First time out of the house in tights πŸ˜‚ - Couch to 5K

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First time out of the house in tights πŸ˜‚

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate
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And no !

i don't usually wear them inside haha (honest) 😬

i haven't run since tuesday as i had a few bad nights sleep and so very tired but thursday and friday night were ok so it was good to get out this morning for a run .

it was cold out there at 06:30 so thought i would try out the running tights for the first time , they were great ! perfect for the temperature and very comfortable , only thing was i didn't have the pockets like in my shorts so i wore my new running belt .

it was a easy slow 5k this morning with an average pace of 8:19 and an average HR of 132

no issues , just a pleasant run 😊

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I am happy to know that you enjoyed your run today in your tights, yes its starting to get cold first thing in the morning, I don't wear shorts I just wear jogging trousers.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Yes, definitely colder first thing !

I have some cycling trousers that are ok for running, in fact I did most of C25K in them πŸ™‚

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

Good for you! I had my first run in long leggings instead of cropped yesterday - autumn has arrived.

You're so lucky to have such a beautiful part of the world to run in. πŸ’š

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Speedy60

Yes, thank you !

There are some lovely places but today just stayed local around the village πŸ™‚

Bontobpat
BontobpatGraduate

It took me a while before I felt comfortable wearing my tights out in public even though I have lived in shorts most of my life, I just felt more exposed in tights. I am 55, female. Now it is getting hot here I searched for two in one running shorts this morning, but now feel like I will be self conscious with my legs out! No doubt I will get used to it but the tights are good for preventing chafe. 9 degrees sounds lovely, But I remember that it was absolutely freezing when I visited the UK in October a few years ago.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Bontobpat

Yes, I gave mostly worn shorts since mid C25k, but it was just 6 degrees this morning at 06:30

These tights are for below 10 degrees, so very comfortable πŸ™‚

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to Bontobpat

I did smile when I read this about being self conscious. I used to be when I first started running back in May. Now I don’t care! Running tights - shorts - don’t mind a bit. And I’m 66. πŸ˜€

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate in reply to Jools2020

Exactly... I was self conscious to start with. Now people in my village say "I saw you running this morning" (yes me.. Really πŸ˜…).. I'm proud to be seen now.

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to Maz1103

Exactly! And with all the running, my legs look nicely toned now πŸ˜ƒ

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate in reply to Jools2020

I've always had skinny legs but a bit more muscle tone suits πŸ’ͺ

nowster
nowsterGraduate

🎡 We're men. We're Men in tights.

youtu.be/pc1am3KyYgA

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to nowster

Haha, a new dynamic warm up routine 😁

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate in reply to nowster

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

PhoenixRise
PhoenixRiseGraduate

Great run Instructor57 and glad you’ve embarrassed the running tights/leggings! I wear running shorts (with pockets) over the top of my leggings - keeps everything where it should be! 🀭

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to PhoenixRise

Haha , no shorts over the top , but I did miss the pockets 😁

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

Glad you like your tights πŸ‘

Sounds perfect. Just like my 5k yesterday. A Slow easy run without music in perfect surroundings so I could drink in the atmosphere of the LlΕ·n.

Tried my 7/8 tights for the first time. They were perfect and dead comfy. Mine do have pockets - a large one on the thigh perfect for my large smartphone plus a zipped security pocket in the back of the waistband.😁

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

Oh , wish mine had a pocket 😐

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Mine are Ron Hill. I got them in the sale but I bet they were probably still twice the price of yours.

What running belt did you get?

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

This one

amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VNMLY4Q/...

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Wow! You must be planning to run real long

Currently zipping along the A5 from Snowdonia towards the motorway and home. Will give you a wave as we pass near to Ifton Heath πŸ‘‹

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

I have just found a pocket in the tights πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I thought I'd bought a pair with a pocket!

Just didn't remember this morning at 6am 😁

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Instructor57

🀣

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Well done, Ian! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Good that your tights are working well. It certainly was a bit chilly out there first thing. I wore my shorts and they were fine with a long sleeved top, but I wished I had worn my gloves as my hands were cold. It’s still quite breezy here 🌬

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

To be honest, I could have probably been ok in shorts , but any excuse to try the tights πŸ˜‚

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to Instructor57

πŸ˜‚ Mine are gorgeous, so comfy. I’ll wear them next time.

