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  • mrpon 20 Apr 2012 10:03:53 28,742 posts
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    Prepare for a 10k takedown.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • SaucyGeoff 20 Apr 2012 10:51:29 2,574 posts
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    At least I've set a tricky target.
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 21 Apr 2012 09:45:57 2,600 posts
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    I see AP has upped the stakes with an 18km'er.

    Felt knackered near end of my run this morning so had to cut it short. Will leave me on a downer for the day now :(
  • AccidentProne 21 Apr 2012 10:23:49 1,162 posts
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    30km!!! Not surprised you felt knackered dude. I was planning on another 10km or so this morning to take the lead, but 40km might just be pushing it a bit, we'll see...

    Signed up for a parkrun this morning, but just didn't have the energy to get there for the 9 start thanks to Trials and a bottle of red last night...

    How do you morning runners do it? Get up extra early for breakfast or do you just go straight out and take gels / jelly babies / whatever along the way? I guess not staying up late playing Trials whilst boozing would be a start.
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 21 Apr 2012 11:50:28 2,600 posts
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    Heh. I was aiming for 32k to make it 3/4 of marathon distance.

    For morning runs I just get up and go. Can't run for about 2 hours after eating so have breakfast when I get back. For longer runs I take 1 or 2 gels with me ( they recommend one every 30 mins or so but that's too much for me).

    I'm usually in bed by 10 (god I'm old and boring) so my 5:30 am wake ups are ok. Oh I'm tee total too :)
  • AccidentProne 21 Apr 2012 13:12:16 1,162 posts
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    Well, I managed 22km which is my furthest ever run! Going to see if I can make it to 200km this month.
  • Zomoniac 23 Apr 2012 18:35:10 7,823 posts
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    There's a reason I usually stick to treadmills :-/

    Thought I'd brave nature, started at what I thought was my normal pace, until I checked to see my progress. Seems my first km was 2'53" and my first mile was 5'05", both PBs and I wasn't even trying. Got back to mine on 8.5k with the original intention of overshooting and at least finishing 10k if not a bit further but couldn't bring myself to drag further. Got a half marathon on the roads in a few weeks, really going to have to get to grips with my pacing if I want to not die.
  • ilmaestro 24 Apr 2012 03:13:43 32,407 posts
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    Crumbs. :s I'd notice the car in front pulling me if I did a sub-3 minute km. ^^;

    edit: although woohoo! The Nike site has actually recorded my 5k pb, when it didn't update on my phone I thought I was going to have to remember the date so I could refer back to it if needed. :D

    Edited by ilmaestro at 03:15:51 24-04-2012

    4235

  • BravoGolf Moderator 24 Apr 2012 09:57:47 12,740 posts
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    Those 1000-mile socks are excellent, no feet sores this morning!
  • SaucyGeoff 24 Apr 2012 10:50:02 2,574 posts
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    Anyone watch much of the marathon coverage on Sunday? Inspiring stuff as always. I need to sign up for one.
  • AccidentProne 24 Apr 2012 16:35:03 1,162 posts
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    Yeah, I'll be trying to get into London for next year, failing that I'll probably enter Milton Keynes as it's nearby.

    In the meantime though, I'll be doing Run to the Beat later in the year. Anyone else signed up for that? Apparently Nike+ users will get an enhanced Run to the Beat experience, whatever that means?
  • BravoGolf Moderator 27 Apr 2012 11:16:02 12,740 posts
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    I beat my own personal 5k speed yesterday, felt fairly proud of myself although consequently I won't be running today as I need to make sure I'm OK to run my scheduled 16k on Monday morning (furthest yet, am following the Nike+ training plan for the marathon). Whilst I managed a respectable 25:50 or the like it doesn't compare to what some of you have, you weirdos ;)
  • SaucyGeoff 27 Apr 2012 11:30:16 2,574 posts
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    Due to the fact I'm a relatively sane individual, all running has been rained off for the past 10 days. The weather has been mental.
  • AccidentProne 27 Apr 2012 12:55:54 1,162 posts
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    I quite like running in the rain...

    Illness, booze and booze related illness have annoyingly caused me to miss a few runs this week. Still need to run 28km if I'm to reach my target of 200km this month. Uncharacteristically, I'm going to skip post-work drinks in favour of a rainy run. Might even make the parkrun in the morning if my legs are still working.
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 28 Apr 2012 11:34:46 2,600 posts
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    I agree on the running in the (mild) rain. I've even found that I seem to run faster into a reasonable head wind. I regularly run along a promenade and often do half with tail wind and half with head wind but seem to enjoy the head wind part more..

    Sorry to hear you've missed a run or two this week AP. Hope you manage a good one this morning and don't forget you've got Monday too. It feels good to hit a target such as 200km.

