for joggers, slow runners, run/walkers and newbies
Or we could support at Chester which is also in the middle
BTW Daffs - shut up! (about parents who are too young to have a doctor daughter!)
Now go away I've got 1000 words to write (including footnotes - which might mean I have to be fairly succinct ....)
Plan A worked. Almost like a dream.
The car was out of fuel so I had to fill up I was tight for time the first 4 miles were faster than I intended. Parkrun started and I eased into a comfortable pace and didn't look at my watch. 24.46. 5 minutes faster than I was aiming. Whoops. Then 5 miles back to the car at a significantly slower pace.
I dont normally get that cold! I've run in way colder with less on! and yes, I was in shorts as usual, I like to keep my top half warm (not hot) and get rid of heat through my legs.If its cold/wet I normally wear a fully water/windproof but very light jacket over my layers, but the last few runs I changed to that blue jacket as seen in my snow run pics, then a couple layers under it. That jacket isnt particularly water proof and it was a cold rain last half of run, so I got wet through. I think thats half the problem, so I will go back to my other jacket when wet/cold.T Shirt I will change. If I cant keep heat in, that will make me even colder!Meldy: Wicking top .. I have seen them advertised and talked about, Possibly a similar thing to my lighter running tops (summer ones) which never seem to get soaked! I wil try that instead. Makes sense.XB Spence: I do wear gloves and a hat to wrap my head torch on. It was only my core getting cold, not legs/hands/head/other bits. When I have worn my water/wind proof in sub zero temps before, I have usually had to take layers off! this cold thing is a new experience and not one I like! (Insert southern softy quip here ) As for food, I had a whole yoghurt for lunch, what more could I need I also take a bottle of made up energy stuff with salt, normally eat a few dates on way round (didnt last night) but dont like actually eating before I go. Maybe I simply ran out of fuel and the fire went out after all, it was a longer run than I have been doing recently.Yums: I guess us softy southern WAISTers need the extra warmth Meldy & Podds: well done on getting those tickets! that sounds a great route! I do remember when watching it on telly it would be great to do (along with the MTB course, and just staying alive for the same amount of time they run for )Spence: you didnt accidentally eat the cat in your sleep did you? It will soon come back off Nice run XB, that planned worked!Not doing anything much today, got aquariums to clean, then some tidying up to do.Oh yes, Roni managed to do her first ever continuous 10k Run last night Indoors on our tready, but she stuck at it, and is well pleased with herself! Thats on her Friday LSR. It wont be long before she does the same on our sunday forest runs
well done Ronni and well done The Plan Man
53! your parents ARE 53!!!????
I had the most miserable of 10 milers it wasn't snow it was more rain with slippery attitude nearly went a cropper a couple of times and knee just gave way a couple of times too
On the plus side hands were toasty warm in three pairs of gloves
I can hear the boy cleaning his teeth whilst singing the national anthem!!!???
Excellent plan Dragon Lady
I'm up for most things unless racing that weekend (and there aren't really many of those as I spend my time avoiding them!!)
Prepared to travel just about anywhere as going anywhere from my place is always a trek so it just boils down to preparing for a long trek
Cheesy - by wicking layer Meldy means any technical fabric running top - basically not cotton! You can get them cheap or spend a fortune, personally i've found little difference between the two but would never do anything sweat inducing in a cotton t-shirt for reasons given
*hands over smug face to Amandax*
Good to know the plan worked XB - oh dear, poor you, going 5 minutes faster than planned ... what a disaster!
14 words over - but I've got my 10 percent to play with ... I did mean to run 15 minutes ago. ... hmmm.
I've got a conclusion to write andit's nasty and drizzly out there. But rain tomorrow. ??
Decision. Write essay. Get it done. Run tomorrow rain or not and how virtuous will I feel (if wet and cold)
Essay is a lot more intellectual and literate and better typed than my posts on here might imply.
well done Pippi
We have friends coming for dinner, I might* have wine
*There's no friggin' might about it!!
I have cycled for 3 and a half feckin hours. It was miserable and cold and my feet were that feckin cold they hurt. It was the slowest I have ever done that route, I had to walk for 5 mins home just to get the blood back in my toes .... I have had a bath ( a VERY rare occurance) and squash risotto and I am now on coffee & chocolateMountain bikikng tomorrow Podds!!! Thats excellent news, we will need a cunning plan ...and all this talk of a WAISTer meet is fairly obvious?? They should all be stood at strategic points on the course to cheer us on of course !!!Good plan XB and glad it workedSpence ... when I woke up this morning and saw huge great flakes coming down I wasnt impressed .. surely it should be spring by now?
Blimey, well peddalled, Mouldy.
I have been lying prone on the sofa alternating between snoozing and watching It's A Wonderful Life. It's a wonderful life
Managed to watch the end of the Wales v France game whilst I was troughing !
I've been mostly hoovering and cleaning floors
Found the t shirt and hoodie I sewed "WAISTERS" on to for Outlaw today Need an excuse to wear it!
I think I may struggle to do York in a day or Chester for that matter and I dont have avlid passport
*puts out alert in WAISTer lounge*
Be prepared for rambling posts - Spence is having wine
Nice plan, planman. I'm with Pippi - shocking you had to go faster and could manage it - I couldn't.
Woop, woop to M...eldy, Podds and Noggy making the ballot for whatever cycle race it is - shame Mr P is a reject but it does mean you can cycle with M...eldy and Noggs and not have anyone holding you back
*places HWB under M...eldy's feet*
Life here is ....riveting. - is it bed time yet???
Nearly bedtime here Yums, I'm bored of hoovering and cleaning now Changed sheets so hope you're nice and clean before you get in
YUms I had to read back and check but I dont think Noggs mentioned being in the ballot ??Nearly bedtime here as well
I have swimbled and then picked up Mr P and we've spent a very pleasant couple of hours at a house warming for some plodpals from plodclub
Now a light supper and then bed before tomorrow's arctic marshalling
It's persisting down here , schedule says 18 miles, can't see me doing that! Especially after last weeks 16 mile hard work! I'm off to walk the muppets with my mad friend in a bit, I may do something like 10 miles then, or really wimp out and go to the gym! (but I'm not doing 18 miles on a dreadmill!)
OK, WAISterfest, I don't mind travelling ahd staying overnight somewhere, but I understand that some people can't do the overnight thing (unless the boys were to go fishing for the weekend Yums?). If not, where in the UK could you realistically get to in a day where there is a mainline railway AND an airport? Brizzle is one option I suppose, and if it were that close I could drive up and pick up anyone from the airport/railway station, although from preference I would prefer a train journey.
I suppose Bristol would be a bit tricky for the Norverners to get to.........
I propose that by the end of this week, we have a date and a venue?, if we keep saying, 'yes, we must do this sometime' it'll never happen! It's been YEARS since we all got together for a gathering
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