A New Running Thread for 2017


#1181

I’ll PM you


#1182

Like London, there are lots of events in Berlin.

https://www.myraceland.com/en/running-calendar/berlin/


#1183

(Actually, that website might be your best bet - it’s the closest thing I’ve seen to what you want)


#1184

Don’t make me run another Marathon ffs.


#1185

I’ll just run a 3:25:59 then neither of us run another ever again? Agreed


#1186

Absolutely not having you beat me. If you come in at exactly the same time I’ll be alright with it.


#1187

This will end with one of us running a sub 3 hour out of pure stubbornness


#1188

Hi Guys
Got some Qs.

Do you prefer to run for a longer distance at a slower pace or a faster pace at a shorter distance?
When you do your long runs, do your knees hurt a little towards the end?
What are you doing with your hands? Clenched fists? Blades?
What do you listen to?

I did 2 x 10km runs last week (each about 1 hour so not SO terrible) and 1 x 5km where I finally got under 30 mins.
On the 10km runs, my knees start to twinge a little about the 7km mark. Nothing too painful but twingey and noticeable. Is this normal?

Also are you running in the cold? Isn’t it cold?! My legs and arse where actually numb on Saturday morning when I went out at -1 degrees! EEK


#1189

I prefer longer distances at a slower pace, as I find that more relaxing.

My knees do not hurt towards the end. Is it happening every time?

I keep my hands relaxed. Zatopek’s tip was to touch the tip of your thumb against the tip of your finger, but not push them together. Clenched fists or blades lead to tightness in the shoulders and pain in the upper back and neck.

I do not listen to anything when I run.

I ran home last night, and it was just about the perfect temperature for me. I was wearing shorts and t-shirt and a pair of gloves.


#1190

I’ve seen a couple of bloody psychopaths running in shorts and t-shirts at the moment.

I’ve only done 2 10kms IN MY LIFE last week and yeah they were getting pretty twingey towards the end. Maybe I need new trainers?
My knees or legs don’t actually hurt at all after i’ve run now. They used to ache but now totally fine.

I’m burning about 900 calories when I do the 10kms but should I be running faster? I’m not necessarily out of breath for any time of the run so i’m wondering if i should be going quicker


#1191

I am really bad at going slower so I guess I prefer shorter and faster although nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction after a long run.

My right knee struggled badly this year and as yet I haven’t been able to do anything over 7k to see how it is now. Get yourself a couple of knee supports, they are invaluable.

Dunno what I’m doing with my hands really, somewhere in the middle of the two I guess?

I listen to a specific hip hop playlist of stuff that is broadly in tempo with my pace, I have an equivalent of Fuck Buttonsy type stuff for longer runs and sometimes an LCD Soundsystem playlist as well.

Running in the cold > Running in the heat. I have a good running jacket thing for when it’s bitter though, but yeah, getting back in really shows how cold it is sometimes. My stomach tends to get really cold weirdly and my knob goes tiny.


#1192

Do you prefer to run for a longer distance at a slower pace or a faster pace at a shorter distance?

Probably the longer distance, I enjoyed blasting the park run last year and getting below my target time so that’s done, now back working toward a half marathon.

When you do your long runs, do your knees hurt a little towards the end?

A bit, I tend to stiffen up quite a bit when I finished, started doing more warming down, finishing my run and then jogging or walking it in back to the house rather than running all the way home and stopping dead.

What are you doing with your hands? Clenched fists? Blades?

Something between the two, something to enable me to give any twat motorists the bird if needs be.

What do you listen to?

Use a shuffle so it’s fairly limited, lots of shouty men generally.

I did 2 x 10km runs last week (each about 1 hour so not SO terrible) and 1 x 5km where I finally got under 30 mins.

Well done, saw these one Strava, keep up the good work!

Sacked a 10 miler off on the weekend due to the snow so did intervals on the treadmill and a bike program. Might get out tomorrow although it looks a bit slippy still.


#1193

Run at whatever pace is comfortable.

Most training plans will typically have a range of runs in them:

A long, slow run (at a pace that you can hold a conversation at)
A tempo run (comfortably hard, for about 20-30mins, increasing to 40 mins)
Interval session run
Recovery run (very, very slow, short run, on the day after one of the above)

You shouldn’t really look to do more than one long run, tempo run and interval session run a week, and every three weeks you should look to step back your training slightly to allow your body to recover. If you’ve just stepped up to 10km, maybe you’ve done it a little too quickly. a couple of weeks with a long run of 8km will help to build up conditioning before resuming at 10km.


#1194

#1195

Do you prefer to run for a longer distance at a slower pace or a faster pace at a shorter distance?

Longer, within reason. I like comfortable runs, with a bit of speedwork thrown in a couple of times a week.

When you do your long runs, do your knees hurt a little towards the end?

Nope - this to me would suggest either you’ve built up your training a little to fast and your body is struggling to adjust, or there’s a muscle imbalance somewhere that you need some advice from a specialist on

What are you doing with your hands? Clenched fists? Blades?

As @marckee says, relatively relaxed (unless sprinting at the end of a session/race in which case blade)

What do you listen to?

The sound of whatever’s around me/whichever earworm is currently in my head. I cannot abide running with earphones of any kind.

On the 10km runs, my knees start to twinge a little about the 7km mark. Nothing too painful but twingey and noticeable. Is this normal?

No - as above, I’d find a specialist to check things.

Also are you running in the cold? Isn’t it cold?! My legs and arse where actually numb on Saturday morning when I went out at -1 degrees! EEK

I’ll go out in any weather except ice (i.e. if I was actually running at the moment I’d probably have a break this week). I’ve got a pair of leggings I use for cross country when it’s cold, but otherwise I do shorts and a long sleeved t-shirt + hat. I usually find I warm up after about 10-15 minutes , but that first bit can be a bit of a struggle.


#1196

So shit at doing long slow runs, get bored and end up pummelling myself running not far below race pace, regardless of distance

yeah, just my right one, I’m seeing a physio about it atm

never given it much thought, for a long run I’m normally carrying a water bottle in one hand

Nothing if I’m wanting to do a fast one, hi tempo stuff I know every word to, normally full albums, for longer runs. Carly Rae Jepsen is a go to atm

yes and yes, Decathers do some pretty great winter tights though


#1197

signed up for my first proper half marathon in March :slight_smile: Ive done that distance in training before so just a case building the distance back up


#1198

Thanks I will give that a go each week (maybe not this one!) cause I really do enjoy it but worrying about the knee pain.

I didn’t actually intend to do 10km either times but got carried away and was like huh might as well make it 10km

I’m going to try to do an 7-8km run this week before a 5km parkrun. I used to do some treadmill interval training but kind of gave that up to focus on doing more outside running.

I do love running though. When i’m into it and fit. LOVE running home or to work!


#1199

If you can, find yourself a good three/fourth month training plan - it’ll structure your training and help to break up it up into manageable chunks.

In other news, I’ll be racing* Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins in March!

https://www.thebighalf.co.uk/news-media/latest-news/sir-mo-farah-and-callum-hawkins-to-go-head-to-head-at-the-big-half/

*maybe standing near on the start line


#1200

This is what did my knee in earlier this year fwiw. Didn’t build up to it properly and ended up doing an 18k without being anywhere near ready for it because it felt ok at the time. Don’t overdo it because the adrenaline of the run will always make you feel like it’s ok when you’re probably doing yourself some harm.