Running thread for 2019


#121

My strava seems fucked at the moment and isn’t recording well at all. I just cycled in and it just showed the time at the end but 0km so I thought it hadn’t recorded but then I saved and still said just the time then 0km then gone back on there now and it has 13km?


#122

Easy six miles in this morning. Going to do a lot less at less intensity this week, bar XC on saturday, as I ran far too much last week compared with what I was supposed to.

Airbnb and eurostar booked for Paris Marathon! :hotel: :bullettrain_side:


#123

No need to go hard for that long.

The intervals I do which help no end in getting my pace up consist of 400m at a slower than usual pace and then 800m (repeat a further 3 times) at a pace which was set at my target for a sub 20 5km.

If you aim to run the 800m part at your target pace you’ll see an improvement.


#124

800m will be about 2-3 minutes, which is the shorter of the two that I suggested.

I think it works best when you mix up shorter and longer intervals, especially for target distances like 5k.


#125

Not sure if anyone caught it at the weekend…

Few weeks after Alex Gee nearly broke the all-time record in leafy Dulwich, Charlotte Arter from Wales broke the parkrun female all-time record in Cardiff this past weekend. :fire::fire::fire: as the kids say https://twitter.com/parkrun/status/1081613359433347074


#126

Mine has mostly been okay but a couple of days ago I did a walk and got it to record. As I was returning home I saw it saying 27m on the display as I’d expect but when I opened my phone to finish it just crapped out completely and decided I’d walked about 2 mins down the road and back. I’ve been a bit afraid since then of stopping it very close to where I started it in case it’s some odd bug around that?

When I installed it it popped up a, “People have reported this app crashes on your phone” or something but nothing to imply they actually gave a shit. The eternal free app cycle: I won’t pay for something that is like this but maybe the freebie does it because it’s the freebie?


#127

I’d have thought your high end intensity stuff should be taken care of with spin classes. So HR/lung capacity shouldn’t be an issue (CAVEAT - I’ve never done a spin class in my life, but I imagine the top end intensity stuff involved is pretty intense vs running). If i were you I’d go for longer intervals at “out of breath” intensity/just above that, or psychologically it could help your Park Run PB if you go and do some hill intervals on the hill in the park - reps (3-5 to start) of going up it as hard as you can manage without dropping off, then gently jogging back down?

It’s hard, running such a personal thing I find


#128

Yeah I wouldn’t necessarily say I wasn’t fit cardio wise and I can handle quite high intensities but I am definitely more of a short sharp burst person than I am a long endurance cardio person.

I think hill intervals will help me as I can run the rest of the course very easy but I slow right down on the hill even though it’s not a super steep one. Maybe I just need to go back to that hill and run up it then walk down and repeat that a few times for my intervals?

Either way, i’m well excited for Parkrun on Saturday for some reason :slight_smile:


#129

That’s pretty much a hill interval session in a nutshell :+1:


#130

Sounds awful!!! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#131

My least favourite type of training tbf tbh!


#132

sounds like a plan! With the option to increase number of reps (or find a longer/steeper hill) in the future if you want to push on


#133

Whilst i recommended the 230, the following deal seems good value if you’ve not taken the plunge yet:


#134

nice one thanks :slight_smile:


#135

That’s the one I have. My first ever smartwatch and does the job fine it seems. Can’t programme workouts into it which isn’t ideal, but has the rest of what you need on there.


#136

Hi guys!

I’m after some new headphones for running, the ones I use are a bit fucked!

Any recommendations, I sometimes go out in my glasses, so take that into consideration with your millions of recommendations!


#137

Not helpful but I once had the most perfect pair of running headphones but they broke.

Can’t remember who they were by or what they were called but they were pink.


#138

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Picked up a pair of these Monster Headphones in HMV a couple of years ago in the sale for about £10. Decent enough quality sound wise, nothing fancy but they don’t fall out of my ear.


#139

It is, but it makes you faster.
Or do intervals on the flat, as Marckee and laelfy said.
Could also add in sprints…just 10s (building up to 20s), repeated a few times. Do a few km slow warm-up first. I hate those as well, feel like a fool because I’m not fast, but they help with form and so on.


#140

Pyramid tonight. 2x90 sec, 2x2 mins, 23 mins, 22 mins, 2*90 sec. 90 sec recovery between each effort and at 5k-10k pace.

Felt good! Ran faster than I should have but felt good.