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  • Mola_Ram 20 Nov 2012 11:56:53 7,230 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    I almost had a "Radcliffe" whilst out yesterday. Almost didn't make it home in time.

    Anyone have experience going barefoot or using finger shoes?
    I have barefoot runners. Fingered socks, but the fingered shoes seemed a step too far for me. I'm not at all fashion conscious when I run, but those things just look weird.

    Anyway, I'm regularly doing 10km now, which is about where I was up to before I started the barefoot thing. You need at least a few months to get used to them, because the running style is actually quite different ie. you hit the ground first with the front/middle of your foot, not the heel. If you go heel first, you'll end up injuring yourself as there's little to no padding on them.

    When I started, my calves hurt lots, as it gives them a lot more of a workout. But once I got used to the shoes, I could feel the calves getting a lot stronger. My ankles feel stronger too.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 11:58:03 20-11-2012
  • Youthist 28 Jan 2013 17:18:26 10,010 posts
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    Anyone running Brighton Half M in three weeks? Fast course.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • Vortex808 30 Jan 2013 10:32:13 7,069 posts
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    I have a half marathon in 7 or 8 weeks time. Due to nearly continuous colds gifted to us from our son, I have not run in well over a month or so. I was just clearing the last one from my lungs and now have another. This does not bode well.

    I am currently wondering if I should cut my losses and also enter the 10k which I could easily manage with minimal training.

    :(
  • Vortex808 2 Feb 2013 16:18:02 7,069 posts
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    First run in a month. Still managed 6 miles. I'm now feeling slightly less panic about my ability to make the distance for that half marathon in 7 weeks now.
  • Megapocalypse 8 Feb 2013 06:13:08 5,386 posts
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    So, after picking up what I thought was a shin splint injury back in September I stopped running to give it time to heal. Pain went completely after 2 months then gave it a further 2 to make sure.

    Went for my first short run on Monday. Everything seemed fine, and did an easy 4k. No issues. Went for another one last night and after about 1.5k the pain was back and didn't go away so ended up walking home defeated.

    Now I've woken up with the same constant pain I had 4 months ago. Bollocks. Guess I better get down to the doctors this time. :(
  • ram 8 Feb 2013 08:41:26 3,476 posts
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    I suffered from shin splints earlier this year, but have managed to get rid of them by stretching the bad leg prior to the run using wall press ups, google it, and wearing a support after running.

    Can still be a bit sore occasionally but not enough to stop me jogging.
  • AccidentProne 8 Feb 2013 09:00:13 1,162 posts
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    @Megapocalypse I don't think shin splints would normally take that long to heal. I had a problem with shin pain last year, which I took to be shin splints but turned out to be stress fractures. Waking up to constant pain sounds awfully familiar.

    Thing is, after they were diagnosed, I took 4 months off running and that was enough. Is it definitely the same pain? I was worried the problem had returned when I re-started, but I think it was just a return of shin splints and a sign to take it easy. Main difference for me was that I didn't get the crippling pain the morning after a run.

    Definitely go get it checked out. Took an MRI scan to spot the fractures though, so don't get fobbed off after just an x-ray.
  • Megapocalypse 8 Feb 2013 10:20:08 5,386 posts
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    It definitely felt like the same pain though its reduced to a dull ache now. Still there though.
  • altitude2k 9 Feb 2013 15:34:29 4,102 posts
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    Once again, feeling under-prepared for the Silverstone half marathon this year. 3 weeks to go and still no more than an 8 mile constant run under my belt, eek!

    10 miles tomorrow then 12 next week and hopefully I'll be capable. Got the Yeovil half 3 weeks after that though!
  • altitude2k 10 Feb 2013 12:54:56 4,102 posts
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    12 miles, no problem! Needn't have worried.
  • HitchHiker 10 Feb 2013 13:39:37 2,770 posts
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    altitude2k wrote:
    12 miles, no problem! Needn't have worried.
    Impressive. How long did it take you?
    Before Christmas I was half way through the Couch to 5K programme. I went for my first run yesterday, hadn't done anything since November and doing 5 minutes half killed me.
    Can't imagine doing 12 miles :/
  • altitude2k 11 Feb 2013 18:10:54 4,102 posts
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    HitchHiker wrote:
    altitude2k wrote:
    12 miles, no problem! Needn't have worried.
    Impressive. How long did it take you?
    Before Christmas I was half way through the Couch to 5K programme. I went for my first run yesterday, hadn't done anything since November and doing 5 minutes half killed me.
    Can't imagine doing 12 miles :/
    Thanks! Well I run 8 miles every week along with one or two shorter runs of about 4 miles, and even started 8 miles twice a week rather than a shorter run. So I didn't quite go into it green, but having new shoes concerned me a bit.

