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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭ lulublue22


    This is the laziest post ever. I'd say I could easily search the forum and get an answer, but I'm taking the easy way out.

    At the moment I do a few stretches when things are already at a critical stage. Its all a bit like grabbing a load of darts and chucking them at a dartboard hoping to hit the bullseye.

    I'm after a 15 min routine for stretch calves/legs that I'll hopefully incorporate into my daily routine twice a day?

    Possibly not what you are looking for but I have the free version of fiton app. Love it - loads of free guided sessions. Pilates, strength , yoga, stretch cardio dynamic warmups etc ranging from 5mins to 30 mins and of varying intensity. You might find something there ?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 5,641 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Hannibal_Smith


    Brilliant! Thanks Lulu just downloaded it there


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭ lulublue22


    Brilliant! Thanks Lulu just downloaded it there

    Enjoy ðŸ˜႒


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,433 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Looking for a bit of advice/guidance.

    My 17 year old daughter is going to do a HM with me at the end of August and she’s looking for a bit of structure (hoping to run 2:00-2:10)

    Are there any specific plans for “younger” runners or would she be good to go with a generic off the shelf one? I would ideally like her to run 4 days a week

    Thanks

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Looking for a bit of advice/guidance.

    My 17 year old daughter is going to do a HM with me at the end of August and she’s looking for a bit of structure (hoping to run 2:00-2:10)

    Are there any specific plans for “younger” runners or would she be good to go with a generic off the shelf one? I would ideally like her to run 4 days a week

    Thanks

    TbL

    I wouldn't see age as factor in a well rounded training plan. Usual caveat applies regarding progression and recoverys,
    Objectively analyse starting fitness, and get a plan to suit fitness and goals.

    Be grand ;)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,433 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Ceepo wrote: »
    I wouldn't see age as factor in a well rounded training plan. Usual caveat applies regarding progression and recoverys,
    Objectively analyse starting fitness, and get a plan to suit fitness and goals.

    Be grand ;)

    Cheers K

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,433 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Anyone recommend a simple (not technical) HM plan for sub 2.15 with 4 days running a week?

    Thanks

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,600 ✭✭✭ Annie get your Run


    Anyone recommend a simple (not technical) HM plan for sub 2.15 with 4 days running a week?

    Thanks

    TbL

    Hal Higdon has some great simple plans, he even has an app now, worth a look.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,433 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Hal Higdon has some great simple plans, he even has an app now, worth a look.

    Thanks AM

    They look like just the job

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,383 ✭✭✭ deisedude


    Can anyone recommend a good running journal / training log book?

    Ideally would prefer a specific running /training one than lets say a blank moleskine


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    deisedude wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a good running journal / training log book?

    Ideally would prefer a specific running /training one than lets say a blank moleskine

    Mrs C, picked up on at xmas called "The running log book"
    Similar to a daily diary but has sections for weather, HR, calories, weight, route, time, speed distance, injuries, thoughts etc.
    Seems failry comprehensive tbf,
    Not 100% sure where she got it from but I suspect amazon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,978 ✭✭✭ BeepBeep67


    deisedude wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a good running journal / training log book?

    Ideally would prefer a specific running /training one than lets say a blank moleskine

    Irish athlete Roisin McGettigan is involved in this one.
    https://www.easons.com/believe-training-journal-electric-blue-edition-lauren-fleshman-9781948007061?gclid=Cj0KCQjwgtWDBhDZARIsADEKwgPrSWNit-RwnNCpENjZPUfTIFDoNN60arKRX3rtg_yTgXqfCmMz-EwaAo6qEALw_wcB


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭ lulublue22


    BeepBeep67 wrote: »

    I have that one its grand - bought it on amazon a few years ago - ceepo’s one seems / sounds more comprehensive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Attached pictures (hopefully) of the inside of Mrs C diary.
    Might give you a better idea.
    Seems to be fairly comprehensive,


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,383 ✭✭✭ deisedude


    Ceepo wrote: »
    Mrs C, picked up on at xmas called "The running log book"
    Similar to a daily diary but has sections for weather, HR, calories, weight, route, time, speed distance, injuries, thoughts etc.
    Seems failry comprehensive tbf,
    Not 100% sure where she got it from but I suspect amazon.

    Thanks, found it. Exactly what I was looking for


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,374 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    /rant

    Why oh why can people not walk/run on the left?
    It's simple and avoids everyone having to slalom their way around the place.

    I'm looking at you old lady this morning!


    Special mention for those people who walk on one side with their dog on a leash on the other side.

    /end rant


  • Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ Butterbeans


    GreeBo wrote: »
    /rant

    Why oh why can people not walk/run on the left?
    It's simple and avoids everyone having to slalom their way around the place.

    I'm looking at you old lady this morning!


    Special mention for those people who walk on one side with their dog on a leash on the other side.

    /end rant

    Depends where you're running. On country roads with no paths, where I do a lot of my running, it's safer to run on the right, most of the time.

    But yeah, I get your general point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,270 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler


    Simple rule of thumb. Old lady can walk where she wants. Runner works around that. Simple.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,368 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    GreeBo wrote: »
    /rant

    Why oh why can people not walk/run on the left?
    It's simple and avoids everyone having to slalom their way around the place.

    I'm looking at you old lady this morning!


    Special mention for those people who walk on one side with their dog on a leash on the other side.

