Running on holiday

Steve

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Essex
Do you take your running gear with you when you go on holiday, or is it a case of "I'm having a total break and that includes running"?

I nearly always take mine and will get out a couple of times or more, when I'm somewhere hot I'll get up early now and again to get out even though I'm not normally an early riser.

Helps compensate for the additional beer and food I consume!

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The Rover

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I went running most days whilst in Spain in late July. We stayed with friends out in the sticks so it was really really hilly which made for some challenging runs and every other day I drove the car onto the front ( ( a 15 min drive ) so I could run along the beach line. Had to get out early due to the heat as you've said but it both kick started my day and made sure I didn't over do the beer at night. Still had a great time without getting leg less every night*. The people we went with thought I was daft but then I'm not massively over weight like them!

I'll be taking my kit on every holiday in future. Also hired a bike and met up via FB with a English bloke who runs a cycling community page who showed me some great routes, in fact it was the best days cycling I've had.

* Im bit of a hypocrite as I used to over do it when I was younger and we didn't have a kid to look after!
 

Mudrock

Regular Member
Oh yes, every time,
It's amazing how refreshing running away from home is.
I am lucky, my OH takes ages getting ready first thing in the morning, she gives me time to go and do 3 to 4 miles jog before breakfast.

In two weeks time we are in Brighton and Eastbourne, can't wait to run along the sea front, ah smell:wub:
 
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Steve

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Location
Essex
Oh yes, every time,
It's amazing how refreshing running away from home is.
I am lucky, my OH takes ages getting ready first thing in the morning, she gives me time to go and do 3 to 4 miles jog before breakfast.

In two weeks time we are in Brighton and Eastbourne, can't wait to run along the sea front, ah smell:wub:

Wrap up warm (or run fast)..!
 

amasidlover

Active Member
Location
Gatley
I love running on holiday; its a great way to explore - and even has the advantage of finding interesting places to take my spouse and children on occasion.

This year I've run in Copenhagen in February; quite cold, but very nice - although there was one alarming run in a snow storm along a beach / spit where I couldn't clearly differentiate path and sea! Pont-du-Gard in Provence - lovely, nice hills and warm. Derbyshire a few times and the New Forest - both beautiful places to take to the trails and paths.
 

WiltshireWonder

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Sorry, that is a big photo. It's bigger than me, actually. No idea how to shrink me.
 

TriTom

Active Member
I like running so it only makes sense that I should enjoy it whilst I'm off work after all holiday is leisure time, and it's exciting to run somewhere new that you might not go to again.
Bit annoying when you get a Strava KOM on holiday but then can't defend it ha ha, not that that happens often :sad:
 

part time runner

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Location
kent
the running gear is the first thing to go in the suitcase, i will get up early every morning, go and run along the promenade, come back get a shower and put the coffee on, and be ready for when my family arise and we go to breakfast... it is awesome and sets you up for the day...
 
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