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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Odd_nonposter » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:48 pm UTC

4947 + 9 = 4956

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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby sfwc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:11 pm UTC

4956 + 4 = 4960
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Save Point » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:33 am UTC

4960 + 69 = 5029

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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samsoneffect » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:50 pm UTC

5029 = 1.7 = 5030.7

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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby gaurwraith » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

5030.7 + 6.2 + 2.7 = 5039.6
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Save Point » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:18 am UTC

5039.6 + 7.5 = 5047.1
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:28 pm UTC

5047.1 + 3.4 + 6 = 5057.5

The 3.4 was along this:
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and therefore felt twice as far but was twice as fun as the 6 two days later (back in the South East: boo!)
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samsoneffect » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:38 pm UTC

5057.5 + 1.7 = 5059.2

PT: 127.7

SLowly coming back into form. Going for the 14 minutes of running now and some 14-minute negative split on Friday.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby sfwc » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:32 pm UTC

5059.2 + 6.1 = 5065.3
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samsoneffect » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:39 pm UTC

5065.3 + 1.9 = 5067.2
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby sfwc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:10 pm UTC

5067.2 + 4.3 = 5071.5
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samsoneffect » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:59 pm UTC

5071.5 + 2 = 5073.5
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:56 pm UTC

5073.5 + 6 = 5079.5

Sorry, been too hectic at work to run recently.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Odd_nonposter » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:47 pm UTC

5073.5 + 6 = 5080

Got a blister and had to walk the last mile or so. It might be time for new shoes.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:56 am UTC

5080 + 4.5 = 5084.5
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby gaurwraith » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:43 pm UTC

5084.5 + 8.7 +2 = 5095.2
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:54 pm UTC

5095.2 + 7 = 5102.2

Ok, I ran to work and back because I woke up with a steaming hangover and felt that:
A) running might get me into a state where I could at least Coe with a heavy days work
B) cycling through rush hour traffic was probably terminally stupid as I had a suspicion I was still quite pissed.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby sfwc » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:23 am UTC

5102.2 + 6.1 = 5108.3
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samik » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:30 pm UTC

5108.3 + 1.9 = 5110.2


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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samsoneffect » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:37 pm UTC

5110.2 + 2.3 = 5112.5
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:57 pm UTC

5112.5 + 6.1 = 5118.6

Raining all the way.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samsoneffect » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:50 pm UTC

5118.6 + 2.6 = 5121.2
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:15 pm UTC

5121.2 + 3.4 = 5124.6

Because my beloved Brompton died on the way into work (frame snapped) *sniff*. So I ran home.

(on the grounds that I can't afford ~£1000 for a new one I guess I'm going to be running a lot over the next few weeks).
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samik » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:58 pm UTC

5124.6 + 1.9 = 5126.5

The bad news is that I've undergone a major slide from where I had been at the end of 2011 (and, frankly, I didn't have a very high spot to slide from, so anything lost is a tragedy).

The good news is that I didn't lose everything. Starting from scratch would have been too demotivating. Two steps forward one step back is a lot easier to come to terms with than two steps forward two steps back.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Cathy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:24 pm UTC

Over the last two weeks the guy and I have started jogging again!

5126.5 + 5.2 + 5.2 = 5136.9
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby sfwc » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:38 am UTC

5136.9 + 3.8 = 5140.7
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Evengeduld » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:29 am UTC

5140.7 + 1.375 = 5142 rounded down to get a nice round number again. :)
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samik » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:26 pm UTC

5142 + 1.9 = 5143.9
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby JudeMorrigan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:37 pm UTC

5143.9 + 1.5 + 3.1 + 3.1 + 1.5 = 5153.1

Easing back into things after not running in ages.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby gaurwraith » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:35 pm UTC

5153.1 + 6.8 + 2.2 = 5162.1
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:15 pm UTC

5162.1 + 7.4 = 5169.5

I really miss my Brompton.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby gaurwraith » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:I really miss my Brompton.



heheh I think of a magic flying broomstick when I read that name, guess it's because the first letters...

