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Quick Profile: Alpinultras Canfranc - Canfranc

Canfranc-Canfranc this weekend and third race in the Alpinultras Series. 5 race distances at the festival 100km; 80km; 43km; 16km and a vertical kilometre but its the 100km ultra we are interested in, take a look: With over 8,800 metres of positive gain and most of the route above an altitude of 2000m, not only a [...]

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Suffer in September - Strava Premium Review

So 'Suffer in September' seemed sensible and sounds scintillating?But apart from assuaging our ongoing need for a pointless alliteration, what's it all about?Since the Garmin Challenge we have been humming and hawing about our next challenge. Yes the training continues and we are signed up for a couple of things like the Trossachs 10k later this [...]

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Garmin Challenge - done and dusted

Well folks, last week we completed our June Garmin Challenge and we made it - 30 days of building and breaking the Garmin Step Count each day and a 100% pass mark.Here's the final tally on the numbers:Highlights and lowlights: Finishing - it's not been quite as hard a month as we thought it would be. The count [...]

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Garmin Challenge - one week to go

With the final week looming, we are still on track and hit or bettered the required Garmin step count each day. Walking aside, which we have used to fill the gaps, we have thrown in a respectable (by our standards) 46km of running and 21km on the bike to hit the targets this week. So what have we learned?At [...]

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Garmin Challenge - half way point

We are half way there now and still on track - not sure the track was what we were expecting (The Garmin targets and daily uplifts are more and more curious as the time goes on - glad on one front as we would be some 4000 additional steps north by now if things had gone as  expected [...]

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Garmin Challenge - 1 week down

We are a week in and things are going good, not as expected, but all good.......We have hit the target Garmin has set and more each day, but still in the dark on where there boundaries lie and the logic for the next day target uplift for the step count comes from. Here's the stats [...]

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Garmin Challenge - 1st of June and Day 1!

Last week we posted our plan for a Garmin Challenge - its the 1st of June and it's time to get started.Day One and the target is set at 8533 steps. Pretty gentle start, a couple of dog walks and maybe a wee run later this evening to knock it off.What does the starting point tell us - to [...]

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Our Garmin Challenge

Garmin step counter challenge.Last year we did a review of the 920XT watch. At the time we were aware it did a lot (perhaps more than we could fathom or use) and a year on while we are still happily using it to track our runs and cycles, there are a number of functions that really [...]

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Route 1 - Conic Bail

Where good intentions and motivation collide.......When the barometer is set fair all week and you've watched beautiful days go by from the office desk, it's time to get out there in the evening and go round the Conic Loop again.Certainly on the way out and with Loch Lomond beckoning the good intentions seem well placed.But [...]

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Route 1 - Conic Loop

So a first crack at this and we'll see how we go. We've gone local for the first route and we've gone scenic. 25 minutes North of Glasgow and the beautiful village to Drymen just down the road from the start point for a pre coffee or post pint. Why: At 15k if feels about right, you get a damn [...]

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