030961
030961Graduate

Well done you and in those secret tights too!!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to 030961

Haha yes , not so secret now though πŸ˜‚

Well done Instructor57! I felt self conscious the first time I went out in my tights but I soon found nobody batted an eyelid😊

I haven’t resorted to them yet this autumn but I’m sure the day will come, and probably soon!πŸ₯Ά

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to David_G

Yes, I felt s little uneasy at first , but they are so comfortable 😁

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to David_G

I also have some tights. It wasn't quite chilly enough on Friday morning for them. I was wearing long socks, though. Let's see what tomorrow's weather has in store...

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

It was a beautiful morning for a comfortable run. It's good to take a few days off here and there. I have been pretty weary this week so did the same. Glad the running tights were comfy!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Yes, weary is a good description of how I have felt the last week ,

Mainly due to lack of sleep I think .

Getting back together slowly now I hope πŸ™‚

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Great stuff!πŸ˜„

Mr E had running tights many years ago before they had made it across the Atlantic (my brother in the US posted them!)- his father was horrified!! πŸ˜‚

He wears shorts over the top so he has pockets too!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Elfe5

haha, i found the pocket when i got home πŸ˜‚

Plattszo
PlattszoGraduate

Very good!!

We are getting seriously into proper runners territory now with the inclement weather conditions, tights and running belts!

All par for the course though, hey πŸ˜‰

Smashing it!! Well done πŸ‘ βœ” πŸ‘

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Plattszo

Thanks ! Thought you and TT were running today ?

Plattszo
PlattszoGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Bit of miscommunication.... we did it this morning though... I wonder if TT posted yet... I managed a PB. Chuffed, I am. 😊😊😊

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Plattszo

Ooh !

Congratulations on your PB πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Just seen TT's post πŸ˜πŸ‘

MccHa
MccHaGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ nice to be warm, I had my leggings/ tights or trousers whatever they call them on this morning and made all the different...I ran faster better aerodynamics πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Gloves I need next !

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to MccHa

Yes, less profile drag πŸ˜‚

I could have done with some gloves this morning ,should have used my cycling gloves πŸ€”

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate

Well done on your run and glad you like your tights!!

Sorry you are not sleeping well, hope you get some better night’s sleep.

I bought some running leggings and took them back as felt to self conscious them being so tight however, realise they are supposed to be like that, so I am going to order another pair!!

Amazing how early you go out and run I have not got to that yet but plan to at some point!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you !

And I need to go early if I'm running around in tights πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Lol, good plan!!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to 9weeks2Run

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ¦΅πŸ¦΅

Feltip
FeltipGraduate

I thought it was chilly at 7.45am πŸ₯Ά

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

Haha, think it was 6 degrees when I went out 😁

Feltip
FeltipGraduate in reply to Instructor57

7 degrees when I went out, that's the coldest it's been for me since I started. I remember when it was over 20 degrees in August at that time of the morning

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

I know !

That's what got me into the habit of going early ,

I could probably afford a later start now 😁

Feltip
FeltipGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Yes when it's dark and cold who wants to get out of bed to run around a field at silly o'clock

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

I know

if I'm working then 6:30 works well for me but perhaps I need to revise my Saturday time πŸ˜‚

Good for you babe! πŸ˜‰

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Maxi80

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Looks like tights are your thing Instructor57!! πŸ˜‰ Glad you had a great run!! You may sleep very well tonight! ❀️

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Fabulous450

Haha πŸ˜‚

Well it was cold at 06:30 !

And I hope I can sleep ok tonight πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Instructor57

It was still chilly much later on too, so I can imagine! No shame in tights Instructor57!! You’ve got the right kit for winter!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Fabulous450

Let's hope so πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Maybe you could double up on the tights! πŸ˜‰....😁❀️

Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate

Sounds good Ian - well done!

I’ve seen a lot of blokes wear shorts over their tights.... now I know why- pockets!

Running belt does the job tho πŸ‘ Which one did you get?

I got a Befekt gears one - it’s brilliant ... πŸ˜€πŸ‘.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Tinytears60

I actually found a pocket afterwards haha,

I thought I'd bought a pair with a pocket but at 6am I couldn't find it lol πŸ˜‚

This is the belt I got

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Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate in reply to Instructor57

That made me giggle! Half asleep at that time tho πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Tinytears60

I don't usually wake up untill an hour after my run πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate in reply to Instructor57

😴 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Running tights are great, I find I run better in those than shorts, they seem to offer support to your leg muscles.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Yes, I suppose the do offer support, they were certainly welcome at 6:30 Saturday morning at 6 degrees πŸ˜πŸ‘

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