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  • Solksjaer!
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    Back on the roads after my mystery Injury. About 8kg heavier so the long haul back. Ran so slow and still huffed my way over a paltry 3k . This eating disorder is cruel.

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
    Yeah, was saying this to Danny earlier. For me the new site is terrible when it comes to keeping up to date with threads.

    Find myself never seeing anything outside the bbv.

    Gonna keep a separate tab open for here, that worked well for MK.

    Losing a toenail is nothing to worry about Danny, you're a runner now
    I’ve added subscribe the thread so I always get a notification now when there’s a post in here, haven’t run myself in ages, playing tennis again but must get out.

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  • dinekes
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    Still just walking at the minute. Will be very slowly integrating jobs in with them over the Summer.

    Bought 2 pairs of Saucony runners the other day. Beautiful feel to them.
    Got a good deal too. Bought one pair new for €140 and there was a sale pair marked down from €170 to €134 which he did for €100. And I got a €5 off the socks!

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  • Lazare
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    Yeah, was saying this to Danny earlier. For me the new site is terrible when it comes to keeping up to date with threads.

    Find myself never seeing anything outside the bbv.

    Gonna keep a separate tab open for here, that worked well for MK.

    Losing a toenail is nothing to worry about Danny, you're a runner now

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  • BennyHiFi
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    Sadly the thread is a bit of a graveyard these days TD.

    Seems like it's pretty common and nothing to be too concerned about but has never happened to me.

    Thigh chaffing on the other hand...

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  • tylerdurden94
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    Been getting back out running with some regularity (6 months till the wedding) but last night one of my toenails came off, I'm assuming it's happened to a few people here? Something I should be worried about?? Remedies for it?

    It's definitely a little tender this morning and I'd a run planned so went out in looser fitting runners and took it a little easier with the pace and manged to clock in 6.25k.

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  • BennyHiFi
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    So the first third of the year is down.

    Target: 500km of 1,500km
    Actual: 488.4km of 1,500km

    I'll take that considering the dog bite at the start of the year and a couple of weeks bad weather or with sniffles.

    Moving from x2 10km per week to x3 10km hasn't been without its challenges, particularly when you only manage a week with one or two runs. Trying to pull them back by moving to x4 per week is certainly tougher than moving from two to three.

    Anyway, stiff legs and some sluggishness are first world problems. Hopefully I can keep it up though the summer months now (historically I've usually run less in summer).

    Bit of warmer weather wouldn't go amiss mind you.
    Last edited by BennyHiFi; 30-04-21, 21:16.

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  • ionapaul
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    Very close to that tree house! There's a new carpark at Fernhill now (further down the road between Belermaine and Hillcrest Road) and the new running path is at the top of the big stairs you see when you exit the carpark towards the rest of the property. Will definitely try to make it up there every few weeks to push myself a bit.

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  • luckforsome
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    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
    As it turns out, maybe I'm not going to be a slow as I thought (and you are right GL2M)! Was up in Fernhill Gardens yesterday with the family and managed to sneak off for a quick run around the new 400m running track (though running path a better description I think) while the rest enjoyed a picnic, did 10 laps so 4km at a 4.06 pace. And even had to stop on my final lap to tie my shoelace!

    For my 2nd lap I pushed at 90%+ effort and managed it in 1:16, which impacted the remainder of the run. Defo could have kept at 4:1X pace for a final 1km, so would have just about managed a sub-21 5km. Still a long way to go to hit sub-20 again but hopefully it is possible.
    ...Out of curiosity, where exactly is this?... Is it in the same location as the house people visit and the random little tree house (pic of this included)...
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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
    As it turns out, maybe I'm not going to be a slow as I thought (and you are right GL2M)! Was up in Fernhill Gardens yesterday with the family and managed to sneak off for a quick run around the new 400m running track (though running path a better description I think) while the rest enjoyed a picnic, did 10 laps so 4km at a 4.06 pace. And even had to stop on my final lap to tie my shoelace!

