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Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Reddy!, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Reddy! Bob Davidson (42)

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    To rival the fancy cyclist club around here, I thought it would be good that the superior athletes should have a place to discuss all things to do with running.

    So what type of running do you do? Sprinting, road running (what distance?), cross country. What type of training do you do?

    I dabble in a bit of everything, and I am probably above average in most running events. I find sprinting really fun, but there is nothing more satisfying than smashing out a 6km run and flying past cars stuck in traffic along Musgrave Rd. Any Brissie posters doing the Brisbane Marathon or Bridge to Brisbane in August?
  2. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Are you the guys we cycle past all the time?
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  3. TheRiddler Dave Cowper (27)

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    I love my running - just not very good at it and with 105kg pounding down on my knees, I dont think they're too happy about it either! Have done a number of City2Surfs, a couple of half marathons and last month took part in my hardest run which was a 15km trot through Sydney's North Shore bush. Whilst being a few km short of the half marathon, the uneven surface, sticky mud and steep inclines made it very tough. Next month I am going to do another new run for me called Pun-to-Pub which is a 15km trot between Mona Vale SLSC and the Newport Arms on Sydney's Northern Beaches peninsula.

    I usually try and put in a couple of 5km training runs during the week (I prefer lunchtimes, nice way to break up the day) and then a 10km on a Sunday.

    With the feature/competitive runs I try to make a big day of it by arranging a lonnnnnnnng lunch after the event with friends. City2Surf usually ends up with me throwing myself in the ocean to clean up, chuck on a clean outfit and then tucking into a huge seafood feast on Campbell Parade accompanied by a couple of bottles of nicely chilled Semillon.

    I think I know why I dont loose much weight..
  4. Ruggo Mark Ella (57)

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    Love my cross country running. Getting out of town and going for a run amonst nature is great and also a good way to leave your worries behind for a while.
  5. Newb Trevor Allan (34)

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    i like to do a few miles once or twice a week in a nearby park. mix of road and trail, hills and flat. mostly just to keep up on some level of endurance.
  6. Reddy! Bob Davidson (42)

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    Next time you ride past I'm shoving a stick through your spokes.
  7. Reddy! Bob Davidson (42)

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    TheRiddler, sounds really fun what you do and a good day out.

    Yeh keeping the location fresh with your running is a good idea. I like to take in the scenery and at least enjoy some of it. Because where I live in Brisbane is incredibly hilly, most of my runs include a fair amount of hills so my legs and knees take a bit of a pounding some time. I really should include some more runs after work along the river and around South Bank where it is nice and flat.
  8. cyclopath Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Pfft, Gagger's spokes would be made of unobtainium and slice your hand off at the elbow in the process. And he's in England.
  9. RugbyReg Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I am blessed/cursed with a fairly low heart rate. Good, as I have good health and a solid basic fitness. Bad because it is hard to get it going enough to burn the fat. Have been losing weight through walking but will soon have to crank it up to running.

    Anyone have experience with HR monitors? I have an old Ruby 100 watch, and have just acquired a Polar HR monitor chest strap. They don't 'meet' or 'synch'. That is the watch doesn't pick up my HR. Any ideas of how I can rectify this? Can it be reprogrammed or something?
  10. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    After six years of outrigger paddling, I went back to running last year which I had enjoyed doing in my teens and twenties.but the old knee injury kept flaring up and restricted me to 30 minutes at the most till a few months ago I came across the article on the POSE method of running which enabled me, once I got the hang of it after awhile, to do few runs recently over 40mins, and planning to do a 10km race this coming Sunday.
    In a nutshell, the POSE method calls for using the quads only (in your mind) to lift your feet up and letting the gravity do the rest, it results in landing your feet on your top half of the foot area and thus less impact on the heel leading to less stress on the knees.it calls for the feet not go past the front your body at all and higher pace is required to get the 'gliding' motion and seemingly 'weightless' movement.it's hard work to get the hang of it initially and requires concentration on making sure you have the correct running style, I have had to make sure my feet land perpendicular to my body and on the balls of my feet especially below the big toe with little impact on my heels which is unavoidable unless you really pick up the stride that requires a high level of fitness.
    Riddler, I am interested in finding out the details of the Mona Vale 15k run as I am back in Oz next month and if my plans mesh, I would love to enter.thanks in advance!
  11. TheRiddler Dave Cowper (27)

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  12. cyclopath Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Don't think so, but you can pick up a Polar HR monitor pretty cheap off eBay - they have some decent entry level ones, as well as the fancypants ones with multiple bells and whistles. That'd be my suggestion.
  13. RugbyReg Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    cheers, then that's what I will do!
  14. Cutter Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    The stats are addictive too Noddy. Enjoy.
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  15. Sully Rod McCall (65)

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    I'm doing B2B next month but at 113 Kgs it will be tough. I'm running with my oldest Girl.

    I'm going down to Redcliffe next sunday to do the Jetty 2 Jetty 5 k run sounds like fun and seems pretty flat.

    I love running from my place through Surfers then along the beach towards the Spit there is plenty of water and the views are magnificent. :bootyshake
  16. Sully Rod McCall (65)

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    Just back from the J2J and it is not flat! But we had a great time. Steve Moneghetti did the 10 k in 30:54. not bad for an old fella!
  17. Sully Rod McCall (65)

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    Last week for early entries for B2B.
  18. The_Brown_Hornet Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Running, it's what I do when I'm not cycling. On the days when I don't ride to work, I go for a run around a place in Perth called Lake Monger. It's a fantastic way to finish the day, though half the reason I do it is to let the peak hour traffic on the freeway subside before I drive home ;)

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  19. Sully Rod McCall (65)

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    Snapped this one this morning. Q1 across the Nerang River on the Gold Coast
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  20. Reddy! Bob Davidson (42)

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    Wow nice pic mate. The fog this morning in Brisbane was shocking. I imagine being up the top of Q1 and seeing the south-east of QLD in fog would have been a cool sight.

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