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  • I don't want to run home it's wet :(

  • 5 miles, 35 min...
    First run in a long time, not displeased with it.

  • that 10k could count as long and slow if you run extra laps before and after... ;)

    Yep that was my plan... ran the Bridge to Brisbane this morning with mixed feelings.

    Ran under 40 minutes which was the plan (in fact only 5 seconds off my PB) and the pace felt pretty comfortable. Especially pleased to have done that given the crowds, a not flat course, and after running 30k yesterday and c.90k training week. Less good is the fact that my ankle was tight after yesterdays run and I ended up having to walk the 6k home rather than running it. Ice and rest week next week.

    Oh and french toast, maple syrup and bacon to celebrate :)

  • I hadnt run for over a year, but am cycling at least 3 times a week (commute - 30 k each way!) Started running again a few weeks ago, but cross country up hill stuff, and after the first run my achilles hurt a lot - then the pain went away, and all was fine. Did another run and it has been bad for a week since. This is the first time this has happened to me - it has been suggested to me that due to the amount of cycling I do the tendons (or muscles) have shortened and the act of running is stretching them again - which is certainly how it feels. Any one else suffer with this?

  • Lots of nutters in Regent's Park this morning doing some kind of short course orienteering thing. Looked fun, but a bit complicated.

  • Same thing in the city yesterday.

  • Just done some googling. It's called ultra sprint orienteering, over a very zigzaggy 1.5 km course.
    Gradual knockout competition to a grand final at about 1 o'clock.
    Might go back and have another look.

  • They were zig-zagging around busses and cyclist on Bishops Gate yesterday. Luck none of them got hit.

    Why the ultra?

  • I hadnt run for over a year, but am cycling at least 3 times a week (commute - 30 k each way!) Started running again a few weeks ago, but cross country up hill stuff, and after the first run my achilles hurt a lot - then the pain went away, and all was fine. Did another run and it has been bad for a week since. This is the first time this has happened to me - it has been suggested to me that due to the amount of cycling I do the tendons (or muscles) have shortened and the act of running is stretching them again - which is certainly how it feels. Any one else suffer with this?

    Ohh yes, it can be agony. I only run in the summer as I have a dodgy knee, I start running around july and just keep going till it hurts (normally around mid october). Only thing you can do is start off really gentle, no climbs or descents, and obviously stretch thoroughly before and after. I do 10 mile cross country runs, but start with 3 miles on the flat and build up. As well as stretching Rotate your feet clockwise and then anti, pushing as far as you can in all directions, keeping going till the lactic acid builds up.

  • Ello,

    My girlfriend's currently finding her running feet in Hackney. She's found Vicky Park, but she isn't sure that it'll be such a reassuring environment for a run when the nights draw in and we're all excercising in the dark again.

    I figure that a friendly Eastie might be able to suggest a suitable evening spot/ loop ('bout 6 miles) for a worried female runner, or at least confirm that nowhere's safe, and that a bottle of birthday mace would be a good gift idea.

    Cheers

  • Victoria Park Harriers stop using Vic Park as the darkness draws in and prefer Well Street Common on Tues and Thurs nights if I remember correctly, these tend to be mostly interval sessions but the guys and gals there are really friendly and often head out in groups for longer runs.

    I tend to head up to Highbury fields as that is better lit and do a few laps to mass up the km's. Although, as I live right by Hackney downs I use that for shorter sessions, but the bottom of the park isn't that safe.

    I have a head torch and use Regents canal as well as Lea bridge canal for longer runs.

  • Anyone in SE23 or surrounding area fancy going running regularly?

  • I enjoy Copius amounts of running during the week, I do 2-10mile runs round a local wood after work near me in Romford and 2-5am 4mile runs during the week. For me the running is only to keep up my Ring fitness and my weight suppressed as I do Amateur Boxing.

    On a one off last week I joined my bro to his Rugby club physio, as it was free I brought up with the physio that my feet were aching a bit and with one look the guy strongly advised me to go see a Podiatrist. The physio pretty much said my feet are collapsing and attributed the cause to my trainers (Nike Flywire running shoes).

    Hopefully from the consultation i'll be pointed in the right direction in terms of footwear as for the time being Im gonna have to Jump on my bike (not a bad thing) to keep the weight of my feet.

  • Viccy Park is supposed to close at dusk. I know that's not a hard and fast rule, as I've been in there after the sun's gone down, but I would avoid it at night in case you get locked in and have to hop a fence (among other not so nice reasons).

    (And to be honest, I tell my girlfriend to avoid it when riding home after the sun's set).

  • Same thing in the city yesterday.

    that London city race is getting really popular now,
    just for readers info, Im one of them orienteererereereers,
    all the urban sprint stuff is the latest thing, as the sport has never been a visual/ spectator sport, they have been looking for ways to make it more popular for years, you can spectate easy,its fast, and for the runners you have to make fast decisions over short courses in mad places like the barbican.lots of orienteers are loving it.

    not my cup of tea running on concrete dosent do it for me,
    done todays race first of new season in slufters enclosure new forest, 7.2 k,19 controls, 61.18, in the pissing rain, through streams, bogs, across heather and open plain, through wooodland. Love it. came about 22/ 50 ish so 2 errors on my navigation cost me 7/ 8 minutes but its not bad for the first one this year.
    love this time of year when its all kicking off again.

  • Sounds so much fun!
    how do you train for it?
    is there a website for info?

    I need something to make running interesting as for me its a chore.
    (found it, will be joining Notts league).
    As well as Cx this year I think.

  • Sprint orienteering is great fun. I've never done the London race but I've run in Sheffield and Warwick. You do get a lot of funny looks though.

    I'm training atm for the Welsh One Day Ultra Running Series (see www.mightcontainnuts.com) Managed 30miles yesterday on the Gower Peninsula without loosing any toe nails.

  • Sounds so much fun!
    how do you train for it?
    is there a website for info?

    I need something to make running interesting as for me its a chore.
    (found it, will be joining Notts league).
    As well as Cx this year I think.

    http://sloweb.org.uk/
    go along to any of thier events, someone will show you the ropes,
    running training without navigation preps for good orienteering,
    but navigation training needs working at like all good grass roots sports- over time
    lots of folks enter the high profile races, omm etc without a good apprenticeship doing other stuff.
    nice to see you Boxdeluxe, havent been around for ages!

    good luck on the hillrace, looks fun

  • my local:
    http://www.noc-uk.org/NOC.aspx

    have just sent an email.
    I'm quite handy with a map and compass, so if its c 10k running also- will be good fun!

  • good work. looks like there are lots of big, big forest areas,er, funny that being sherwood and stuff.
    when you get to Sheffield, some of the best internationals are nurtured by the sheffield uni clubs, and theyre areas are knarly too.
    lots of NOC will go to run up there too.

  • My younger brother is a member of ShUOC. pm if you need a contact.

  • Noooooooooo invaded by flagchasers!

  • ha!

  • could be worse, could be invaded by speedo wearers

  • Were you wearing your Lady Gaga bacon running gear?

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