    For my 2nd lap I pushed at 90%+ effort and managed it in 1:16, which impacted the remainder of the run. Defo could have kept at 4:1X pace for a final 1km, so would have just about managed a sub-21 5km. Still a long way to go to hit sub-20 again but hopefully it is possible.
    Yes I saw that, tying your lace is takin the piss though!

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  • ionapaul
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    As it turns out, maybe I'm not going to be a slow as I thought (and you are right GL2M)! Was up in Fernhill Gardens yesterday with the family and managed to sneak off for a quick run around the new 400m running track (though running path a better description I think) while the rest enjoyed a picnic, did 10 laps so 4km at a 4.06 pace. And even had to stop on my final lap to tie my shoelace!

    For my 2nd lap I pushed at 90%+ effort and managed it in 1:16, which impacted the remainder of the run. Defo could have kept at 4:1X pace for a final 1km, so would have just about managed a sub-21 5km. Still a long way to go to hit sub-20 again but hopefully it is possible.

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
    Ran 112km in March, my first 100+km month ever Legs are a bit wrecked as a result but I needed it to get back on track for an annual target of 750km, as due to lack of creche in Jan/Feb I only managed approximately 85km over the course of both months. I won't keep up the same pace as my left Achilles has never been back to 100% since injuring it in 2019 and it's feeling worse in recent weeks, I need to take it a bit easier I think. But just need to aim for approximately 70km per month and I'll be golden. Unsurprisingly my average page in April was also probably my slowest ever! I think if Parkrun started back up tomorrow I'd really struggle to hit a sub 22min 5km, and sub 21min would require a lot of work.
    When running regularly the slower the better so you should see that as an achievement more than a failure. I did 6 weeks of all 5min+ running in June and shaved 100secs off my 5km PB whilst thinking I was making no progress, so keep at it.

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  • ionapaul
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    Ran 112km in March, my first 100+km month ever Legs are a bit wrecked as a result but I needed it to get back on track for an annual target of 750km, as due to lack of creche in Jan/Feb I only managed approximately 85km over the course of both months. I won't keep up the same pace as my left Achilles has never been back to 100% since injuring it in 2019 and it's feeling worse in recent weeks, I need to take it a bit easier I think. But just need to aim for approximately 70km per month and I'll be golden. Unsurprisingly my average page in April was also probably my slowest ever! I think if Parkrun started back up tomorrow I'd really struggle to hit a sub 22min 5km, and sub 21min would require a lot of work.

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post
    Something quite remarkable happened this week - I ran my fastest 10km in almost 4 years. Sub 1 hour (59:46 to be precise) - still slow by many measures of course but a huge thrill nevertheless when your only opponent is yourself. And how and why it happened seemingly defying the laws of space and time!

    At first I thought it must be a tracking issue y'know, RunKeeper being off but I'd been getting progressively faster over the previous couple of weeks or so, breaking a couple of fastest times in a while and already seeing my overall per km pace drop below last year's level.

    When I hit the 'finish line' I knew there was no tracking issue as I was within a couple of meters of where I normally consider my 10km finish (I do the same standard loop as my day to day go-to run).

    No idea how or why at almost 50 (in September) I've found a little extra kick. I do know that a thigh strain slowed me down in 2018 and 19 - by up to 10% on a bad day I reckon and its only in the last 3-6 months could I say it felt the issue had totally cleared up.

    New trainers? yes but unlikely to give e that kind of bounce (they're not the special Nike marathon ones!).

    Weight? A stone below recent heaviest but been the same weight for about a year now and not trying too hard to go for the half stone/stonestone to get me to ideal fighting weight.

    I changed my measurement from miles to Km just this year and that's made me more aware of pace because I'm getting feedback from the app more often but again, that's unlikely to make me faster in and of itself, just more aware when I AM running faster.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share this minor triumph over age and ability - I've got another goal to aim for this year now. Another sub one hour? A few sub one hours? A 40s pb? Unlikely as I'd need to find another 90 secs over 10km - probably not impossible but highly unlikely.

