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Ben J
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7th Aug 13 at 08:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Might as well start a thread.

Seems to be a few of us running/starting running.


I've never liked running and was crap as a youngster due to a bit of asthma. But i'm doing a 5k in december and am running twice a week now and did 5k last night for the first time since 2011.

I've entered the Bupa Great Manchester Run for next May which is 10k so need to get to that distance. I'm aiming for under 1hr.

I've also registered with Parkrun so I can attend my local one, but opportunity will be limited as its 9am every Saturday and I take my son to Rugbytots at that time.

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Have the Run to the Beat half coming up in September then already registered for the BUPA 10000 in May next year and the Silverstone half once it becomes available. Applied for London but lets see.

After that id like to try some triathlon training, seems a bit more varied anf fun
Ben J
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Yep. i quite fancy doing a sprint tri at some point in next couple of years. Swim and bike distance should ebeasy enough for me to train for, its doing the 5k after that will be tough!
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I went from being unable to run for more than 30 seconds to a half marathon in 30 sessions.

Started to follow a couch potato to 10k plan and once I could run a half decent distance just built the distance up each time.

Do a 10K at least once a week now just to keep a base level of running fitness.
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I run for fun and you will find that you get into the swing of things really quickly.

My targets for the next 12 months are:
5k - sub 19:30
10k - sub 40 mins
Half marathon - sub 1hr 30 mins

[Edited on 07-08-2013 by Pop]
Robbo
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superb times if you can manage them!
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Iv started very recently, infact only two days ago after weighing my self, always been very sporty up until the last few years did 2 mile in about 18 mins thats with hills involved not sure if this is good or bad but did enjoy it, anyone suggest some decent running trainers without going OTT ?
Ben J
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I always swear by Adidas.
Ben J
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Best to get yourself to a proper running shop and they will video you running on a machine to determine the type of runner you are, and therefore be able to recommend some trainers to suit you.





I didn't do this btw.
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i always use nike gear myself, i have pegasus 29s
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dan_m1les
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben J

...and I take my son to Rugbytots at that time.




Unrelated, but we supply all of thier sports equipment through work!
Ben J
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quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
i always use nike gear myself, i have pegasus 29s


I have wide feet so Nike are a no go!
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quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
superb times if you can manage them!


Current PB's are:

1k - 03:53
1m - 06:14
5k - 19:45
10k - 43:20
HM - 01:35:11

Keep running regularly and times start to tumble, you've just got to stick at it. I'm currently following a Hal Higdon training plan, it's worth googling.

My current running trainers are either...



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Hammer
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I'll be getting involved in this, like the idea of these App's tracking your progress.
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cardio
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The my asics app is good for training plans and gps logging of your runs
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Runtastic that i used for first time seemd to be very good, tracks you through gps, times you, calories burnt etc and if you listen to your music through your phone while running theres a voice that updates you every mile how far youve got and how long/your pace, them trainers with the toes in look mental
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben J
quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
i always use nike gear myself, i have pegasus 29s


I have wide feet so Nike are a no go!


New Balance do wide & extra wide fitting shoes so get yourself to a running shop, get your gait analysed and let them offer you the type for your feet. They wont rip you off with the most expensive, they'll let you decide whats comfiest.

Currently upping the milage for the Great North Run, then wait till Oct for London Marathon ballot and hopefully carry on the training from there. If not London it'll be another one around the same time.
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Ben J
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quote:
Originally posted by richardworrall
quote:
Originally posted by Ben J
quote:
Originally posted by Robbo
i always use nike gear myself, i have pegasus 29s


I have wide feet so Nike are a no go!


New Balance do wide & extra wide fitting shoes so get yourself to a running shop, get your gait analysed and let them offer you the type for your feet. They wont rip you off with the most expensive, they'll let you decide whats comfiest.

Currently upping the milage for the Great North Run, then wait till Oct for London Marathon ballot and hopefully carry on the training from there. If not London it'll be another one around the same time.



I use Adidas mate which are fine.
Tom G
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I done Chester HM this year, good fun
AndyKent
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I'm doing the great north again this year, currently running between 10-15k three times a week to bring my times down. Hopefully in 5 weeks they'll have tumbled :-)
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Have you got a target time you are looking to beat?
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Did it last year in 2:11 but hadn't run more than half the distance in one go.

1:45 would be brilliant, under 2 hours would be nice if not

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