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There certainly has been a problem with hot weather once in the last 5 years, but I think we'll be back to usual dreich scottish conditions by then.
Little bit of faster running for me this morning- just to prove that the taper has started! No mor eslow plodding wah-hey! ( except the 16miles next weekend!)
Decided that 16 miles today would be silly, did 13miles, with middle bit at planned race pace - I'm having trouble finding a steady pace, and kept going up to more like half mara pace.....then I was knackered, never mind. Realy must rest a bit now, legs still feel rough.
I think just a few short runs at race pace or faster , nothing longer than an hour from now.
Just looked at my stats, compared to PB at this distance, on Fetch anaylsis thingy- unless I do less than 1 miles in the next 2 weeks, my mileage will be higher than previously , so perhaps my trainig hasn't been as awful as I thought!
Positive thoughts, everyone.....don't let the taper wibbles set in!
I'm also hoping that the reason it felt so bad yesterday was the accumualtion of fatigue from trainig- the taper WILL fix that .....................I hope!
Starting to think about my race kit for the day- weather looks like it will be cooler by then, but I've never needed anthing more substantial than running vest, 3/4 leggings, arm warmers, and a hat to actually run in.
Hope we're not going to end up running through a snow drift!
current forcast for fort william next weekend
2degress, feels like -4, 19% chance precip, 20 mph northerly wind!
A lovely Scottish Spring day. Shorts and vest it is then...
I think it might be reasonably sheltered from a northerly, as the road goes along the north side of the Loch, and there are hills north of that.
I might re-think what I was going to wear, though- add gloves, ear warmers, maybe switch to a top with sleeves!
One weather site says showers and thunderstorms for next sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- however the temp forecast is up to 8 degrees, 65% chance rain, but wind looks less........................it might be OK, the forcast hasbeen dreadful 1 week out each year I've done it, only for the day itself to be bright, crisp, and just right temp -wise ( or evn a little too hot!).
I'm seizing up from too much sitting at the 'puter- sure it's much worse for me than r*nning!
Crisp, 8 degrees and no wind please.My right big toe and the one next to it have been rubbing together and the skin is hanging off both. Ouch!! Need to get some decent plasters, and pain killers, for Sunday.
NEAMAC - I daren't check my average weekly average. I would pull out now if I did....
It will be intersting to see how my run compares with Berlin, when I religiously followed a training plan. I suspect I may become aquainted with the 'wall' this time.
Sunday Fort William on Metcheck
5C, feels like 1C, 1mm rain light overcast. wind 12mph Northerly. If that holds then less pleasant than last year but a whole lot better for running in.
Just getting the 'have I trained enough paranoia'
Good luck everyone, see you Sunday.
Just back from a week's hols on Mull - snow on the hills (and I hadn't taken my crampons or ice axe!).
Glad to hear everyone is suffering from 'taperitiis'. 12 miles at MP for me last Sunday - no running at all while on Mull but a couple of long hill days (and putting that down as 'equivalent miles').
I forecast that there will be weather in Fort William on Sunday and that it probably won't be hot. Seriously I don't fancy hypothermia, haven't been training wearing a Polartec fleece and don't fancy trying it for the first time on Sunday.
Weather looking pretty good, Might even have a slight tail wind on the way back. Good luck to you all and hopefully see you at the finish line.
Hi- am up and raring to go- just got to pop in to work ,then driving up the road. Weather looks hopeful now. Spent the whole of the last week hiding from alll the people with work with some horrible viral thingy..........think I've avoided it, but every slight thing makes me think I'm about to get sick!!!
Fingers crossed for all those who've actually made it to the start line ( or nearly...........).
See you there!