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Old 15-01-17, 21:13   #41
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Also downloaded Strava and ran with that today, looks like a really exciting app. Any of you guys use it?
Nope. Runkeeper app on the iPhone for me. Bit of a creature of habit so have stuck with it over the last four years but anyone i know who uses Strava says it's the business.
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Old 15-01-17, 21:21   #42
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Park Run Tooting, London over the weekend, so have now done it in three countries.
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Old 15-01-17, 22:08   #43
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Park Run Tooting, London over the weekend, so have now done it in three countries.
Cool, what sort of numbers did it get? Where else have you ran?
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Old 15-01-17, 23:19   #44
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Cool, what sort of numbers did it get? Where else have you ran?
Tooting had 598 - 3 loops of a small park. A bit thronged, but great to get out. Quite a young demographic.

Krakow Poland had a lot of serious or club runners, and not too many recs.

My nearest park-run is Oldbridge, Co. Louth, which is friendly, and in a great parkland setting.

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I've been using Strava for a good while, it's really great but am happy to be able to rely on the Garmin GPS (when I get back running again) as my new phone's GPS is a bit unreliable. Will record the run on the watch and sync to the phone, hopefully will be the perfect solution!
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Old 16-01-17, 14:24   #46
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Where else have you ran?
Some of the best places I have ran over the years include:

Long slow 8-10 miler along the Charles River, Boston.

Long runs along the Seine, down town Paris in Summer.

Phoenix Park.

Along the River Wear, in the shadow of Durham Castle/Cathedral.

The entire Meath coastline, an out and back - River Boyne, Mornington, Bettystown, Laytown, Gormanstown, River Delvin, and back.
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SThe entire Meath coastline, an out and back - River Boyne, Mornington, Bettystown, Laytown, Gormanstown, River Delvin, and back.
How long is the meath coastline? About 10km??
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Old 17-01-17, 10:55   #48
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How long is the meath coastline? About 10km??
It's about 11.5-12 km, and its a great route, as you run over dunes, flat sand, and some dirt paths, with a reasonable variety in scenery - besides the sea you also hit a few river estuaries.
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Went for a run for the first time. Nearly died. Assume it gets easier?
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Went for a run for the first time. Nearly died. Assume it gets easier?
It does. Once you go regularly it'll get easier very quickly. Don't try and go too fast, start off at a handy pace and distance and just try and better yourself every time. Can buy a cheap plastic wrist watch in dealz or whatever. That's what I use to time myself cos I know the route I take is 6.1k.

You'll be fine. That's the hardest one outta the way so fair fucks
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First run of the year today. On the treadmill as it's 30deg out.
Did 5km in 24m55s. Which is longer than anything I did in 2016
Was handy enough. Not sure if sub 20 is possible, will definitely suck a lot though.

Tried to compared to my previous times, but the search won't lookup for "5km" as only too short
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So i've done six 10K's so far this year with times of:

1:02:08
1:02:23
1:02:19
1:02:13
1:01:32
1.02:31

59 seconds between all six and if we remove the outlier of 1:01:32 just 24 seconds between the other five.

Don't think i've ever been this slow but at least i'm consistent.

Last time i ran 10K in under 1hr was August 16 and before that April 21 (59 mins)

So i guess my next goal is to crack 1 hour again.
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Last time i ran 10K in under 1hr was August 16 and before that April 21 (59 mins)

So i guess my next goal is to crack 1 hour again.
Add in some strides or sprints, from lamppost to lamppost is one way to work towards this. Any shake up to the routine may be worth s try.

You can also look to increase cadence if you are much lower than 160- you can buy a metronome on line for about 25 quid.
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Add in some strides or sprints, from lamppost to lamppost is one way to work towards this. Any shake up to the routine may be worth s try.

You can also look to increase cadence if you are much lower than 160- you can buy a metronome on line for about 25 quid.
Yeah i've been doing the same run and probably taking in the scenery a bit too much and not particularly pushing myself, happy just to add another 10K to the pile.

I have tried the Swedish 'fartlek' technique in the past but kinda felt it was more likely to lead to an injury before i would accomplish a faster time.

Googling cadence now - dunno why i handn't thought of that before!

Will measure it for sure on my next run and see what i can do from there.

Cheers!
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