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  • Vortex808 27 Oct 2012 19:22:00 6,972 posts
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    I use the S2 on my runs. That's fine. The S3 isn't that much bigger is it?
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 27 Oct 2012 21:06:56 2,600 posts
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    Good luck Bravo. Hope you feeling ok on the day. Don't let your mind play tricks on you before hand.

    Oh and do your best to enjoy it.

    Edited by ReGuRgIt8oR at 21:08:14 27-10-2012
  • BravoGolf Moderator 27 Oct 2012 21:17:51 12,740 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Nooo. Get some good food in you and have an early night!

    Anyone use the Galaxy S3 for Nike plus or running in general? Is it too big to run with strapped to your arm?
    I've used the iPhone and found it absolutely fine though I s'pose the S3 is a wee bit bigger but can't imagine it being so big to be an issue though.

    @ReGuRgIt8oR Thanks! I'll probably be fine tomorrow, I've signed up for plenty more though to keep me running. Besides if I'm really bad on the day I'll walk if I have to. It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine
  • catterz 28 Oct 2012 20:51:36 8,763 posts
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    Good luck for tomorrow, BG. :)

    I started running again a few weeks ago after many months off, and I've got to the point now where I can comfortably run 3 miles. I've done this for my last two runs. The problem I have now is my legs aren't in pain, and I'm kind of used to feeling good when my legs hurt from a good run.

    I figure from here I've got two options, really.

    1) Run further
    2) Run faster

    Option 2 seems to be happening anyway, and in fact I seem to always have a faster third mile than first or second. I run mostly for weight loss, so what's going to be better for me? Running 3 miles faster, resulting in a quicker but more intense workout, or increasing the distance to 4 or 5 miles and probably having to pace myself a bit more?

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  • monkeypuzzle 28 Oct 2012 21:07:11 1,947 posts
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    I'd increase the distance to a 10k (6.2 miles ) then find yourself a race for motivation. If you increase the distance it'll help you lose more weight and you'll find that you can increase speed anyway. I run 4 mile runs in the week and 6 mile runs at weekend. Seems to work for me.

    Oh and good luck BG.

    Edited by monkeypuzzle at 21:07:51 28-10-2012

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  • catterz 28 Oct 2012 21:23:33 8,763 posts
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    Cool, cheers. There're a couple of places I run depending on the time of day as its simply too dark to run in some areas at night. The place I run midweek is just over 1.6 miles around so I could attempt an extra lap bringing it to nearly 5 miles, or start the third lap and turn back on myself after quarter of a mile to bring it around to 4 miles. My weekend route is 0.95 miles around so it's easy to throw a few extra laps in here. Might have to look for a 10k soon, but not sure how well I'd cope that far yet.

    The 1.6mi lap is definitely much more difficult. It's paved, so is a lot heavier on the feet. It starts with a steep downhill followed by a mostly uphill stretch back around. The 0.95mi is much more level and is a trail, so the ground is much softer.

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  • AccidentProne 28 Oct 2012 21:45:50 1,153 posts
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    Good luck tomorrow BG.

    I did this yesterday, which was great fun. Much more knackering than expected, with a fair bit of sprinting past zombies and trying not to run into a tree. There's another one coming up in London next month, I'd definitely recommend it if you're in the area.
  • CosmicFuzz 28 Oct 2012 22:34:57 23,293 posts
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    When are the challenges back on the site?

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  • catterz 28 Oct 2012 23:43:13 8,763 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz

    Nothing conclusive on their site, but it's been gone a while now.

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  • Vortex808 29 Oct 2012 13:24:52 6,972 posts
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    Nice. It looks like their recent android updates appear to have meant that it appears to be working a bit better.

    I reckon I'll swap back to this and see how it goes prior to the challenges hopefully reappearing soon for extra winter motivation.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 29 Oct 2012 15:55:58 12,740 posts
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    Wow, thanks all. Finished! 4hr45 mins. There were moments when I wondered if I could do it, ankle got really sore at one point, but I got through it and feel great!
  • SaucyGeoff 29 Oct 2012 16:00:07 2,560 posts
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    Great work fella! Impressed and jealous. Need to tick doing a marathon of the list.
  • mrpon 29 Oct 2012 16:01:29 28,479 posts
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    Congrats BG, wait till tomorrow!

