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Shahanga    3,624

Ok, a thread for all the runners out there.

 

I have just committed to making a comeback after completely losing my mojo over the last 2 months.  Basically lost all desire due to a combination of: a shocking cold that wouldn't go away, disenchantment after training my arse off for the marathon last year but running a very disappointing time and finding work sucking up more and more of my time.

 

Just went for a little 5k today.  The start of getting going again.

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Baresi    926

Started running properly around the start of 2013.
Got to my peak around the start of this year, but destroyed my ankle playing soccer, had surgery three weeks ago, so I'm on hold now.

Not sure whether I'm going to get back into it.
Might take up cycling instead.

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Deviant    1,491

I only run when getting chased by cops.

Pigs2 only runs when getting chased by africans with baseball bats.

As you were.

True story, I've heard it.

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Jestr    1,232

Did 5 k on treadmill after long break today. Almost vomited my lungs during first 10 min then again after I saw how slow I was.... Depressing

But must persist !

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Baresi    926

Did 5 k on treadmill after long break today. Almost vomited my lungs during first 10 min then again after I saw how slow I was.... Depressing

But must persist !

How slow is "slow", if you don't mind me asking?

When I started I could barely run 1k, lol... Time was the last of my worries.

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Ando    2,125

Slow is anything over a km every 4km. You're just jogging then. Princes Park is great as a benchmark - 3.2kms. Bingo bango.

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Jestr    1,232

Did 5 k on treadmill after long break today. Almost vomited my lungs during first 10 min then again after I saw how slow I was.... Depressing

But must persist !

How slow is "slow", if you don't mind me asking?

When I started I could barely run 1k, lol... Time was the last of my worries. 5km in 31 min = jog

:(

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Baresi    926

Slow is anything over a km every 4km. You're just jogging then. Princes Park is great as a benchmark - 3.2kms. Bingo bango.

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Baresi    926

 

 

Did 5 k on treadmill after long break today. Almost vomited my lungs during first 10 min then again after I saw how slow I was.... Depressing

But must persist !

How slow is "slow", if you don't mind me asking?

When I started I could barely run 1k, lol... Time was the last of my worries. 5km in 31 min = jog

:(

 

I wouldn't say that's slow.

25-30min in the supposed average 5km run time, so for a first run in a while that's not too bad.

My first 5km took me 52 minutes.

Before I did my ankle I was doing them in 22.

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Jestr    1,232

Did 5 k on treadmill after long break today. Almost vomited my lungs during first 10 min then again after I saw how slow I was.... Depressing

But must persist !

How slow is "slow", if you don't mind me asking?

When I started I could barely run 1k, lol... Time was the last of my worries. 5km in 31 min = jog :(

I wouldn't say that's slow.

25-30min in the supposed average 5km run time, so for a first run in a while that's not too bad.

My first 5km took me 52 minutes.

Before I did my ankle I was doing them in 22. My first 5km was close to 50 min and I only got there because I was being shown by a young person who was laughing at my effort.

As I got into it my best was around 23 min, btw I was never a crazy serious runner.

Side question, can any one recommend decent running watch with few bells and whistles like heart rate, gps, blah blah blah.

There are lots of them on the market but so hard to pick one.

Nothing over $300 pls ;)

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Shahanga    3,624

When i started running again in my 40s I had to do the couch to 5k programme in order to get to 5k- I was so unfit i was only good for about 200m of running first up.  Took a year before I ran my first half marathon.

 

Pace is relative.  Even good club runners get absolutely wiped by the elites.  My main goal pace wise is to be able to keep up with my friends when they are cruising.  Unfortunately this is harder than it sounds (I either need to train harder or get new friends!)

 

As to GPS's when my old one died i struggled to find what I wanted at a non- robbery price.  Eventually i went for a Garmni Forerunner 410 which I don't mind, but it wasn't cheap and has a lot of functions i can't even be bothered finding out about.

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Baresi    926

When i started running again in my 40s I had to do the couch to 5k programme in order to get to 5k- I was so unfit i was only good for about 200m of running first up.  Took a year before I ran my first half marathon.

Me too.

I'm only 21, but I've always been very overweight, lol.

I've played indoor regularly for the past 10 years, so I'm fit for my weight, but only in short bursts; I couldn't enduro-run.

When I first started running (for the sake of running, not in a sport) I was maxing out at 500m, but eventually did a C25K also, and then the Bridge-to-10k.

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Ando    2,125

Sorry, Baresi, a few too many drinks last night. I meant a km every 4 min. If you can get under that you're doing quite well.

Apologies for the confusion.

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n i k o    4,925

Did 5 k on treadmill after long break today. Almost vomited my lungs during first 10 min then again after I saw how slow I was.... Depressing

But must persist !

How slow is "slow", if you don't mind me asking?

When I started I could barely run 1k, lol... Time was the last of my worries. 5km in 31 min = jog :( I wouldn't say that's slow.

25-30min in the supposed average 5km run time, so for a first run in a while that's not too bad.

My first 5km took me 52 minutes.

