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Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by platypus, 26 Mar 2007.

  1. Spacedeck

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

    Posts: 3,094

    Location: West Yorkshire, England

    Maybe it's because you ran 9 miles the day before? I'm sure I'd need rest if I did that. I have found that the more I go running, the less tired my legs seem to become after each run.

    I haven't gone out since Tuesday though. I had a great 5.2 miles on Tuesday but then I ended up walking something like 7 miles later on. I felt my shins hurting from that the next day but I still couldn't rest. Since Tuesday I've walked a minimum of 6 miles each day, sometimes more!

    I'm going to try get out tomorrow for a run but this walking distance will continue everyday until atleast Friday next week.
     
  2. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 22,112

    Location: Oxon

    so going back to my posts

    im in a bit of a dilemma

    on one hand, my step Dad says running is the worst thing you can do for your back (hes always got good advice and is a professional coach , so been in the sport field for many many years, so he knows what hes talking about)

    on the other hand, when im running i feel good, i dont feel any pain in my back or hip, but it could be damaging over time...



    What yours advice ?

    stop running and do planks. stretches etc for a few months daily ?
     
  3. Monkeymatt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jan 2010

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    I'm no expert, especially on running, but from what I've gathered if you're worrying about potential back issues then planking is a bad idea.
     
  4. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Yes, i think they always advise against a lot of the usual "lower back" exercises. Perhaps there's something more specific for degenerated discs. My wife has that as well so i know how debilitating it can be, she had a steroid injection which seemed to help but i imagine yours isn't quite there yet if you're able to run/do stuff.

    It's odd that it doesn't hurt during running. I would've thought that would be quite jarring for you.

    Out of interest what's the reason you're unable to cycle? Is it the position you sit in and your back issue?

    Ultimately i think it just needs a chat with your doctor/physio as to what would be best. It's a very crappy situation though :(
     
  5. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxon

    My physio advised me to do planks actually

    I stopped cycling becuase if I sit on the bike for 10 mins my back seizes up lol

    Although I went to Wales with my dad last year and rode on bikes (mountain bikes) and I was ok then

    I got no place to keep a bike at home at present, otherwise I'd get a cheap mountain bike and try it


    I had an injection to in my joint buy that done nothing
     
  6. Spacedeck

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

    Posts: 3,094

    Location: West Yorkshire, England

    Maybe todays 6 miles should have been reduced to 3 to make things easier. I had a pretty decent run, although walking 6 miles later is going to take some doing. :p I wish running wasn't such an addiction.
     
  7. bingham67

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 6,691

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Fancy going somewhere warm at the end of February to continue running training any recommendations?
     
  8. SPG

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

    Posts: 7,224

    Lanzarote is highly rated in the Tri community, roads are good and some nice trials.

    Was looking at a week myself next year possibly one of the many training holidays they run. But at my age it`s bound to be full of fit somethings with zero injurys :)
     
  9. Martynt74

    Capodecina

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Spectacularly failed my August distance target, few too many alcohol fueled weekends just completely knocked me off stride with the longer recovery time combined with the heat.

    Got out last night for the first time since last Monday! I've been struggling to wake up in the mornings recently and had a few aches which don't seem to go until i'm up and moving around, and given morning runs make up 80% of my running that's caused issues. Hopefully having got last night out the way i can push on from that.

    Stupidly also eyeing up the Manchester marathon. I think with proper training i can definitely hit sub 4 and could do with signing up for something to keep motivation. Maybe i'll see how i get on with the London ballot.
     
  10. The Darkness

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 789

    Location: Herts

    After 2 years with the forerunner 935 I've decided to pay the extra for a 945. The maps, music and enhanced pacing and physiological tools swung it for me. If its as good as the 935 it will be money well spent.

    Back to 50 miles last week and feeling good.
     
  11. Martynt74

    Capodecina

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    Oooh, the fact the new Garmins support Spotify is pretty interesting. Might consider the 645/945 next. Depends on how the Apple Watch 5 looks i think.
     
  12. Dup

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Mar 2006

    Posts: 10,354

    Location: East Lancs

    I miss running every day, stopped the run commute as I moved out from my Mrs temporarily due to issues and she lives 20 mins run from work, so been trying to do more intense hill running here and there but not running enough. Motivation is more difficult when it's not my commute it seems. Some killer hills near me though. My diet has also gone to pot.

    Will need to sort it out though as I have just accepted a place on Lakeland 50, 26th July next year. Plenty of time to train. Also fancy booking Manchester marathon for next year. They keep emailing me with a guaranteed place so might go for it before the price goes up. Expensive these events!
     
  13. Martynt74

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    Yeah saw that one yesterday, 500ft of climb in the first mile seems unpleasant.

    Hope things work out with the Mrs :)

    I've been eyeing up some of the smaller races in the Lakes organised by these guys

    https://www.ascendevents.co.uk/heversham-hobble/

    It's the self navigation i don't fancy!
     
  14. SPG

    Soldato

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    Just get the GPX file.

    I have never done anything like that before, bit like posh orientating i guess. If it was closer to home i would have a go at it.
     
  15. Ian_Eb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,141

    Location: Congleton, Cheshire

    Knee is finally showing signs of change. if it isnt 100% right be October then they physio suggests getting an MRI!

    I have cancelled the Chester Marathon and pretty much written off the rest of this year in an attempt to get things sorted properly. Will be like starting again in the new year!
     
  16. The Darkness

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

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    Location: Herts

    The recent addition of Amazon music made it difficult to resist for me....
     
  17. Dup

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    Location: East Lancs

    It's a nice climb not too bad for a dinner break quickie. Plus I get to run down it haha.

    They will, just needed a step back.

    Hah, the navigation is the fun part and a part of the challenge. Look like fun little events actually.
     
  18. Martynt74

    Capodecina

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Yeah but you go proper hiking so do that anyway. I'd end up on one of those Mountain Rescue TV shows!

    I got out this morning, had bought some new wireless earphones that don't have a connecting cable (bit like the Apple Airpods....but cheaper). Not sure they're great for running. Each one fell out twice.

    Plus i dropped the case and it's all battered!
     
  19. bingham67

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 May 2005

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    Hope you get better soon man it mighty depressing having to have time out.

    I tried a new strategy today to try and combat my right leg issues in warming up with a 2.5 mile run before at a much slower pace.

    Benefits was there did not seem to be no problem with my right leg after this but the negative was I set out today for half marathon but my endurance seems to have crumbled I used to be able to run half marathons with ease I run 2 within 3 days in my schedule few months ago. My legs seemed to give way in the end had to call it a day at 8.3 miles and just jogged and walked home overall frustrating I dont seem to have the distance in my legs currently.

    Good news is I set a new 5k pb of 25:44 although unfortunately didnt quite change 10k overall the route today mega hills though so it was tough they are my nemesis.
     
  20. bingham67

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    Well very pleased today beat my half marathon time and set a new PB of 1:57:22 \o/ :cool: (finally got it under two hours)

    Unfortunately I hit some foot traffic due to a classic car show very arrogant people wont move out the way even though you can see me coming for 300-400 metres.

    Love these bad boys though so comfortable and when up to speed they are really good

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