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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2375 on: November 02, 2020, 01:40:48 pm »
Forgot to post that I did a 54km run the other week in celebration of my mate being 55 the week after - he's done loads of ultras, whereas this is the first time I've gone over 40km. Rolled my ankle at 27km, and given we were coming off Bleaklow, no choice but to tough it out. It's still hugely swollen and black and blue. I regret nothing! Found an ace bothy too - opens on to a waterfall. Plan to do another 50km run out into the Peaks towards the end of the month.









Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2376 on: November 02, 2020, 01:49:58 pm »
Very nice! What was the solution for crossing that river? It looks too far for a jump to the bank, and jumping to the slippery looking rocks seems a bit unwise.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2377 on: November 02, 2020, 01:59:46 pm »
Falling in further up :thumbsup:



I took the hit and walked through. At that stage, we didn't realise we'd be knee deep in peat soup later on. I went in up to my thighs in one bog. lucky not to lose my shoes - gaiters definitely helped.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2378 on: November 02, 2020, 04:09:50 pm »
Did I read somewhere about sewing the gaiters on?

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2379 on: November 02, 2020, 08:11:47 pm »
Mine are just the one that go with my Altras. I hear the alpkit ones are good too.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2380 on: November 02, 2020, 10:24:18 pm »
Forgot to post that I did a 54km run the other week in celebration of my mate being 55 the week after - he's done loads of ultras, whereas this is the first time I've gone over 40km. Rolled my ankle at 27km, and given we were coming off Bleaklow, no choice but to tough it out. It's still hugely swollen and black and blue. I regret nothing! Found an ace bothy too - opens on to a waterfall. Plan to do another 50km run out into the Peaks towards the end of the month.

 :thumbsup: applause! Looks beautiful.

I'm toying with the idea of a 50km next year. My enthusiasm for big bike trips is limited with the uncertainty about making travel plans.

Right now, I'm wondering why I get an ache under my right knee. I don't feel it particularly when running, and it might be from falling over a couple of months back, spending too long sat at my desk, or too few in the week runs as easily as running style / distance.

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2381 on: November 02, 2020, 11:10:10 pm »
a (shortened) vaulting pole would come in handy for jumping over those streams. great scenery!

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2382 on: November 03, 2020, 05:39:43 am »
Looks brilliant.  Hopefully the ankle heals quickly.  I've found that I spend the first part of a run on a wet day trying to keep feet dry and, when they inevitably get soaked, spending the rest of it not caring how wet I get if the best foot placements are under water...  Then I wonder why I tried to keep my feet dry for so long?
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2383 on: November 03, 2020, 12:47:52 pm »
That looks amazing. hope your ankle recovers quickly.

I would really like to be able to do runs like that (even if a lot slower).
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2384 on: November 03, 2020, 05:16:00 pm »
I have dug out my running hat and gloves for tomorrow. 'Feels like' 2ºC forecast for the time I will be going out.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2385 on: November 03, 2020, 07:14:03 pm »
The local jogging club have a 5k route not far from my house. I have ran this 3 times now and my times are improving but I definitely miss other people to run with/against.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2386 on: November 04, 2020, 02:37:50 pm »
If anyone fancies a run in the Peak District, I'm usually up for bunking off work on a Friday. I live near Langsett Reservoir, which puts the Cut Gate path in easy reach, which then puts a straight run to Derwent, a left turn out to Margery / High Stones / Back Tor, or a right turn to Bleaklow (and on to Kinder) all in reach. 

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2387 on: November 04, 2020, 02:55:50 pm »
I live near Langsett Reservoir, which puts the Cut Gate path in easy reach, which then puts a straight run to Derwent, a left turn out to Margery / High Stones / Back Tor, or a right turn to Bleaklow (and on to Kinder) all in reach.

