Any runners on here; advice needed.

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  1. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Too late now to dabble in something you’ve not trained with so I’d steer clear of isotonic drinks the day before just in case. Maybe there will be some type of energy drink handed out on the course? You will need to replace salts to prevent from cramping up.
     
  2. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Whilst I haven't trained with them, I have had the electrolyte drinks before (so basically I doubt I'd **** myself).

    I've got to drink plenty of water, so do you reckon chucking a tablet in with the water would be a bad idea?
     
  3. nascot

    nascot First Team

    If you've done it before then go for it. One tablet shouldn't cause you any harm.
     
  4. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Thanks.

    If I end up like this I will completely blame you:

    https://followthatcar.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/marathon-runner-*****-himself.jpg
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  5. cleehorn

    cleehorn Reservist

    How did you get on? I'm doing Milton Keynes in 2 weeks, first time i've run that event,.
     
  6. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    5 hours 16 minutes, which considering it was 27 degrees and I was only aiming to finish, I was quite happy with.

    Actually had to stop for the toilet twice as I'd drunk so much. Ended up staying with the wife for it, who walked more than I wanted to, but we still must have run for 5 hours of it.

    Beautiful city to run round, but London definitely seems top for support. There were also very few people doing it to raise money and I was hoping to see lots of people running for a variety of charities. Managed to pull in £1,600 so far between us, so pleased with that.
     
  7. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Misunderstood for a second and thought you were referring to MK!

    Well done.

    Some of the times people are posting on here are ridiculous. I don't think I could do a 40 minute 10k if I trained every day, full time and did nothing else. I am just not built for it.

    Anyone signed up for the Watford 10k in a couple of weeks?
     
  8. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Thanks.

    I was doing training runs getting the train from Leighton Buzzard to MK and running back. It is not beautiful to run round. Reminds me of post communist eastern Europe.

    I'm not built for it either but if you told me 3 years ago I'd do a marathon, I'd have laughed at you. I have made a point of never timing anything - don't need the personal pressure or to compare with anyone. Think it helped as I basically just stuck to a comfortable pace for me for the whole thing.

    Vitality 10k is my next one.
     
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  9. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    Congratulations, a great effort!
     
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  10. Fitz

    Fitz Squad Player

    Got fat a bit. Developed some asthma. WTF! Anyway, I will be running now because I really don’t have any choice having suffered a bit of a neck injury and retired from team sports, which was my life’s blood for decades, and I hate being sedentary. I think I’ll focus on personal best times in 5k runs and see how it goes.
     
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Oh he hasn't ? It isn't ? He needed different runs advice.
     
  12. cleehorn

    cleehorn Reservist

    Struggled with the heat at MK Marathon. Not a very exciting course but enjoyed the finish inside the stadium. I am using the weather as an excuse for my time so looking at a October marathon now.
     
  13. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Good effort. What temperature did it get up to?
     
  14. cleehorn

    cleehorn Reservist

    I've seen 27 & can believe as drank plenty of water but was not sweating
     
  15. nascot

    nascot First Team

    I did the half (my slowest ever) and didn't envy the full marathoners one bit. Brutal heat to run in.
     
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  16. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I was due to runthe MK half but had to pull out after trapping a nerve in my back trying to kick the duvet off at 4am on the day of the race. My wife took my place at short notice and loved it but said it was like a war zone at times with people collapsing etc.

    My wife and I are running every day at the moment after a few months of brutal misfortune losing both of our dads to the same illness - if anyone feels inclined to read our story or chuck a pound or two in the pot then this is the link - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fu...aiserPage?userUrl=VickyandDanWillis&pageUrl=1

    Cheers!
     
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  17. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Done. Great causes and happy to back another Hornet in LB.
     
  18. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Great stuff - thank you very much.
     
  19. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Back in May my Daughter ran in the Vitality 10K in London to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. I promised her when she finished that I'd run in next years event. So a few weeks ago I started doing a bit of running down by the Grand Union to see how it went. Well it's been going OK and I can see improvements every week. Suddenly Mrs Diamond decided to join the party and has got the "Couch to 5K" app and is rapidly catching me up, (unfortunately it's a really good app), so I'm trying to push it a bit more to keep ahead of her. I'm up to nearly 4K now and want to try a 5K park run next weekend.

    I'm sort of equidistant to Cassiobury Park and Rickmansworth Aquardrome which both do the park runs. Has anyone run these and can recommend one over the other or any other tips for newbies?
     
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  20. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Funny you mention that but I've just signed up to do parkruns. Going to do my first on Saturday 15th in Bracknell (as this Saturday I plan on visiting Vicarage Road as it happens), so I'll let you know what I think. My mate does it regularly and recommended it. Got myself a silicone wristband with my bar code on it, they use this to track your times etc... so all setup and ready to go. Shame I'm not a little closer to Rickmansworth otherwise I'd join you Diamond.
     
