|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?|
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Go on AP, smash him!!!
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 13,960 posts
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Good luck guys.
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?
Just got my chip time, finished in 309 position with a time of 01:38:42. Bit bloody sore now though.
I'm really jealous of you folks. A half marathon would destroy my rickety knees. 10miles max for me!
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.
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 2,491 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.
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 6,977 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
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 12,551 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/
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.
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?
elstoof 6,625 posts
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Ran 4 miles for the first time in years?
Good luck tomorrow with the walking and stuff.
RunningMan 2,386 posts
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Cheers guys, just ordered a fetching pair on ebay.
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 22,339 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!
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.
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?