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The Running thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by slackmeyer, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    I run at night, and have been wearing a amphipod xinglet. It's alright, don't love it, but certainly visible.

    I have some knuckle lights coming Tuesday; wish it had a red light mode.
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  2. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    After a few close calls this morning, I think I may be springing for one of these

    [​IMG]

    $50. I'm going to feel like a freaking nerd, but at least I'll be seen.
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  3. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    the tracer360 and the amphipod xinglet were on my short list when i ended up buying the amphipod - i ended up with the amphipod because the battery life if apparently much, much longer, and i didn't want to deal with changing batteries all the time. it also has more reflective area, so if the battery dies, is a more effective reflective vest. on the down side, it doesn't have all the different color / blinking / steady modes of the tracer360.
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  4. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    I'll be curious what you end up with. I only use a headlamp. Although, I'm lucky enough to not be running near any cars. If I did, something like above and a headlamp with a rear red light would be pretty good option. Looked up the light I use to share, but seems its been discontinued. LINK. It's that reactive lighting. The battery lasts longer as it adjusts depending on reflective surfaces or ambient light. They say not to use it on a bicycle in the reactive mode. Something about it not changing fast enough for the speeds on a bike. Probably solid advice. :lol3

    Hope everyone's training is going well.

    Steve
  5. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    DAMN, I definitely just assumed they used rechargeable, which at 40 hours is great, but I just looked and it uses AAA. That's a freaking huge ding, I was use about to pull the trigger too, 30% off on their website.
  6. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Wonder if rechargeable batteries like this LINK will work in it?
  7. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    That's what my wife just said. There goes the $15 I would've saved with the 30% off code.
    :lol3
  8. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I emailed Noxgear who said they have an updated rechargeable version, but was pushed back until next year from COVID reasons.

    I think I'm going to pick up this $10 amazon reflective vest, for now, or maybe forever.
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  9. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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  10. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Cut and paste from article above:
    "There were times during this that I was completely broken and I was questioning why I was doing it and what was the point."

    Thanks for sharing the article. :thumb
    Quote from David Goggins book "Can't Hurt Me" which I recently read (well technically listened to)
    "Don't quit when your tired. Quit when your done."
    Steve
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  11. AdvRich

    AdvRich Long timer

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    Also an audiobook listener (while running too) and added it to the list, thanks.
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  12. DeepSea

    DeepSea electronically challenged

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    Your welcome. Something to note. If your offended by swearing, don't get it. Working Offshore and coming from a military family, the language didn't even register. Although I wouldn't play it with my grandmother or daughters around. :lol3

    Another good one, is "Born to Run". Just promise you won't go out and start running in sandals or barefooted. :deal

    Steve
  13. AdvRich

    AdvRich Long timer

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    :lol3 Yeah, no worries, thanks for the heads up.

    Born to Run is nearing the top of the listening queue again. I forget where I originally heard him telling the hunting story of running the deer to exhaustion, radio some many years back, but I was hooked on just that alone. Barefoot beach running near the waterline is pretty good, but yeah, I like the cushion and grip of footwear... you know ATSATT. :lol3
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  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I think we need a few more quotes posted from that article, super impressive.


    He climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest 14 times. He ran 1,422km (883 miles) and cycled 1,443km (896 miles).


    "There was never a point I thought about quitting though because it's not something that I would think of."

    On the final push to the finish he ran for 48 hours without a rest.

    "I was constantly fatigued.

    "You have to know how to cope in a situation like this and be willing to be wet and cold and very tired."

    "It was a great journey and great experience however I would never do it again."
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  15. DeepSea

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    While we're talking about books, here's one (LINK) that I consider a must read for anyone racing ultras, considering ultras or that has foot issues.

    Warning: It's pretty dry reading. Think of it more like a reference book. Pretty sure they even say that. :lol3 Lots of good info in there. Since reading it and implementing a few new things. I haven't had a blister since.

    Steve
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  16. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Been here awhile

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    Back running since 2016 after 8 years off due to knee operation.
    Finally found a decent physio who put me on the right track to recovery.

    Have gone mad for marathons.
    2016 ran 3h20mins
    2017 ran 3h02 minis
    2018 ran 2h56mins
    2019 ran 2h44mins
    2020 ran 2h40mins

    Hoping to get into the 2hrs 30s next time.

    Learning lots from heart rate training and feeling great!
  17. DeepSea

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    Great job! Even your "slowest" time is fast. :thumb

    Are these all on the same course?
  18. Skapegoat

    Skapegoat Been here awhile

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    Mostly on the same course in Dublin.
    2h56min in Manchester.
    2h40mins was a virtual I did last week hard to run a marathon with no spectators also ran out of water and had some heatstroke by the end but learned a lot.

    The worst thing is the lack of events due to covid.
    I like the real buzz of a race.

    I was supposed to run Boston this year but that went tits up!
    Not sure what event if any to train for now?
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  19. DeepSea

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    A self supported 2:40 is impressive. :lift

    This year has been a kick in the pills for races. I was lucky enough to get one triathlon in February. The rest of the race season was postponed and/or cancelled. Mostly to COVID but, one was due to a fire. There is still one race that may happen in October. I keep waiting for the email to come that says "with much regret...". So far so good. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Keep up the good work. Races will come back... eventually.

    Steve
  20. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I got 4 miles today. I think I got more than 4 actually. Fitbit GPS can be stingy
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