    /end rant
    Feel your pain. Nearly got tripped last night by an almost invisible dog lead
    I’m going to add to that rant.
    Why do plonkers run on busy roads beside empty footpaths? So many of them and see it every day. Do they have a deathwish or something?
    Saw an old gobsh1te this morning on the canal running against the traffic in cycle lane nearly get whacked by a truck, jump up onto the empty wide footpath out of the way than back out onto the road in front of me ( I was driving, not running)


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭ migozarad


    The concrete footpath is 7 times harder than the asphalt on the road.If you want to ease impact on the connective tissues,it makes sense to use the likes of an empty cyclepath as I do habitually.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,368 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    migozarad wrote: »
    The concrete footpath is 7 times harder than the asphalt on the road.If you want to ease impact on the connective tissues,it makes sense to use the likes of an empty cyclepath as I do habitually.

    I’m talking about a narrow enough road with a painted line to indicate a bike lane. It’s not a proper bike path. It’s a fierce busy road. Only a gob****e would run in the middle of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,538 ✭✭✭ wersal gummage


    Seve OB wrote: »
    I’m talking about a narrow enough road with a painted line to indicate a bike lane. It’s not a proper bike path. It’s a fierce busy road. Only a gob****e would run in the middle of it.

    As a motorist, motorcyclist, cyclist, walker, buggy pusher etc....

    Maybe the truck driver is also a gobsh%ite for driving in the cycle lane?

    Maybe the jogger was jogging on the road because elderly people turn around corners or come out of houses etc and get an awful fright in current circumstances being faced with, what they may perceive to be, a dirty mouth breathing jogger....

    Maybe we should all relax and try give each other some space?

    Ps, jogging against the traffic is the correct approach in my view if you are going to jog on roads, at least you can see what's coming and jump out of the way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭ lulublue22


    As a motorist, motorcyclist, cyclist, walker, buggy pusher etc....

    Maybe the truck driver is also a gobsh%ite for driving in the cycle lane?

    Maybe the jogger was jogging on the road because elderly people turn around corners or come out of houses etc and get an awful fright in current circumstances being faced with, what they may perceive to be, a dirty mouth breathing jogger....

    Maybe we should all relax and try give each other some space?

    Ps, jogging against the traffic is the correct approach in my view if you are going to jog on roads, at least you can see what's coming and jump out of the way.

    You are always supposed to walk/ jog / run against traffic so you can be aware of what’s coming towards you.

    ETA - run and walk with a dog - people who walk / run dogs on retractable leads but don’t actually use them when they see people coming towards them are a feckin nuisance though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ BeginnerRunner


    I've a simple set of rules for this;

    Footpath - walk on left, runners pass on right where possible

    Footpath with cycle path beside it - if path is busy, run into oncoming bikes

    Footpath with cycle path beside it with people walking on cycle path - drop your shoulder and nail the *****

    Road with no footpath - run into oncoming traffic

    Old person driving or walking? F*ck knows what's gonna happen. Expect the unexpected and leave em away with it.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,319 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TFBubendorfer


    Footpath with cycle path beside it with people walking on cycle path - drop your shoulder and nail the *****

    Oh man, don't tempt me! Especially the cycle path along Strand Road in Bray. The amount of walkers on it is just mind boggling, and I'm sure they're the same idiots who then complain on Facebook about cyclists on the road.
    *** rant over ***


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,003 ✭✭✭ Did you smash it


    Anyone know how to switch on weekly run summary emails of your completed runs on MapMyFitness? Maybe it’s now only offered to their paying customers..


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ BeginnerRunner


    Oh man, don't tempt me! Especially the cycle path along Strand Road in Bray. The amount of walkers on it is just mind boggling, and I'm sure they're the same idiots who then complain on Facebook about cyclists on the road.
    *** rant over ***

    Funnily enough, that's exactly where I was referring too.

    Or people stopping on either side of the cycle lane with dogs on leads and the dogs having a sniff in the middle of the lane blocking up the entire thing completely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,799 ✭✭✭ OOnegative


    I just don’t get the issues with the whole cycle lane debacle in Ireland, cyclists and runners happily share the cycle paths here and no issues. Obviously bikes get preference, but in the near 4 years I’m here I haven’t experienced one bike user abusing me and asking me to get out of the cycle path. Plus there is a hell of a lot more cyclists here in The Netherlands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ BeginnerRunner


    OOnegative wrote: »
    I just don’t get the issues with the whole cycle lane debacle in Ireland, cyclists and runners happily share the cycle paths here and no issues. Obviously bikes get preference, but in the near 4 years I’m here I haven’t experienced one bike user abusing me and asking me to get out of the cycle path. Plus there is a hell of a lot more cyclists here in The Netherlands.

    Cyclists and runners happily exist on cycle lanes in my experience.

    The problem is ****ing pedestrians who walk 2/3 abreast or stop for chats in the direction of traffic flow and then get all confused when you call them useless *****.

    (1st * = ducking, 2nd * = punts -- I feel very strongly about this)


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,319 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TFBubendorfer


    OOnegative wrote: »
    I just don’t get the issues with the whole cycle lane debacle in Ireland, cyclists and runners happily share the cycle paths here and no issues. Obviously bikes get preference, but in the near 4 years I’m here I haven’t experienced one bike user abusing me and asking me to get out of the cycle path. Plus there is a hell of a lot more cyclists here in The Netherlands.

    Sharing the path with a single runner or walker is no problem at all. But when you see groups of walkers spread across the entire cycle path that is a problem, and on that particular cycle path in Bray you see that all day, every day. And the cyclists absolutely do not get preference!


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