    I've done 260km so far this year so took a well earned break (due to the feckin' freezing weather) after that run on Tuesday, drinking wine tonight and will dive back in again on Monday.

    An aberation? Perhaps, but a delightful one.


    Excellent! Enjoy the buzz, new goals are for next week!

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  • BennyHiFi
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    Something quite remarkable happened this week - I ran my fastest 10km in almost 4 years. Sub 1 hour (59:46 to be precise) - still slow by many measures of course but a huge thrill nevertheless when your only opponent is yourself. And how and why it happened seemingly defying the laws of space and time!

    At first I thought it must be a tracking issue y'know, RunKeeper being off but I'd been getting progressively faster over the previous couple of weeks or so, breaking a couple of fastest times in a while and already seeing my overall per km pace drop below last year's level.

    When I hit the 'finish line' I knew there was no tracking issue as I was within a couple of meters of where I normally consider my 10km finish (I do the same standard loop as my day to day go-to run).

    No idea how or why at almost 50 (in September) I've found a little extra kick. I do know that a thigh strain slowed me down in 2018 and 19 - by up to 10% on a bad day I reckon and its only in the last 3-6 months could I say it felt the issue had totally cleared up.

    New trainers? yes but unlikely to give e that kind of bounce (they're not the special Nike marathon ones!).

    Weight? A stone below recent heaviest but been the same weight for about a year now and not trying too hard to go for the half stone/stonestone to get me to ideal fighting weight.

    I changed my measurement from miles to Km just this year and that's made me more aware of pace because I'm getting feedback from the app more often but again, that's unlikely to make me faster in and of itself, just more aware when I AM running faster.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share this minor triumph over age and ability - I've got another goal to aim for this year now. Another sub one hour? A few sub one hours? A 40s pb? Unlikely as I'd need to find another 90 secs over 10km - probably not impossible but highly unlikely.

    I've done 260km so far this year so took a well earned break (due to the feckin' freezing weather) after that run on Tuesday, drinking wine tonight and will dive back in again on Monday.

    An aberation? Perhaps, but a delightful one.



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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by dinekes View Post


    Will give that a go when I get dome lung fitness back.
    Was really struggling breathing doing that 3k

    Used to do ladders in intervals ..great workout

    Main issue is I need to get back to a semi decent, uninjured level like I was at Dec
    If I push anything beyond a certain level a persistent calf injury pops up. Really have to manage/monitor every session carefully. Like I might go out Mon but feel a niggle and from experience I would have to leave it to Thurs/Fri for another session and I would be dying to get out!

    I will get there though, just slowly!


    Absolutely, it’s nothing you can’t tailor why not walk 1km, jog 1km, run 1km and back down etc. Or 500m. Just keep the variety and enjoyment, all of that is better than no exercise so keep the faith!

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  • dinekes
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    Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

    You often fear a run before, it never regret it after. I think so often the hardest part is putting on the shoes.

    if you want a bit of variety, I could give you a few challenges?

    try a pyramid the next time you run, where the first is warm up pace, 2nd is faster, 3rd is fastest, 4th same as 2nd and 5th warm down. Challenge is to get the third km as quick as possible, not to speed up 1 and 5th.

    Will give that a go when I get dome lung fitness back.
    Was really struggling breathing doing that 3k

    Used to do ladders in intervals ..great workout

    Main issue is I need to get back to a semi decent, uninjured level like I was at Dec
    If I push anything beyond a certain level a persistent calf injury pops up. Really have to manage/monitor every session carefully. Like I might go out Mon but feel a niggle and from experience I would have to leave it to Thurs/Fri for another session and I would be dying to get out!

    I will get there though, just slowly!



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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by Mellor View Post
    Still haven’t gone for that run
    Get out and tell us how fast you did 5km, become an inspiration!

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  • Mellor
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    Still haven’t gone for that run

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by dinekes View Post
    @GLTM

    Went for shortish jog earlier.
    Just did 3k at just over 6min per which is slightly slower than my usual slow pace!
    Breathing wasnt great, struggled a bit. I forgot to take a blast of Ventolin before so I think its lack of cardio fitness coupled with a preexisting lung inflammation most likely.

