Running thread

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  1. inchy14

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    Go for it mate, i've loved it, started proper swimming lessons a couple of weeks ago, needed to learn the front crawl properly as breast stroke was just too slow, and cracked a full mile last week in one go all front crawl.

    Only need to do 2.5 miles on the full one next year.
     
  2. blueinsa

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    Wife is a swimmer and im about to start lessons with her as my technique is well, non existent.

    Have to admit that the bike and running i look forwards too but the swimming has me filled with dread as ive never enjoyed doing it but thats probably because im so inefficient at it.
     
  3. inchy14

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    That's been me until the last few weeks, so much more enjoyable after you get the technique correct.
     
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    Couldn't tell you specifically but glutes are the key running muscle right? If you're lighter with more muscle then I guess you'll be faster but until you run it you'll never know. Also you might be slower but that might just be because of a bad day rather than physiological
     
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    I feel your pain - the swim for me was terrible. Daughter (who swims at a national level) has been trying to coach me but is getting a bit exasperated, I think. Been doing some open water sessions at Salford Quays as well, which have been very useful.
     
  6. blueinsa

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    Just back form an hour on the bike and did a tad under 19km. Finally i think im pain free with the back and can start to push things again.
     
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  7. inchy14

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    I went back to the pool mate, would find i'd do say a couple of 100 metres front crawl then go into breast-stroke as knackered and then not revert back, finding in the pool easier as can rest when required, not easy to do in the lake!!
     
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    Ooh...morphing into a Triathlon thread.
    Was a swimmer for years as kid so I have that I guess (daughter became a very good swimmer so swam whilst she was in her own squad).
    Did a 100 mile bike ride on a rusty mountain bike, but my legs were absolutely fucked at the end of it (in fact the whole of my body was) and I've ran a half marathon.
    Is there a decent 'starter' Tri I could look at next year? Got a bit of a bee in my bonnet over doing one so I may as well give on a crack...
     
  9. inchy14

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    Theres loads about mate, small ones which have pool swims, duathlons (Run,Bike,Run) as well as the different distance Triathlons which are out there.

    I've done Sandman classic (1000 mtr sea swim, 36 mile bike, 10k run)
    Epic man (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, half marathon)
    Salford Tri (1500 mtr swim, 25 mile bike, 10k run)

    Signed up for Lakesman full distance Triathlon in June (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, marathon) It's tecnically not classed as an 'Ironman' due to the branding although it's the same distance, £200 cheaper though!!

    Not bad considering i couldn't swim 18 months ago!!
     
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    Incredible mate - open water swimming is definitely a different beast to a pool too.
    I've definitely recalibrated my whole mind and body since hammering the training and exercise...if I did regrets I wished I'd been like this though my 20's and 30's...but I don't do regrets and here I am.
    Will look at the smaller ones initially but I guess this will mean picking up a road bike too (not biked for a while - just have an oldish hybrid which I haven't used since I crashed it...after doing a park run!

    Lakesman/Ironman are pretty insane. I've got to be careful due to my mashed up hips (labral tears/femoroacetabular impingement) so half marathon might be my limit (though I simply don't know).

    Good luck ahead of next year...you never know, I may join you on one day.
     

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