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All the gear, and (still) no idea!

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We've had a lovely 4 weeks in the U.K. catching up with family and friends, but yesterday we travelled back to Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ After all that time on the plane & trains I desperately needed some exercise this morning, the only problem being that it's pouring with rain and cold. Man up Mike. Had a nice run around the village - tourists looking at me as if I was nuts. Anyhow I have new gear - I've ditched the cumbersome rucksack that accompanied me all the way through C25K. Its replacement is one of those running vests. It has pockets at the front for keys, money, phone and water and another bigger pocket at the back for any other junk I might need to take. It's brilliant! If you need to carry lots of bits and pieces when youโ€™re running I highly recommend something like this. Excuse the gruesome selfie ๐Ÿ˜‚

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pinkaardvark profile image

I have one of those, pocket at the back is for your hydration bladder.

telford_mike profile image
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Ah right. Are they really needed for running 10k's?

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pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Definitely not, unless it is 35c outside. 20k + I'd say.

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Looks very like my hydration vest, Mike. After a very hot and humid run last week, I will continue to take it with my walking hydration bladder in for my 10K runs, with just 500ml water. Light enough to barely notice, but much easier to just take sips when you need it than using the bottles on my running belt. (Though maybe thatโ€™s because my fused neck canโ€™t be tipped backwards easily, so I have to stop to drink from bottles.)

Ang33333 profile image

You're back in the mountains! I'll look forward to all your pictures! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

ju-ju- profile image

You look da business.... how fab and lovely place to run too

Tasha99 profile image

Iโ€™ve got that too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ You can get a couple of 250ml aonijie bottles on eBay for a couple of quid to go in the front pockets. Mine took a couple of weeks to arrive he though. I didnโ€™t want a bladder.

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telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Ah that sounds ideal. 500ml bottles will fit but it's heavy with 2 full ones and carrying 1 makes it a bit lop-sided. More new gear ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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pinkaardvarkGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

If you look on amazon, they have the aonijie ones there too, but with a lead time of a couple of weeks. But if you look at other makes, pretty much the same thing can be had next day ie these 300ml ones

cheekychipmunks profile image

Hey great idea Mike! You look the business, a proper runner! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky! My battered old trainers are probably betraying the fact that I'm still a novice, but they're so comfortable I canโ€™t bare to part with them ๐Ÿคฉ

Dexy5 profile image

Farewell Mike, but we do enjoy your beautiful pictures os runs in Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

mountaindreamer profile image

Well done getting out despite the weather! ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

I love all the pockets in my hydration vest too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

AnnieW55 profile image

Thanks for the quick runnng vest update and pic. It made up my mind to get one. Iโ€™d been putting one in and taking it out of the basket for a couple of weeks.

I got a slightly different one to you (it has a clear pocket for emergency info) but it is really comfortable. So thank you for making up my mind. (My husband often reminds me to breathe out when making decisions๐Ÿ˜„.)

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