    Anyway was great to get out and break the rut. Cheers for the post and the encouragement as it got me thinking in the right zone again ie 'one step at a time and build slowly'
    You often fear a run before, it never regret it after. I think so often the hardest part is putting on the shoes.

    if you want a bit of variety, I could give you a few challenges?

    try a pyramid the next time you run, where the first is warm up pace, 2nd is faster, 3rd is fastest, 4th same as 2nd and 5th warm down. Challenge is to get the third km as quick as possible, not to speed up 1 and 5th.

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  • BennyHiFi
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    Completed my 8,000th tracked kilometre today in just over 7 years. Add a few hundred on for untracked runs when I forgot my phone or the battery died and you get a straight line from here to Los Angeles.

    934 tracked runs in total.

    Would like to think I could get to 20,000km before the knees or hips pack in. That'd be halfway around the world.

    It's all relative of course. Some people could do that in 2 or 3 years but I'll take it regardless given my age and lifestyle.

    As Mark E. Smith from The Fall said... "It's not repetition, it's discipline".

    Onwards and upwards.

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  • dinekes
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    Somehow an email I sent to customer posted here (must have had it on paste or something dont know, deleted it there)

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  • dinekes
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    [QUOTE=Mellor;n1687294]Hit the weights today, no jiu jitsu tomorrow.
    Which means cardio tomorrow.

    Felt same way for the past 3 weeks or so. Weather crap, not in a great headspace etc. Today from deciding to get out and being outside was probably under a minute. Didnt give myself a chance to think of an excuse not to. Once youre out its grand.
    Was thinking of all the work I'd put in since last June/July which helped with motivation a bit.
    Last edited by dinekes; 18-02-21, 11:19.

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  • Mellor
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    Hit the weights today, no jiu jitsu tomorrow.
    Which means cardio tomorrow. Struggling to get my motivated. Really not arsed.

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  • dinekes
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    @GLTM

    Went for shortish jog earlier.
    Just did 3k at just over 6min per which is slightly slower than my usual slow pace!
    Breathing wasnt great, struggled a bit. I forgot to take a blast of Ventolin before so I think its lack of cardio fitness coupled with a preexisting lung inflammation most likely.

    Anyway was great to get out and break the rut. Cheers for the post and the encouragement as it got me thinking in the right zone again ie 'one step at a time and build slowly'
    Last edited by dinekes; 18-02-21, 10:00.

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  • BennyHiFi
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    Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post
    Took 2 weeks off and did a 10km on Sunday, it’s amazing how tired I am after it. Your fitness just plummets when you take a bit of time off at all
    I find 6-7 days is the optimal break for me. First run back always seems to be light-footed and breezy.

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by dinekes View Post
    @ GLTM

    I hear you.

    Havent run at all since xmas day. Covid first 2 weeks Jan and have been like a hermit since. Only been out for about 4/5 walks.

    The first couple of walks didnt feel great after at all, broke into cold sweat during it then felt bad afterward with a headache.
    Just put me off doing anything , probably psychological now.

    Doing squats and a few weights exercises so I dont turn completely to jelly!
    As i sat on the couch exhausted after the 10km and my legs were dead and overheating I was delighted with myself to have that feeling back. I hadn’t properly pushed myself in ages. Nothing like following it up with a slow on to tee you back to nomality again, I’d encourage you to get back out again, but taking it easy post cov

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  • dinekes
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    @ GLTM

    I hear you.

    Havent run at all since xmas day. Covid first 2 weeks Jan and have been like a hermit since. Only been out for about 4/5 walks.

    The first couple of walks didnt feel great after at all, broke into cold sweat during it then felt bad afterward with a headache.
    Just put me off doing anything , probably psychological now.

    Doing squats and a few weights exercises so I dont turn completely to jelly!

