something must be happening, as I phoned her, whilst on meal-break this evening
    They'd been to the local SweatShop (in 'Xscape', near jct 32/M62), & bought run-tights, tops, shoes for Joanne (Amelia already has them for School)

    Plus, to point out, how serious they are, 'FitBit' watches!!!
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  4. No not really. just round the village(locking) & through locking castle. Ive thought about the AC too, but having bumped into a few of them at Hutton Moor & found them quite stand offish i've never bothered.
  5. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    I see what you mean, I've certainly met far more talkative groups. The majority if my time us running through Weston Village as there are lots of paths that are easily accessible. Do you strata?
  6. I've just followed you on strava:okay:.
  7. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Don't be too impressed. I've somehow ballooned up to 81kg, so the pace has dropped.
  8. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Solid 56 min 10k through dykes of Minnis Bay yesterday, nothing special but a decent start to the year.
  9. Sundays 'Stanbury Splash' race details, just in case anyone in the Yorkshire/East Lancashire area fancies an attempt?

    Sunday 15th January @ 11:30
    Catagory 'BM'
    7 miles/1300 feet of climbing
    Penistone Hill Country Park, nr Haworth, Keighley.
    OS grid ref: (map 104) SE 025 364

    Entries on the day only @ £4.00


    Didn't run last year, due to a very sore knee, thus I need to go
    I also have a couple of fell-running novices, who may be co-erced into coming
    Especially, if I offer them my traditional call at a Fish & Chip shop on the way home, for "Fish, Chips, Peas, & another Fish"!!

    Then, if anyone does, we'll be parting ways, as I'm off straight to work, for a 'late-turn' (till 22:00), will shower at work

    The route, in pictures
    (may be amended, if sheet-ice is present)
    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110439573756197443848/album/AF1Qip N9bQebylY1p4HbtkOm-TF06ZhuVQI504X1G49H?source=pwa

    My 'Splash' History
    2010 = 154th/298 @ 1.03:09 (first attempt)
    2011 = 179th/406 @ 1.02:09
    2012 = 160th/370 @ 1.06:10
    2013 = 195th/336 @ 57:05 (altered/shortened course, due to sheet-ice)
    2014 = Did Not Attend (due to injured foot)
    2015 = Did Not Attend (way too unfit)
    2016 = Did Not Attend (knee injury)

    Given my present fitness/levels of speed, I'll be happy for anything under 1.10:00
    IF, it's the usual course
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Trying to get back into a regular schedule again, starting Saturday last. The bad news is that the disruption of enjoying myself &c over the holidays added a minute to my usual 5km time. The good news is that I really like the new shoes Mrs M bought me for Christmas (Brooks Ravenna).
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  11. flatflr

    flatflr Über Member

    Just over here
    Starting to try working on running with fatigued legs to prepare for some longer runs this year.

    Kicked off with 9 miles off road yesterday, followed by 6 miles on road this evening after work.

    Legs feeling ok so will up the distance in the coming weeks and months.
    Last edited: 9 Jan 2017
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  12. flatflr

    flatflr Über Member

    Just over here
    Another 6.5 miles for me this evening (mostly off road). That was much harder then yesterdays.

    Day off tomorrow:smile:
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  13. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    First proper run of the year, warmup followed by 5 x 4:00 intervals with a minutes rest between reps.

    Loved every second of it
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  14. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    An easy 5.5 mile group run with half a mile warm up/warm down either side.

    ...Followed by two pints and a glass of wine. Then steak/sausage/meat fest and an ale. :smile:
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  15. flatflr

    flatflr Über Member

    Just over here
    Perfect post run meal:smile: