Any runners on here; advice needed.

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by tom bola, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Running bump....

    Back in March I asked for running shoe recommendations and ordered from sweatshop. I never followed up. The running shoes that we ordered turned up and were absolutely nothing like those we ordered. So back they went and we carried on with our current footwear. Roll on to this morning and a little 5K saw my Asics literally fall apart, (I have been hammering them this month). OK, time to go through more pain and try and find some decent running shoes at a decent price online.

    Mrs Diamond said to me "try Next online, they're supposed to do some good stuff". Once I stopped laughing I tried their site to keep her happy. It was a revelation. A good site where the filters work, excellent range of running gear at very good prices.
    We both ordered a couple of pairs, the ones we don't like go back for a refund. I highly recommend it.

    Still miss park run.
  2. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Sweatshop used to be great but then became part of the Mike Ashley world and so service levels went to pot and they started answering every question with “karrimor”.

    I’ve struggled with running this year. I’m one of those who needs to be training for something and I had seven half marathons booked or planned for this year. With those all being cancelled I’ve struggled getting out. I cannot wait for events to be back on again.
  3. wimbornet

    wimbornet Reservist

  4. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    My best ever year for events was 6 half marathons and I had planned to do 7 this year to surpass that. Needless to say that plan went to pot and I have only managed one - Berko. My biggest issue is I struggle to run if I am not working towards an event so running over lock down has been intermittent at best. Cutting right back on running but focusing on my diet means I've lost about 8lb since the start of lockdown.

    This Sunday I finally have an event go to go - the St Albans 10k. I have one eye on the Coventry half in November but it is very expensive for what it is, and I also have the Leighton Buzzard half in November which is without doubt my favourite run of the year.
  5. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    No one likes a show off.
  6. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Ha! I wanted to break the two hour mark this year which some people seem to do with ease...but not me.

    The WFC Forums Strava group puts my pace to shame.
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I didn't know there was such a thing. I'll get on that.

    Lockdown has had the opposite effect on me. I've upped my running and been smashing PBs but also slowly putting on weight because my sweet tooth returned with a vengeance as lockdown wore on. Football coming back put me on the beer a bit more than normal too as the season came to an end. I've had a fortnight off for the family holiday and now getting back to running again while also trying to dodge the sweets and cakes too.

    Good luck with the Snorebens 10k.
  8. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player


    If I could get my eating right at the same time as training being good I'd be happy. I seem to be stuck in a rut of eating clean or exercising but not both at the same time.
  9. Any non motorised treadmill fans on here?

    Tempted to get a lightweight treadmill that I can use in the living room and fold away rather than a huge and immovable electric monstrosity.

    Seems from the reviews that they're probably better in that you have to generate the rotation so you have to do more work which is good for me.

    Can they handle to 12 or 13kph running relatively easily? Are they pretty stable?
  10. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I've been running again in lockdown, I find sometimes I can do 5k with relative ease. I don't feel too out of breath and my legs don't feel heavy. Other times I have to give up after 3k because i'm blowing out my arse and my legs feel so heavy. Sometimes that's within a few days. Can anyone explain this? Is it purely mental?
  11. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Are you trying to maintain the same pace? Could be better (even mentally) to slow down and get to 5k than have to stop at 3k?
  12. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I generally don't really care about how fast i'm going, just try and do what feels comfortable. I'd say I usually get about 5 seconds per KM slower every KM though, if that makes sense.
  13. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    So what's different when you can run easy and then not so? Different times of day, before or after work or eating, different routes etc.
    First step as UEA says is slow down a bit, especially at the beginning, just ease yourself into it. Mrs Diamond had exactly this issue last year and it was always because she started off too fast. When she came out with me she never had an issue because I start at a very controlled pace.
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  14. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    There will be a reason for it, the tricky part is identifying it. I feel really fit at the moment and I'm enjoying my running, but I went out on Wednesday evening for my regular 6k route and I was blowing after 2k, my shoulder ached and legs were heavy. Really I shouldn't have run - my daughter had me awake at 4am that day and I was tired so should have rested.

    Try and monitor when you are eating before a run as well as what you are eating. And as others have mentioned go out slow and build into the run. Use the first mile as a warm up and then judge your pace for the rest of the run.
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