10k Paddle and Garmin Bargain! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆโค๏ธ - Bridge to 10K

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10k Paddle and Garmin Bargain! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆโค๏ธ

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mountaindreamerGraduate10
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Set off for my second 10k run this morning. Thankfully decided that a fully waterproof jacket and fully waterproof cap were essential - along with shorts, as there was less to get wet!

Back along the Chester Greenway from the gym again, I headed for a simple out and back on smooth tarmac. A bit of messing around after my warm up walk - as I tried to start Runkeeper then seal my phone into a ziplock bag. Still took my hydration bladder with 500ml of water in. Iโ€™m realising I like to sip on longer runs, and my tongue wasnโ€™t long enough to collect drips from my cap! ๐Ÿ˜‚

As I hit open fields and a head wind at 4k, the waterproof jacket got fully zipped up to provide protection. I think it would have been pretty unpleasant in my more breathable running jacket, as I doubt that can offer much wind resistance once itโ€™s soaking. At this point, as the rain became fairly torrential, I passed a lady walking her dog in wellies and a full length coat, and carrying an umbrella. She seemed desperate to keep away and avoid eye contact - I think she was worried being a soaked running idiot was catching! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The rain did ease for a bit, but then turned to a deluge with 2k to go. I was going slower than for my first (dry) 10k last week, but think my pace of about 7min/k by this point must suit me, as was really starting to feel as if I could run forever. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A bit more fumbling around at the end, as I took my phone out of its waterproof bag to stop the app again. Sadly I now found out there was a casualty - my Bluetooth ear buds no longer had a working on/off switch (clearly โ€œwater resistanceโ€ only goes so far...)

Decided not to go to the gym after for a workout this week, as Iโ€™d not taken any dry gym stuff to change into and was leaving rather large puddles of water behind! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

I now realise we Panther cubs are tough, and can run our 10ks whatever the weather - but Iโ€™m not so confident in my tech surviving. So if anyone else is after a Garmin Forerunner 35, Iโ€™m no longer waiting for the next Amazon sale. Iโ€™ve found Decathlon are currently selling them off for ยฃ109.99, and mineโ€™s ordered! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

decathlon.co.uk/forerunner-...

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Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate10

Respect mountaindreamer, running in the rain for 10k. Well done . I hadnโ€™t thought about keeping my phone waterproof when come across rain but a ziplock bag in my fit belt sounds good. Yes with the Garmin you set it all up on the phone and your ear buds before you leave the house and put it away and everything can then be controlled on your watch afterwards. Itโ€™s money well spent and youโ€™ve got a lovely colour strap too at bargain price.

We are fortunate to have a beautiful day again today for my 3k but that may change when I do my 6k on Wednesday.

You are doing brilliantly and love your coordinated hat and jacket. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿงข๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Hat and jacket coordination was entirely accidental, Eileen! I only own one waterproof cap, and thatโ€™s my lightest waterproof jacket! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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BerksroverGraduate10

Great stuff MD, another 10k under your belt, pity about the weather but even more kudos to you for going out in that!

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Berksrover

Thanks Steve! I told myself I needed to check I could still run that far soaked in case itโ€™s wet when I do the Hoylake 10k Run in a couple of weeks! Think the local weather forecast of rain all day was wrong, though, as itโ€™s now DRY! ๐Ÿ™„โค๏ธ

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

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BerksroverGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

About the only thing the forecasters get right is when they tell us what the weather has been, am planning on going out this evening, forecast currently sunny and 19/20 degrees

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Berksrover

Hope you get that! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Sadly I think Iโ€™m always going to have to run first thing, as my spine gets more temperamental later in the day. So I either go or I donโ€™t! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate10

Superb! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Hats off to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I would have struggled in torrential rain I think... I don't mind a drizzle but try to avoid the heaviest.

Hope you enjoy the Garmin ๐Ÿ˜

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks Jo - Iโ€™m just checking my limits! Canโ€™t wait for the Garmin to come...๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

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LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Great run - Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™m ready to contemplate thinking about thinking of another 10k run yet lol.

Well..... maybe! ๐Ÿ˜‡

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to LoungeLizaard

Give it a week, Mitch! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Slow_RobGraduate10

We runners are a hardy bunch ... seriously we done on a great run in shall we say adverse weather conditions..

Don't talk to me about wireless ear buds .. Can't seem to keep mine in left ear tried all sizes of ear bud thingies !

