For the runners amongst you all
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(10-11-2021, 06:37 PM)baggpuss Wrote:
(10-11-2021, 03:10 PM)mpad_mark Wrote:
(10-11-2021, 02:09 PM)Duffers Wrote:
(10-11-2021, 02:02 PM)mpad_mark Wrote:
(10-11-2021, 10:41 AM)baggy1 Wrote: I have recently taken up running again, it's always been a problem for me as I jeep getting calf injuries and my Left ITB also pulls on my knee painfully, but I've managed to be injury free for a few weeks and cracked under 25mins yesterday for 5k. I'm guessing this is a good time from what I see on the inter-web but should I be aiming for better times, or should I settle with that and aim for longer distances.

Also for road running what sort of trainers should I be using to protect myself from injuries?

It's probably worth having your gait analysed and getting trainers that suit your style.

I did this over 15 years ago and found that Sauncony was the best show for me for road running.

Yeah I’d definitely advise getting a gait analysis.

My advice would also be not to cheap out on the shoes. I wear Adidas Ultraboost which are £100+ but I’ve had far fewer injuries and problems with them than I did with the 40 quid Sports Direct jobs.


Agree on cheap shoes.

I tend to go for Saucony Guide and they are about £140 a pop. I'm just about getting a year out of them, but they make a massive difference.

I've actually bought the last two pairs using Klarna to spread the cost over three months.

Although, I did manage to get a 'worn once' pair on eBay for £18!

Very different schools of thought on all this (gait analysis, expensive shoes etc).
I have recently read this guy's book which may be of interest to you:

https://olderyetfaster.com/

Interesting, thank you. Will take a look at that.
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#12
I downloaded it last night and started having a look - it looks at strengthening exercises first then running technique so I will update if it does any good for me. Thanks Baggpuss btw
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#13
If you're after any running books to get to grips with training etc I would recommend the following.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Healthy-Intelli...1841263117
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hansons-Maratho...th=1&psc=1
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(10-12-2021, 03:10 PM)baggy1 Wrote: I downloaded it last night and started having a look - it looks at strengthening exercises first then running technique so I will update if it does any good for me. Thanks Baggpuss btw

If you look at the video on the site it goes on to mention how 'specialists' will recommend running shoes and orthotics that will help with injuries caused by the same running shoes and orthotics!

Basically, we have evolved to walk and run in a specific way yet modern shoes allow you to run in ways that would be impossible barefoot - such as landing heavily on your heels.
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#15
Depending on your age (I'm 34) I now try and only run in my aerobic zone except for a race. Don't give a toss about PB's. It's resulting in a lot less runners knee than I've had in previous years. As others have said, form is very important. You might want to have a go on a treadmill and pay attention to your body from feet upwards. I noticed my left foot was often landing facing slightly out which was resulting in ongoing ache in knee. Have to focus on form to keep my feet in line with my knees but that has helped too. Basically don't scrimp on decent quality shoes but I don't think there's consensus about whether padding is a good or bad thing. Good luck!
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(10-13-2021, 06:30 AM)BeijingBaggie Wrote: Depending on your age (I'm 34) I now try and only run in my aerobic zone except for a race. Don't give a toss about PB's. It's resulting in a lot less runners knee than I've had in previous years. As others have said, form is very important. You might want to have a go on a treadmill and pay attention to your body from feet upwards. I noticed my left foot was often landing facing slightly out which was resulting in ongoing ache in knee. Have to focus on form to keep my feet in line with my knees but that has helped too. Basically don't scrimp on decent quality shoes but I don't think there's consensus about whether padding is a good or bad thing. Good luck!

Thanks BB - I'm 53 and also have a similar issue with my left foot on landing which I'm convinced is giving me some of the problems. Staying injury free is the 1st (and main goal) from now on but enjoying the benefits so far.
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#17
I started running June last year as weighed 20st 3lbs and was turning 50 in June of this year. I try and run 3 times a week and have shed 4 1/2 stone and my times have shot down although nowhere near under 25 minutes for 5k! Took me a long time to realise i am not racing Mo Farah and to stop worrying about times and focus on enjoying it more, funnily enough my times have improved
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#18
(10-13-2021, 07:49 AM)BasingBaggie Wrote: I started running June last year as weighed 20st 3lbs and was turning 50 in June of this year. I try and run 3 times a week and have shed 4 1/2 stone and my times have shot down although nowhere near under 25 minutes for 5k!  Took me a long time to realise i am not racing Mo Farah and to stop worrying about times and focus on enjoying it more, funnily enough my times have improved

That is phenominal BB, losing nearly a quarter of your weight is excellent - take a bow mate. 

I'm starting to enjoy the time out it gives me after a year and a half of being stuck in the same cell plus there are the health benefits that come with it. Good to get others experience so that I can try and avoid any pitfalls.
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#19
I joined a gym last week, in order to get rid of post lockdown man boobs.

I went expecting to only manage 5 minutes on the treadmill, which would be fine, as I planned to build up week-on-week. However, I was pleasantly surprised to manage 20 mins right off the bat, and run about 1.8 miles.

Anyway, my point/question is, if I ran on the road, I'm convinced there's no way I'd have managed 20 mins. Obviously terrain, such as hills, makes a difference, but I didn't expect the difference to be so much.

Anyway, that's my boring post of the day out the way.

And don't laugh at the timings, I'm not as fit as I used to be, and enjoy beer and kebabs too much!
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#20
(10-13-2021, 02:37 PM)KratosBaggie Wrote: I joined a gym last week, in order to get rid of post lockdown man boobs.

I went expecting to only manage 5 minutes on the treadmill, which would be fine, as I planned to build up week-on-week. However, I was pleasantly surprised to manage 20 mins right off the bat, and run about 1.8 miles.

Anyway, my point/question is, if I ran on the road, I'm convinced there's no way I'd have managed 20 mins. Obviously terrain, such as hills, makes a difference, but I didn't expect the difference to be so much.

Anyway, that's my boring post of the day out the way.

And don't laugh at the timings, I'm not as fit as I used to be, and enjoy beer and kebabs too much!

Everyone has to start somewhere mon so no laughing here.
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