What do you do when PBs are a distant memory
Peter Collins wrote (see)
Johnny, I've done three and am quite satisfied with that. I'm happy to set up a Three Marathon Club and make us the only members... I AM, however, only 22 away from 200 parkruns. I find it easy to get up in the morning for those.
Johnny, I've done three and am quite satisfied with that. I'm happy to set up a Three Marathon Club and make us the only members...
I AM, however, only 22 away from 200 parkruns. I find it easy to get up in the morning for those.
What's the idea behind this dedicated routine parkrun business? Hundreds! Why?
Good question Jonny.
My pbs were set in late 19980s !
I am realistically not going to set new ones over those distances. 10K, 5K, Half Marathon
Johnny2323 wrote (see)
I used to like Nikeplus when it was full of challenges - this team against that team. Sadly no longer a feature which is nuts imo. Someone really should set up a running challenge site or maybe one exists already?
Some of the guys in my running club are using Strava, might be worth having a look at. Haven't used it myself.
Johnny - as Tom said, try Strava. They have whats called segments which is a section of a run e.g. 0.6 miles. Those people that then run that segment go into a leadboard for said segment. I had a spell of searching for all the segments in my area and running them to try and get to the top of the leaderboard. They also, kindly, send you an email when someone has beaten your time ! I've beaten some people in segments before only to find that they must go out 2 hours later and beat my time again. It can get quite addictive. It can appear though, that some people may use other methods just so they can get top of a leaderboard e.g. ride a bike on a segment that is for runners. You just need your Garmin (not sure what other devices you can use) and download your runs directly into Strava
Yes, strava is quite fun.
I like some of the stuff on fetcheveryone too - grabbing control of different zones in training & racing makes you explore new areas. The whole coin-collecting and gorilla hunting of "fetchpoint" is great and again gets you exploring your surroundings. The UTMOST comp gets you focusing on racing different distances too, and when you record races it works out your WAVA for you!
No you just do it. It may take a while to come up as there's a fair bit of number crunching.
If you have set your privacy settings to blank out the area immediately around you (good idea for security) it won't record any segments you run within that zone.
Yes, could have been that - you have to run the whole segment. I just make sure I incorporate segments into my normal runs, so if I have got the start & finish a bit wrong, I'll still cover the whole thing.
Not a mass handicap race, but my old running club used to have a monthly handicap race for its members.
I guess the problem with parkrun doing it is that they have about 250,000 registered runners, but only about 38,000 run each week.
Cheers. I think my issue was I didn't start and end in same place as the segment. Anyway, looks like fun - and possibly addictive. .
Any run that includes that segment should pick it up when you upload the run, but sometimes sometimes they get missed if your GPS has 'wandered' off your actual course (runs through woods are prone to this). As EC says, you don't need to worry about where the actual start and finish are, as long as you run through them at some point on your run.
If there are a few local ones, you can run some strava interval sessions: jog between them, then go for your best time. Addictive, but also good training.
RicF wrote (see)
Peter Collins wrote (see) Johnny, I've done three and am quite satisfied with that. I'm happy to set up a Three Marathon Club and make us the only members... I AM, however, only 22 away from 200 parkruns. I find it easy to get up in the morning for those. What's the idea behind this dedicated routine parkrun business? Hundreds! Why?
Why not? If you're going to go for a run saturday morning anyway, including a local parkrun as part of a longer run is better than just doing the miles on my own, plus as someone who doesn't get to club sessions too often it's a chance to catch up with running mates. Or I'll take junior along - he was desperate to get to 50 before he was 10, now he wants to reach 100 by the end of the year. I'd rather he was addicted to that than xbox. There are lots of kids running our local one every week, it's great to see.
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