FFS what's with the weather?

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05/02/2014 at 12:32

Call me a wimp and tell me to htfu, but I'm not going out in that.

A rest day or a bash on the rowing machine instead.

Stuff that for a lark.

05/02/2014 at 12:36
I'm usually in the "just man up and get out there" camp but its starting to get ridiculous now. Most of my off road routes are flooded and had to cut last nights run short as it was getting hard to run into the wind and the rain was going sideways.
05/02/2014 at 12:45

It's winter. Rule 5, HTFU, whatever you want to call it but just get out, it's never so bad once you're running or cycling.

05/02/2014 at 12:52

I considered it too dangerous to go out yesterday.  I'm getting over a niggle at the moment, but even if I was due to run I wouldn't have gone out yesterday.  Trees down, lots of debris and potentially getting blown into traffic was not safe IMHO.

05/02/2014 at 12:53

Running yes, cycling not so sure.

05/02/2014 at 13:02

I heard the storm last night and decided it really wasn't worth going out, so I got up at 5:15 and went anyway - 6 miles later including a 5 mile tempo with the waves crashing onto the beach and the sand whipping my legs as I thundered along the sea wall and I was glad I had been out.

05/02/2014 at 13:07

Even I only did 100k on the bike yesterday  

Luckily I am easing off for a marathon on Saturday, mainly coast path, should be pretty epic

05/02/2014 at 13:17

When I think the weather is 'bad' I read 'Skis against the atom' this is a book about how a group of Norwegian commandos survived on the Hardanger plateau  for over a year during the 2nd world war.

If they could do that then I can survive a bit of wind and rain

Edited: 05/02/2014 at 13:19
cougie    pirate
05/02/2014 at 13:23
Ooh what was that film they made of it ? It'll come to me later...
cougie    pirate
05/02/2014 at 13:24
Had Kirk Douglas in I think.
05/02/2014 at 13:32

'The heroes of Telemark' but the true story is much better!

The thing that strikes me is that they had no idea they were trying to stop the Nazi's doing research into nuclear bombs. They were just told it was of 'vital importance'. No one knew what an atom bomb was then. 

A few who helped ensure we do not have to say, Heil Hitler!

05/02/2014 at 14:07

What's the betting on a drought in the Summer?

seren nos    pirate
05/02/2014 at 14:09

I cycled yesterday and ran monday and today.......skin is waterproof....

 running is no problem at all.....cycling you have to be a bit clever in choosing your routes and times.......

05/02/2014 at 14:22
Womble wrote (see)

What's the betting on a drought in the Summer?

Complete with a hosepipe ban!

Water is a precious resource remember  (try telling that to the flood victims)

05/02/2014 at 14:24
Womble wrote (see)

What's the betting on a drought in the Summer?

Cool, wet winters are usually followed by cool, wet summers so it's probably going to say like this until October  

seren nos    pirate
05/02/2014 at 14:28

well the 10 day forecast says rain and more rain each day for us......

05/02/2014 at 14:30

Was it last year or the year before when we had this kind of weather all the way till May? I remember doing the Bracknell half in freezing temperatures and pissing rain and shivering on the train back home. In May. But then we had a great summer.

Anyways, the wind has died down here in sunny Berkshire so I might head off for a trot. I can handle rain but prefer it not to be gale-force horizontal (except when I'm back home in Cornwall, where the rain has no other trajectory).

05/02/2014 at 14:37

It was last year. But it wasn't particularly wet, it was freezing cold with sleet and snow right up until about the third week of April.

05/02/2014 at 14:43

Yup - it was just above freezing for the Bath Half at the start of March.  And I remember being extremely cold after the Reading Half because of the rain and the wind.

seren nos    pirate
05/02/2014 at 14:46

looks like its going to get a lot worse for the weekend ......cross country on saturday shouldn't be affected much.....reliability bike ride on sunday up in the beacons should proof interesting

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