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SMW: 6 snowmen counted when out. NW:1 owl, 4 robin red breasts at different places. 1 cat, 2 dogs.
Another SOC in the dark. Does anyone else notice their night vision improving when doing a lot of SOC runs without street light?
No SMW for me.. just very cold and dry here.
NW: Few dogs, some birds.
How is everyone else getting on?
Gobi - stupid question - what's the difference of a wide arm press up than a normal one? How far wider are your arms?
Morning emmy and Gobi
Going to Indoor athletics in Glasgow on Saturday with Miss B. The tickets are part of both our Christmas presents. Looking forward to it.
Rest day for me today but spent an hour sat in Costa having coffee with John Gladwin who I'm sure Birkey will remember from the '80s running scene! Nice guy.
OW swim and run planned for tomorrow. Last swim before the UK Cold Water Champs on Saturday.
just a short noc for me - really couldn't be bothered this morning! Not enough snow to worry about
birky - bet you and your daughter have a great time on Saturday
Chris - that's at Tooting Bec Lido, right? That's just up the road from me - I run around Tooting Common all the time. You're braver than I am though, I won't swim there even in summer. I'm a right wuss when it comes to cold water.
Just a walk today for me - rest day. The cold virus seems to be trying hard again to infiltrate my system. Lots of sneezing and a scratchy throat. Gargled with warm sake again this evening. Hopefully I'll see it off.
Evening all - 6 mile run and swim with lots of new pool gadgets tonight. Chris, you'll see some of my crowd at Tooting on Sunday, you will fit in amongst the lunatics. Have a good time at the athletics birky. Cal, you should join Chris in the lido, that will scare of any illness.
Not a chance! I'm a crap swimmer anyway - I can swim long but, as with my running, I'm rather slow (I blame it on my proportionally short arms).
Managed a legit SOC this morning - woke at 4.30, did enough mobility stuff to ensure nothing broke and then went out for a lungbuster at 5. 2.59 miles in 24:25. I expected my mile times to be better than they were because I was running at what felt like 5K pace. But I had just woken up, so there's that.
Saw one cold pedestrian (it was 2 degrees, but I didn't feel cold - I was sweating like a horse by the time I got back) and two foxes. Quite a few cars on the road already, but that's London for you.
Morning all - nothing at SOC apart from working, but will try for the holy trinity of run, spin, swim tonight. Cal, it always takes me a bit longer to get into a faster pace in the mornings, and it does feel so much warmer when it's above 0 degrees, acclimatised to the weather already.
Morning cal and kate
Just off out
Will do another snowman watch
Still a 'white out' here.
Another 35 mins of steadily crunching through snow and ice
SMW: 8 snowmen, 4 robin red breasts, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 1 fox and 2 cyclists
A lovely cold morning out there. Managed 10k and managed to scare a few birds along the way!
NW: 1 heron that almost became breakfast for Boyska...
slow run even for my standard this morning, but it was nice to be out. I think I am a bit knackered from work and life... swimming tonight though
Cal - yeah, I am always slower in the mornings than if I run later. I swim fairly slowly too but it doesn't stop me, and last year I did the swim in an iron distance triathlon as part of a relay team...
Morning you lot
Just off out now
Back to catch up later
Morning all 7 miles with 1 mile efforts. Coldest it's been for a while. Last night's plans went a little pear shaped as we had a power cut just as I was about to go spinning. So no power at all last night, but thankfully I made good use of my head torch and unpacked most of my kitchen boxes. Not a good night to be without heating though, and it looks like my Friday night will now be spent in the pool. Double marathoning again this weekend Emmy?
Second time this has happened Post didn't post.
Another SOC here. Very cold but nice to be out there in the dark. Our river has now frozen on the top so it's a bit of winter.
Kate - that's the plan but i'm looking at contingency if operation stack continues to play havoc with Eurotunnel
Gobi wrote (see)
Interesting one for you all. Watching a lot of people pushing hard/gray area in training(not in here) and just keep thinking. I can run fast but why when I dont need to and can get the same benefits from a smarter approach?
That's a good point. I think if you can get the same benefit and don't put as much strain on your body - that's perfect.
Morning again you lot
Raining here and the snow is going.
Slippy when out with Geordie at about 8.45. Much nicer when out in the snow earlier.
Saw 6 snowmen when out earlier, no chance of seeing any now ! SMW over for now Kate
evening all.... been a tad busy of late with lots of travelling around the country so running in various odd places (Peterborough/Coventry/Bolton). Odd to me anyway (trying not to offend all of the good folk who live there)!
Good to see everyone is out and busy and TJ hasn't broken himself yet
6 gentle miles done at lunchtime - easy pace.
Work is mad, but I am going home for the weekend! Toodle pip. Off to the pub.
PSC - think I might agree with those being odd places to go for a run!
no running today but spinning and kettlebells this evening
gobi - interesting comment, not sure which threads you are referring to (if you are referring to threads on the forum), but to be fair I don't have much time lately to browse the threads. Personally I would try to go for the smarter approach,
I woke up at 4 and thought about running but, looking out at the frost, I thought it was a bad idea with my various niggles. I ran yesterday and running on consecutive days tends to cause trouble for me, so just my usual walk this morning and then yoga this evening.
Just off out now. Snow is all gone.
Off to Indoor athletics with Miss B later
Both looking forward to it
All the best to those racing.
birky - have a great time at the athletics
emmy - hope you manage to get to your marathons! good luck with the weekend
gobi- Hinkley in Leicestershire?
spinning and swimming for me this morning, although I feel like I would rather go back to bed!
Morning all - cold and icy but stunning morning, 6.5 miles with intervals, 6 OR, busy, and 5 magpies. Bicycle will get a trip out later. I'm either doing something very right or very wrong with my new swim sets, upper body is howling after an hour in the pool last night. PSC, all the glamorous places. Gobi, are you changing work location every month just to find some new cycle routes? Have a great time at the athletics birky, good luck with the marathons, and getting there Emmy, and with the cold water champs Chris.