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Random Running Questions

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 6,420 Ososlo


    Not sure if this will be a goer, but personally I like the idea of having a place to pose some random questions about running related stuff that don’t justify a thread of their own. I’ll kick it off.

    - What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice?
    - Why do cyclists take precedence over runners in the phoenix park and have a lane of their own? I see as many runners as cyclists there if not more?
    - Does wearing high heels 7 days a week (when you're not running;)) have a bad impact on your running style?
    - Why do some people log out of boards while they’re reading so their green light is not on? We all know they're reading as they answer stuff straight away but they log out immediately they post and thank stuff.
    - Along with being naturally faster, do men have another distinct advantage in running over women in that they have no boobs?
    - Does anyone else feel that the majority of people posting in this forum are middle-class? Is running more of a middle-class activity?
    - Is this a stupid idea for a thread :confused:

    So if you can answer one of these things for me, fire ahead and if you can answer all of them then woo hoo:D

    So what would you like to ask?


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    - Why do some people log out of boards while they’re reading so their green light is not on? We all know they're reading as they answer stuff straight away but they log out immediately they post and thank stuff.

    They don't log out. They just set their profile to 'invisible'. You can do this through they Control Panel http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/profile.php?do=editoptions. It's a feature for people like me so we can be on boards all day but don't want everyone to know :pac:


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    Not sure if this will be a goer, but personally I like the idea of having a place to pose some random questions about running related stuff that don’t justify a thread of their own. I’ll kick it off.

    - What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice? No idea, don't drink it
    - Why do cyclists take precedence over runners in the phoenix park and have a lane of their own? I see as many runners as cyclists there if not more? I agree and don't know why they're treated so well, especially as the paths are often flooded when it's raining.
    - Does wearing high heels 7 days a week (when you're not running;)) have a bad impact on your running style? Again, no idea.
    - Why do some people log out of boards while they’re reading so their green light is not on? We all know they're reading as they answer stuff straight away but they log out immediately they post and thank stuff. I often check it on the mobile. Not sure if that shows me logged in or not?
    - Along with being naturally faster, do men have another distinct advantage in running over women in that they have no boobs? Some men do have boobs :rolleyes:
    - Does anyone else feel that the majority of people posting in this forum are middle-class? Is running more of a middle-class activity? Definitely not. I'm not middle class and Tallaght has an Athletics Club :pac:
    - Is this a stupid idea for a thread :confused:

    So if you can answer one of these things for me, fire ahead and if you can answer all of them then woo hoo:D

    So what would you like to ask?

    Probably not very helpful....


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    Not sure if this will be a goer, but personally I like the idea of having a place to pose some random questions about running related stuff that don’t justify a thread of their own. I’ll kick it off.

    - What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice?
    - Why do cyclists take precedence over runners in the phoenix park and have a lane of their own? I see as many runners as cyclists there if not more?
    - Does wearing high heels 7 days a week (when you're not running;)) have a bad impact on your running style?
    - Why do some people log out of boards while they’re reading so their green light is not on? We all know they're reading as they answer stuff straight away but they log out immediately they post and thank stuff.
    - Along with being naturally faster, do men have another distinct advantage in running over women in that they have no boobs?
    - Does anyone else feel that the majority of people posting in this forum are middle-class? Is running more of a middle-class activity?
    - Is this a stupid idea for a thread :confused:

    So if you can answer one of these things for me, fire ahead and if you can answer all of them then woo hoo:D

    So what would you like to ask?

    I think it's a great thread.

    Wouldn't most elite women have very little breast tissue?


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    menoscemo wrote: »
    They don't log out. They just set their profile to 'invisible'. You can do this through they Control Panel http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/profile.php?do=editoptions. It's a feature for people like me so we can be on boards all day but don't want everyone to know :pac:
    Well you learn something new every day! Thanks menoscemo!


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    walshb wrote: »
    I think it's a great thread.

    Wouldn't most elite women have very little breast tissue?

    I suppose I'm talking more your average committed fun runner rather than elite who are obviously a different species!


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    Actually I have another one that's been bugging me for years. Who exactly was tergat? Was that his real name? Was he a runner or a coach or both? Where is he now? Is he Irish?


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    Actually I have another one that's been bugging me for years. Who exactly was tergat? Was that his real name? Was he a runner or a coach or both? Where is he now? Is he Irish?

    Is that Paul Tergat? Great runner. Think Geb broke his heart in an Olympic final?


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    I suppose I'm talking more your average committed fun runner rather than elite who are obviously a different species!

    Thought so. I would say it has a negative impact for women. And, the bustier the more negatively impacting!


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    walshb wrote: »
    Is that Paul Tergat? Great runner. Think Geb broke his heart in an Olympic final?

    The only tergat I could find by research was the one you mentioned above but there was a poster called tergat who posted here a lot a few years ago (before my time but I regularly bookmark his posts) but it was hardly the same guy? Or was it?
    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=65029011
    brilliant information in his posts


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    walshb wrote: »
    Is that Paul Tergat? Great runner. Think Geb broke his heart in an Olympic final?

    All that and more. A knowledgeable coach who wrote good stuff on this forum but silent since early 2013.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/member.php?u=92527


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    Burgman wrote: »
    All that and more. A knowledgeable coach who wrote good stuff on this forum but silent since early 2013.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/member.php?u=92527

    So it was the same guy then? Wow!


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    So it was the same guy then? Wow!

    I am pretty sure Tergat the poster is not actually Paul Tergat. I am sure someone on here knows him. I heard he was a coach down in cork.


