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  • CosmicFuzz 20 May 2013 12:26:43 24,917 posts
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    Nice one SG! That's an awesome time!

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  • Zomoniac 20 May 2013 13:04:21 7,856 posts
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    SaucyGeoff wrote:
    Zomoniac wrote:
    Odd run yesterday. Hull 10K, except the hydraulics on a bridge that was part of the route failed, leaving it stuck in the open position, so a last minute re-route was arranged, turning it into either the Hull 8.96K or the Hull 9.07K depending on whether you believe the Nike or Endomondo GPS.
    Yeah, two grumpy people in my office today. They all clocked it around 9k. Sounds like a nightmare situation for the organisers. They arrived a bit late, so had no idea that the course wasn't going to be 10k. Do you know if they announced at the start or anything?
    They announced at around 8:55 over the big tannoy that there was a problem, they were rerouting and the course would be a kilometre short, which is why it started 10 minutes late.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 20 May 2013 21:45:00 12,746 posts
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    Yeah, great time SG. I'd love to manage that, might pull it off this year! I'll try yours and AP's advice on the gels, the isotonic ones sound good as I won't be drinking water.
  • Saucy 22 May 2013 14:02:56 2,605 posts
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    First post marathon run tonight. Going to be slow and steady.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 24 May 2013 11:34:35 12,746 posts
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    Some nice refinements to the Nike+ app available, they might have been there for ages (I hadn't loaded the app store in ages). I like the screen colour changed (linked to run level), the nice poor signal alert and the easier lock screen.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 24 May 2013 11:35:08 12,746 posts
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    You know what's crazy - in the Marathon I'm doing in a couple of weeks there's a pacer for doing it in 1:45!

    1:45!!!
  • AccidentProne 24 May 2013 11:45:51 1,168 posts
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    Heh, that's gotta be a typo. Don't think anyone's ever beaten 2 hours have they?
  • AccidentProne 24 May 2013 11:47:31 1,168 posts
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    Yeah, 2:03:38 is the current record.
  • sport 24 May 2013 12:19:37 12,775 posts
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    BravoGolf wrote:
    You know what's crazy - in the Marathon I'm doing in a couple of weeks there's a pacer for doing it in 1:45!

    1:45!!!
    Where's mrpon that weekend?
  • mrpon 24 May 2013 12:20:12 29,199 posts
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    ;)

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

  • Saucy 24 May 2013 13:24:35 2,605 posts
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    I could pace 1:45 for the first 100 meters
  • BravoGolf Moderator 24 May 2013 23:57:29 12,746 posts
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    AccidentProne wrote:
    Yeah, 2:03:38 is the current record.
    Oh :) Still, 2:03:28!!!!
  • BravoGolf Moderator 26 May 2013 17:57:44 12,746 posts
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    Turns out the 1:45 was a half marathon score :-P

    Meantime came across these handy hydration tips, most are common sense ones but the caffeine one is a good 'un. http://runnow.eu/2013/05/nutrition/simple-hydration-mistakes-to-avoid-on-race-day_502

    Did a 28k run on Saturday morning. Was really hot! What do you think of my pace? Was tough towards the end of the 28k but it feels like more effort to move at a slower rate.

    http://nikeplus.nike.com/plus/activity/running/BravoGolf/detail/12484326000
  • AccidentProne 26 May 2013 18:12:30 1,168 posts
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    Don't have permission to view the link to your run BG, can't find you via a search on Nike+ either... Maybe you could add me via this link?

    Good tips in your other link too, especially the caffeine one. Luckily, I hardly drink coffee / tea etc, so probably get a pretty decent hit from the caffeine in the gels. Will bear that in mind in the future though.
  • Findus 26 May 2013 21:43:15 144 posts
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    Well I did my first officially 10k race in Manchester and did it in an hour and 37 seconds.

    I was actually made up as I spent the majority weaving in and out of the slower runners and being blocked by runners that I couldn't really get into a rhythm till 5k, so much so by kilometre 2 there was such a bottle neck everyone had to stop. When I signed up I never knew that I would improve as much as I did so I went pessimistic and went in the last wave.

    Also it was 12:30 start and really hot and I hadn't ran in those conditions so yeah all things considered I'm made up with myself and my first medal.
  • AccidentProne 26 May 2013 21:52:28 1,168 posts
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    Well done Findus!

    I think it's usually better, psychologically at least, to start a little further back than your ideal pace. It's a bit of a boost to be passing people constantly, while can be rather disheartening if there are folks streaming past you all the time. Obviously getting caught up in traffic like that can really hurt your time, guess it depends on how open the course is.
  • Gurgy 27 May 2013 08:53:41 2,613 posts
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    Well done Findus.

    I agree with AP and when you run in events you never know how it will affect you. Usually you get caught up in the spirit of it all and go off too fast but then as you said you can end up weaving through/round people.

