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A fabulous run in the sun 🌞 😎 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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FionamagsGraduate10
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Haven't posted in ages as I had a period of injury followed by only doing 1 run a week for a while. Since I've been on annual leave though I have got back into it along with cycling. We had 4 days of a cycle tour in Argyll, which was fab and our last day was a 40 miler - which I was very pleased with since I have hardly been on my bike the past year!

The cycling seems to have made a real difference to my running and my legs feel a lot stronger. Since I've been running 5kms for the last while I thought I'd step it up again to get back to 10k. However today my Garmin froze literally a few seconds in and I had no idea where I was with pace, time or anything!

It was a corker of a run though - I felt like I could have run for miles. I'm sure I must have smashed out a PB..... 🀣🀣🀣. So good to feel the magic - happy running all!

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

How wonderful! and good to read about your run, oh now i’m wondering if i should cycle to strengthen my legs. Good to see you posting runs again

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thanks! I have been dipping in and out of the forum seeing how folk are doing although not posting.

Re the legs - my issue has always been that I never managed to get into doing strength training so I've really benefited from the cycling. If you are doing other cross training then you might not notice as much of a difference as I have?

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

I love to cycle but it’s busy round here and i have had bikes that i haven’t used so probably not, i guess dance class and daily squats is probably enough

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Sandraj39Graduate10

Sounds like a fab run - and yes, the cycling will definitely have helped. Well done!πŸ™‚

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

I think this will now be my cross training regime!

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FrencGraduate10

Ah brilliant Fionamags, what a great run, and who needs tech when it feels that good! And what a lovely photo. Plus nice strong legs 🦡 hurrah πŸ˜ƒ. I’d be interested to see if the running has made my legs any stronger for cycling! When I can remember how to pump the tyres up πŸ˜†. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

I remember the first time I did c25k a number of years ago we went cycle touring in France after I'd been running and hubby hadn't been cycling to work as much. For the first time ever I left him behind on the flat. I was still slow on the hills but the puff was way better. So it must work both ways!

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Oooh that is good news, thank you! 😊

Hi Fiona, glad to see your post and that you have been keeping up the running, even if under the radar. You are much more sanguine than I would be about the Garmin malfunction.. I tend to feel that if it’s not recorded I haven’t done it! And I think you have the same Garmin as me, so I hope mine’s not about to go wrong too..😳

Great to hear you’ve been cycling.. which I’ve just started myself, although at the moment very lacking in confidence and I’ve fallen off a couple of times.. into brambles and nettles..🀣 Riding 40 miles is brilliant.. the longest I’ve done so far was just over 8 very slow and careful miles on the Cinder Track.. but I’m hoping to continue and strengthen as you have done..

Sounds like you had a great run.. hope the Garmin performs as well as you do for the next one..😊

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to PeggySusi

The cycling might be a brilliant thing for you Peggy since it is low impact. Keep at it and you'll soon build your confidence.

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dijepGraduate10

A 40 mile a day cycling tour ... Wow no wonder your legs are feeling good πŸ˜‰ It sounds wonderful though.Tech is SO annoying when it doesn't work but in my book the main thing is enjoying the run and it sounds like you had a great time πŸ˜„

Enjoy your running and your annual leave x

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to dijep

that's weird, I thought I had replied to you but it seems to have disappeared! More tech fail...???? Thought I should confess that we only did 40 miles on the final day after building up with much shorter runs. But it definitely helped the legs - I am really delighted with that!

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BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Great post. Glad you’re back from injury. Happy holidays.

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks! Nothing like time off after a brutal year to recharge.

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Sounds like a perfect holiday and a perfect run, all the better because you were free of tech! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄β˜€οΈ welcome back πŸ˜ƒ

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Thank you. It feels great to be back too and at a moment when many of you are getting back to Park Running. Their is a lot of joy on this forum at the moment!

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