I almost lost my bike too the other day... I left it at the door of a photocopy shop, went to class and left her there, in the evening... thank goodness the shop owner realized it was not locked and got her inside.. but I had to walk home that night and that morning back to uni, and I realized what a big role the bicycle plays in my daily life, as I easily do 10 miles a day commuting, which would be too much to run or walk and expensive if done by bus...

I mean... I hear ya
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby VectorZero » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

5169.5 + 5 = 5174.5

Good run last night. Way too long off, need to start more regular running. Weather's cooling into autumn so should do better at sticking to the schedule.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Odd_nonposter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:22 am UTC

5174.5 + 7 + 7 = 5189

Really good weather these past two days. Needless to say, I'm sore as fuck.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Save Point » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:52 am UTC

5189 + 112 = 5301.

Been a while. My schedule is such that, by the time my run is over and I can login, I am too tired to even add 7.5-12 miles to this.

Does anyone have experience with minimalist running? I've always bought running shoes from Nike and New Balance. My experience has been poor. I also use inserts. Otherwise, I get pain so bad that the doctors previously thought I had a stress fracture in my right foot. This pain is usually my cue to get new sneakers.

Sneaker-wise, I'm leaning towards Asics, but I am also curious about using this opportunity to experiment with some Vibram Five Fingers - either Bikala LS or Spyridon. Anyone have experience with either of these? Or minimalist running in general?
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Samik » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:35 pm UTC

5301 + 1.9 = 5302.9



Themis wrote:Anyone have experience with either of these? Or minimalist running in general?

I have a pair of five fingers for hiking (Treksport) which I could not possibly love any more, and have done a lot of barefoot hiking in general, including Mt. Washington. I used to regularly run barefoot on our track when I was in college, and recently I've been running using some old spikeless sprinting shoes I bought in high school and never really used at the time*.

In all three cases, I prefer less shoe to more. Too much weight on your feet once you get used to something smaller. It's also a lot harder to turn your ankle when there's less height between your foot and the ground. (And - though less salient for running - no shoe ever made has better grip than your bare foot (barring spikes/crampons/etc.).)



Few notes:

- As probably the worst distance runner in the thread, anything I say should be taken with a grain of salt. I have no experience whatsoever with running more than 4-5 miles barefoot (or in any other fashion). No idea what issues you might have to deal with if putting serious weekly mileage on bare or minimally shod feet. I've done some pretty intensive hiking minimally shod, but there's a knowledge gap when talking about running.

- I've been a barefooter nonstop since I was little, so my feet are probably more adapted to this than most. Any real arch support in a shoe is too much for me, and will give me bad cramps within a quarter mile. I usually tie my shoes so loosely that it's just enough to keep them from falling off. Sounds like you're just about the exact opposite.


That all said, at least with the case of the five fingers and hiking, I've never known anyone who's used them and hasn't fallen in love with them. Which suggests to me that everyone's feet can adapt to minimal footwear eventually.




*These. They certainly weren't designed with minimal running in mind, but my feet seem to like them.

Actually, I've used these for backpacking as well, just this past January in the Utah Canyonlands. Long story how they came to be pressed into service, but they got the job done admirably. (Just had to really look out for kicking prickly pear - they have these little suckers out there, that sometimes just barely protrude from the ground. Just asking you to kick them by accident and bury a spike three inches deep between your toes.)

The Five Fingers are obviously superior for hiking, having been, you know, actually designed for that purpose. On the flip side, I've never run in a pair of the less grippy Five Fingers (aside from a few goofy looking laps around the store), so I can't compare.
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:15 pm UTC

5302.9 + 6.4 + 6.4 = 5315.7
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Thanks. Can't figure out whether to buy a new frame for the old bike, knowing it'll take me weeks to strip down the old one and build the new one, or risk buying another one second hand and try to avoid getting a dud or a stolen bike.

Either way I need to do something. I'm sodding knackered!
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby sfwc » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:32 pm UTC

5315.7 + 4.1 + 6.1 = 5325.9
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby Jumble » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:04 pm UTC

5325.9 + 6.1 = 5332

I'm run slowly. I'm crush. (sorry, playing with the cheese graters)
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Re: Run 10,000 miles

Postby gaurwraith » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 am UTC

Ok I started to figure this out, and it's not even that time of the year
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