    I missed one of my target times by 1 second once and kept replaying the run over in my mind and thinking if only that big/old/slow/etc man or woman had not been there at the exact moment I tried to pass then I could save a second there.

    Enjoy the afterglow and the aches.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 27 May 2013 10:04:58 12,746 posts
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    Findus wrote:
    Well I did my first officially 10k race in Manchester and did it in an hour and 37 seconds.

    ...

    Well done! I always find myself running too fast, I feel compelled to overtake the person in front of me, then the next person and so on. Then I'm knackered :)
  • PrivateFloyd 27 May 2013 18:17:10 4,182 posts
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    Have started adding you all on the Nike+ app.

    Been running on and off the last 18 months but I am trying to make a real go of it.

    Ran a 10k on variable terrain yesterday clocking in at 56:19 quite pleased with that.

    Trying to combine a weekly 10k with two slower paced 5k's at the moment. This is on top of a bit of weight training also.

    Goat is hungry.....

  • Findus 30 May 2013 08:01:43 144 posts
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    Been having difficulties with Nike+ App as always seems to happen, when the app will think I have ran a new record and replace it in the app itself, usually have to ask Nike to sort.

    Happened again on Tuesday when it classed my 1:00:55 slow run on Tuesday as a new 10K Record.

    So I contacted support and I had to remove the run and they will manually sort, checked and I have a new run where they have replace my hour one with a generic one,

    However it's now used the time of 1:00:55 as the record I made on the 18th May when I did 10K in 56:20. I have contacted them and told them that as a brand for trying to motivate people surely they must understand how important personal bests are etc.

    Has anyone else had this?

    Until they sort it I'm going to use another one is Runkeeper any good?
  • Vortex808 31 May 2013 09:51:58 7,307 posts
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    Findus, I'm afraid that seems to happen reasonably often, although it hasn't happened to me in a while. I went back to runkeeper for a bit due to having to delete a load of runs, one of which gave me a best mile time of 4:15 or something- I wish, especially since it was during a 12 miler!

    I have deleted the odd run and have just accepted that t'will ever be thus for it. These days I just have to shrug if it happens.

    I think the main issue was satellite signal strength for a while, if it lost you briefly, it used to mess up badly. that seems sorted now though.

    I think the most recent run I had to delete was my half-marathon from a few months ago had to be deleted. Which was fine by me since I had to walk the last 3 miles after my ITB imploded again, but the battery on my phone cut out due to the extreme cold on the day (snow & ice underfoot). When I eventually opened nike+ in the evening, it had apparently been still running or marking the time in the background, so my run had apparently taken 8 hours or so, despite cutting out at the 10.5 mile mark.

    I had to delete that one too. It made my pace per mile average *far* too bad. ;-)
  • Saucy 6 Jun 2013 12:10:14 2,605 posts
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    Enjoying get back into my running post marathon, having fun trying out some different running sessions.

    I've only ever just stepped out the door, and run at one pace until I got home again, so with the aim of running a 5k as close to 19 minutes as possible, I've started trying some interval sessions. Just sort of making it up as I go along, with some example sessions of the net, but after 4 years of doing it in a certain way, I'm enjoying the variety.
  • Findus 7 Jun 2013 14:37:33 144 posts
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    Well I was suprised this morning that after the minor bug update to the app and for the first time I got my first Bronze high mile trophy after my run. Maybe at last they've fixed some of the Trophy and badge issues also ran 5K this morning and behaved perfectly, maybe just maybe it's fixed.

    Also good luck to anyone who's taking part in the Mersey Tunnel 10K on Sunday, I've see the finishers technical shirt and medal and they look pretty swish .

    Edited by Findus at 14:37:54 07-06-2013
  • Gurgy 7 Jun 2013 18:25:04 2,613 posts
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    Findus wrote:

    Also good luck to anyone who's taking part in the Mersey Tunnel 10K on Sunday.
    That'll be me then. Do I recall that you are running it too ?
  • Findus 7 Jun 2013 20:41:12 144 posts
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    I am indeed.
  • mrpon 8 Jun 2013 12:52:19 29,199 posts
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    Well that was a tough, sweaty 10k this morning.

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

  • Saucy 9 Jun 2013 17:43:14 2,605 posts
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    44.05 in a 10k race this morning. PB stays at at 44.04 :(

    Entered two other 10k's this afternoon, determined to break it.
  • Vortex808 9 Jun 2013 18:36:23 7,307 posts
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    Nightmare. One second out.

    Maybe the chip time will be slightly quicker!
  • Saucy 9 Jun 2013 23:27:28 2,605 posts
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    Ha, sadly not. I actually timed myself at 44.04, so was hoping chip time might come to my rescue!! Wasn't to be.
  • Gurgy 10 Jun 2013 07:47:02 2,613 posts
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    Well done anyway Saucy - you'll get it next time !

    Findus - how did you get on yesterday ?
    I wasn't going for a time as I was doing it for fund raising so had a good day without time pressures.
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