Avise on running

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23/07/2014 at 13:34

What is the mimim distunce for a run? Or is no distunce too big to get your boots our of the cubbord?

23/07/2014 at 13:51

depends on you and your experience & fitness level, for me less than 5k wouldnt be worth it (interval sessions notwithstanding) but for someone starting out a 30 min walk/run may only be going a mile or so

also, dont wear boots for your runs, its probably not helping

23/07/2014 at 14:00

assuming you're careful and take the appropriate  2 stride warm up (and 2 to cool down) - one whole step flat out would probably be the bare minimum - if you really reduce your stride length you might be able to keep the whole thing under 4 meters. 

23/07/2014 at 14:01

make sure you hydrate and think carefully about fueling strategies - you wouldn't want to hit the wall mid stride...

23/07/2014 at 14:09

well......I wouldnt do it but I know a few decent runners who would quite happily go out on a recovery run and do 1-2 miles and be done for the day.

24/07/2014 at 08:26

If you did under 3 miles, you'd have to ask yourself if you actually did a reasonable workout (doesn't apply to beginners).  That's a measly half hour of exertion @10mm pace.  Any less is a missed opportunity. 

24/07/2014 at 08:41

Genuine question here for the OP:

Looking as your posts, your spelling used to be perfectly OK. Now it's very difficult to understand what you write.

What happened?

24/07/2014 at 08:57

I dont tend to run much (if anything) less than five miles. That for me makes it worthwhile going to the effort of getting ready etc.

But think as a general guide 30 minutes would be a good rule of thumb for most people as that probably gives the cardio system a good workout.

Do know people on run streaks who cound a run as 1 mile - not for me but different strokes and all that.

24/07/2014 at 09:32
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Genuine question here for the OP:

Looking as your posts, your spelling used to be perfectly OK. Now it's very difficult to understand what you write.

What happened?

I noticed this too hence my slightly sarcastic reply. Seems to have run a few marathons too so a strange question IMHO 

24/07/2014 at 09:32

it depends what the purpose of the workout is as to whether its a reasonable workout i would have thought. If the work out is a recovery run between two hard sessions and its purpose is just to get some blood flowing and flush the legs ready for the next session then 1-2 miles might well be sufficient to be a reasonable workout.

My shortest run is 30 minutes so about 3.5m. If my legs feel so bad i would just cycle lightly.

24/07/2014 at 11:09
Rich Clark2 wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Genuine question here for the OP:

Looking as your posts, your spelling used to be perfectly OK. Now it's very difficult to understand what you write.

What happened?

I noticed this too hence my slightly sarcastic reply. Seems to have run a few marathons too so a strange question IMHO 

You're right, it does seem very strange.

24/07/2014 at 11:14

I fairness... are you sure it used to be better... in 2011 it didn't look to hot.... (not that I can really comment as mine is awful at times, must learn to proof read before hitting Submit Reply).

Kent Coastal Half Marathon Posted: 08/08/2011 at 10:40

Ime sure I dun this one before and I wooden mind doing it agen but I canr find my name in the results for the larst 3 years. Is there anoter halve narathon that sterts in Margate? I can defantly remember that horribel sloap you mensioned Chesterfield.

24/07/2014 at 11:17

In answer to the question, yeah I think as a newbie anything counts, once you've got a fair few miles in the bank, it's difficult to see unless you are putting a hell of a lot of effort in what impact a sub 5k run has. I guess it depends on how often you run.

For example you see people saying they have kept streaks of running x days going, and you see some days they have done 1 mile, to keep it going, i'm not sure how much that achieves, I tend to think resting is probably doing you more good then those little runs, but I'm sure others would disagree with that.

24/07/2014 at 11:29
booktrunk wrote (see)

I fairness... are you sure it used to be better... in 2011 it didn't look to hot.... (not that I can really comment as mine is awful at times, must learn to proof read before hitting Submit Reply).

Kent Coastal Half Marathon Posted: 08/08/2011 at 10:40

Ime sure I dun this one before and I wooden mind doing it agen but I canr find my name in the results for the larst 3 years. Is there anoter halve narathon that sterts in Margate? I can defantly remember that horribel sloap you mensioned Chesterfield.

Look at the very earliest ones. He's gone from spelling "opportunity" correctly (which not everyone can do) to not being able to spell half the words he writes.

I'd blame not bothering with spellchecker, except you do have to be somewhere the the ballpark to get a right spelling out of a wrong one. 

24/07/2014 at 11:43
  1. It's bad form to comment on this in forums.
  2. Both of you made spelling mistakes in the posts, where you commented on his mistakes.
  3. Ah, the irony 
24/07/2014 at 12:03

I did say I made loads of mistakes

24/07/2014 at 12:05

come on faithsdaddy, the odd mispelling in a hurry is one thing, as it's a forum aftre all, not some english literature forum, but the guy makes 5 spell mistakes in a 3 word title, and 1 line post! It's almost like some kind of parody.

24/07/2014 at 12:07
booktrunk wrote (see)

In answer to the question, yeah I think as a newbie anything counts, once you've got a fair few miles in the bank, it's difficult to see unless you are putting a hell of a lot of effort in what impact a sub 5k run has. I guess it depends on how often you run.

For example you see people saying they have kept streaks of running x days going, and you see some days they have done 1 mile, to keep it going, i'm not sure how much that achieves, I tend to think resting is probably doing you more good then those little runs, but I'm sure others would disagree with that.

agree with that trunky. Am not a fan of mileage for the sake of it, and streaks just seem an extenstion of that. Apart from keeping the record going what is the point of a 1miler? And what would be the minimum mileage or pace? Lower the boundary enough and everyone of us has a 20/30 etc year streak going on!

Cheerful Dave    pirate
24/07/2014 at 12:12
Stevie G wrote (see)

come on faithsdaddy, the odd mispelling in a hurry is one thing, as it's a forum aftre all, not some english literature forum, but the guy makes 5 spell mistakes in a 3 word title, and 1 line post! It's almost like some kind of parody.

That's almost as many mistakes as you've made in your post, Stevie.

24/07/2014 at 12:27

the clues in his last sentence....

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