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

  1. rustycruiser Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I have been messing around with very unstructured my version of fartleks recently. Rather than a steady pace, I have been combining sprinting, then some slow jogging, than a few step speed up, more sprinting etc etc. I find it tires me out a lot more than a regular 25 min fixed pace 3 mile run. Don't know if it does anything too much for my overall fitness or stamina. But like I said, very unstructured, and I might be doing it wrong/doing harm rather than good. The other thing I have been doing is speeding up as I run. Run the first mile at 7:30 min pace. The 2nd at 7:00 pace, and then the third at 6:30 pace. I find this more challenging than the reverse, where I bust my gut for the first mile (best I have ever done is 5:58), and then slow down for the remaining part of the run.
  2. rustycruiser Billy Sheehan (19)

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    It's my calves that are more of a problem than my knees. Also my feet if I go longer than 6 miles. I am running mostly in Nike Vomeros, which are about as soft/cushy a shoe out there. I really notice how soft they are when I switch out to say my Brooks Glycerins, which are also meant to be cushioned, but feel nothing like the Nikes.

    Oh yeah, the only stat I didn't already mention: Have lost about 27-28 pounds since starting the running in November. Would be a lot more impressive loss if I had changed my diet as well. I have kept eating chocolate/fast food/desert etc etc in normal moderation for the most part the whole time. But no starving myself or eliminating every good thing (which are all bad) from my diet.
  3. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Anyone tried the Nike+ app on Android? The reviews aren't promising but Have to find out for myself.

    Nike+
  4. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Nah, don't have the shoes. I have always used Asics, but in Adidas ATM.
  5. Sully John Eales (66)

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    It says you don't need the shoes. It uses GPS and the accelerometer.

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  6. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Cracked a big PB in Canberra marathon today. Was hoping to finally go under 3 hours after 4 previous attempts and smashed it with a 2:54:49.

    Went no booze or ice-cream since New Years and no chocolate since end of Feb to get there. Plus training all through Brisbane summer.

    Worked a treat though.
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  7. 2bluesfan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Congratulations. Anyone breaking 3 hours is a serious runner.
  8. Scotty David Codey (61)

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    If you'd changed your diet as well you would have disappeared by now!
  9. USARugger John Thornett (49)

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    When training for rugby: 2-3 sessions a week focusing on anaerobic endurance (1 session a direct simulation of match-day play, essentially HIIT where the intervals are a brisk jog not a full stop), 0-1 speed sessions a week depending on how my recovery is going that week (tons of ladder and cone work with a focus on foot speed, striking with the ball of the foot and not the heel when accelerating and raw acceleration over the first 15m), 1 3-5 mile recovery run every Sunday at low pace and low intensity.
  10. sammy3191 Bob McCowan (2)

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    Having not been a runner for about 10 years due to injury, thought it was time I eased my way back into it. I do a lot of bike riding 100-150km a week, but am finding my fitness has plateaued somewhat so I'll try a few runs to see if it helps.

    Will be starting the Couch to 5k over the weekend, so we'll see how it goes.
  11. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    Started running back a couple of years in order to facilitate weight loss. I also decided to give Vibram Fivefingers a go as I had a history of ankle problems and the barefoot running style promised to strengthen my feet and motion in general.

    From struggling to even keep at a shuffle for 3km I've since posted PBs as follows:
    1km of 4:08 (during a 3km run)
    3km of 14:28
    5km of 24:28
    10km of 54:42 (though I don't do these often)
    1 hour of 10.96km

    Of course, over that time I've given up rugby (therefore drinking) and lost about 25kg. I used to cheer if I broke 17 minutes for a 3km!

    I'm aiming to try City2Surf this year but running in winter is a real kick in the balls - especially in the Western Suburbs where it actually gets cold. Need to get my fivefingers socks from eBay as the barefoot shoes are a bit shitty in the colder weather.

    I have no ambition to do half-marathons or any of that - I reckon if I can't outrun the zombies in the first 10km then bon appetit you undead fucks.

    This is some of the best advice you can get to improve your running style, strength, and endurance:



    I found this especially helpful as, being a former prop, I would try to "push" myself along instead of "pull" from out in front.

    DRIVE THE KNEES!
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    8.58 for 2.4km, a PB and still 100kg's
  13. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    Decided to enter City 2 Surf this year, after running 14 km in 82 and a bit minutes out here t'other day.

    Have settled into an economical stride approach - not worried about cracking five minutes per km, just clocking up the distance.

    If I go under 6 per klick in C2S, I'll be happy.

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  14. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Good luck mate.Did my two C2S in a row when I was 13 and 14 years of age, and being now almost on the wrong side of 50 and been back running in past few years, but still can't manage under 5min per km over at least 3 kms.
    So I am in awe of myself at my early teens for being able to do that 14km race in under 70mins at my first go! 2nd time with hardly any training was a minute longer btw.
  15. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I have decided to run the Gold coast half marathon in July 6. I have just finished the first weeks training after a long running last off.
    My feet hurt and I have had to buy some new inner soles and better socks to cushion the pounding my 120kg frame is giving them.
    I'm looking for some way to carry some water with me any of you real runners have a suggestion?

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  16. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    You can buy a waist belt sort of thing. Such as http://www.activestride.com.au/m-23-fuelbelt.aspx

    Or run with a small hydration backpack on, just carry a bottle in your hand or just plan your training courses to go past plenty of taps.

    I generally just carry a bottle on longer training runs but also go past plenty of taps to top it up along the way.
  17. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I ran along the beach this morning. Lots of water but I think the fuelbelt may be a better option than the hydration pack.
  18. Bruwheresmycar Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    If I'm worried about needing water, I just run laps of something and keep water at some point along the way. For any marathon they'll have water stations anyway.
  19. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    If you're training in the Brisbane CBD Sully there's plenty of taps on the bike & walkways along the river.

    Pretty much from Breakfast Creek to UQ you wont be more than a km or 2 away from a tap.
  20. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I'm on the Gold Coast. There are plenty of taps along the Beach. Just a little nervous about a funny heart beat I have that is amplified by dehydration.

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