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  • #16
    Some good tips here from Spacedeck just some pointers from me. Itís about ur fitness not anyone elseís , running is one of the few sports where it ainít like riding a bike. Ur very first runs will be tough short and probably a bit demoralising however over time you will gradually improve and u will shock yourself with how far u can go.

    Couch to 5K is a good app however interval for me doesnít work too well as it messes with my pace. Iím guilty of always running too fast too early, music helps calm me and offer guidance on how long Iím keeping pace for. I use my Apple Watch and apps like Nike+ endomondo to track mines they work ok and the Nike+ ones now offer guided runs so u get voice over from mo farah etc (not that Iím running that distance).

    Shoes is key I learned this the hard way discovered my trainers were giving me shin splints at around 5-6k and couldnít manage three runs a week without feeling my leg was gonna snap. Weird part being I could run on a football pitch for hours an never get any pain. After visiting a running specialist store they analysed my run on a treadmill and recommended a pair of new balance trainers that offered more support, no such pain now! The shoe u need is totally dependant on your running gate and foot arch so run with whatever u got and take it from their.

    Stick at it and set ur own targets.

    Maybe a thread for keeping us all motivated would be great


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    • #17
      cossac

      That's awesome! Good luck with it. 400 miles sounds very impressive. I was going to aim for 300 miles in my first full year of running but now I'm aiming for 150 miles, more if I get chance.

      I've read how some say to change trainers every 300-400 miles but then there's people who have gone even further without issue. I'll have to just see how it goes.

      We got a good covering of snow this morning, so I decided to go out before any ice sets in. 1.6 miles in, my phone died, so Strava failed part way through. I ended up having to do a manual upload with the full distance.

      Also got a small blister, first time since I started in running in November. I put this down to the poor quality Aldi sports socks I was wearing. Last time I ran in them, it felt like I had a slight cut underneath my big toe.

      So now ordered some proper running socks and a bunch of extra running items I wanted. Only these socks have ever given me issues.
      Last edited by Spacedeck; 22-01-18, 00:19.

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      • #18
        You can normally tell from feel when me trainers are needed.
        I use a Garmin Vivoactive watch which does the GPS and let's me keep an eye on my pace.

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        • #19
          im not running but 3 weeks ago i bought an exercise bike to use at home and for the last 2 weeks i was doing 10km a day and this week i have started doing 15km a day on it

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          • #20
            Originally posted by MVG Studen1215 View Post
            im not running but 3 weeks ago i bought an exercise bike to use at home and for the last 2 weeks i was doing 10km a day and this week i have started doing 15km a day on it
            nice one mate, how are you finding it? I looked into getting a cheap exercise bike but know i will end stopping if i get too tired , but if im out and half way from home then i will have to crack on no matter how bad i want to quit.
            Also cheers again for the tips, finally managed 2 runs this week as the weather has been kinder and tried to use some of the advice, trying to pay attention to how im running now.
            I bought some new shoes over xmas but they were those stretchy one piece ones ( havent a clue if they have a proper name ) which killed the tops of my feet, tried undoing the laces and wearing them around the house but think my feet are just too wide so bought some different ones which are much nicer, makes a hell of a difference! Also got some of those more mile socks off ebay which are much better than random cotton ones.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by OliXSE

              nice one mate, how are you finding it? I looked into getting a cheap exercise bike but know i will end stopping if i get too tired , but if im out and half way from home then i will have to crack on no matter how bad i want to quit.
              Also cheers again for the tips, finally managed 2 runs this week as the weather has been kinder and tried to use some of the advice, trying to pay attention to how im running now.
              I bought some new shoes over xmas but they were those stretchy one piece ones ( havent a clue if they have a proper name ) which killed the tops of my feet, tried undoing the laces and wearing them around the house but think my feet are just too wide so bought some different ones which are much nicer, makes a hell of a difference! Also got some of those more mile socks off ebay which are much better than random cotton ones.
              Their socks are good, they'll give you a bit more support.
              I'm using elastic laces that you for and get to the right length, them just stretch them to get them on and off. They work great.

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              • #22
                Got out for another run today and ran 8.34 miles. While I was out, I just kept telling myself to just push on. I didn't plan on doing the length of run I did, I was going to do my normal 5/6 miles.

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                • #23
                  How's everyone's fitness going? I got out today for a nice 7.1 mile run. Only stopped briefly once today at the 3.5 mile and that stop was very brief (matter of 10-20 seconds). So very happy with today and even though I don't have any means of viewing my average pacing as my phone is tucked away in my belt, my pacing was pretty steady throughout.

                  https://www.strava.com/activities/1405669967

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