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Took 2 weeks off and did a 10km on Sunday, it’s amazing how tired I am after it. Your fitness just plummets when you take a bit of time off at all

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Did 5km/day in January which was a good challenge, mentally you just know you have to go every day so there’s no dilemma. On,y tough days were 23-24 where fatigue was starting to kick in and still a good bit away. Very enjoyable though

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  • Mellor
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    Really need to get back on the road.
    Find ing that the BJJ and strengths session are burning as much energy, so not really as useful to cut down weight

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  • Solksjaer!
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    Bought a spinning bike to get me through my injury recently. . Some great online programmes . Great intervals . Getting back my fitness . Tomorrow I take my tentative 1st run in weeks . Expect to be blowing hard even at 6 min per k pace . 3km max though .

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  • tylerdurden94
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    Really enjoyed reading all the achievements for 2020, savage stuff gents. I'll be adding myself to the IPB Strava club.

    Took it easy for the first couple days into the new year but been getting some K's in the last couple weeks. I'm 12 days away from 1 year of minimum 10,000 steps every day, it's been a really good motivating factor for myself throughout this whole lockdown stuff.

    Was in the park at 6:30am this morning got 6k done but felt a little sloppy with breathing, can't seem to control my heart rate even when taking the foot off the gas and slow down. Been running with the missus & our friend and we have head torches but depending on how far ahead some people get it can be hard to make them out so been thinking about getting some illuminated armbands or something of that ilk. Any recommendations?

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  • BennyHiFi
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    So I got John Connell's The Running Book for Christmas and It was..hmmm... OK I suppose.

    Disappointed a little TBH, seemed like he was directly copying an idea Haruki Murakami had 13 or 15 years about. Additionally he goes on about God at several junctures so definitely not for me.

    Not a bad intro to an off beat running/history/philosophy book really and I shouldn't be too harsh but I found him a bit hard to like TBH. A bit of a 'try hard' but that's more personal on me probably. I mean he's only been running a few years and it seems like he needed a new topic after his cow book and at 30-odd years of age, this would afford him at least 150 pages of 'insight' into a topic.

    The quality of writing is pretty good in fairness and, like the action, it clips a long at a decent pace and I finished it in a few nights.

    Anyway if anyone would like to read it PM me with your address and I'll pop it in an envelope and send it on.

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by Keane View Post
    Getting back into it a little bit. It's amazing how bad the conditioning gets after only a few weeks of idleness. Trying to get back into the old Lazare school of getting Kms under the feet at nice relaxed pace so I look forward to getting out instead of putting it off
    One thing that’s working for me at the moment is to have a different challenge every day.

    A few ideas
    - run a sub 4min km in you’re 3rd km (so you can warm up and warm down)
    - find a 1km hill to see how quick you can mount it, or descend.
    - try a 6min/4min/6/4/6 routine, basically really slow km/90% km/slow/fast
    - try a Fartlek session where you sprint from landmarks and then jog, I.e. every lamppost you see is flat out then slow after thr next one etc. Alternating
    - try to run a 5km without HR going over 120, that’s tough to go that slow.

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  • Keane
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    Getting back into it a little bit. It's amazing how bad the conditioning gets after only a few weeks of idleness. Trying to get back into the old Lazare school of getting Kms under the feet at nice relaxed pace so I look forward to getting out instead of putting it off

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Trying to add a bit of variety to the regime, and have a nice 1km steep hill about 2 km from the house, so attacking KOM attempts has been fun. Managed to get a 3:08km (downhill obviously) which was harder than I thought!

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Doing 5km per day in January this year, first time I’ve really got into it.

    tried it in 2018 and got injured day 4. Did 100km in 2019 and 2020 so it’s a natural step up. Lockdown makes it so much easier in terms of options, feels nice though. You know yiu have to go every day so you just get on with it.

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

    Ran 480km
    Ran 1 race if you don’t include park runs (on Dec 26th)
    Got to 21.12 and down to 48:54 on 10km.

