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Walter Cronc

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Re: Running
« Reply #5400 on: January 11, 2017, 10:54:15 AM »
Guys whats the best smart/fit watch to go with? Looking at fitbit and tomtom with a of a budget around 100

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Re: Running
« Reply #5401 on: January 11, 2017, 05:40:31 PM »
Guys whats the best smart/fit watch to go with? Looking at fitbit and tomtom with a of a budget around 100

Depends what you are looking it for - I have a Nike+ watch, have it since Christmas '13 nothing fancy but it has done the job for me, can grab a heartrate monitor for it if required and a shoe pod for treadmill running, it is powered by TomTom, I would vouch for that at the cost as well but it is GPS running watch only.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5402 on: January 11, 2017, 06:13:58 PM »

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Re: Running
« Reply #5403 on: January 11, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »
Complete waste of money

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Re: Running
« Reply #5404 on: January 11, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »
Hard to go wrong with a Garmin. I bought a forerunner 225 on ebay last year for 90. Can't fault it. Has an optical heart rate sensor built into it.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5405 on: January 13, 2017, 11:21:42 PM »
Hard to go wrong with a Garmin. I bought a forerunner 225 on ebay last year for 90. Can't fault it. Has an optical heart rate sensor built into it.

I have te 220 and love it. I don't bother with heart rate to be honest. At my age your heart still works or it doesn't!

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Re: Running
« Reply #5406 on: January 14, 2017, 04:37:24 AM »
I have a 620 which is a great job. It has the hrm too. 200 odd quid though.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5407 on: January 14, 2017, 07:56:05 AM »
Have a Forerunner 920

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Re: Running
« Reply #5408 on: January 14, 2017, 08:56:17 AM »
Have a Forerunner 920

The 110 has the heart monitor also 100 new
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Re: Running
« Reply #5409 on: January 14, 2017, 09:53:04 AM »
Don't waste money on anything but a garmin. Depending on what you want, they have everything covered, obviously the more expensive the more extras you get. Even the most basic garmin has everything 99% of runners need. Buy the watch, set up your Garmin Connect account and get uploading your runs onto that. Opens a whole new world to running.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5410 on: January 21, 2017, 06:46:11 PM »
I think I mentioned it here a bit back but I bought some weights recently and have been using them regular enough.
I've noticed a nice change in my the shape of arms chest etc but I also think they have improved my running no end, doing the barbell squats etc I feel have really helped.
I've been making great strides in my 5k time since the Marathon and I'm wondering is it because of the long runs put in from Marathon training and/or taking up weights.

My 5k PB currently is 21:03 which is down from about 23:30.
I do seem to have hit a wall at that pb though and have even gone backwards a little since I set that time.

Just wondering what I can do to get that lower or more specifically a sub 20? I would really love to get to that sub 20 this year. I'm not doing a Marathon this year so have the whole year to get a sub 20 if it was possible.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 02:24:37 PM by laoislad »

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Re: Running
« Reply #5411 on: January 22, 2017, 11:51:39 AM »
What kind of speedwork do you do?

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« Reply #5412 on: January 22, 2017, 01:47:33 PM »
Some but probably not enough. I do the weights 3 nights a week and straight afterwards I jump on the treadmill and do a HIIT session of 8% Incline @16kph 20secs on 40secs off x 15 times. Don't know if that counts as speed work?
Now and again I'll do 10-12 x 400 on the treadmill.
When I run outside I'll usually just do a longish run of 10-16k and take it easy enough. Have been doing that for about 3 months now.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 01:50:46 PM by laoislad »

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Re: Running
« Reply #5413 on: January 22, 2017, 02:20:07 PM »
The only way to improve speed is tempo runs and speed work with 400s 800s 1600s with rest in between or some 400,800 jogs to break it up. Doing speed work on a track or forest running will help. Castlepollard 5k in August is probably the flattest 5k in Ireland. Can see finish line from over a km away which is some carrot.

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Re: Running
« Reply #5414 on: January 22, 2017, 02:25:27 PM »
Weights build muscle and that makes you heavier which might make you slower
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