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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #780 on: December 02, 2020, 08:32:20 AM »
My Garmin fenix arrived today.  Got a really good Bl*ck Fr*d*y deal on it yesterday from Am*z*n.

Trying to set up it is a bit complicated though!  All I've managed to do so far is get a fake Rolex watch face on it!
As the subject has been raised, do the runners of H&V have any recommendations for running watches ? I currently measure my efforts via Strava on my iPhone and would like to get a decent watch. I currently do about 30-35km per week at a reasonable pace for a 56 year old (around 48m for 10k). No real desire for music as I run country lanes and like to hear traffic - especially cyclists of which there are plenty - but kind of interested in heart rate / oxygen levels / other measures like sleep patterns etc as well as obviously distance and time. Any thoughts welcomed.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #781 on: December 02, 2020, 11:50:27 AM »
I just got a Garmin Fenix 6.  I think it has everything on it you mention, plus a whole lot more.  The only slight annoyance so far is the bluetooth occasionally dropping out, so my headphones disconnect.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #782 on: December 02, 2020, 05:21:28 PM »
Firstly congrats on number 5 you fertile old thing you.

Yes my 6 does the same and it's bloody annoying, also the altimeters are made from chocolate, in 12 months time I'll bet you'll be making a warranty claim for a replacement. BTW Garmin customer service & warranty replacement is faultless.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #783 on: December 02, 2020, 06:35:57 PM »
Cheers mate!

Do you still take your phone out with you as well Jon?  I was wondering if the problem was some sort of Bluetooth overload?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #784 on: December 02, 2020, 06:54:17 PM »
I take my phone with me as I often run in isolated spots even close to home, any issues with syncing watch to phone or is it just the BT headphones dropping out? Garmin are excellent, if you raise a ticket I bet that alone will be enough to get you a new watch.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #785 on: December 02, 2020, 07:38:20 PM »
The watch syncs fine with my phone, just drops out on my bluetooth headphones.  Just does it randomly, which is a massive faff, as it's not straightforward to reconnect, and would mean stopping to do it, so I've then had to run with no music which is a bit dull.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #786 on: December 20, 2020, 09:40:57 AM »
While approaching the Wolverhampton Ring Road this morning I was paying too much attention to looking for a gap in the traffic and not enough to the fact that I was heading full pelt for the traffic light. Caught the pelican control box right in the ribcage, cracking bruise developing.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #787 on: December 21, 2020, 01:55:40 AM »
While approaching the Wolverhampton Ring Road this morning I was paying too much attention to looking for a gap in the traffic and not enough to the fact that I was heading full pelt for the traffic light. Caught the pelican control box right in the ribcage, cracking bruise developing.

Ouch Richard. Hope you haven't cracked any ribs.

I used to have the habit of tripping on things or hitting them when running in the City, so decided I was better off on country roads or trails.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #788 on: December 22, 2020, 12:56:16 PM »
While approaching the Wolverhampton Ring Road this morning I was paying too much attention to looking for a gap in the traffic and not enough to the fact that I was heading full pelt for the traffic light. Caught the pelican control box right in the ribcage, cracking bruise developing.

Ouch Richard. Hope you haven't cracked any ribs.

I used to have the habit of tripping on things or hitting them when running in the City, so decided I was better off on country roads or trails.

Thanks. It's still a bit tender but don't think I have done myself any serious damage.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #789 on: December 22, 2020, 01:04:45 PM »
Ouch mate!  Hope it's nowt serious.  My worst running accident was back in the Isle of Man.  Planted my foot in a pot hole in the road around Ramsey where we lived, fell and twisted awkwardly, which led to a ruptured disc in my back, and not walking for three months.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #790 on: December 23, 2020, 11:02:40 AM »
Cheers! Could still feel my ribs when I went out for a run last night so will take it steady over Christmas.

The only other accident I have had while running of any significance, and which none of my family ever allow me to forget, is when I ran up a dark gulley leading to our road one night and tripped over, of all things, a deflated, abandoned bouncy castle. Ripped the skin off both kneecaps!   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #791 on: January 01, 2021, 11:29:30 AM »
Hope youre fully recovering Richard.

206 runs last year - 1191k covered.

1 run this year - 6k done.

Feels like a long slog when you look at it in years!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #792 on: January 02, 2021, 02:33:28 PM »
First run of 2021 done yesterday, thought I'd set a benchmark with a 2.4 km (1.5 mile) sprint after a 1km warm up & see where we are in a month. 11 minutes 1 second to beat!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #793 on: January 03, 2021, 08:08:27 AM »
Decided it was time to start burning off the Christmas excesses, so first 5K of the New Year last night.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #794 on: January 03, 2021, 03:29:11 PM »
Agggh having to self isolate as a friend I met has caught it so not outdoor running for me until next weekend. Time to do some replacement strength and conditioning exercises to help with my appalling lack of balance.

On the point above looking back at last year I did 101 runs and covered 965km, weight decreased 2 and a half stone and ended up with a 5K PB  of 22:18. Plenty to go at for 2021 if we can get out and race. Hoping to make further inroads into that PB and aim for the 20min barrier, lets see.... it'll take some serious training and a bit more weight loss.
 

 


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