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Flying, Jet Lag & Running

DiscoRunner
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I’m not afraid of flying, but I don’t normally fly very well - usually don’t seem to be able to ignore the feeling of the pressurised cabin, particularly on my legs. On Thursday set off to New York and because of a 2pm flight was able to run in the morning. It was the most comfortable long-haul flight I can remember.

This morning woke early jet lagged and so pulled on my running things and headed out. Beautiful weather here in Brooklyn and set off for Fort Green Park the nearest green space. I had tried to find a Parkrun but couldn’t find one nearby. Gently jogged to the park & it was full of people - and lots and lots of dogs! So at least I found a Dogrun! (dogs are allowed off their leads before 9am). And what a difference a lovely slow run (50 min 5k), with some early morning sun, did for my energy levels. I shall definitely be trying this again & see if it was a one off or if running before flights, and to help with jet lag after is a thing. Maybe it’s also just about being stronger, fitter and in better shape? But it certainly felt & feels good!

Happy running all x

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WillowandSola

Wow and wow it sounds amazing and let’s hope it helps for coming home too

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DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

Will definitely try on the way back & report! But so helpful so far!

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Buddy34
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Just goes to show your running has even more benefits than we know of . Enjoy running and your holiday in New York 😊😊

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DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

The gift that keeps on giving! x

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Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate

Sounds like a great way to travel. Enjoy the Big Apple.

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Vicjo
VicjoGraduate

Fantastic! I’m not up to the full 5k yet- starting week 7 on Monday but my aim is to do a run in New York when I’m there in last few days of October. Can’t wait! We are staying very close to Central Park so that’s my aim!

Well done on planning a run before you fly - excellent idea!

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DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate
in reply to Vicjo

You’re so close now! And how lovely to run in Central Park x

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Debston
DebstonGraduate

Wow, have a fantastic time in New York!

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DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate
in reply to Debston

Thanks Debs - doing my best!

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