    Funny thing about the time, I went into it very gently and took my time knowing it was such a jump, but even then it was 1:45 which was not too bad at all! My aim is for the half marathon in that time in just under 3 weeks.

    Legs pretty sore today, but you'll find that once you get to a certain distance you can pretty much just keep going with good shoes.

    Edited by altitude2k at 18:14:10 11-02-2013
  • PrivateFloyd 24 Feb 2013 20:50:54 4,115 posts
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    So I seem to have gotten into my running the last 3 weeks.

    Ran combined 27.5k over four runs.

    Is there anything I *need* to optimise my running?

    I'm going to a specialist running shop to get fitted for some trainers this week, got some running clothing too already, gloves, water bottle etc.

    My downside looking at my stats is that I start to keen which has an effect on my overall time. Stats here.

    Enjoying it though, my knee is pretty fucked (and will remain so) due to an obliterated MCL so I'm quite pleased with my progress.

    Goat is hungry.....

  • gogobaka 3 Mar 2013 15:39:59 689 posts
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    Any tips for severe inner thigh chafing? Started running a couple of weeks ago, enjoying it, but some runs my right inner thigh really chafes. Stings like hell in the shower.
  • mrpon 3 Mar 2013 15:51:46 28,754 posts
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    Vaseline

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

  • mal 3 Mar 2013 15:54:39 22,453 posts
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    Baggy undies.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • CosmicFuzz 3 Mar 2013 22:29:08 23,864 posts
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    Managed a 14 miler today, absolutely killed me but really chuffed. I have incredible chafing though, and my nipple was sensitive. And we used energy gels and I nearly shat myself towards the end.

    But still! 14 miles! Marathon is April 21st, need to add a mile a week to try and hit 20 before hand. Pretty terrified of the extra 6 without training for it though. Pretty sure it's going to actually kill me.

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  • mrpon 3 Mar 2013 22:39:24 28,754 posts
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    Good fucking work fuzzy, tomorrow you'll feel like a cripple.

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

  • sport 3 Mar 2013 22:43:47 12,694 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz - you never train for a marathon by running a marathon. Be sure to give yourself time to recover mate.
  • mrpon 3 Mar 2013 23:34:52 28,754 posts
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    He'll read your post later sport, he's busy sewing his nipples back on. Hopefully in the correct position.

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

  • liamthemaster 4 Mar 2013 08:16:46 1,591 posts
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    What are some good shoes(around 50-80)for a first time runner,I've been running for a couple of weeks in my Indoor soccershoes as they are the only thing that have a bit of cushioning but have been getting pains in my calves which I'm guessing is from the shoes. As I run around twice the distance during football no problem.
  • Vortex808 4 Mar 2013 09:51:08 7,069 posts
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    Ascic gels, or mizuno wave types are my personal preference, but it depends on how comfy they feel for you and depend on you pronate. I am fairly neutral, which makes life quite easy.

    I am hirpling about today though. Nearly clear of the most recent cold our boy has passed on, with a half-marathon in 3 weeks. I managed 9 miles yesterday before flagging badly and felt surprisingly good today after the first run in a few weeks.

    Until someone kindly held a door open for me at work this morning. In the rush to speed my stride to stop them holding it open for ages before I got there I seem to have tweaked something.

    Old age does not come on it's own.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 09:52:24 04-03-2013
  • DUFFMAN5 4 Mar 2013 10:28:53 14,575 posts
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    Running is for girls ;-)
    When I was full on bodybuilding circa 1990-2002 (can it be that long ago!) we did NO cardio, I even considered walking from the smith to the weight stack to be a waste of good muscle building calories:-)

    I'm on my 50+ comeback to the Gym and now I do 45mins CV 2/3 a week.

