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Platypus' Beginners Guide to Running

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

  1. the1gooner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,260

    Location: Swindon

    Very pleased to have completed parkrun number 273 this morning with a new PB of 21:18

    Age grading 68.70% (45-49)

    Currently training for Bournemouth Marathon in 4 weeks.
     
  2. The Darkness

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

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    Location: Herts

    My second pair of trekz air bricked a few days ago. Now onto brand new warranty pair number three...
     
  3. daveski

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,668

    Location: Nottingham

    Half marathon for me yesterday, fairly tough course with a couple of killer hills. Struggled to get my legs moving again after the hills. Finished in 1:33:52.

    Next one in 3 weeks, aiming for 1:30!
     
  4. SPG

    Soldato

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    Great time !
     
  5. The Darkness

    Hitman

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    Location: Herts

    Indeed some great times/improvements from folks recently on here. Keep them coming!
     
  6. SPG

    Soldato

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    Tapering down for the Derby Tri this Sunday, been a tough 8 weeks and mostly enjoyable apart from when i do not get a good nights sleep.

    Need to find a nice HR focussed training program to up my up running distances for nexts years 70.3.... eeek
     
  7. daveski

    Mobster

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    Location: Nottingham

    PB for me at my local parkrun on Saturday. Not my fastest 5k but happy :)
     
  8. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Great work :)

    I think i've had a bit of a bug. Went out Friday and felt sluggish. Saturday i had a consultation for eye surgery. Thought i'd run home as they don't advise driving. I don't think i ran more than 1 mile without a break and at one point i had to sit down for around 2 minutes.

    This hasn't been a good month so far!
     
  9. SPG

    Soldato

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    Great weekend for me, PB in the swim just a baby 400m (7:43). I would dare say the 18K bike as well but apparently going up and down the same bit twice due to poor signage is not an excuse (Bike computer for Xmas i think) and a PB for the 5k at 28:02 only started running in late May this year so fairly happy. Ideally would love to be around 22min mark but then also need to up the distance to half. What to do over winter.... :)
     
  10. bingham67

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    Location: Hertfordshire

  11. daveski

    Mobster

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    Location: Nottingham

    That time is like me sprinting for an hour!! Amazing.
     
  12. SoliD

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Bit of advice from you running folk please. I currently using Todays Plan for my cycling as my fitness logger which details my chronic training load, training stress scores and a number of other attributes and know the numbers that I should be aiming to hit to achieve improvement. Does anyone use training peaks in a similar manner and would the numbers be similar or are there different metrics involved for running?
     
  13. ShiWarrior

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    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: Oxon

    OK i am really annoyed :(

    Cycling = had to give it up
    Running = now given that up

    I am rather **** because i like to get fitter in myself, and "get out side" rather than sit at home...


    There is nothing else i want to be doing (except swimming , but thats indoors)

    I find with Running, I felt good, and i was getting fitter, and stronger, my length / time running was increasing over time, and my run time per mile was coming down

    I find with Swimming i cant "progress" but today, ive gone up to the next class, my back is hurting !, certainly taking a lot out of me !!
    so well see how that goes
     
  14. jpaul

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    I started swimming after back issues ... which stroke ? at that time I was doing backstroke, until I figured crawl breathing ... but I've always considered breast stroke will be bad for the lower back ... if its got to be inside search for a nice pool that doesn't feel claustrophobic.
     
  15. ShiWarrior

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    I do front crawl, also done this since little

    Cant do breast stroke becuase tou "kick" and that hurts

    Doing back crawl next week so I'll see how that goes

    Running doesn't hurt me in anyway really


    Edit/
    We done just legs kicking with floats, so using energy and legs more to do 25 metres each way lol
     
  16. Ian_Eb

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Congleton, Cheshire

    I could never get the front crawl breathing sorted. I just end up doing breast stroke instead :)
     
  17. Martynt74

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    I'm just useless at swimming. I always fancied trying to get better in the gym but never had the confidence as it always seemed busy and i could barely do 6 lengths!
     
  18. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    max ive done is 3, and that was a huge struggle
    25m x3
     
  19. Ian_Eb

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    Ahh... I used to do 60 x 20m after the gym. However, that was a little while back. Cant swim at all while this knee is not right though.
     
  20. Martynt74

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    Could you guys not try and use one of those foam floats? That would keep your legs still wouldn't it and save knees etc?