    Target for 2020
    Run 600km - 50km/month
    Run 4 races, one of which should be a 10km
    Run two different park runs
    Run one race/park run with an IPB’r.
    5km sub 20:30
    10km sub 45mins
    Bonus: run a half marathon to beat the 2:42:xx time comfortably!
    2020
    Ran 901km
    ran 1 race, though it was a 10km
    no park runs
    none with IPB (Laz was that one in 2019?)
    new 1km PB of 3.28
    new 1mile PB of 5:38
    New 5km PB of 19:25, down from 21.12.
    New 10km PB of 45:01, down from 46:57.
    New 15km PB of 1:09:57, down from 2:07:06!
    No half marathon attempt

    2021 goals
    750km running
    another sub 20m 5km, ideally in a race.
    10 in the 44:xx
    complete a half marathon in <01:39:38 which would be an hour quicker than the last attempt!
    run three races
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  • Goodluck2me
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    Thread test again

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  • ionapaul
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    Finished up on 741km for the year. That's a multiple of the outdoor distance ran in any other year so was a very good achievement for me Only possible with the gyms being closed and the opportunities made open by lockdowns, but however.

    I was doing approx. 25km/month last November, December and into January 2020, so really moved up a gear to increase the distance. From February onwards my new goal for the year was 600km+, and then into the 2nd half of 2020 I changed this to a more ambitious 730km to hit an average of 2km/day for the year. Achieved that on Dec 17 I think, so 750km would have been the next logical target but with a newborn in the house, once the creches finished up before Christmas and needing to entertain a toddler as well it was almost impossible to get out, only managed two runs in the last two weeks of the year!

    Fastest 5km of 2020 was 21:14 in a Parkrun, which is a big step back from the times of 2016-2019, where I did a single 19:53 and a few 20:0X runs. Should Parkrun and road races start again in 2021 I imagine I'll get a few 20:XX times in.

    Distance target for 2021 is 750km.

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  • Keane
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    Originally posted by Dub13 View Post

    Thanks.

    It's not that massive of a jump for me. Last year I did 3,300, actually I tell a small lie it was 3,299 should have got that last km...!! I have gone as high as 3,5xx in other years so just need to keep it more consistent.

    I would generally run 5/6 times a week with a long run on the weekend of about 20km probably on average. But if training for a marathon that long run would be up to 35km. So some weeks I would often pass 100km.

    As for the time, just discipline. I would often run into work if I am struggling for time or I have been known to run at 6am to get it out of the way.

    If anybody is on strava feel free to follow me.
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/8896267
    Those are serious numbers! We have a group here if you want to add yourself feel free:

    https://www.strava.com/clubs/ipb-runners

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  • Dub13
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    Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post

    Welcome Dub13!

    4,000 km is an average of nearly 80km a week - how do you tend to break it down? Do you take any rest periods? Any problems finding the time to do that kind of milage?
    Thanks.

    It's not that massive of a jump for me. Last year I did 3,300, actually I tell a small lie it was 3,299 should have got that last km...!! I have gone as high as 3,5xx in other years so just need to keep it more consistent.

    I would generally run 5/6 times a week with a long run on the weekend of about 20km probably on average. But if training for a marathon that long run would be up to 35km. So some weeks I would often pass 100km.

    As for the time, just discipline. I would often run into work if I am struggling for time or I have been known to run at 6am to get it out of the way.

    If anybody is on strava feel free to follow me.
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/8896267

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  • BennyHiFi
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    Originally posted by Dub13 View Post
    Only getting back active here after a good while away. This thread "may" help keep me active on IPB.

    2021 targets.
    4,000km running
    2,000km cycling
    Welcome Dub13!

    4,000 km is an average of nearly 80km a week - how do you tend to break it down? Do you take any rest periods? Any problems finding the time to do that kind of milage?

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  • Dub13
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    Only getting back active here after a good while away. This thread "may" help keep me active on IPB.