Sounds rubbish. Why don't you move to the middle of a cramped dirty city where you have to drive 5 miles in no less than 30 minutes to get to a patch of grass that is bigger than a football field?
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2388 on: November 04, 2020, 06:04:43 pm »
If anyone fancies a run in the Peak District, I'm usually up for bunking off work on a Friday. I live near Langsett Reservoir, which puts the Cut Gate path in easy reach, which then puts a straight run to Derwent, a left turn out to Margery / High Stones / Back Tor, or a right turn to Bleaklow (and on to Kinder) all in reach.

Likely taker in the spring - it’s been a while since I ran over kinder or bleaklow. Continued work will, I hope, see me able to do some longer runs again. Not sure I’m up for 55km yet mind.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2389 on: November 05, 2020, 09:09:10 am »
Still got "Classic DOMS" from my first 5k in 2 months on Monday followed by 5-a-side on Tuesday night, but it's waning.

Not sure if I can face going out for a run today (the correct answer is that I'll feel better for having done so).
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2390 on: November 05, 2020, 11:32:03 am »
I live near Langsett Reservoir, which puts the Cut Gate path in easy reach, which then puts a straight run to Derwent, a left turn out to Margery / High Stones / Back Tor, or a right turn to Bleaklow (and on to Kinder) all in reach.

Sounds rubbish. Why don't you move to the middle of a cramped dirty city where you have to drive 5 miles in no less than 30 minutes to get to a patch of grass that is bigger than a football field?

I would, but unless you can get stone cottages with walls 50cm thick for £90k, it's out of my price range.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2391 on: November 05, 2020, 11:41:05 am »
If anyone fancies a run in the Peak District, I'm usually up for bunking off work on a Friday. I live near Langsett Reservoir, which puts the Cut Gate path in easy reach, which then puts a straight run to Derwent, a left turn out to Margery / High Stones / Back Tor, or a right turn to Bleaklow (and on to Kinder) all in reach.

Likely taker in the spring - it’s been a while since I ran over kinder or bleaklow. Continued work will, I hope, see me able to do some longer runs again. Not sure I’m up for 55km yet mind.

That would be great. I didn't do a 5km until April, and a 10km until May. I've just done about half an hour a day of yoga to try to ward off injuries using the down dog app. Until I rolled my ankle, I've had no problems so far.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2392 on: November 05, 2020, 08:36:30 pm »
Not sure if I can face going out for a run today (the correct answer is that I'll feel better for having done so).

And indeed I do feel better for having gone for a run.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2393 on: November 06, 2020, 04:18:00 pm »
I've had a few injuries of late. The finger dislocation back in August still isn't fully healed. That's apparently entirely normal. Then in early September I had a niggle in my ankle that turned into some sort of achilles injury. I think this may have been caused by using both my road shoes and trail shoes too long so they weren't giving the required support and allowing by toes to splay out. I eased of a bit, doing shorter runs (but twice a day), some specific exercises and ball massage for both the leg and foot. 

Although I've been able to do up to 2x 10km for a couple of weeks now, I've only managed to get back up to 15km for a single run in the last week or so. I tried it about 3 weeks ago and it wasn't very nice. Basically, eventually the 'niggle' turns into discomfort which turns into pain. In the last couple of weeks there's no noticeable niggle over a standard 10km. Today I decided to try a long run, undefined distance over 20km. No achilles pain, but big chunks of it felt hard. The pace to 23km was fairly solid (2 hours), but the last 8km to get to 31km was over sand dunes and dune slack, so the pace went to shit a bit. Longest run to date. Cardio-vascular is fine; legs are reasonably ok; feet generally hurt. Hopefully will get 35km in a single run soon. Dogs likely to sleep for the rest of the afternoon.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2394 on: November 30, 2020, 09:22:42 am »
Back in August I signed up for a virtual challenge to run the distance of LEJoG (1420km). The time period allowed was 1 year, which works out at just 4 km per day, and walking could be included (if logged, which I don't). I finished mine last week, which works out as 11.5 km every day since 1st August. I can go back to doing some speed work now!