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Some heavy snow flurries here and was bloomin cold this morning ....a little slippery under foot but improved as the sun came through......managed to get an 11 mile run in with a few tempo miles....legs feel fine but genarally feeling tired ....maybe this cold is going to do the rounds in my house now Recovery run in the morning and then going to brave to make a serious start on the xmas shopping
Andrea i can just hear the comments in the local should one of the balls go flying down through the village with you inside
TR38...hope the leg improves.....have you managed to get it looked at ??
Arrrh I HATE SNOW
All the slipping and sliding up and down the hill where we live has made my knee and leg hurt worse than ever. so not even any training possible.
Oh well might as well get a bottle of wine and some crisps on the way home.
Hope some of you manage to stay sane this weekend
going slowly crazy here as not made it out for a run all week, had a week I'd quite happily forget for several reasons in fact , not helped by minor detour into a small ditch/wall with the car in snow this am no real damage done and i was very grateful to the 2 lovely men who helped us out of the ditch. got bollocked by mr panad (after he'd checked me, our daughter and car were fine) for going through the country lanes to work, does he really think i'd've gone that way if it had been even thinking about snowing when i left the house??? how was i supposed to know that 10 mins later the world would suddenly be instantly white
ah well, as i say no real damage so extremely grateful for that
hoping to get out into the hills this weekend to get rid of some frustration....
rant over, happy running everyone, especially if you're racing this weekend!
Brer/Frodo - just seen that the Clowne Half tomorrow has been cancelled, so won't see you there (sorry, haven't had chance to read back to see if you were still planning on running!). Shame, but understandable in these days of insurance claims!
Next decent race for me should be the Christmas Cracker at Leek - can really recommend that as a crazy way to finish the year! Hope it doesn't snow this year and that we can actually get onto the Roaches. Fab event
Remember, as our esteemed friend FR says (I think it was FR), there's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Enjoy the snow
btw I'm going to so engineer it that SNOD 2014 will be my 100th marathon. It will be a cause for extra post-race celebrations.
You heard it here first. Hopefully the thread will still be going strong then.
T Rex- I'll drink to that.
Just found out that tomorrow's hilly race is ON, despite the snow and ice, but apparently some doubt as to whether you can reach the start/ car park by car. Extended warm up it is then
Hi all, chaos on all race fronts then! Cheers SD for 'heads up' re. Clowne but TBH I had already canned it on Friday night..did not fancy the M1 at 8am on Sunday morning with that weather forecast! It is like a skating rink around here..so what do we do for fun now??
My next one is Turkey Trot Half in December..if I can do any training before then
TRex-that will be one almighty celebration boyo!!
*sneaks back in - still not running*
I can't even blame the weather - it's just life stuff getting in the way. But I might be making some fairly dramatic changes soon - big meeting with the boss on Monday, so will know more after that. Then hopefully I can get back to plodding...
Great to hear about the 2014 plan, Trex
JD ....i have one thing to say.....................................BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRave man
No run for me today ......compressed my weekly runs to allow a night out at dinner and dance .......was bloody freezing in skimpy ball gowns but the hot toddies soon warmed us up
Still no running here going Loco But determined to let my leg recover fully. I see the snow causing all kinds of chaos even had a bit here in Rhyl!! Ice every where so picked a good time to take a recovery break! On the plus side leg feels ok.
T-rex Love the plan!
Frodo good to here from you sure you will be up and running soon can't keep a good hobbit down
JD rather you than me!!
NQ went out with Mrs TR38 Friday night in Shirt and was cold....brave girl in skimpy ball gown
Its relatively mild here in Hampshire! 8.5 miles through the trees with me dog today.
TRex...I shall be there for that
9 miles around the local park for me..now that is featureless!! But hey, running in snow is exciting and I had forgotten how dirty my Kanadias were after Race The Train..first outing for them since August..also had forgotten how good they are for 30quid!
Cheers folks, have a safe week
OK, I'm up for Marlborough Downs Challenge - no longer a diary clash. 14 May. Will fit in nicely before the Housman 100 two weeks afterwards.
There is a thread for it but you will have to go to the "Gasp! Unconventional running" topic.
-17C in mid Wales Saturday night and quite cold down here. The coldest I've been out in was -15 in 1985 when I was a milkman and collecting milk £ standing shivering on doorsteps. I seem to remember a few bad winters in those days. There was one occasion when I got my milk float hopelessly stuck in a snowdrift on a country lane. Had to walk back two miles to the depot to get the pick-up. Tried to tow the float out but got the pick-up stuck as well. Back another two miles to the depot (no mobile phones then) to get the boss who came with his tractor to pull both vehicles out - he wasn't best happy. But I did walk to the two houses right at the end of that lane to give them their milk.
-17 Trex..that sure is cold. Braved it out last evening in -8 and again tonight..not sure about temp..but sure glad of my new fabtastic running top (not a coat)...white-out predicted for the midlands tonight!
A smal trot for Brer tomorrow evening followed by Christmas cake making..sultanas brewing in brandy as we speak
T-rex ...i dont know about a bit slower than you .....i would say more like evenly paced !!!! Also will be my first attempt at anything over the marathon mark ....but it is beginning to sound like a plan.....i will begin to investigate what i need
Brer the Xmas cake making sounds fun.........i would be eating the sultanas now though ....i woulnd be bale to resist.
Well went out in freezing conditions today with all good intention of doing a long run ......16 miles ......but realised i had forgot my water so had to come back and start over again .....and ran out of time then for my lift back home but managed a frosty 13.6 miles on a new route......didnt realise it was quite as hilly but was a welcome change ....brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ......dont think there will be much more running with the forecast that is being given so i think some indoor x-training may on the cards. Was hoping to get a long run done coz still have Gloucester marathon in mind but will see what next week brings. Aber 10 km at the weekend (weather permitting) ...tis gonna be a cold one and really not sure i have got my 10km legs back in working order yet .......they are certainly preffering the longer runs these days
I'll try to remember what I used for Marlborough. Wasn't much. Offroad/trail shoes a must.
Our cake is made - fruit was soaking in 180ml rum and brandy for a week. I'll be making the figgy puddings soon - mine are legendary. In fact I seem to remember someone on the SNOD thread wanting the recipe last year. Wonder who that was?