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanksโค๏ธ

Ear buds are the only type I seem able to keep attached, Rob! Guess we all have such different ears. I bought a pair of โ€œguaranteed to stay inโ€ shaped ones once, and donโ€™t even have a clue which bit of my ear those are supposed to go in. They fit nowhere! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Slow_RobGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

I have gone back to my wired ones for now when running ..back to the drawing board.. and scouring the interweb for some that may stay in .

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Slow_Rob

Iโ€™ve just reordered these Pioneer ones from Sportpursuit, as they still have some stock in their sale. (My earlier pair are officially dead after I got them wet, so Iโ€™ll keep the new pair dry!) Although they are ear buds, and I do have to re-push them in at intervals, I like that the weighty battery is in the bit that clips to your clothes, so youโ€™re never at risk of losing them! Theyโ€™re a good price too, and they sound good.

sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr...

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Slow_RobGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks I will take a look ๐Ÿ˜€

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WizziewoodGraduate10

Well done mountaindreamer!

That's a brilliant time for 10k in the rain ... or without rain come to that!

Hope it's dry for your next 10k ... good luck and happy running!

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Wizziewood

Thanks Wizziewood. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Once I get my waterproof Garmin Iโ€™ll be happy whatever. (No music in the rain then, though, as I donโ€™t want to kill anymore Bluetooth ear buds!) ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Great stuff, especially as I thought you were still broken โ€ฆ.. obviously only a little bit :-)

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Iโ€™m always intermittently broken, Stanley! My backโ€™s relocked from running 10k again now...I need to get sponsored by Sports Therapists and Chiros. I rely on them to keep me moving! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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FlickM3Graduate10

Well done on the rn and the Garmin x

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Thanks Flick...excited about finally getting the Garmin! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Fabulous450Graduate10

Fantastic mountaindreamer!! Well done on the 10k! Youโ€™ve tackled the weather extremely well too! Good for you! Congratulations!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fabulous450! Iโ€™d been trying to workout what to do to run if it was very wet - now I guess I know! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

๐Ÿ˜‰! You certainly do!! I was super impressed with any thought to going to the gym after too! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ!๐Ÿคฉ!โค๏ธ

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telford_mikeGraduate10

Super pic and super time! Youโ€™re going to love that Garmin. Mine turned me into a total stats nerd ๐Ÿ˜‚

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Thanks - I just want to be able to keep my phone tucked up and waterproof! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

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Sadie-runsGraduate10

Wow! Impressive run, MD! And in heavy rain too?! Did you feel like Wonder Woman?! I always feel like a super hero on a mission when I run in the rain. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Ah, the Garmin. I LOVE my Garmin, it has changed my (running) life. I got so fed up with the unreliability of the phone apps; Garmin has never let me down. You are going to love it, and with runs like this you deserve it!

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Sadie xxx

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Haha...will try to think Wonder Woman next time, Sadie! Was thinking more โ€œhappy drowned ratโ€ yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Iโ€™m telling my husband the Garmin is a cost-saving exercise, to save my smart phone from getting water logged...๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ

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LorijayGraduate10

Just brilliant MD!! Really great time and lovely pic. I'm thinking about a garmin too so thanks for the heads up on the sale. :) :)

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Thanks Lorijay! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ Decathlon have the Forerunner 35 reduced with both the Aqua strap I ordered, or a black strap if you prefer. It says limited stock left, so Iโ€™d perhaps be fairly quick if you want one? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Dizzysmum17Graduate10

Oh just caught up with this news! Amazing run - well done! I did laugh at you trying to catch drips of water from your cap ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜†. And youโ€™ll love your Garmin - I have the exact same one with the aqua strap and love it ๐Ÿ˜ so much easier than using the phone all the time! Enjoy and ๐Ÿ˜ฎ! X

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Dizzysmum17

Thanks Dizzysmum! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ Yes, it does seem crazy to be carrying water when youโ€™re surrounded by so much of it! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Just have to wait 9 days for Decathlon to deliver my Garmin - they donโ€™t seem super speedy...๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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RunninggirlyGraduate10

Thanks for posting about the Garmin. I've just ordered one after much deliberation. I hadn't realised Decathlon had a sale on and you've saved me a few quid.

Happy running ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

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mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to Runninggirly

No problem - delivery isnโ€™t that fast, but Iโ€™m waiting excitedly! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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