  21. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Do any of you use Hoka shoes? Due to an ongoing foot problem I've been advised to try a pair with a meta rocker sole. Would help with a review if anyone could. Thanks in advance
     
  22. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Good luck to you StuBoy. I'll sign up today so I'm ready for the same weekend, will be good to compare times and experiences.
     
  23. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Just back from a 5k. Managed to get under 30 min for the first time in ages.

    Downside is a terrible case of runner's tummy and I'm now losing half a stone down the toilet. All good for the next run as I'll have fewer lbs to carry.
     
  24. cleehorn

    cleehorn Reservist

    I did the Cassiobury park Run last year. Was a good friendly one but they all seem relaxed & good natured.
     
  25. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I've done a few Parkruns, but neither of the ones you mention as I'm not local anymore. The ones I have done though are always friendly and you won't have anyone looking down their nose at you if your kit isn't top notch or you're slow or whatever. So long as you can accept a bunch of teenagers are going to streak away into the distance and finish inside 20 minutes, it's all good. Plus inevitably someone in their 90s or a mum with a double buggy will overtake you on the home stretch. The ones I've been to usually have a new runner briefing 5 or 10 minutes before the start, so they can point out anything to be aware of (the one I do at the moment has a small guage railway to cross twice). The only other thing I'd say is you'll probably need a couple of goes to work out where to put yourself in the pack at the start - both how far back and whether it's best to be in the middle or on the edge.

    I started running again in April this year after a couple of years off due to laziness/niggly injuries/lack of motivation. I was probably last this focused on it in 2015, but I've gone past that now in intensity and duration. It's all been road running too rather than a lot of treadmill work I did that year. I used Couch to 5k to get going again initially so can vouch for it. I've lost 10kg since then and my times are coming down too. Getting quite respectable now. Around 23:50 for 5km on a fairly hilly course. Did 22:22 on a treadmill a few weeks ago too.

    Just figuring out when/if to put myself in for a longer organised race somewhere. And how to keep myself motivated through winter, as that was what did for me at the end of 2015.
     
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  26. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Cheers UEA. The being overtaken by an old person/Mum with buggy will only motivate me further, (as has happened already on the canal path). Otherwise thanks for the advice.
    I spoke to a local runner last night who told me to start on a flat course, so I'll leave Cassiobury Park for a while as it's a bit hilly whereas the Aquadrome is flat.
    At current speed, (yet to do 5K in a single stretch), I'll be happy to come in at under 50 minutes, but I really have no idea so back of the pack for me on the first try.
     
  27. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yeah, hills can be a bit demoralising when you're starting out.

    Do you track your runs? I use RunKeeper. The free bits are good enough so no need to shell out for the paid-for content straight away. You can set a target pace per km/mile and it'll give you as many/few audio updates as you want while running. A good way to go is just to knock a second per km/mile off every now and again - marginal gains if you like. Plus you still listen to music or whatever in between. Although organised runs don't like people with headphones in, Parkrun is fine with it.
     
  28. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Not yet. When I'm on the bike I use Strava which is fine. When running I only take a bottle of water so no phone. I'm not professional enough for a phone strapped to my arm yet. Once I start clocking 5K's in under 40 minutes I'll invest in summat.
     
  29. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Not sure if you're like me, but I find it much easier to train through the winter if I've got a race coming up. I did the Cancer Research winter 10k and can vouch for it as a way of keeping motivation up when it's cold and dark. Relatively flat, good sights and a bit of atmosphere all help.

    They said strictly no headphones - but most runners ignored it and they did nothing about it.

    Re; phones, most can fit into those small zip pockets in running shorts with a bit of a shove, but I have also got used to carrying mine on a run. For faster runs music is great, but for longer slower runs, I'm starting to listen to podcasts which make time fly by.
     
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  30. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Just realised I've got a run tracking thing on my fitbit so decided to map out a 5K course on google maps and went for a run. With some hills and 4 walking bits I came in at under 40 mins so pretty happy for my first 5K.
    Downside is my heart rate went up to 180 at points so Mrs D giving me some grief.
     
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  31. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    The only advice I can give is
    STOP RUNNING. ITS PURE MADNESS.
     
  32. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    At Watford half marathon they organisers were obsessed about headphones. Going round telling people in no uncertain terms that it wasn't ok and they would be disqualified. I left mine in my bag but at least 50% of people wore them with no consequence.

    Can we not be treated as adults?
     
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  33. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Never knew "runner's tummy" was a thing. Another reason I'll stick to the swimming. Don't manage to swim 5K mind; more like 1.5k. That said, I am doing a 5K event this weekend, but it's K9 and I'll be opting for the walking, rather than running, option.
     
  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    How did you get on with Parkrun?

    Silly as it sounds, I'd not considered that before you wrote it. Tried it this morning and it works. Made me realise I'm not as dependent on music to set the pace as I thought.
     
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  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    How does the desert heat affect your time?
     

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