Running in jeans....

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Sep 2017
12:12am, 4 Sep 2017
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Foxy
I ran a 6.20 min mile in mine as lead runner in the MK Marathon superhero run 2 years ago :)
Sep 2017
10:22am, 21 Sep 2017
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steve45
I recall a bloke many years ago who came to a local running club for the first time and was sort of chuckled at for wearing a polo shirt, longish khaki shorts and "day socks". He took off and proved to be a sub 3 hour marathoner!
Sep 2017
10:27am, 21 Sep 2017
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Stander
The only thing that should run in jeans is diarrhoea
Sep 2017
10:38am, 21 Sep 2017
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Nicholls595
Never mind jeans, Rory Coleman (the most famous person I know - ultra runner, personal trainer to the stars and closing in on 1,000 marathons) started his running "journey" in his normal work shoes. Read all about it in his book (fascinating read, despite not mentioning me)
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10:40am, 21 Sep 2017
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Nicholls595
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12:30pm, 13 Jan 2021
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Dvorak
Whilst I would normally "go" for a run in jeans (I have, a couple of times - short run, cold weather) I do run in jeans. Sometimes, I prefer a walk-jog and I do these in just "clothes" (as opposed to "kit") and the jogs can be anything from 20m to 200m. I don't find the jeans an impediment in these circumstances.

I'm more likely to cycle in jeans - always make sure there is suitable scope for thigh-pump though :-)
Jan 2021
12:40pm, 13 Jan 2021
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larkim
I logged a run which I did in jeans and walking boots a couple of weeks ago (plus jumper and raincoat). I'd been doing 2m per day as a streak thing, and went on a 3m walk with the family on a muddy route. When we got back one son discovered he'd lost one of his brand new Xmas present gloves so I volunteered to walk the route in reverse.

After about 800m I realised that I was going to have to go out again in the cold and damp to do my 2m walk, so whilst I had my watch on my I'd be better off doing the glove hunt at a running pace in the clothing I had on. Was pretty impressed to nail a 7:24 mile on the second mile, though my calfs were sore for the next couple of days. Surprisingly comfortable on the legs though, even if the footwear was a bit unpleasant.
Jan 2021
1:03pm, 13 Jan 2021
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Diogenes
I once ran a mile in flip-flops. I had to get back to my B&B to pack and get to the airport for a flight.
Jan 2021
3:35pm, 13 Jan 2021
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Dvorak
7:24 mile in all that, larkim: impressive

(my "would" above should be a "wouldn't": given the forecast snow, there might be a "maybe" added)

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