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

  • AccidentProne 29 Oct 2012 16:14:32 1,153 posts
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    Well done BG. Out of interest, what was the furthest you'd run in training prior to the race? Got my first marathon booked for next year and I'm wondering if it'd be a good idea to get close to the full distance beforehand as a confidence boost?
  • Zomoniac 29 Oct 2012 16:15:27 7,802 posts
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    High five BG!
  • ReGuRgIt8oR 29 Oct 2012 19:18:08 2,600 posts
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    BravoGolf wrote:
    .......and feel great!
    That's because you are great. Well done !

    Glad you seemed to enjoy it and, welcome to the club.
  • CosmicFuzz 29 Oct 2012 19:32:16 23,293 posts
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    Nice one BG! :)

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  • catterz 30 Oct 2012 06:54:44 8,763 posts
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    Decided to get up early to run in the light. Hoping I wake up by the time I get out the door!

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  • catterz 30 Oct 2012 08:08:15 8,763 posts
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    And that was my first 4 mile run without a break. Paced myself a tiny bit more than usual, but seemed to be running on jelly after the first mile and a half, when usually I'm fine about then. Had a big burst of energy for the last mile though. Shower and breakfast, methinks.

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  • CosmicFuzz 30 Oct 2012 08:50:09 23,293 posts
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    Good work! Prob just because you hadn't had any breakfast.

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  • sport 30 Oct 2012 09:17:39 12,572 posts
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    I find early morning running during winter the second hardest activity ever, after childbirth.
  • Vortex808 30 Oct 2012 09:56:16 6,972 posts
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    On a cold, bright, crisp morning I quite enjoy winter running.

    Getting a bit soaked by showers of cold rain yesterday wasn't too much fun though.

    Previously, I would've never run early in the morning before breakfast as I feel much better working out or running in my usual time of 6-9pm. I'm not really a morning person at the best of times.

    However, since having kids, my usual exercise routine's been totally messed up and I've had to go running before breakfast a few times recently. Dare I say it, but I'm actually *almost* starting to quite enjoy it. Sets you up for the rest of the day. I always assumed I wouldn't be hydrated enough or have enough energy reserves, but it's actually not been too bad for 10k and up to 8 miles(14kish?) so far.

    I don't plan on making a habit of it though!
  • BravoGolf Moderator 30 Oct 2012 10:25:42 12,740 posts
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    Thanks chaps! I'm well pleased with myself, I've only been running 6 or 7 months or so, so knew the marathon would always be a real challenge (and I've never done much running before that bar the occasional treadmill stuff when I was in the gym a few years ago).

    @AccidentProne The longest I'd gotten two, once, was 28km and even then that was tough. Prior to that exception I'd been running each week a half marathon and managed that 5 or 6 times I think.

    I feel proud looking back on my running, it wasn't long ago I was asking you all for advice on getting a 3k run complete!

    Edited by BravoGolf at 10:26:06 30-10-2012
  • sport 30 Oct 2012 10:36:31 12,572 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    Sets you up for the rest of the day. I always assumed I wouldn't be hydrated enough or have enough energy reserves, but it's actually not been too bad for 10k and up to 8 miles(14kish?) so far.
    It's weird coz I thought the exact same thing - I feel great after the run, have breakfast and a shower, ready to start the day.

    Come midday, I'm always fucked and the thought of doing any type of activity after work is a distant memory. I really can't hack it. And anyway, I find a run after work is the best way to "destress" and unwind.
  • mrpon 30 Oct 2012 10:39:46 28,479 posts
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    I'm tempted to start these morning runs. Pretty much a win/win for me, cancel gym membership, save petrol, save electricity (one shower!), more time with my family after work.

    Ha, and just seen this article.

    Edited by mrpon at 10:41:33 30-10-2012

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

  • sport 30 Oct 2012 10:44:18 12,572 posts
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    @mrpon - regarding the gym cancellation, ever considered P90X?
  • mrpon 30 Oct 2012 10:45:26 28,479 posts
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    Your pictures put me off.

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

  • sport 30 Oct 2012 10:46:31 12,572 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Your pictures put me off.
    :-(
  • mrpon 30 Oct 2012 10:47:08 28,479 posts
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    :D

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

  • Vortex808 30 Oct 2012 10:51:10 6,972 posts
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    sport wrote:
    I find a run after work is the best way to "destress" and unwind.
    I wholeheartedly agree. Runs after work are great for getting rid of all the days frustrations/annoyances, helping to relax and even gets you a bit of 'me' time while listening to some tunes.

    My preferred time to run by far.
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