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Magic week 2 run 1 - Transitioning outside

backintime
backintimeGraduate10

I ran my 3k outside today yaaaaay. It definitely wasn't fast or pretty, and it was horribly humid - sweat was pouring out of me but it was outside woohoo.

Made a mistake though, well a few mistakes. First I woke up with a raging thirst so downed half a litre of water before taking the dogs out. It didn't all leave my stomach before running (I usually run on a completely empty stomach). Second mistake was holding my phone on my hand in an effort to pace myself better. The sweat dripped on the phone and kept making it go weird and my thumb kept hitting pause as I carried it lol.

Anyway, lessons learnt, more happy that my transition is going well, if very slowly

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Well done BIT! 👏👏👏 Hopefully you’ll grow to love running outside now you’ve tried it. Personally I love it 100% more than the treadmill.

Great run! If you survived hot and humid, you’ll survive anything! 🥵

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks, wasn't too hot just very heavy. Worst thing where I live are the hills and lack of pavements. I would love to do my transition somewhere flatter lol

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate10

Fab news that you managed outside 👍🏼. I find the treadmill really difficult. I also feel your pain with the water/phone distractions 😂 there seems to always be something getting in my way lol 😝🤪

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Dottie_D

I will learn, I hope!

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10

Sounds like it went pretty well. Hope the phone is still working. It’s tricky to balance the hydration, isn’t it? Too much the day before can ruin the night. Not enough the day before can ruin the morning run. Anyone have the magic formula for this?

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

It was mostly that I was celebrating and had some pizza. I should have know that I would wake up thirsty

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKGraduate10 in reply to backintime

Ah, the legendary “pizza syndrome”! That has afflicted many great runners over the years, so you’re in good company.

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

Hahaha

Hidden
Hidden

Good for you 😊 I’m not brave enough to go outside yet. It is very hilly where we live and think it would just set me back mentally. Only on week 5 so want to get a bit further before I tackle the outside world

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

I completed C25K on a treadmill because of pollen allergies, but I would really like to get outside and experience something other than my garage wall during my runs. Now the runs are getting longer I would love something different to look at. I am working on transitioning the short run from the magic 10k outside in preparation to running outside in the summer and autumn (not promising I won't go back inside when it starts snowing).

It is very hilly here too, so I have found a route (500m) with is reasonably flattish and I just did it 6 times today to make the 3K.

I do need music though, I feel naked without my tunes - must buy some headphones!

Hidden
Hidden

I will head out eventually and like you say it is good to have a change of scenery,

especially as the runs get longer. Yeah what do you do with your phone, I was just going to hold mine too... 🤔 I need music to keep me going for sure

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

I have leggings (joggers?) from Decathlon with a zip pocket in the back of the waistband and a zip pocket on the right thigh.

I checked when I bought them that my phone fitted in.

I was fine when I tried my first run in there but my pace was all over the place (cos the treadmill regulates it very well for me lol) so this time I was trying to check the pace by looking at the phone, and the sunlight made me hold it down and I was dripping sweat all over it lol.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to backintime

It’s not easy 😂

I will have to look for leggings with a pocket big enough

Jogunlikely
Jogunlikely in reply to Hidden

You could also try a running belt. I have a flip belt but there are other less expensive options out there. I keep phone, car keys, tissue, money (sometimes I end up by the chip shop 🤦‍♀️) and small water bottle in mine.

Head phones are a must :)

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Jogunlikely

Aaah...now you've got me craving malt vinegar, so difficult to get here.

😂 if I'm ever in France I'll bring some :)

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Jogunlikely

Thanks, I have seen people running with things strapped to arms etc so will take a look, won’t be carrying anything heavy though 😂

backintime
backintimeGraduate10

I put my phone in the pocket to check when I bought them, but it's very useful because if you have headphones with a wire, the wire can go up your back and not get in the way. When you test your phone in the pocket, do it with the headphones in so that extra sticky out bit doesn't make the difference between fitting in and not fitting in :D

I just don't have headphone at the moment :(

Brilliant news 💃💃💃 glad your able to outside a bit more even if it's horribly humid x

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

You can set Runkeeper to shout out stats to you: distance, pace, and you can choose the intervals that it does that. Then you can stuff your phone in to your pocket.

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Ooooh, thanks, I'll note that, but I don't have earphones at the moment,, well at least not ones I can wear while running lol

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Mine just yells at me from my pocket. If I'm using earphones for a podcast it pauses the podcast to tell me my stats, then continues with the podcast. V clever this modern technology 👍

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

thanks

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Runkeeper shouts at me from my back pocket too. In English though. I ran last night before the temps got too high and my sunglasses kept slipping off my nose as i was sweating like a cochon. There’s always something strange going on during my runs I find 😉

backintime
backintimeGraduate10 in reply to paulanoo

My Croatian friend says "sweating like a whore in church" 😂

I do like sweating like a cochon though...very Allo allo

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