I enjoyed this one. A 10k to try out my 45s and I enjoyed it. I didn't have to take my phone around my waist which is sometimes uncomfortable so just looking at a watch rather than randomly at my phone was a huge help! Felt strong today and had more in the tank but wanted to keep my knees comfortable. I've managed 78.8 miles this month. I'm buzzing 😊
First run with Garmin: I enjoyed this one. A... - Bridge to 10K
Well done GTFC! The Garmin helps doesn't it? I agree - so much easier to have all the info on your wrist although I do still carry my phone for the podcasts. You're enthusiasm is infectious 👍
Great run and time for you GTFC, you deserve to be buzzing, I am sure the Garmin watch helped a lot with the run and not having a phone around your waist.
Tomorrow is July and I hope to run 11K in the morning in a quest to run just over 16K/10 miles by the end of the month by running 1 K more each Wednesday.
Ooooh. Good luck. I always think of you on Wednesday! Love this idea and let us know how it goes. You'll be great!!
I shall also think of you tomorrow AlMorr!
Good morning 59er and GTFC, I have just come back from my longest run ever, an 11K, the last 1K was hard as I had never run that distance, strangely enough, my 10K split time was 73.32 compared to the time of my tenth 10K last week which was 73.38, however, the last 1K was a slower 8.16Km pace giving my at a total time of 81.41 for my first 11K, next week I may take a short pause at 10K before running a further two kilometres to 12K.
Love this Al!!
Congratulations. A true milestone run. The furthest you've ever been so I offer my heartfelt congratulations 🏆🥇🎽
I think doing what you do inspires many and it certainly does me. I'll give you a big virtual hug from the Humber. How will you mark the occasion??
Nothing special GTFC, I have just had lunch which was chicken soup, 3 chicken portions, one small roll, a small chocolate biscuit and a drink of coffee.
I have been advised by our friend Grannyhugs to buy jelly babies before I run 12K next Wednesday.
Great 10k Mr speedy👍. Brilliant millage for the month 😊😊
I hope the blisters on your arm are almost gone.
I've only taken 5 antibiotics and there is a massive difference since yesterday so they seem to be working thanks 👍
They should be completely away by the end of the week if not sooner.
Ooh a new toy - brilliant. I love my Garmin, great for comparing runs and all those numbers 😀 that was a great 10k. Happy running 🤗
Nice Garmin 👍
Good choice GTFC! I also have the Forerunner 45S, having recently upgraded from a very old Forerunner 10 ( had to plug in to laptop to upload as it didn't have Bluetooth!). I do still take my phone in my back pocket though - for music and emergencies!
Well done on your inaugural Garmin run - amazing mileage this month and I am spotting another super-speedy time!💪😃Glad the knees were good too!
I took my knees out for some hill repeats after work today. Never done repeats before but I quite enjoyed my session in a slightly 'why am I doing this?' kind of way! Only time will tell if they help my pace...🤞🙂
Oooooh. I've been thinking about this too so well done you! I really hope it helps you. I think sessions like these can break runs up and be something a little different. You are ace!
Nice GTFC! Once a Garmin wearer, always a Garmin wearer. I wouldn’t be without mine, in fact I’ve been wearing it constantly throughout lockdown!
Ooo new toy, very exciting 😀 enjoy! June has been a good month for you 😊
It really has, thank you. I feel fit and strong again.
Exciting to see what July has in store!
I think as long as I keep getting out three times a week I'll be chuffed. How about you? Do you have set days or is it when you are able to?
So at the moment I run Tuesday and Thursday evenings and then long run Sunday morning while hubby deals with the ocado delivery 😉 he prefers me out of the house so I can't stress about the chaos 😂 however we've managed to get our delivery back to Saturday from this week so I'll move long run to then and then probably do Monday and Wednesday evenings. I'm just having a think about what I'd like to achieve in July, definitely getting to 10k and then I've been trying to focus on keeping heart rate down so might do a bit more of that
You can do it! That's the first thing. I like your days. I did my whole C25k Monday, Wednesday and Friday but since then like to do a long run on a Sunday. It's ace you can get out with the busy family you have. The heart rate idea is ace. I may now look at that too. Good luck and just think, in July you'll be making a milestone 😊😊😊
Very speedy. You need more hills!
I have the forerunner 45 so have just checked out the 45S on the website. A completely different shape To mine but it looks like the controls are all the same. Much easier to see while running, than the touch screen ones. I still take my phone for safety and to play music, but once it’s synced with Bluetooth at home you can put the phone in a back pocket or running belt and forget about it. Happy running.
Thank you so much! I'm learning about it all the time so will keep trying to work it all out. The ability to look at a watch after 7 months of running rather than whipping my phone out of my belt to see how I'm doing is ace!
Great fun! Love Garmin, although I don't always agree with it's stats - particularly when it tells me my VO2max is dropping 🤬 . Do you want it displayed in miles? You can change it to metric if you prefer.
I personally prefer miles, but thank you for letting me know. I mainly run 5 miles + so like to keep it that way as I understand it easier. Hope you are getting on ok.
That's great going, well done 👍
Sounds like a great new toy you got there.
I'd definitely be tempted to go for a Garmin when my Fitbit packs up.
I hear so many positive things about Garmins on here.
Well done again, great running.
Thank you mate. Appreciate it. I thought I'd give one a go and as it's only a little more than a 35 I went for it. Hopefully it all works out. How are you getting on building back up my friend?
I’m sure it’ll work out great with you shiny new 45s 👍
I’m doing alright thank you, just gradually building up ... just had my first 5k run since return from the IC.
Thanks and asking, and happy running 🏃♂️ 👍
Wow that’s some serious leg work, well done 😊
Brilliant isn't it...I got mine with Christmas money and wondered if it was really necessary and now I wouldn't be without it, it's just so much easier 😊