Hi all, a strange day for me today. It would have been our 10th wedding anniversary, but obviously we never got to celebrate that. I've so many memories and pics from the day, but today they're tinged with sadness somehow.
I'm fine though. I booked the day off work and I'm planning a run shortly, and then most likely a walk with Hiske (my friend's dog), where I expect I'll stop for a cream tea somewhere
Hi Shades. I'm time keeping again at the marathon point this year at the DD. Hope to see you there. Not sure if you heard, but last year's winner and record holder has pulled out due to injury. I wonder if Tommo is in with a shout for the win?
MF, I have decided to not get a dog for now. I do have friends who have dogs and I walk theirs regularly, but I have some travel plans this year so getting a dog of my own doesn't really fit with that at the moment.
Pegasus, I hope the niggle clears up soon.
I had a rest day today. I had my running stuff on but realised I was pretty tired so decided not to go out. That's not normal for me, but I thought a day off wouldn't do any harm and then I'll be sure to enjoy tomorrow's run.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. I got 11 miles in on Sunday AM, so that was 45 miles last week. I feel pretty tired though, so will have a bit of a cutback week this week....probably 30-35 miles or so.
Other than running, a few of us went to Bristol to watch some cricket on Sunday and then went back to a friend's house for a great roast dinner and a few beers. She lives in Beer (East Devon) and we all stayed over, so no worries about driving. She has two lovely Golden Retrievers (Woody and Baxter) so we took them for a walk on Monday AM, and Baxter caught a rabbit and wouldn't let it go (the rabbit was despatched very quickly). There were a group of the walkers and they were truly horrified about the whole thing and my friend was a bit embarrassed about it all, but not sure what she could do about it really. After that we went to a cafe for tea and cake and then walked back to her place, before driving home.
Hi Shades, this is the link KK posted a while ago: http://community.runnersworld.com/blog/garmin-forerunner-305-battery-replacement-experiment
I had a look at the time, but from memory I couldn't find the correct battery although I didn't spend that long searching. If I have another go at it, I'll let you know.
My 305 lasts around 1.5hrs now, so it's no good for longer runs anymore. It's a shame as I like them. In comparison, the 405 is a pain as it's got a bevel around the edge of the watch which you use to control it. It's not particularly intuitive, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
MF - I did wear a Garmin but I didn't look at it, but that's mainly because it's impossible to do even splits on that course.
Also, my own Garmin (305) is on its last legs now as the battery doesn't hold its charge. So I was using Claire's Garmin (405) for the first time. It's quite different to use and when I pressed 'start' I remembered she had it set to Kms, so that's no good for me anyway, so I didn't look at it again. KK gave me a link ages ago in how to replace a 305 battery so I'll look at that, but at least I have a back up for the longer runs. Strangely, I don't want to erase Claire's data though....It's got her 10K PB time on there. I'll have to save it somewhere.
I did 6.5 miles in the afternoon too as I had an hour to kill. I just took it very steady and enjoyed it. I think that's my first 'double', but I won't be making a habit of it.
I'm running this morning and then travelling to Bristol with friends to watch some cricket. One of them is cooking a massive roast afterwards and she's a damn fine cook, so I couldn't resist
MF - I hope the shoulder gets better quickly. Are you running with it in a sling then?