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  • Vortex808 25 Nov 2019 09:38:14 14,002 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    I use a 30 and it's fine, but it can take a while to find GPS and there are sessions that I've ended up waiting nearly ten minutes and then just headed out without it.

    My 235 usually hooks up in seconds. I thought they were supposed to remember where you were for quicker connection these days, but could be wrong.

    If I run to somewhere else it can take a longer time. I once had to wait about 5 min in London when down visiting my sister, but assumed that was due to the change in location and possible interference from tall buildings etc. Various other countries usually have a delay of a min or two for the first run, but nothing major.

    Pretty sure my missus' FR35 is similar. Are you up to date on the garmin connect software and the FR updates elstoof?
  • freddymercurystwin 25 Nov 2019 11:22:56 2,242 posts
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    The Garmin 735XT is on sale at Wiggle for £175 with a £10 code ATM (tis the one I have) if you're savvy and minded to you could sell the chest strap on ebay for maybe around £50 leaving you with an awesome watch for £125.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/garmin-forerunner-735xt-multisport-gps-watch/

    Sometimes my watch hooks up in seconds, other times maybe a couple of minutes, I've just got used to putting it outside for a few minutes for it to hook up whilst I put my trainers on before I go out but that might not work for everyone.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 11:25:55 25-11-2019
  • RichDC 25 Nov 2019 14:51:42 8,903 posts
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    I really like my 235. It's a bit chunky but works really well, connecting to gps in seconds most of the time and does almost everything I need it to.
  • elstoof 25 Nov 2019 16:28:12 25,980 posts
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    Yeah my 35 is quicker to connect if I use it regularly, I cycle mainly so I can go spells without running consistently. After. Couple of weeks I guess the satellites have shifted a touch. When I travel I run, a new city every few days can take a good while to connect and fuck even trying in midtown Manhattan. I usually just do a bit of stretching outside the house before I set off while Iím waiting for signal

    Edited by elstoof at 16:29:05 25-11-2019
  • RichDC 8 Feb 2020 15:24:13 8,903 posts
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    Heh. A year ago I was happy just doing the occasional 5k. Now I've just done a 40k trail run and trying to work out how to improve for a 50k in the mountains in a few months time. I like running. :D
  • askew 8 Feb 2020 16:00:59 21,785 posts
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    Fair fucks Rich Ė good on ya!
  • wuntyate 8 Feb 2020 16:26:43 15,265 posts
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    @RichDC oooft. Good going man!!!! Impressive!
  • freddymercurystwin 8 Feb 2020 16:40:12 2,242 posts
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    Good man! That's truly epic!

    I hadn't run since before Christmas with my running mojo drying up a bit towards the end of the year and eating too much crap, have been on my cross trainer a couple of times a week since but it's not the same but felt the inclination to run last night, Christ I managed 4.7m with a pace of 10.36/m I was shattered at the end, today I feel like I did a half marathon yesterday, amazing how quickly fitness drops off. I signed up for the Plymouth HM in May so I'm hoping my mojo returns.
  • RichDC 8 Feb 2020 17:06:37 8,903 posts
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    Cheers guys!. Just had a massive burger and think I'm spending the rest of the weekend on the sofa. :lol:
  • wuntyate 8 Feb 2020 17:16:55 15,265 posts
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  • wuntyate 8 Feb 2020 17:16:56 15,265 posts
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    Well earned rich!
  • monkman76 23 Feb 2020 05:38:21 16,528 posts
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    Doing the Brighton half today. In storm force winds. Bit gutted as Iíve been training like a bastard and was realistically hoping for around 1:35-1:37 (PB is currently 1:46 from years ago) but in this wind I reckon breaking 1:40 might be beyond me :(
  • askew 23 Feb 2020 08:43:05 21,785 posts
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    Good luck
  • Flying_Pig 23 Feb 2020 10:16:23 16,688 posts
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    Good luck. Just back from a 15k training run. The last 3k into a strong headwind was a real bastard!
  • wuntyate 23 Feb 2020 11:42:26 15,265 posts
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    Have a good one monks. Don't envy you! Any consolation, everyone's time will be a bit slower. I've got a half in two weeks so hoping the weather will improve by then. Doing my tits in running in this shit.
  • monkman76 23 Feb 2020 12:12:23 16,528 posts
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    Cheers guys. Did 1:36, which Iím well chuffed with in that wind!
  • AccidentProne 23 Feb 2020 12:36:00 1,377 posts
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    Well done Monkman, awesome time. I've a half in two weeks too, doubt I'll get close to that, even if the weather's cleared up by then.
  • wuntyate 23 Feb 2020 13:11:06 15,265 posts
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    @monkman76 bloody hell that's brilliant especially given the conditions
  • Vortex808 23 Feb 2020 13:33:17 14,002 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Cheers guys. Did 1:36, which Iím well chuffed with in that wind!
    Well done. I had a wee run earlier and there were points where i felt i was going nowhere!

    I spotted a transition zone set up in a park on my run, so there's a sprint triathlon going on here today, and i was very glad i wasn't having to go out on my bike!
  • Flying_Pig 23 Feb 2020 14:01:24 16,688 posts
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    @monkman76 wow - impressive! I swear one day I'll do a half marathon below 1:50!

    Although I'm behind on training for next week, so I'll be lucky to beat my PB (1:56) from last year
  • monkman76 23 Feb 2020 20:01:07 16,528 posts
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    Thanks. You can do it for sure, just a matter of enough training :)
  • Flying_Pig 1 Mar 2020 12:35:17 16,688 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    @monkman76 wow - impressive! I swear one day I'll do a half marathon below 1:50!

    Although I'm behind on training for next week, so I'll be lucky to beat my PB (1:56) from last year
    Vitality Big Half done. And not only did I beat my PB, but actually took 6 minutes off it for a 1:50 time!

    I don't know how I managed that, but I think I might have peaked so am considering retirement...
  • monkman76 1 Mar 2020 12:43:05 16,528 posts
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    Nice, congrats! Come on, now you *know* you can do sub 1:50 :)
  • freddymercurystwin 1 Mar 2020 12:44:42 2,242 posts
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    Well done that's a good time, my running mojo's gone right out the window. :(
  • Flying_Pig 1 Mar 2020 14:10:27 16,688 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Nice, congrats! Come on, now you *know* you can do sub 1:50 :)
    That was actually my first thought :) I'm back to cycling for the summer, but there's usually another half in Oxford around October I could do...
  • wuntyate 9 Mar 2020 10:33:55 15,265 posts
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    1:35 from the Inverness half yesterday. On one hand I'm disappointed as said to myself since last years that I would break 1:30. On the other, my running has been sluggish as hell for weeks and had a couple of health related things so it could have been a lot worse.

    On balance then, I'm pretty happy. Quite windy too.
  • wuntyate 9 Mar 2020 10:35:12 15,265 posts
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    @Flying_Pig 6 mins off your PB is brilliant, well done
  • Flying_Pig 9 Mar 2020 18:03:55 16,688 posts
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    @wuntyate thanks. Still quite some way off your time, though :)
  • docrob 9 Mar 2020 18:58:00 1,599 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    @monkman76 wow - impressive! I swear one day I'll do a half marathon below 1:50!

    Although I'm behind on training for next week, so I'll be lucky to beat my PB (1:56) from last year
    Iíve only done one half to date, and was pleased to get 1:59. Hopefully going to do more this year.
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2020 19:36:37 16,528 posts
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    @wuntyate great time! You swine, now I need to do a 1:34.
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