    Fair play to you runners and swimmers, not to sure I could do it...but then again I was sporting (nearly) 18" lean guns...that was many years ago though :-(

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • AccidentProne 4 Mar 2013 10:42:58 1,162 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    Ascic gels, or mizuno wave types are my personal preference, but it depends on how comfy they feel for you and depend on you pronate. I am fairly neutral, which makes life quite easy.
    These are what I run in too, though I over-pronate somewhat, these were what the gait analysis recommended. Started out in the cheaper Asics gels but go with gel-kayano now I'm covering more distance. I've gone off the Mizuno wave after getting injured in my last pair. Probably not down to the shoes at all, but I feel more comfortable in my Asics gel-kayanos.

    Got the Cambridge half on Sunday, anyone else running it this year? Seem to remember there were a few EGers that took part last time. I'm not expecting to set a pb, as I'm treating it as a training race for my marathon. Saying that, my brothers and sister have entered the relay event, so I'll have to make sure I beat them at least.
  • CosmicFuzz 4 Mar 2013 10:55:13 23,864 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    He'll read your post later sport, he's busy sewing his nipples back on. Hopefully in the correct position.
    Nipple and crotch both feeling much better today thanks :-)

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  • AccidentProne 4 Mar 2013 11:02:55 1,162 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Managed a 14 miler today, absolutely killed me but really chuffed. I have incredible chafing though, and my nipple was sensitive. And we used energy gels and I nearly shat myself towards the end.

    But still! 14 miles! Marathon is April 21st, need to add a mile a week to try and hit 20 before hand. Pretty terrified of the extra 6 without training for it though. Pretty sure it's going to actually kill me.
    So far I've got up to 16 miles in preparation for my May marathon. That pretty much broke me though and I've no idea how I'll find the next 10 miles in me.

    Haven't tried energy gels yet though, you found them helpful? I've just been taking a jelly baby every 5k or so, but that doesn't seem to be enough by the end of my long runs.

    Oh and I nearly shit myself too, bit worried about doing a Paula on race day...
  • AccidentProne 4 Mar 2013 11:07:09 1,162 posts
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    Re. chaffing. I find compression shorts keep that to a minimum, I guess a compression top would work too. Should probably try that as last week's bloody nips weren't much fun.
  • CosmicFuzz 4 Mar 2013 11:39:05 23,864 posts
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    AccidentProne wrote:
    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Managed a 14 miler today, absolutely killed me but really chuffed. I have incredible chafing though, and my nipple was sensitive. And we used energy gels and I nearly shat myself towards the end.

    But still! 14 miles! Marathon is April 21st, need to add a mile a week to try and hit 20 before hand. Pretty terrified of the extra 6 without training for it though. Pretty sure it's going to actually kill me.
    So far I've got up to 16 miles in preparation for my May marathon. That pretty much broke me though and I've no idea how I'll find the next 10 miles in me.

    Haven't tried energy gels yet though, you found them helpful? I've just been taking a jelly baby every 5k or so, but that doesn't seem to be enough by the end of my long runs.

    Oh and I nearly shit myself too, bit worried about doing a Paula on race day...
    Haha yeah I think the gels help, apparently they're great for getting past 'the wall'. But your stomach definitely takes time to get used to it. I'm hoping by next month they will be fine... Really don't want to have to stop halfway round to take a dump by the side of the track.

    With regards to managing the rest, I was completely spent after 14,but figure I could have probably walked for quarter/half mile, regained some energy and started walking again. I'll just be happy to finish it to be honest!

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  • ReGuRgIt8oR 4 Mar 2013 11:56:39 2,600 posts
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    I've always ran with compression shorts and vest on and never had sore\chaffed anythings so I would recommend trying them.

    I also use gels on my longer runs and do think they help towards the end of a marathon, but as Cosmic says you do need to get used to them well before ( months even ) the big day. One downside is I find that they make my dodgy stomach worse. Never had to go the loo on an actual marathon but have always crossed the line whilst clenching. And god help the person who uses loo after me.

    I think I was unusual in actually running the full marathon distance in my own training prior to the actual proper marathon day. I did this purely for mental reasons as I didn't want to get to say 23m on the day and think "I've never been further than this". Although on the big day I was 30 mins off my target so who knows ! The next year I trained up to 20m and went on to hit my target.
  • mrpon 4 Mar 2013 12:32:52 28,754 posts
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    I love it when Duffman posts, I always visualise this:

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

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