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2015 Running Thread Part Two

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Tiredemma Sat 17-Jan-15 19:24:23

.... apologies for lack of original title

4 miles tonight


EdithDickie Sat 17-Jan-15 19:39:24

Thanks for the new thread.

Someone was asking about compression socks - no personal experience but my friend who was recently benched with shin splints has been advised to wear them by her physio when she is back running again so I'll ask her how they are.

Am currently feeling a little nervous / excited about the 10k I am doing tomorrow - off road, muddy, hilly, streams to go through etc. I am going to be so cold!!!!

Suzannewithaplan Sat 17-Jan-15 19:47:55

‎Thanks Emma smile
Good luck Edith! have you decided what to wear to deal with the conditions? ‎

EdithDickie Sat 17-Jan-15 20:06:16

Thanks smile

My friend who did Tough Mudder recommended "as little as possible" on the basis that bare skin dries more quickly than clothing and will be easier to wipe mud off!

I don't have any trail shoes (but may invest if I enjoy tomorrow) so trainers, lots of vaseline on feet, shorts and vest.

I will run faster to keep warm?!

kiwikaterpillar Sat 17-Jan-15 20:13:52

Thanks for starting the new thread.

4.45 from me yesterday morning before it got too hot. Think that takes us to 1382.8.

I've started a running gear wish list. If I manage to keep running regularly plan is to treat myself to something from it every 3 months. My gear does the job atm, but is just general exercise stuff. In any case think I will need new trainers soon.
If any of you have some "wouldn't be without" gear would be interested in hearing about it.
Tried running with the pram last week but will either need a different route or pram. My runs at the moment are in an are that is still very damaged after the earthquake- think crater like pot holes/ and pavements that disappear on you every so often- lost control of the pram and nearly toppled it over trying to avoid a hole I hadn't noticed until the last minute. DH and I may get a jogger one with big wheels/suspension if we can find one today. A bit sad I get excited about buying things for running atm- I live such a crazy exciting life! wink

actiongirl1978 Sat 17-Jan-15 20:14:41

Edith doesn't Vaseline make you feet feel all slimy and doesn't it get hot? I read Alexandra Heminsly's book is week and she advocates Vaseline, I just can't fathom what benefit it would give you?

actiongirl1978 Sat 17-Jan-15 20:17:16

Kiwi, I have some lovely lululemon running shorts which are the comfiest things EVER. You could add those to your list! Also a good pair of running sunglasses are on my list. And I would like a tracker watch, not for calories etc but for pace and distance. They are so expensive though.

EdithDickie Sat 17-Jan-15 20:56:56

I like it because I am inclined to blisters around a couple of my toes and a good greasing seems to help. Plus course is so wet according to the race info I've just terrified myself with I am kinda thinking it might be like goose grease for cross channel swimming grin

Suzannewithaplan Sat 17-Jan-15 21:15:59

I read some stuff about running and blisters a while back and there were several recommendations to use some sort of grease, afaik it works by reducing the friction on the skin

EElisavetaofJingleBellsornia Sat 17-Jan-15 22:05:22

New thread! I can add another 2.5 miles this evening. It was really cold but very enjoyable. Apparently we're heading into much lower temperatures over the next few days, I will be channelling you kiwikaterpillar.

MuseumOfHam Sat 17-Jan-15 22:24:27

Good luck Edith.

I did 4.4 miles today, the first time in ages (possibly several years!) that I have run over 5k. I did say when I joined this thread that I was looking for motivation and I think I've found it! Thank you everyone, love reading all your running tales and tips. Today I just decided to run slow and steady for 45 mins and see how far I got, not at all displeased with 4.4.

