Running thread

franksinatra

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Agree here.
I remember pushing around the 20 min mark the year before last and finding it psychologically tough as well as physical.
I still want it but not sure how much I can push it.
When I was doing these times I was much thinner but an hip injury meant I had to join a gym to strength train (on advice from the surgeons).
Ended up bulking up with muscle (not ridiculously so) and hence being heavier, but looked better (well I did before covid stopped all exercise and I piled the pounds on and lost the muscle).
I was a bit thin and sinnowy back then.

A nice 10k - to half at a decent pace and a nice soundtrack can be blissful.

Indeed mate. Glad I got one recorded but not quite as memorable as I expected it to be. I had run faster before, during the duration of longer races so maybe that took the gloss of a little.

Agree about the 10k. I would add a few stunning views, few rays of sunshine, plus the music and it’s a perfect day.

Once you hit your stride running. the weight will drop off. I am not sure of your age, I think from memory in your 30s, but as I have hit my 40s doing resistance and weight training has become more essential to fight off injuries. The gym is not my favourite bedfellow so I primarily use a pack of resistance bands from decathlon and a few videos from youtube, focusing on knee/glutes strengthening, has kept me injury free this year.
Good luck and keep us posted.
 

somapop

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Indeed mate. Glad I got one recorded but not quite as memorable as I expected it to be. I had run faster before, during the duration of longer races so maybe that took the gloss of a little.

Agree about the 10k. I would add a few stunning views, few rays of sunshine, plus the music and it’s a perfect day.

Once you hit your stride running. the weight will drop off. I am not sure of your age, I think from memory in your 30s, but as I have hit my 40s doing resistance and weight training has become more essential to fight off injuries. The gym is not my favourite bedfellow so I primarily use a pack of resistance bands from decathlon and a few videos from youtube, focusing on knee/glutes strengthening, has kept me injury free this year.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Thanks mate. It’s all reversing now tbf. Few months of the gym (& my strength levels are better than before lockdown /covid) & a about 6 runs are getting me back in shape.
Half the struggle with the running was carrying that extra load (at least a stone in weight).

I don’t actually weight myself, I kind of judge by my shape/clothes.
Or if I wold whistle my reflection in a shop window.


I personally love the gym - lovely community & the yoga & Pilates classes have done utter wonders.
I’m 48 btw

When the balance is right I can eat well & stay in good shape whilst getting those good vibe chems from exercise.

Keep it up mate.
 

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Went back to the hill training today after several months of the Maffetone type runs, supplemented with 5 a side twice a week.

Felt fine doing them but feel absolutely fucked now. Yawning every few minutes and that "heavy" feeling in my head.

Probably need a day off from activity tomorrow.
 

somapop

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Went back to the hill training today after several months of the Maffetone type runs, supplemented with 5 a side twice a week.

Felt fine doing them but feel absolutely fucked now. Yawning every few minutes and that "heavy" feeling in my head.

Probably need a day off from activity tomorrow.
I get that.
On a roll through exercising....then think I should have a break to rest up then the guilt creeps in.
Always better to take a day or two off to rest your body.
Do sleep better though....
 

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October marathon number three done last night, did the Fractured marathon down in Derbyshire, had to run 2.6 miles starting every half an hour for 5 hours, sounds pretty simple, but it was in the pitch black and cross country, had a blast and think I preferred it to the road marathons, somehow managed to finish 4th in 3.18. Delighted with that as there was a lot of "proper" runners doing it.
Was organised by andy brooks and his team at https://www.peakrunning.co.uk/
I definitely recommend looking up some of their events, such a friendly bunch and great events
 

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