Running past Rangitoto

Running past Rangitoto

So I've been quiet for a while because...I'm in New Zealand! Me and my partner are here visiting his family, and of course I was excited to get to run somewhere so new.

Unfortunately, I was knocked back by a bout of illness right before we travelled, so I was on antibiotics, and jet lag made the first week a bit of a loss, and THEN I realised running in 25 degree heat is a lot different to 10 or even 15 degrees. But FINALLY a couple of days ago I ran Takapuna beach (see the photo - that's Rangitoto island in the background), and today I did a run in Mangawhai, and so I'm slowly getting back up to speed. I've gone back to 20 mins broken (10x2, or 15+5) because I've lost quite a bit of stamina (or maybe the conditions are just harder) but even though these have been some of the toughest runs so far (stitches, out of breath, everything hurts) I'm still really delighted to be able to run in such a beautiful place. It wouldn't have been possible without C25K and all the encouragement on here from you guys, so thank you xxx

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  • That's beautiful. I did the Round The Bays run last year from the bottom of Queen Street to St Helier's Bay, Rangitoto was on my left the whole way!

    We were staying on the North Shore for a month and it is VERY hilly - you should look at a topographical map of Auckland before you think you have lost stamina. Enjoy the rest of your stay

  • That looks lovely. What great run-memories you are making!

    Glad you're on the mend.

  • That beach looks gorgeous. Have fun! I'm off to Crete in three weeks and definitely packing my running gear!

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