So, 1382.8 + JingleBells 2.5 + me 4.4 = 1389.7

standingonlego Sun 18-Jan-15 00:04:27

Managed to turn down top up of wine and drink jasmine tea instead at friends birthday outing to Chinese tonight - hold the sacrifice helps for my run in the morning wink

feetheart Sun 18-Jan-15 07:32:02

Edith - not sure if you will get cold. I am the coldest person on earth when not running (think many, many layers even inside and Reynaulds - the white finger thing!). When I run I seem to wear less layers than the people I run with and during the WOLF run, when we had to swim for a bit shock, I didn't get cold. That was the Autumn though, not January.
If anyone fancies a WOLF run this Spring the MN Wolefs are back out there and the more the merrier smile

Got a 10mile race today which I think I'm looking forward to. Certainly need to run as I haven't been out since Monday due to life and a few aches and pains that needed a rest to sort them out. Raring to go now, just slightly unsure of the distance as haven't run that far since October.

standingonlego Sun 18-Jan-15 08:17:31

Hope it goes well feet my trusty wolf trained trail shoes are coming out to play in the mud this morning smile

Neeko Sun 18-Jan-15 08:25:00

Best of luck to Edith and Feet today. Hope you manage to enjoy it. smile

MelanieCheeks Sun 18-Jan-15 08:29:51

Good luck Edith and Feet!

1389.7 plus my parkrun yesterday 3.1 = 1392.8

My must have gear includes - light gloves, sweat wristband, and cable free headphones.

Suzannewithaplan Sun 18-Jan-15 09:07:59

I'd like to use cable free headphones but they'd not work with the teeny tiny ipod shuffle that I use for running sad
I need some light but water proof gloves but not found any so far (can anyone recommend some?)
For carrying water I like the soft flask because it shrinks as you drink so no sloshing smile

Lagoonablue Sun 18-Jan-15 09:43:38

Hi just a brief hijack. I am on the c25k thread as am a novice but after a good first few runs I am now injured! Have seemed to have wrecked my knees. I was wearing good trainers but since my last run on Thursday I have been in pain and knees stiff and sore.

Is it normal to have sore knees when starting out? Will it improve? Am waiting now til the pain goes and will have to start again. So frustrating.

I know on the other thread people have suggested gait analysis but really am only looking at short fitness runs and shouldn't have to fork out for really expensive trainers and analysis surely?

Any advice?

Suzannewithaplan Sun 18-Jan-15 09:53:43

Knees are complex and and can be tricky Lagoon, could be IT band related.
Might just be a case of too much too takes a while for the musculoskeletal system to adjust to the shock of running, don't forget that with each step you land with the force of around 3 times your body weight ‎

cinnamongreyhound Sun 18-Jan-15 10:32:29

Panic when I tried to add my miles this morning and thread was closed!!! Thanks for new one!

Second hand Actiongirl1978, I got my first one from eBay. Especially this time of year, people buy stuff on a whim and then never use it so sell it on.

I didn't when I started lagoonablue, I bought some cheap ones and was fine but I think some people are more prone to injury than others. My trainers fell apart by about may and so I then figured out my own hair using wet foot prints on paper and looking online so got them cheaper. I agree though that the further you go the more important it is.

Ahhhh lovely frosty 4miles with canicross club this morning. Feel soooooo much better for that, enjoy my daylight runs so much at this time of year. 1396.8

Lagoonablue Sun 18-Jan-15 10:42:22

Thanks for replies. I may try shock absorbing I soles and cut the tins down. Thing is c to 5 k is based on a weekly timetable but could slow it down I guess. I am getting on in age!

Lagoonablue Sun 18-Jan-15 10:46:30

Cut the RUNS down.

Suzannewithaplan Sun 18-Jan-15 10:52:29

Altering the time table to suit you sounds like a good plan, people vary some adapt quickly to running some need more time for the body to adjust.
I think it is important to listen to your body and learn from the way it responds to new demands‎

cinnamongreyhound Sun 18-Jan-15 11:03:44

I did every other day Lagoonablue but 3 times a week is fine if your knees are up to it. You'd be better to do 2 runs a week than giving up or slow down the running part of that's what you mean? When I did c25k, many people on the thread I was on repeated runs which suited them so it's not that prescriptive and still works well with a bit of tweaking smile

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Sun 18-Jan-15 11:35:03


Good luck to feetheart and Edith this morning.

I managed 7.8 miles this morning. It was an organised training run for the Reading half, run by the local Sweatshop. There must have been almost 100 of us! It was really good, I'm not much of a sociable runner so I didn't really chat with anyone but I found I was quite a bit faster running in a group than on my own.

When I did C25K I very much did it at my own pace. So my runs didn't necessarily fit into the 3x a week model that the app suggests and I often repeated weeks. I think it took me over three months to complete it in the end!

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