Before I did my ankle I was doing them in 22. My first 5km was close to 50 min and I only got there because I was being shown by a young person who was laughing at my effort.

As I got into it my best was around 23 min, btw I was never a crazy serious runner.

Side question, can any one recommend decent running watch with few bells and whistles like heart rate, gps, blah blah blah.

There are lots of them on the market but so hard to pick one.

Nothing over $300 pls ;)

A lot of good sports watches out there. I went for one of the nike sports watches though just for ease of use and simplicity. And for $200 I couldn't really find anything that much better without having to spend another $100. Gets my tick of approval.

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Shahanga    3,624

14ks this morning.  Longest run since I got a cold in February.  Found it bloody hard though, have lost heaps of condition.

 

Only about 25 weeks till the Melbourne Marathon, so I seriously need to get my finger out.

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Cinnamon    267

On track for the marathon. 31K one way run (and train back) with some mates this morning.

4 years ago I couldn't run 500m.

That's massive mate! Well done

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Shahanga    3,624

Forecast for Sunday - 29.  That's nice you say, good beer drinking weather.

 

Well I am running the Melbourne Marathon (unless i drop out).  I ran Wangaratta in that temp 2 years ago (having trained through summer and been acclimatised) and it was decidedly ugly.  At least its a pretty early start, but I'll be plus 4 hours so the temp will seriously climb for most of the journey.

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Ando    2,125

Been hitting the yarra trails recently to break up running in pavement/grass. It's amazing, and is a great way to vary the load over a week or so.

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Shahanga    3,624

Been hitting the yarra trails recently to break up running in pavement/grass. It's amazing, and is a great way to vary the load over a week or so.

Good on you.

 

Melbourne has an incredible range of places to run, i can't believe how good it is.  

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Ando    2,125

Trying to push 4min/kk on that terrain is a challenge for sure, but it keeps you sharp.

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Shahanga    3,624

Ok, I have committed to the Gold Coast Marathon & thus have to kick up training (last year was a bit of a write off when I got a football injury). What does that mean? Well for one I'm going for a run right now.

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Jovan    3,074
1 hour ago, Hellenic Hero said:

Anyone else getting into running? @Shahanga?

Only when he can't find a parking place. 

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HeartFc    2,546

Running is no good. Fucks your lower back, knees, ankles and hips. Stick to biking, swimming, weights and regular gay sex.

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Hackett    666
29 minutes ago, HeartFc said:

Running is no good. Fucks your lower back, knees, ankles and hips. Stick to biking, swimming, weights and regular gay sex.

Switched long distance roadwork out for swimming  months ago and I ended up having far less restricted hip mobility and hip flexor issues. Still big on sprints and middle distance running however, as there's far less impact on the joints.

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I'm doing the Berlin Marathon in September. I mostly do it because it is a hobby of my dads and it is something I can do with him. I don't mind it but do have to take extra care with injuries compared to gym.

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Shahanga    3,624
2 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

I'm doing the Berlin Marathon in September. I mostly do it because it is a hobby of my dads and it is something I can do with him. I don't mind it but do have to take extra care with injuries compared to gym.

Good on you. Berlin is tough to get into, how'd you manage that?

As to running being bad for "this or that", it's mostly bullshit. Running doesn't bugger your knees or back, but if they are buggered already, you can't run.

Im running Great Ocean Road in 2 weeks myself.

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bt50    3,329
3 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

I'm doing the Berlin Marathon in September. I mostly do it because it is a hobby of my dads and it is something I can do with him. I don't mind it but do have to take extra care with injuries compared to gym.

Drug Mule alibi @Embee

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2 hours ago, Shahanga said:

Good on you. Berlin is tough to get into, how'd you manage that?

As to running being bad for "this or that", it's mostly bullshit. Running doesn't bugger your knees or back, but if they are buggered already, you can't run.

Im running Great Ocean Road in 2 weeks myself.

The old man had a business connection and they sorted out some corporate spots for us. Took some wheeling and dealing 

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haz    2,086
On 5/4/2017 at 11:20 AM, thisphantomfortress said:

The old man had a business connection and they sorted out some corporate spots for us. Took some wheeling and dealing 

You going to be in Munich at all? I can provide non-dodgy Bayern Munchen tickets

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6 hours ago, haz said:

You going to be in Munich at all? I can provide non-dodgy Bayern Munchen tickets

Think I'm gunna head over to England fairly soon after the run, cheers for the offer though

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Shahanga    3,624
2 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

Haha my work sponsor it. It's too close to Berlin so I'm giving it a miss. I'm gunna do the run melbourne half, you doing it?

I'm doing Melbourne, but not Run Melbourne.

Yeah Backing up from Berlin is something only the hardened nutters would do (or the naive). Closest  I've done marathons is about 14 weeks. One day I'll give really close a go- maybe next year 

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@Shahanga came in at 4.01.36. It's certainly a grind but fairly proud to get my first one done. Course was wet and humid which made it fairly hard.

What really shocked me was just the sheer number of people doing it. Was a big adjustment to have to make. All in all very happy with the experience 

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