    2021 targets.
    4,000km running
    2,000km cycling

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post

    2020 targets.
    730K total again.
    Go in the right direction timewise. 25.00 for 5K.
    Definitely try a 15K this year.
    Some sprint sessions in summer.
    Better diet, more sleep, drop some dress sizes.
    1) 765K. Those early days of lockdown really helped when I was able to stop work at exactly 5pm and go for a run 3 evenings a week. Got way ahead of schedule which was just as well as by Oct/Nov was rarely finishing work before 7pm.
    2) Without parkrun I didn't do a lot of timed 5K. But nothing close to 25.00, 27xx was the best. Disappointing.
    3) 11K was the furthest I ran.
    4) One sprint session in May - I marked out a 100m bit of greenery. Sprint it, walk back, sprint it again, walk back, 20 times in total for 2K. Bloody hell, it gives pain in a whole different set of muscles.
    5) Sleep was great under lockdown, and diet/dress size was going excellent for a few months. Tailed off badly from August and went into 100kg territory again. Can't outrun a bad diet.

    2021 targets.
    Much the same.
    730K total, basically consistent 2K a day.
    Concerted effort to get 25.00 when parkrun comes back.
    A few more 10Ks and 12Ks for variety. Maybe even my mythical 15K.
    Definitely do the sprinting again once or twice.
    Again, better diet, drop weight. Surely I have the willpower for this, I've done it before. Over Christmas, a big but healthy looking Portuguese guy who sits beside me in work had a heart attack and died in the ambulance. He was 12 years younger than me so really have to take this as a warning that there is a tipping-point health-wise.

    Congrats to everyone on targets binked, some great results. We go again.

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  • BennyHiFi
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    1,379Km done for 2020. Upping the goal for 2021 to 1,500km.

    Will be a slowish start to the year due to the stitches in my leg but hopefully can get back out by the middle/end of next week.

    Good luck in '21 everyone!

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  • dobby
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    Well I was feeling very happy about achieving my 750km goal until I read that FM

    But seriously, on a personal level. I'm delighted, today was the hardest, especially that 5k after the 10k this morning, slowest run of the year by a long way. But happy to get over the line and actually hit a target for the 1st time ever

    Happy new year lads

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  • FeetMagic
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    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post

    Yeah, here's the club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/463383?oq=I

    Throw up a link to your profile and I'll invite you
    Just joined, see ye in 2021

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  • FeetMagic
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    Stopped the running Dec 24th and just maximized detachment from routine the past week so finishing the year at 1,321km with 14,600m elevation; goal for next year is simply minimum of double both. The elevation is important as I will mainly be partaking in trail races > road races when the world is spinning again.

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  • dobby
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    That was great. Dark, freezing cold, ice and a bit of snow underfoot. Very refreshing. A steady pace at about 5.45 per km. Body feels good. Back to bed for a bit before trying a 5k tonight to reach my target.

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  • dobby
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    I'm in a similar spot to you Keane. I'm 15k off my 750km target and have been laid up for 3 days with terrible back pain. No idea what or how I did it cos I've been purposely going slower on my runs in the hope of avoiding injury and haven't left the house in over a week now.

    Going to try and get an early 10k run in now and hopefully get 5k later if I get through it. I really want to get that 750k now I'm.so close but wont push it if it's too sore.

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  • Keane
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    I did something to my back taking off my gear after a cycle in the lashing rain during the week. 12km off my 750km goal, I might not manage at this stage depending how I recover but not the end of the world.

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  • dinekes
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    Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post
    Went out for a run this morning in deepest Tipperary. Got to the end of the in-laws lane, turned left as usual and was faced with two snarling, untethered dogs out on the road.

    I tried to run past them (which in hindsight was probably not the right thing to do but hey, what do I know, I've never kept a dog in my life) and they forced my onto the verge, nipping and snarling until eventually one of them, the alpha dog, bit me on the right calf.

    Initially I thought it was just a bit of a nip but could see the dogs slobbers on the back of my running tights. I ran on about 100 metres and looked again and saw the stain getting darker.

    Hmmm... probably better look at this I thought. Rolled up the leg, saw a bit of a mess and figured I should go back and have it cleaned up (daintily walking backwards past the dogs this time, still snarling and clearly happy to have another go if I gave them any justification).

    Wife took one look and off we went to ShannonDoc in Nenagh hospital for four stitches.

