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  • AccidentProne 9 Mar 2012 14:18:19 1,130 posts
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    Will do, assuming I don't get lost. Just been looking at the course map and it's somewhat confusing. How long you reckon it'll take you to get round?
  • SaucyGeoff 9 Mar 2012 14:31:32 2,481 posts
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    /picks sides

    Go on AP, smash him!!!
  • JuanKerr 10 Mar 2012 15:54:44 36,094 posts
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    Don't worry, just follow everyone else - that's what I plan to do.

    Not really sure what time I'll get. I just want to get round in one piece really :)
  • Jono62 10 Mar 2012 23:03:42 13,628 posts
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    Good luck guys.
  • AccidentProne 11 Mar 2012 11:59:38 1,130 posts
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    Not got my chip time yet, but according to Nike+ I made it round in just under 1:39 which I'm chuffed to bits with. How'd everyone else get on today?
  • AccidentProne 11 Mar 2012 13:33:58 1,130 posts
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    Just got my chip time, finished in 309 position with a time of 01:38:42. Bit bloody sore now though.
  • Vortex808 11 Mar 2012 14:54:47 6,569 posts
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    Well done!

    I'm really jealous of you folks. A half marathon would destroy my rickety knees. 10miles max for me!
  • SaucyGeoff 11 Mar 2012 17:50:18 2,481 posts
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    Superb time AP, well done fella. I got round in 1.54, my Dad in 2.04. Was happy with the time, played 90 minutes of football yesterday, so started with 1.55 in mind, and ran a nice even paced run. The last 3 miles hurt, a lot.

    Anyway, I'd thoroughly recommend the Grantham Half to anyone. 2 minutes off the A1, plenty of parking (and no queues getting out), good event HQ, at the local sports stadium, decent goodie/t shirt and a really good route! Some killer hills, especially one fucker just after 10 miles. Quite enjoyed my lap around the athletics track to finish.
  • JuanKerr 12 Mar 2012 08:00:47 36,094 posts
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    Well done AP, that's a really good time. I had a bit of a mare if I'm honest - 1.47.32 and 634th position. I paid the price for not training properly and really struggled from about mile 6-7.

    Ah well, glad I managed to finish and the time wasn't that bad. Know I can do it a lot quicker though.
  • JoeBlade 17 Mar 2012 16:44:24 2,413 posts
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    Whew, just partook in a group marathon. I only did a measily 5 km but blimey it felt like the most difficult task ever nonetheless. I just sort of kept up with the average runners yet by the end of it my head was spinning, I thought I was going to keel over and die.

    Blissful once it's over though :)

    Next stop: 10 km.
  • Vortex808 28 Apr 2012 17:00:00 6,569 posts
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    \o/

    Finally had a 5.5mile run for the first time in ages.

    After a miserable 6 weeks of illness, starting with some weird virus that caused my uvula to swell massively and making me worry my throat was going to close, followed by some really awful colds.

    I have another cold coming on too, but it seems quite benign. My next 10k is in 3 weeks time and my time's actually only a few minutes over what it was a month plus ago, which isn't great, but better than I thought it'd be.

    Shame I didn't manage to run the 10k in march and keep training going to get back to the sub-45 mins I used to be able for before we had kids.

    I hate the extended periods of illness nursery provides. At least there's always next year!

    ;-)
  • fletch7100 28 Apr 2012 23:09:48 6,184 posts
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    Some links to running guides/tips if interested. Some of the circuit training in the website on the first link are pretty good. Author loves his lower body work to build up leg endurance

    http://www.military.com/military-fitness/running/running-plan-for-marathons
  • AccidentProne 29 Apr 2012 15:51:02 1,130 posts
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    Thinking about signing up for this Zombie Evacuation Race! I've got a half marathon the following day (Run to the Beat), but I reckon this looks like too much fun to miss.

    Edited by AccidentProne at 15:51:29 29-04-2012
  • Vortex808 30 May 2012 10:41:36 6,569 posts
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    Rightio runners, I'm looking for some injury advice.

