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lurganblue

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Re: Running
« Reply #6000 on: January 17, 2022, 03:41:32 PM »
I'm completely stumped by the old running.  I just cant seem to get it going again with constant calf problems.  I sort of quit at the start of last year and cycled instead and i'd no calf issues at all.  I even did a few recreational Gaelic sessions on the pitch and had no calf problems.  Then i bit the bullet yesterday and did a 2k junior park run with the child and up pops the old injury. Not during the activity this time but pain later in the day.

Gonna really have to consider some physio work to get this sorted.

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« Reply #6001 on: January 17, 2022, 04:27:55 PM »
Yeah itís a good one alright. Tough though, lot of climbing for the first 15 miles or so. The atmosphere is something else right throughout the course.
Canít wait for it though, hopefully it and the Race Series go ahead.

Feck that all the reviews I read said it was fairly flat except for a big hill on mile 21!!

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« Reply #6002 on: January 17, 2022, 05:07:19 PM »
Yeah itís a good one alright. Tough though, lot of climbing for the first 15 miles or so. The atmosphere is something else right throughout the course.
Canít wait for it though, hopefully it and the Race Series go ahead.

Feck that all the reviews I read said it was fairly flat except for a big hill on mile 21!!
Youíre basically climbing from mile 2 from Stoneybatter thru the Phoenix Park to past Castleknock until at around 7miles.3 miles of downhills then coming back down through the Phoenix Park but a pretty big hill at mile 10 after Chapelizod,then another uphill drag all up the Crumlin Road to the Walkinstown Roundabout which is about 15miles in.
Youíre good then till around Clonskeagh at around 20miles where there will be  a few uphill drags and then Roebuck which is the one you read about which is a killer. Itís short but itís steep especially that far into a Marathon.
Youíll be grand though  ;D
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« Reply #6003 on: January 17, 2022, 05:35:04 PM »
Very hard to do 26 miles anywhere without hills.

Lurganblue I have had those issues you are having. For me they were, and still are but not as much, not calf issues - they were basically hip function. Running is unforgiving and will expose issues like that like no other sports will. Thatís not to say your issues are the same but I know a few ones who get calf issues with issues further up the chain.

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« Reply #6004 on: January 17, 2022, 07:20:24 PM »
For anyone doing marathon training for first time make sure you have decent pair of trainers, the miles are unforgiving on the joints. They don't have to be the dearest brand going, just ones that aren't worn.
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lurganblue

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Re: Running
« Reply #6005 on: January 17, 2022, 08:34:16 PM »
Very hard to do 26 miles anywhere without hills.

Lurganblue I have had those issues you are having. For me they were, and still are but not as much, not calf issues - they were basically hip function. Running is unforgiving and will expose issues like that like no other sports will. Thatís not to say your issues are the same but I know a few ones who get calf issues with issues further up the chain.

I wouldn't be surprised, as I sit most of the day for my job. Can't be good.

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« Reply #6006 on: January 17, 2022, 08:58:01 PM »
I find that too lurganblue. Making a conscious effort this year to get more active when not running. The sitting ruins posture, glutes, hip flexors etc. Try and find a way to keep mobile even with the sitting and it will help you no end.

Pilates is very helpful. The more I do of it the less I struggle with any niggles but itís finding the time.

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Re: Running
« Reply #6007 on: January 18, 2022, 07:24:47 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good headlight? My current model is about to give up on me.
It is what it is. Presumably.

imtommygunn

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« Reply #6008 on: January 18, 2022, 08:37:34 AM »
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/rechargeable-trekking-head-torch-trek-100-usb-120-lumens/_/R-p-302568?mc=8577504&c=GREEN

I just bought this one out of decathlon. I can't speak about longevity etc but seems dead on to me.

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« Reply #6009 on: January 18, 2022, 08:40:34 AM »
I hate these bloody bright lights along the towpath st Loughshore, they are blinding depending on their position! My wee dogs donít like them either lol
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

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« Reply #6010 on: January 18, 2022, 08:42:13 AM »
There are settings on them though that you don't need to be using the one that blinds everyone.

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« Reply #6011 on: January 30, 2022, 05:48:14 PM »
Any of ye do the Raheny 5 Miler today? Hearing it was measured long.

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« Reply #6012 on: January 30, 2022, 08:36:21 PM »
Any of ye do the Raheny 5 Miler today? Hearing it was measured long.
know a few that done it and on their Strava it was 5.25 miles
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« Reply #6013 on: January 30, 2022, 08:52:16 PM »
Why did they change the route? Sure the old route was great. Although granted I havenít done it in a while.

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« Reply #6014 on: January 30, 2022, 08:59:42 PM »
Why did they change the route? Sure the old route was great. Although granted I havenít done it in a while.
From reading another forum, apparently the turn around cone was but in the wrong place, added about 500 meters to the course.