    Exposed wound the size of an old 50p with two decent fang punctures and the skin was all mashed where the dog pulled its teeth out and downwards at the same time.

    Funnily enough it's not really sore. Doc says I can probably run again in about a week if it doesn't get infected which is a 50/50 chance he reckoned.

    Wouldn't have minded so much if it had been on the way back. Ruined a perfectly nice run.

    (Turns out the folks who own the dogs were away and the main aggressor is usually tied up with a chain when this is the case but had managed to break free. Plus their gate was open allowing them to roam onto the road. And the missus of the house minds kids so I think it gave them plenty of pause for thought).
    Jaysus! Hopefully no infection.

    Some balls on ye to go back through them again.


    Had a greyhound type lunge at me recently. Owner was bent down fussing with his leash as I crossed running to their side of the road in the dark (in dark clothing) Dog went mental, big snarly teeth and lunging against the leash. Thankfully owner held on. Obviously startled the dog or he viewed me as a threat coming out of the dark towards them. Worrying though like you say about kids as the consequences would be far worse.







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  • BennyHiFi
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    Went out for a run this morning in deepest Tipperary. Got to the end of the in-laws lane, turned left as usual and was faced with two snarling, untethered dogs out on the road.

    I tried to run past them (which in hindsight was probably not the right thing to do but hey, what do I know, I've never kept a dog in my life) and they forced my onto the verge, nipping and snarling until eventually one of them, the alpha dog, bit me on the right calf.

    Initially I thought it was just a bit of a nip but could see the dogs slobbers on the back of my running tights. I ran on about 100 metres and looked again and saw the stain getting darker.

    Hmmm... probably better look at this I thought. Rolled up the leg, saw a bit of a mess and figured I should go back and have it cleaned up (daintily walking backwards past the dogs this time, still snarling and clearly happy to have another go if I gave them any justification).

    Wife took one look and off we went to ShannonDoc in Nenagh hospital for four stitches.

    Exposed wound the size of an old 50p with two decent fang punctures and the skin was all mashed where the dog pulled its teeth out and downwards at the same time.

    Funnily enough it's not really sore. Doc says I can probably run again in about a week if it doesn't get infected which is a 50/50 chance he reckoned.

    Wouldn't have minded so much if it had been on the way back. Ruined a perfectly nice run.

    (Turns out the folks who own the dogs were away and the main aggressor is usually tied up with a chain when this is the case but had managed to break free. Plus their gate was open allowing them to roam onto the road. And the missus of the house minds kids so I think it gave them plenty of pause for thought).

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  • ionapaul
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    Originally posted by FeetMagic View Post
    How do I follow ye on Strava? Is there a group?
    Yeah, here's the club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/463383?oq=I

    Throw up a link to your profile and I'll invite you

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  • dinekes
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    Another nice enjoyable slow one 7.76k ,47mins

    Felt like I could go for another 5k!


    Going to wait for the sales and get some new gear. Asics looking a bit battered.

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  • dinekes
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    Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post
    It almost certainly won’t be correct. I’d suggest you download strava, pair it to your Fitbit and buy an arm phone holder, much more accurate and will give good HR data too.
    Missed this post earlier.
    Thanks for the tip, will look into that in the NY.
    Happy enough just chugging away at the minute.

    Had a nice run today 7.34km in 44mins. No issues or niggles just a nice steady slow comfortable jog. Increasing the distance just a little each time for my Sunday run. Surprisingly mild out too.


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  • FeetMagic
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    How do I follow ye on Strava? Is there a group?

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  • Goodluck2me
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    Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
    Did a great run earlier:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/4449785854

    Fairly sure that's the fastest I've run that particular loop, the first 4km are all uphill, some decent climbs in there, 35 meters total. Obviously mostly downhill for the final 3km but by that stage I'm usually wrecked. Finally feel like I could muster a sub-21 5km if Parkrun started up again. Long way off sub-20 but that's a problem for 2021 maybe

    Should have 730km for the year in the bag ahead of Xmas day, fingers crossed.
    Great progress Paul.

    Lazare seems very quiet these days? Still running?

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