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Does anyone know how to fix corrupted Garmin files? My long run won’t upload and I’m devo. HELP!

Does anyone know how to fix corrupted Garmin files? My long run won’t upload and I’m devo. HELP!

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Let’s do a quick recap of yesterday’s long run. 115mins

The course I chose was flat. so flat. flatter than flat. Seriously flat. If you’re ever in Sydney, this is an excellent (flat) out and back course along the beach (and airport, and slightly main road). But it’s flat.

Did I mention it’s flat?!

So armed with my sexy water bumbag, a Torq gel and a packet of Cliff Bloks, I was off.

Mentally, I broke the run up into 2 parts -
9km away, then 9km back. But that seemed too much to fathom.

So then I reassess into 3x6km blocks with a gel/blok at the 6th km and the 12th km. Seemed reasonable.

But then again, too much. So then I decided to break it up into 4 parts - the first 4.5km, the 2nd 4.5km (THEN THE TURN AROUND POINT), the third 4.5km and the final 4.5km.

But then I reassessed my choice and subdivided again, working in 3km blocks. 6 lots of 3km. Roughly 20minute blocks. Doable.

By the time I was happy with my mental game plan, I was 6km in and it was time to take the gel. WHERE DID THOSE KM
GO!!?! The gel = No issues. Torq gels are good, they are quite runny so you don’t need a huge amount of water with them. I’m a big fan. (Rhubarb and custard is still my fav flavour - don’t knock it til you try it!)

As I was making my way to the turn around point my legs started to feel heavy. My pace was consistently between 6:10-6:30 at this stage and I was on track to beat my 10km time. WHHHHHHHAT!

Before I knew it, I was at the 12km mark (having had Hilary Duffs ‘Fly’ on repeat for the last 20minutes - no judgement) and I attempted the Bloks.

WHAT. THE. ACTUAL.
I can’t co-ordinate chewing such monsters, running, breathing, drinking. I actually thought I was going to suffocate and I was desperately trying to swallow these partially chewed globs of sweetness. Fail. Fail. Fail. They are out. I’d much rather wear gels all over my face, hands, hair and clothes than die of aspiration mid run.

The last 4.5km hurt. But I don’t think my pace was overly effected. Once I passed the 16km mark all I could think was 13MINUTES AND THIS HELL IS OVER. 12.5 MINUTES AND THIS HELL IS OVER. 11 MINUTES AND THIS HELL IS OVER. Etc.

With 1500m to go, I thought I was done. My breathing went crazy, my heart felt like it was trying to escape via my mouth, and my legs were resisting all orders.

Left foot. Right foot. Left foot. Right foot. That’s all there is to it, right? WRONG.

The last km was hard hard hard. But, like all the others, it passed and I somehow managed to push that little bit harder for the last 100ms. High fives all round.

And then I dove to the floor, almost died on the grass, inhaled 1500mls of water and TWO (!!!) powerade zeros and lay in a pool of my sweat whilst basking in my awesomeness.

And this morning, my hips ache, my feet don’t want to be squished into shoes and I am on a mission to eat back all of the calories I burnt because I didn’t get around to it last night.

FEED ME WORLD.

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I bought a discounted month trial at a Bikram yoga studio.

salwahh, natalieruns and I were a hot sweaty mess after last nights session. Very excited to be hanging out with these awesome ladies!

I wore my HRM, and I will admit, I was a little upset that it informed me I only burnt 310 calories. Better than nothing yes, but I have read blogs where people burn 600-1000 calories! HOW??

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I love Easter, maybe even more than Christmas.

I love family time, and my extended family, although crazy, are perfect.

And I am so so full of delicious carbs and excessive quantities of chocolate and now I must rest and digest.

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Happy Easter Saturday. 

I awoke at 9 with no plans except a glorious evening run. 

HAD A GIANT BREAKFAST (because obviously, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.) 

Then get called for an afternoon shift starting at 12:30. 

WHEN DO I RUN NOW?! 

Patiently waiting for delicious breakfast to digest so I can waddle around the streets before working. This has completely thrown me off!  

WHY MUST I ALWAYS LEAVE MY RUNS TO THE END OF THE WEEK?! (This is like highschool homework all over again.) 


On the plus side, it’s a public holiday. HELLO SWEET MONEY.

Happy Easter Saturday.

I awoke at 9 with no plans except a glorious evening run.

HAD A GIANT BREAKFAST (because obviously, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.)

Then get called for an afternoon shift starting at 12:30.

WHEN DO I RUN NOW?!

Patiently waiting for delicious breakfast to digest so I can waddle around the streets before working. This has completely thrown me off!

WHY MUST I ALWAYS LEAVE MY RUNS TO THE END OF THE WEEK?! (This is like highschool homework all over again.)


On the plus side, it’s a public holiday. HELLO SWEET MONEY.