A New Running Thread for 2017


#421

For the “tube” style, I can recommend a Triggerpoint Grid. I got one on a sale a couple of years ago and it’s bloody good. Just need to remember to actually use the damn thing!


#422

Or the shits…

Like what @marckee said.


#423

I was wondering a similar thing (re: whether to carry some stuff with me) - I’ve been running in a cycling jersey lately so I can carry stuff in the back pockets, so I’ll probably just do that so I can take music, carry a bunch of dates, generally enjoy myself on the leisurely 3 and half/4 hour run.


#424

Oh and look like a massive wanker


#425

Realised how crap the GPS is on my phone when it records the exact same route as anywhere between 5.4 and 7 km! Might have to get a GPS watch so. I’ve now signed up for a 6.5k next month and a 10k in May.


#426

Watches are a lot more accurate, if you’re looking for something reasonably priced I got this off ebay and it works really well http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TomTom-Runner-GPS-Sports-Running-Watch-Graphical-Training-Partner-Dark-Grey-/121832217173?hash=item1c5dc41a55:g:bZIAAOSwfVpYvaGp

good luck with the runs


#427

see I was kind of thinking of getting a smart watch with GPS instead so I can use it to control my music/podcasts too - is that still not going to be as accurate? Something like this


#428

no idea when it comes to smart watches, I’d guess the quality varies so if you look through reviews you should be able to find one that’s pretty good


#429

I think the problem with using a phone is that if it can’t get a good GPS fix it’ll try to estimate your position based on mobile & wifi signals. That’s when things get super inaccurate. I guess it depends if the watch has it’s own GPS, or if it’s still using the phone to do the tracking.

I think it might have been mentioned upthread already, but this guy does great GPS watch reviews: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/


#430

Urgh, just did a 22 miler into work with a bag this morning. Not looking forward to the rest of the day!

That’s going to be my last major long run before the marathon. Do the other April marathoners have any more big ones lined up?


#431

20 miles tomorrow then I start tapering down


#432

22 miles in two weeks, before I start my taper. (marathon is on the 23rd)


#433

That 18k the other week was definitely too much too soon, just went for a run hoping to do 10k and shin splints struck. Fucking agony, cut it down to 5k and called that it.

Treatment tips anyone?


#434

Just did a PB 10k of 46:09. Woop.


#435

Ice and rest


#436

That’s what i feared :disappointed:

Hopefully a good solid fortnight off or so will be ok given I’ve got the Hackney Half at the end of next month. Not ideal…


#437

I feel your pain…had a calf injury that seems to of cleared up only to replaced by shin splints. Only managed one 5k plod in last 3 weeks. Bah!


#438

Was worried about my knee but didn’t see the shin looming up on me. Such a pain in the arse.


#439

That’ll be your glutes :wink:


#440

18 days away from the marathon, got a shooting pain that’s going from the base of my little toe, through the outside of my ankle and up my calf when I run.

  • see a physio
  • take a few days off
  • push through, take some painkillers if necessary, get it checked after the marathon if it’s still bad

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