Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR
Bearsted Plodder wrote (see)
Yeah had a great meal last night and daughter arrived here at 11pm in good mood. Today is Sons 21st - out for walk in morning/early afternoon then cake and Champagne at 4ish and a slap up meal in evening
Sounds perfect - have a great time.
Afternoon all.My feet have just about thawed out from slushing around parkrun this morning.On certain parts of the course,Bambi on ice had a more graceful technique than yours truly.Good luck to anyone running/racing over the weekend.
mr sj, it might have gone at the coast . Still plenty of it here near Newcastle though, even if it is getting slushy. Yesterday was good running with the overnight snow on top of the older stuff but couldn't face going out today, just too awkward to run on the pavements round here. Got a plan for tomorrow though - head for the coast and do a long run there! It'll be great to wear normal shoes again and not the Mudclaws, which are never as comfortable.
Having enjoyed yesterday's fresh snow like Graham, I did not fancy a five mile slush-plodge today. Headed for the gym instead, which was only marginally more appealing. 8k on the treadmill at a decent pace got me nice and warm. Really should be getting some work done now.
Stay safe and warm folks.
Well, when I e-mailed my application for a GNR place, I wondered what on earth I was letting myself in for. I thought I'd best start doing a bit just in case I was lucky enough to get in. Having weighed myself and saw that I was 12.5 stones (old money I know but it works for me) I knew I had to get moving on tne running and weightloss fronts. Ive managed to get out around every other day.......running in the snow for the first time has been incredible, and today was my first dedicated long run day. Managed four miles for the first time in ages, and now feel amazing. I actually feel like 'a runner' after so long and am so glad that I have this goal to go for in September. I know thats not a long run to many of you but its been a biggie for me today.
Onwards and upwards eh?
Well Done Blade 41! That's great
Hi everyone - how are you all today?
Well done, Blade41 - onwards and upwards indeed. Of course you're a proper runner. Best of luck with the training.
I was pleased to hear the rain lashing it down this morning as I lay in bed, as I knew it would be helping to wash the snow away. But I was sensible and waited until it had stopped and brightened up a bit before going out myself.
Conditions like today are awkward to dress for ... it was clear on too many paths to justify wearing Yaktrax, but there were still stretches where the sun doesn't hit where it was still pretty snowy/slushy, so I opted for my trail shoes, which I don't really like wearing as they aren't as responsive as my other shoes.
Was determined to do a long run as I haven't managed one so far this year thanks to the weather. I managed 11 miles, but it was really windy in places, and given my lack of training recently I found it very tough going (Mick's 'divers' boots analogy sprung to mind). By 9 miles I was absolutely shattered and the only reason I didn't give up was because I knew I'd get too cold if I stopped and walked.
Didn't take any gels with me, and felt like I was going to pass out in the shower, but once I'd got some food down me I started to feel better.
Was quite pleased with my efforts, but then saw photos from today's Northern X-Country race in Merseyside - some of my club's senior and junior females were taking part. It's still thick snow down there - now THAT'S hardcore!
Hi Vixx - I'm tired but OK. How are things with you?
Thanks Shielsy....really enjoying this now and glad to have found this forum too!
Hi Shielsy, Fiona and Shrek. I'm OK. Feel a bit odd today and don't know why.
Oh, and I saw a guy out running today in Vibrams - bet his feet were cold.
Ohhhhhhhhh - not good for the toes! :S
Fiona - yes thanks has a great weekend lots of walking, eating and drinking. Finished off yesterday with a great walk along beach from Walkworth towards Alnmouth forgotten how beautiful coast was there.
Got back down to Kent last night at 12.45am and up for work at 6.05am. Back to reality!!
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