Im a fan, like cycling i find it relaxes me mentally.
Have only recently tried to increase, nothing too serious, just 4-6km runs depending on how my legs are feeling, usually 2-3 times a week. Looking to up it slowly.
I find it also is the most effective for me in terms of weight loss.
Just a loop around my area i map out on google maps, having to put two little ones to sleep my runs are usually late night ones.
Avg speed is only about 10km/h, so nothing crazy, but enough for me to break a good sweat.
Gear wise, im a fan of compression gear, both during and post run. currently running skins A400s, shorts, and either a tshirt or hoodie depending on weather. Got a nike pack that came with a scully and gloves which is really nice during winter.
Have always ran in asiscs, last 3 pairs have been asics, DS trainers, and some older GTs. Kayanos arches were too high for me.
I tried my brothers Free Runs and they were surprisingly ok, so might give them a whirl next.
I have just started back back running again and spoke to a good friend and kick ass runner,
He asked me why and i said fitness and training for the days i cant ride.
He told me running a 3-4 times a week will take 10-15% out of my cycling legs so now im gutted, I like running but not enough for it to start to affect my cycling.
Asics are also my shoe of choice i just got some of these
I was going to post something similar in the BNE section… Just started playing soccer and running again after a few years off because of injury. Going out 3 times a week during lunch at work currently. Just trying to build up stamina/endurance for soccer.
Usually i’ll do loops around the botanical gardens or repeats of the bastard stair cases at KP cliffs.
As for gear, nothing special here. Nike free runners and skins shorts are the highlight.
Love running. Ran competitively through high school then lost interest/didn’t have time once I got to Uni. Picked it up again while in London about five/six years ago, probably because I didn’t have a skateboard to distract me!
Ran the Melbourne Marathon in 2010, great experience, hope to do another one day. Finished in 3:07.
Haven’t ran all that much lately, but thinking about doing the Melbourne Marathon 10k later in the year - thought I better try to get a 10k under 40mins before I get too old!
Got the fastest time around The Tan in my office late last year, 14:05 - what can others do?
Currently run in a pair of Brooks. Just went to Active Feet who do an analysis of your running then give you a few options - they were my favourite of the choices. I’ve never been brand orientated with my running shoes, just go with whatever feels good.
Was running a lot in 2008/2009. Started out with just 4km runs around the block near home, then started running the tan at lunch with a workmate. Did that a couple times a week for several months and i made the mistake of ramping up the distance in a really short time. I did a few longer (10km+) runs on a weekend and then decided to start running to work which was just over 16kms at the time. I kept doing the twice weekly tan runs and ran to work on fridays. Esentially i went from doing 14kms a week to 30kms a week in about 1 month.
After a couple months i got severe itb problems which havent gone away:( I can do about 3 to 4kms now and i can feel the itb starting to hurt. It doesn’t occur when riding so i’ve basically given up running. My advice is to take it slow & if you start getting pains, take it easy and dont ignore it
Using asics 2160’s (did an eval thing at active feet in camberwell)