    I thought I had damaged a muscle in my left glute on my run on sunday. However, my hip now feels close to cramping reasonably often and the pain has changed to a dull ache around the hip.

    My iliotibial band stretch appears to ease the area a bit, but it is difficult to run currently, walking seems ok. It serves me right for keeping going for a couple of miles after it started being sore, but whatcha gonna do when you're out on a run? I'm sure we've all done that before, I know I've done it far too many times before!

    Anyone had anything similar? I'm going to give it a couple of weeks rest and see what that does, but if it still lingers, then it'll have to be off to the physio. :-(
  • sport 30 May 2012 10:51:28 12,046 posts
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    Obviously rest, but I highly recommend a foam roller, and use from your knee all the way to your hip/butt.

    It will hurt like hell, but it feels bloody amazing.

    Deep tissue massage FTW \o/
  • Vortex808 20 Jun 2012 14:03:06 6,569 posts
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    Hurrah. Three weeks later and I've just done a 3.5 miler at lunch time. Hip seems ok thus far. Hopefully, that's me back in the clear.

    My hip still aches when I'm running behind our son's bike holding on to the saddle though, so I'll have to be a bit careful.

    I'll possibly even need to make sure I'm not starting to lean forward on my runs as I tire.
  • deez 21 Jun 2012 20:39:55 85 posts
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    Ran for the first time in years yesterday, hope I could get in to this to shed some podge. Managed 4 miles OK, but suffered some pretty irritating chafing - any tips on appropriate attire?
  • mrpon 21 Jun 2012 20:48:06 27,647 posts
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    Dread to ask, where was said chaffing?

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • elstoof 21 Jun 2012 20:49:32 6,141 posts
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    Ran 4 miles for the first time in years?

    Good luck tomorrow with the walking and stuff.
  • deez 21 Jun 2012 20:58:38 85 posts
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    @elstoof Ha yup. Certainly feeling it, but it's good to know you've done something. Been inspired by the Zombies, Run! app which kept me going (mostly).

    http://www.zombiesrungame.com/

    Edited by deez at 21:02:20 21-06-2012
  • deez 21 Jun 2012 21:00:12 85 posts
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    @mrpon erm yeah, there. Inner thigh I suppose you'd call it politely.
  • RunningMan 21 Jun 2012 21:15:05 2,356 posts
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    @deez, lyrca shots will fix this. Also vasaline can help.
  • mrpon 21 Jun 2012 21:21:05 27,647 posts
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    What he said ^^ but perhaps with better spelling.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • deez 21 Jun 2012 21:27:54 85 posts
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    Cheers guys, just ordered a fetching pair on ebay.
  • Vortex808 20 Aug 2012 22:59:04 6,569 posts
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    A bit of a late plea- I'm away for a few days and wondered if anyone knows if there's an android app that can suggest running routes based on your location?

    If not, it'll be a case of follow the river for a few miles, then head back the same way. Google maps shows plenty of side streets, so getting lost's not likely to be an issue. I have runkeeper which tracks your route, but doesn't suggest any  previously logged routes.
  • mal 21 Aug 2012 00:32:19 21,990 posts
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    Following the river's for pussies! Up to the top of the biggest hill then back down the other side for you.

    But sorry, no idea for apps. I tend to just use a combination of OS maps and google maps. The former gives you contours, and the latter gives you street names.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Vortex808 21 Aug 2012 09:26:37 6,569 posts
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    :)

    I should hang my head in shame. I do like some hills to run over, but the river was definitely more scenic than running through the town during the morning rush.
  • mrpon 21 Aug 2012 09:51:53 27,647 posts
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    Bit late now, but the Nike+ site has stored routes people have ran. It's a bit sparse to be honest and the new website is still a bit flakey for my liking.

    http://nikeplus.nike.com/plus/places/

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Vortex808 21 Aug 2012 17:04:51 6,569 posts
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    That's handy to know mrpon, thanks for the info.

    Can you use that via gps with a phone like runkeeper etc, or does it need to link to the shoe insert doodad to work properly?
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