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"Stupid O Clock " travels well - I have just returned from 2 weeks in Turkey where I ran every morning at app 6am - although temp was already 28 degrees it was absolutely beautiful running along a path parallel with the beach & seeing the sun rise. I took my running gear "just in case" & was so glad I did I would have been gutted if I had missed that opportunity to be out at that time of day it was wonderful & a part of the holiday I will never forget.
I must try & hold that feeling when I go back to my stupid o clock runs here - not the same when you are off to work after your run instead of relaxing by the pool !!
gosh Chris, i hope you keep your witts about you with those soldiers hiding in the heather!!
sounds like your fitness is excellent at the moment! 11.5 miles and then hills! i find 12 miles is a good run for me but never feel like hills at the end of it! ( maybe if i was chased by soldiers?)
hey Christie! well done for running on hols, im off for a very brief trip soon and have already planned my new exciting away from home routes- the only worry i have is i might get completely lost!!
yup back to normal for me tomorrow too, hoping to increase the milage up soon after this quite week, think the lateral left knee / calf injury is ok now....touch wood.
4.5M Fartlek done. Legs shattered though
Bill Oddie watchne dead fox, 2 living foxes, 4 rabbits , 2 squirrels and 6 seagulls !
Christie: Sounds a good run in Turkey. Agree re not being the same. eg running along sea shore in Spain and then when back, along the banks of the Clyde are a bit different !
I'm still a relative newbie to all this running but I've been out a few times early for a jog/run, although it's normally after work when I go.
The first time I attempted it was when I started Couch to 5K a few months ago. I'd quit the gym and wanted to jog outside so I decided to go out on the first run nice and early on a Saturday morning. I was a bit nervous about it to be honest and didn't sleep well so at about 6.15am on a Saturday morning I got up, got changed and went out. It was lovely and quiet and only a couple of people around (walking their dogs), it was great.
Then one other time a few weeks ago I'd been stressing about something and only managed a few hours sleep that night. I got up and went out for a jog at 6.30am and it was fantastic, there was no-one around. It was cool, quiet and really enjoyable.
I've since tried to get up early and go for a jog but I find it so hard to get out of bed at times. It's probably not helping that these days I've a lot more energy and feel better so I'm not that tired come 11pm so it makes getting to sleep difficult. As a result it can be after midnight before I nod off, or later, and then I can't get out of bed at 6am.
It is lovely going out early though, especially during the summer as the temperature is much cooler.
taken a few weeks ago on a stupid o'clock run....
Wow Chris, now thats what i call proper wildlife!
this morning nice tempo session. not much wildlife other than black cat with white paws, few squirrels, a very early dog walker, cabbies and few late nighters still in suits from night before.
amazing full moon though! shame its suddenly so dark again..
7 miles tempo run done this morning.
wildlife includes loads of rabits & Geese ducks and a swan.
It was a glorious sun rise over the lakes thismorning I think i'm going to take my camera tomorrow if its not too cloudy.
go for it Tommygun, it'd be great to see some photos up here. if i get the chance/ or see anything good enough i will too!
really nice sunny morning....wildlife: a couple of rabbits, a fox and a whole load of soldiers having a major battle!!Here are some photos I took at about 5:30am on a run in early June... sunrise
i want to swap running locations with you!
three words: jealous, jealous, jealous!!!!
will put pics up soon x
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Sorry Gemma, think I'll stay where I am for the time being....just wish I didn't have the daily commute into London and back!
well i may not have the daily commute but it means im constantly surrounded by traffic, smog and tooting horns!..if that makes you feel any better!
paul, i always find even though i have a lie in on sunday i cant help waking up same time as through the week! annoying! bet everyone else has that problem?
Chris: Cracking photo.
Out this morning, thought I'd posted on here, but hadn't !
I'll never look at a duck in the same way again!!
Lovely dawn breaking as I ran thismorning. Took a short cut across a field only to find 2 Horses staring at me. They just carried on eating the grass and never bothered me,My heart went into overdrive !
They wereen't in that field yesterday.Oh and also a deer, 2 rabbits and a cat for 'nature watch' today !
saw 2 coots, 4 ducks, lots of geese and a swan..but since Chris post i just now see them all as mini dogs in masks!
lovely dawn today i agree bikrmyre and not too windy which i thought it might be. lets a bit heavy from hill session yesterday so hopefully recover by tomorrow!
Up at 5.30am faffed around to find camera only to find the batteries had been taken out, faffed a bit more looking for new batteries, couldn't find any. So eventually got out of the door at 5.50am
7.5 miles plodded this morning, didn't see much wildlife a rabbit some ducks and a few squirrels, but I did encounter two lady runners which is a first at that time of day and place. Gave them a cheery "Morning" which they seemed a bit surprised at
So I will sort out camera tonight ready for tomorrow morning, except is due to be pissing down tomorrow morning where I live.
sorry about camera faff tommygun!
yeah, what is it about some runners who never return nods or waves when running past each other!?! sometimes i give a cheery smile or morning too snd get just blank or surprised stares!! tut tut
hopefully wont rain too much tomorrow, i have a surprise for tomorrow but cant tell you guys til then!!!