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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:37 pm

boltonboris wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:Have to say, i personally find listening to music helps me run better. 90's dance music seems to make me run faster for some reason?! Maybe the beat? :conf:
It's the rythm.. It subconsciously aids your breathing to a steady rate. Dance music supposedly helps you go a little quicker without getting tired as quickly, because it produces a certain endorphin that releases adrenaline in your body.

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There you go! Knew i went faster when i ran with my ipod on, now i know why! :D

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:56 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
boltonboris wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:Have to say, i personally find listening to music helps me run better. 90's dance music seems to make me run faster for some reason?! Maybe the beat? :conf:
It's the rythm.. It subconsciously aids your breathing to a steady rate. Dance music supposedly helps you go a little quicker without getting tired as quickly, because it produces a certain endorphin that releases adrenaline in your body.

Apparantly
There you go! Knew i went faster when i ran with my ipod on, now i know why! :D
Aye, you cant move for ipods in the olympics :wink:
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:05 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:
boltonboris wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:Have to say, i personally find listening to music helps me run better. 90's dance music seems to make me run faster for some reason?! Maybe the beat? :conf:
It's the rythm.. It subconsciously aids your breathing to a steady rate. Dance music supposedly helps you go a little quicker without getting tired as quickly, because it produces a certain endorphin that releases adrenaline in your body.

Apparantly
There you go! Knew i went faster when i ran with my ipod on, now i know why! :D
Aye, you cant move for ipods in the olympics :wink:

Two years ago I ran the inaugural 'Run to the Beat' Greenwich Half Marathon. The premise was there would be live music stations (Bands, D.J.s etc. playing motivational music to encourage a better running performance. Some Scandinavian scientist claimed performance would be improved by up to 20%!

'Twas bollocks obviously. 8)

I ran something like 1hr 56mins. :?

I do, however have a Mantra that I use for cadence. It's the Bridge and Chorus from Metallica's 'Seek and Destroy'. Gets me up hills a treat! :grin:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:13 pm

Be interesting to hear how many people did get pb's. Maybe it's an individual thing? Helps some people but not others?

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Wandering Willy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:20 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
There you go! Knew i went faster when i ran with my ipod on, now i know why! :D
Was it still plugged into the car? :)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:28 pm

Wandering Willy wrote:
Gooner Girl wrote:
There you go! Knew i went faster when i ran with my ipod on, now i know why! :D
Was it still plugged into the car? :)
How else would i 'run' a 4 minute mile?! :wink:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:49 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:Be interesting to hear how many people did get pb's. Maybe it's an individual thing? Helps some people but not others?


6 months later I ran Bath Half Marathon in 1hr 37mins. Sans musique.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:00 pm

I've got a great recipe for whelk soup!
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Wandering Willy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:01 pm

:lmfao:

Can you run it over to me?
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:03 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:I've got a great recipe for whelk soup!

Start a thread?

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Complete Control, by the way, Wandering Willy, is one of the songs of my life. :D
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:08 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:I've got a great recipe for whelk soup!

Start a thread?
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Wandering Willy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:Complete Control, by the way, Wandering Willy, is one of the songs of my life. :D
Indeed.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by thebish » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:I've got a great recipe for whelk soup!

Start a thread?
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the horizon is a bit crooked there, Bruce... could do better!
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Wandering Willy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:13 pm

But the line of the sea starts pretty much at the bottom left and takes your eye to the subject.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by thebish » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:23 pm

Wandering Willy wrote:But the line of the sea starts pretty much at the bottom left and takes your eye to the subject.
leading lines - good
wonky horizon - bad 8)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Hoboh » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:10 am

I often tend to find "Bat out Hell" or "Radar Love" tends to make me shift abit through the old head phones.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:33 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:I've got a great recipe for whelk soup!

Start a thread?
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:conf:

Gonna have to spell that one out for me.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by thebish » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:55 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote: Gonna have to spell that one out for me.
I think Bruce was just looking for a chance to post a pic of himself in his bikini...
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:01 pm

So anyway I did my Aquathlon in just over 34 minutes.

My swim was slower than anticipated but I'd half expected that due to the training session the night before.

Time to book a triathlon soon before it gets too cool.

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