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    menoscemo wrote: »
    I am pretty sure Tergat the poster is not actually Paul Tergat. I am sure someone on here knows him. I heard he was a coach down in cork.

    It'd be nice to find out for sure.
    My light's off now just like yours;)


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    It'd be nice to find out for sure.
    My light's off now just like yours;)

    I'm heading out in 30 minutes, I swear!!


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    menoscemo wrote: »
    I'm heading out in 30 minutes, I swear!!

    Me too:D


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    Where is this light you speak of? Edit to add I see the light, I never noticed it before!!!


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    This is an interesting idea for a thread.

    I can't help with any of it to be honest because I'm pretty clueless about running other than sticking one foot in front of the other. I can tell you that I'm definitely working class, as are all my buddies that run. I'm not entirely sure what makes someone middle class but I don't think I know any of them.


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    Here's an interesting one regarding footwear...

    Are racing flats meant to be malleable and bendable or should they have a stronger more solid sole?
    Am thinking flexible minimalist type shoe vs track spike which has a sturdier sole.


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    Not sure if this will be a goer, but personally I like the idea of having a place to pose some random questions about running related stuff that don’t justify a thread of their own. I’ll kick it off.

    - What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice?An expensive fad. Don't get caught up in it.
    - Why do cyclists take precedence over runners in the phoenix park and have a lane of their own? I see as many runners as cyclists there if not more?Can't answer, no longer train there.
    - Does wearing high heels 7 days a week (when you're not running;)) have a bad impact on your running style?Yes. Dont wear them 7 days a week.
    - Why do some people log out of boards while they’re reading so their green light is not on? We all know they're reading as they answer stuff straight away but they log out immediately they post and thank stuff. Maybe they flick between forums. Also, whats the refresh rate. Happens on facebook, looks like someone is still logged in about 10 mins after they logged out.
    - Along with being naturally faster, do men have another distinct advantage in running over women in that they have no boobs? Yes. But it depends on how big the boobs are!!
    - Does anyone else feel that the majority of people posting in this forum are middle-class? Is running more of a middle-class activity?No. Look at the amount of posters who are members of Tallaght AC.:pac:
    - Is this a stupid idea for a thread :confused:No, Could be fun.
    BOOM:pac:


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    - What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice?1-2 hrs before your event
    - Why do cyclists take precedence over runners in the phoenix park and have a lane of their own? I see as many runners as cyclists there if not more?Because in runner v cyclist, the runner loses.
    - Does wearing high heels 7 days a week (when you're not running;)) have a bad impact on your running style?No
    - Why do some people log out of boards while they’re reading so their green light is not on? We all know they're reading as they answer stuff straight away but they log out immediately they post and thank stuff. Answered
    - Along with being naturally faster, do men have another distinct advantage in running over women in that they have no boobs? Yes
    - Does anyone else feel that the majority of people posting in this forum are middle-class? Is running more of a middle-class activity?Yes, No - but jogging is a middle-class activity
    - Is this a stupid idea for a thread :confused:No


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    gerard_65 wrote: »
    What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice?An expensive fad. Don't get caught up in it.
    BOOM:pac:

    well whether that's true or not, simple fact is that it's one of your five a day so I'm not losing out either way!


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    dna_leri wrote: »
    - What is the best time of the day to drink your beetjuice?1-2 hrs before your event
    So if you have it everyday (not just race days), you should have it 1-2 hours before your run for max benefit yes?


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    Ososlo wrote: »
    So if you have it everyday (not just race days), you should have it 1-2 hours before your run for max benefit yes?
    Tried drinking beetroot juice before..its a bit vinigriee


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    Im a believer in the beetroot juice thing and Im very suspious of diet fads. Beetroot juice definitely makes me stronger in long races of marathon or over. I juice my own rather than buy commercial ready made product. /what I have noticed with the stuff I juice myself my pee turns purple, this does not happen with the shop bought product which leads me to believe the home made stuff is more potent. I only drikn it in the 3 wees leading up to big races.


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    ultrapercy wrote: »
    my pee turns purple

    I noticed this too when eating actual beetroot.
    ultrapercy wrote: »
    I only drikn it in the 3 wees leading up to big races

    So you go a little bit further in the name of improvement and drink your own urine??? :pac::pac:


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    Pray tell, where would one purchase this magic beetjuice?


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    donglen wrote: »
    Pray tell, where would one purchase this magic beetjuice?
    Holland and Barrett. But bring loads on money. for the amount your meant to drink you'll be skint. Be cheaper doing your own as ultrapercy, but be warned, the stuff stains and turns your pee pink.


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    donglen wrote: »
    Pray tell, where would one purchase this magic beetjuice?

    Supervalu have it too never bought it tho!


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    Rather than buying beet juice just eat beetroot/celery/spinach/lettuce/cress - but make sure you're not eating organic stuff - it's the nitrates you're after.

    The body converts nitrates to nitrite, which is then converted to nitrite oxide. Nitrite oxide is what you want:

    Nitrite oxide is a signalling molecule and helps with vasodilation. Vasodilation/widening of blood vessels is important because it promotes/modulates blood flow to muscles, and assists/is important in cellular respiration and muscular contractions.

    I've found beet juice to be efficacious in aiding recovery after hard sessions - this is probably due to vasodilation.

    http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/sports-nutrition-is-dietary-nitrate-the-key-to-enhanced-endurance-performance-41930


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    Its best drank cold. Its fine to get used to when cold. Warm its hard to take.


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