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 Post subject: Frugal Fit Club
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:09 pm 
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bwortang wrote:
I never got to grips with Strava directly and the time recently I used it, it only logged my start and my end point when I started /stop my phone. I use the tomtom sport watch which links straight to strava, sometimes I think it updates my run before the tomtom is done!

next year I want to get my gear upgraded, need a new pair of runners and also dreaming into a Garmin 235.

picking up the c25k again at week 6, my knees are f***** at the moment, even giving it a week or 2's rest isn't cutting it so just going to battle on through, when I get back up to 5k regular runs I'm sure it will drop off, and changing the trainers too which I'm hoping to do.


I had the same problem with my knees until I learned some warm up routines and drills to do before running and then stretching when I had finished


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 Post subject: Re: Frugal Fit Club
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:02 pm 
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Ben was asking about shoes (sorry for delayed response, life's throwing shit at me again),

These guys are superb.

https://www.sportsshoes.com

If you want a very rough idea of your gait, scroll down to the water test as well.I personally recommend New Balance trainers or asics.

On the subject of gait.. If any of you have a Runners Need shop near you, they can test your gait properly for free and you're under no obligation to buy from them (just get it done, go browse and leave).

Runners needs also do a price promise. So if you do see something you like, search on the above sportshoes.com and they will price-match.


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 Post subject: Frugal Fit Club
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:14 pm 
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UglyGeezer wrote:
Ben was asking about shoes...
Never mind the shoes I've had to buy a load of warmer gear as it's been icy cold the last couple of weeks.

Had a go at doing 1km splits on a nice route near me, trying out to do 5 x 1km with rests inbetween (aim being to do 6min/km's then reduce rest time gradually). Found it a bit difficult to judge my pace and was guessing sufficient rest time cause I couldn't be arsed stopping and starting the running app! Is that something that would be easier with a decent watch? Just quickly stopping and starting or setting intervals/laps, and glancing over to see live pace /distance would be extremely handy.

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 Post subject: Frugal Fit Club
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:44 pm 
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I believe that some of the cheap watches can do intervals. I run with someone who uses a stopwatch to monitor the time


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