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21/11/2012 at 20:54

You are really having some Weather down there in the sarf'east, aren't you? Or should I say in the Sarf, the New Forest is more-or-less in the middle, I think.

TE, that was a heavy session with the club.

Diana - what sort of head torch is yours? I want something as light-weight as possible, as i don't really like wearing things on my head. 

BIW - there's an outlet near here which sells wild boar as meat. Never tried it, though.

21/11/2012 at 21:19

Columba, yes, this has been the worst weather for years and it's not even officially winter yet. The club session was really tough, but you only get out of training what you put into it.

21/11/2012 at 22:33

Just finished MrsJJ's tax return for last year.
Ran 5 miles this morning in the cold, rain and gale force wind. The return journey was as slow as the outward stretch because I was bushed after running 2.5 miles into the gale. Dog walked this afternoon in similar conditions.

Tough call. Hope the damage is superficial

Your bad weather arrives Thursday. Should be dry in the sarfeast.

Great training session. I love reading about 'em!

I've met wild boars and wild bores.

22/11/2012 at 09:31

JJ thanks, I'll continue posting my sessions. Unfortunately, I'll have to give tonights sprints session, which is 3 sets of 5 x 30 seconds a miss, as I am having my flu jab this afternoon, and it is not advisable to run afterwards. I will, however, go for a run this morning.

The forecast today is for up to 60 mph winds by lunchtime, so I'll get my run out of the way, before I get blown away!

22/11/2012 at 13:38

Columba - wild boar meat is very tasty, it isn't at all like pork, it's darker meat more like beef. Many restaurants here serve it, and you can usually buy it frozen from supermarkets. Traditionally served with dumplings and cranberry relish.

22/11/2012 at 14:04

Ran 5 miles this morning with no rain, but the start of the very strong winds. I ran in road trainers as I had approx 50/50 road and grass. The grass was very soggy and I made the mistake of deciding to run in the tracks of heavy vehicles which had been used earlier for work on the overhead pylons. The surface was black and hid deep mud underfoot. I nearly lost a trainer twice in the mud and when I left the track, it was onto waterlogged grass. Conditions were really tough, but I pushed the pace hard throughout, and in the circumstances, was pleased with my time of 45.24.

I'm now "looking forward" to venturing out again soon for my flu jab.

22/11/2012 at 16:54

Columba I have a Petzl head-torch. I'm not sure of the model, as I've had it almost 6 years now. It has 3 brightness settings plus a flashing setting, and is a lot lighter than many of my club mates torches.

TE, I was lucky with training last night, as by 7, it was dry and pretty still. Quite nippy though. We did a bit over a mile warm-up, then 8 x 400m at about 1:45, then about a mile cool-down. It was a tough but enjoyable session. Those vehicles really churn the trails up. I imagine they're doing timber work, as there are a lot of stacked tree-trunks around.

22/11/2012 at 17:10

Well we've certainly got the winds here today and they are getting stronger by the minute!  I've given up putting the plant pots upright.  Did 6 miles this morning and struggled in the wind but at least it wasn't raining.

22/11/2012 at 20:17

Diana, that sounds like a good session, 1.45 is a good time for 400m and to do 8 of them is very impressive.

Red, the wind here is getting stronger all the time and I'm glad that I wasn't out with the club, in fact, I wonder whether anyone bothered to turn up. The Coaches are very reliable though and always turn up, just in case anyone else does. Well done for your 6 miles in the wind.

I had my flu jab this afternoon and the nurse asked me whether I would also like a pneumonia jab, which would be a one off, and last a life time. I decided to go ahead with it, and had the jab in the other arm. I wasn't aware that there were jabs for pneumonia, and they certainly aren't advetised.

22/11/2012 at 21:12

Had to do two dog walks today so no running.

Pneumonia jabs are new this year.

22/11/2012 at 21:13

evening everyone

well the weather i hate to run in is wind and heat and tonight it was soo windy, i didn't enjoy this evenings run at all, the winds are really strong tonight and it felt like the wind was constantly blowing against me, but its all part of the training, no runs now till sunday and hoping to maybe do around 7-8,

Terence i work in a pharmacy and we do flu jabs and i have not heard of pneumonia jabs, i will ask when this was available to the public

22/11/2012 at 22:14

JJ - how right you were about the bad weather reaching here today; it was stair-rods, I got soaked in the 30 seconds it took me to get from the front door into the car. Sheets of water all over the roads, and in town I saw water coming down a flight of steps like a temporary waterfall, and a shopkeeper whose shop is at the bottom of a slope desperately sweeping water out of his shop, only it had nowhere else to go.

Has now calmed down to steady rain.

Been swimming. Not in the streets, though I might well have.

JJ, Are you sure pneumonia jabs have only just arrived? I'm sure my mother had one, and that would be a couple of years ago now.

23/11/2012 at 09:42

Morning all,

Thankfully the wind and rain have abated and I didn't get wet or blown away on my plod earlier   Loads of branches down everywhere and torrents of water running off the fields and along the lanes.  My feet got very wet!

Pneumonia jabs?  Crikey, I hadn't heard of them before either.

23/11/2012 at 11:17

Got soaked to the skin literally last night running home, the wettest ever....had to strip at the door before being allowed in! Never seen as much water.........bootiful today looking forward to a plod at lunchtime. Happy weekend all.

All experience is an arch to build upon.

23/11/2012 at 12:39

I can see the sunshine streaming in through the window, A bit soon after my dinner, but I dont want to miss it so I think I will head off down the park for a run before the sun changes its mind. We had a bit of rain yesterday but nothing like the bad weather others on here were getting  so musn't complain.

Funny thing with the weather though, I remember some years ago that come the end of September, shorts would usually be exchanged for track suit  but it seems to be getting later nowadays and, getting towards the end of November, it is still shorts weather.

Good racing anyone out this weekend.

23/11/2012 at 14:20

Derek, last winter I didn't change into tights at all and stuck with my shorts.  This year I wore tights for the Beachy Head marathon in October but have reverted to shorts.

Mark I hope you didn't do a strip in the street! 

I'm doing boring accounts stuff and want to play out instead!

23/11/2012 at 14:42

Just went out in the lunch hour ish!! For a nice 5.25 mile 44 mins, in the sun which has now gone in now......Redhead we dont have neighbours so okay, well apart from my bro who lives near

23/11/2012 at 14:54

Typically a nice sunny dry day on my rest day.

I've got a slight ache in my left arm, where I had the pneumonia jab, and the Nurse had said that I might feel a bit unwell. I feel fine, except for the ache. Hopefully it will be ok tomorrow, when I am planning a longish forest run. The forecast is quite horrible for tomorrow, with an amber warning. I'll make sure my trail shoes are tightly fastened, as I don't want to lose them in the mud.

23/11/2012 at 15:11

I'm hoping it will still be dry for our forest run this evening, though it won't be underfoot. I had to go out to a running club committee meeting last night, and was quite nervous driving on forest roads in that wind.

Hope you don't get soaked tomorrow, TE, but the forecast doesn't look good. The village Christmas lights get switched on tomorrow evening, so that will probably be a wet experience too!

There has been a  pneumococcal vaccination for some years, if that's the same thing. My husband has had it, possibly because he is asthmatic, or also possibly as he had his spleen removed many years ago.

23/11/2012 at 21:15

Diana, I think you may have been lucky with your evening run, as it hasn't rained in my part of the forest all day. I don't know if the pneumococcal vacination is the same thing, as my jab.

I think a soaking tomorrow is definitely on the cards, and if the wind is too strong, may keep out of the forest on safety grounds, and do a boring road run instead.

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