    The challenges (all of them) have been really rejuvenated this month with some good competition on all of them. Well done EG'rs. Especially BravoGolf for getting in the swing of it.

    Anyone looking for a marathon have a look at the "Run Liverpool" Marathon in mid October. I'm doing it, and it's a chance to run under water which is different !
  • AccidentProne 28 Apr 2012 13:03:32 1,162 posts
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    Well I managed 23km this morning, so only 5km to go on Monday. As long as my legs don't seize up, I reckon I'll get there. Need to think up a challenge to keep me motivated for next month now...
  • mrpon 30 Apr 2012 17:26:33 28,742 posts
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    Congrats Sauce, I've come down with man flu so 10k is yours.

    This month ;)

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • AccidentProne 30 Apr 2012 19:12:35 1,162 posts
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    Well done Gurgy, mrpon and Saucy, good running.

    Definitely seemed a bit more competitive this month for some reason. Massively chuffed I managed to run over 200km as well, going to go for that again next month and hopefully give Gurgy a bit more competition.

    Will set up next months challenges shortly in case anyone's out early tomorrow. Before I do, any requests for anything new?
  • AccidentProne 30 Apr 2012 19:41:05 1,162 posts
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    New challenges for May:

    EG Distance Challenge of Awesome (May '12) - Most km run in May.

    The Amazing EG 5km Challenge of Speed (May '12) - Fastest 5km run during May.

    The Epic EG Challenge of 10kness (May '12) - Fastest 10km run during May.


    Ongoing 2012 challenges:

    Massive EG 1 year challenge 2012 - Most km run this year.

    EG Motivational 1000km Challenge 2012 - Run 1000km by the end of the year.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 30 Apr 2012 21:56:18 12,740 posts
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    Awesome. Did my 16k running along the edge of a peninsula. The "oh, I could run like this forever" towards the end was replaced by "Oh God, please let it end!". Still, sore as I am, I feel good \o/
  • ilmaestro 1 May 2012 05:25:48 32,407 posts
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    I was quite pleased with my first consecutive months of 100k+, but that really is a great effort to suddenly double up to 200k+ AP!

    4235

  • ReGuRgIt8oR 2 May 2012 09:30:02 2,600 posts
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    Thanks for setting up the new challenges AP.

    Decent run for me this morning setting reasonable times on both the 5k and 10k challenges.

    Although with 29 days left I can't help but feel that I've peaked too early this month as I can't see myself improving on them for a while. I'm sure the 5k will just be a red rag to mrpon !
  • mrpon 2 May 2012 09:31:04 28,742 posts
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    Hmm, let's have a looksee...

    Yeah doable that. Was looking back at some runs from yesteryear, some of those Destria runs were insane, 18 minute 5k O_O

    Edited by mrpon at 09:39:00 02-05-2012

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Salaman 2 May 2012 12:53:01 18,957 posts
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    Runs so far this year: 0
    :-(
    Got close twice though. :-)

    I stepped on a scale at my parent's house yesterday though, I really should get my ass moving. I do play volleyball, badminton and tennis though, so I struggle a bit fitting in running as well.
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 2 May 2012 12:57:07 2,600 posts
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    Mrpon you could at least humour me and pretend that I've set a good target :(

    Oh and remember that it was the first 5k out of a 16k run so when you do beat it please do another 11k so at least I can take some satisfaction from your pain.
  • mrpon 2 May 2012 13:01:15 28,742 posts
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    Haha, fair enough. I was actually looking back at the challenges to see when you joined. Wasn't it around the 29 minute time, you've come a long way. Congrats :cool:

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Popzeus 2 May 2012 13:02:16 8,299 posts
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    I done a run yesterday. Will upload it later.

    Hopefully going to do more of the runs this month.

    This year is yet to really get off the ground for me on the running front.

    Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013

  • BravoGolf Moderator 8 May 2012 09:31:01 12,740 posts
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    Morning chaps, after my 16k run, but also a little before it, the back of my left leg feels weak. Weird thing, it has a kind of twinge and feels less strong than the other leg. I managed to do the 16k regardless and it's almost gone. Is that a standard running injury and something I should just ignore or should I stop running until all back to normal?
  • ilmaestro 8 May 2012 10:29:10 32,407 posts
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    You can still feel this "twinge" now, you mean?

    4235

  • AccidentProne 8 May 2012 10:53:05 1,162 posts
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    Hard to say, a certain ammount of leg ache is normal I guess, hope at least as it seems to be the norm for me nowadays. Sometimes get a bit more of a "twinge", so would use that as an excuse for a day off and probably go on the cross trainer or bike instead.

    You can usually tell though, found my self half running / half limping last week, which I took as a sign to take it easy for a few days. Was out again yesterday, took it slowly and it felt ok. Pulled my hamstring last year and really don't want to go through anything like that again, so I'll usually err on the side of caution.
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