Older runners meet here.
Love the sound of the bib, JJ.
Derek, I agree- nice to have a 'race' that is all about fun, and the joy of running, which we sometimes lose sight of.
BIW - counting down! You're cetainly keeping up your fitness with the swimming.
mcs, so nice that you can combine running with spending time with your daughter, and she gets a good cycle ride in too.
I went out for my run when it looked a bit brighter yesterday, but that didn't last! As it was so wet, I stuck to gravel trails in the forest, and managed exactly 7 miles. I then watched a very exciting final Grand Pric of the season. Couldn't help feeling for Alonso, but what a recovery by Vettel after a 180 degree spin in the early stages.
Columba, I wouldn't attempt forest trails in the dark on my own - I really lose my bearings after a few twists and turns.
I ran. I got wet. No surprise really.
The rain actually stopped just before I set off for my run, although it had belted down all night. I did run in the forest, but only for 5 miles. I quite enjoyed squelching through the grass and mud, as it avoids the pounding of tarmac and also helps with strength and endurance.
TE - I shall indeed run on Christmas day, happy to be able to keep the tradition going. For many years now I've put the dinner in the oven and gone out for a run.
Derek - somebody should have advised the mayor, - could have been an accident with runners leaping off steps.
Didn't run today but did go swimming. Has been raining hard here since mid-afternoon.
It's dark, wet and dreary again. Today I shall be doing a little bit of speedwork on the treddy toe ease myself back into it. I've just made a batch of Welsh cakes so I've got something to look forward to afterwards
IW, I'll be out there too on Christmas day. I suspect it was you that put the idea into my head many years ago
Always run every day over the silly season and love it as no one about much until boxing day. Dark here just after lunch going to be a cold dark run home tonight easy run. Did three into work with a little hill in it and kept it easy ish. Got to run slower for more runs and then make a contrast on the speedwork day. The older I grow, the more I listen to people who dont say much........
Another wet and dreary day. Did two long dog walksCollected MrsJJ's new car for her 'cos she was working.Maybe I ought to run.DianaThank you. I think grandaughter is too clever by half for a 6 week old.JJ
good evening everyone
good to see you all are well and running, its getting bloody cold tonight but no wind hurrah
well its 2nd week of training and im actually starting to feel the running is getting better, 4 miles tues, wed and thurs, with long run sunday, knocked 2 mins off last tues time,
Got a Welsh cake to spare, Red?
Getting cold here, too. I ran with the running club this evening, intervals in town, with lots of hills thrown in. Nearly five miles. Darkness slightly alleviated by a nice bright moon. Yes, there is street lighting but big gaps between lights; the moon helped fill in the gaps.
Our forecast says winter is on the way, Friday will be cold and possibility of snow and ice - luckily I have leave that day!
Met one of Charly's brothers last night, he's about the same size and weight but is a long-hair. Looks like a fluffy little bear.Temperament isn't as good as Charly, he snarled a lot at my pup and his owner said he's a bit afraid of strange dogs. His name is Caesar,she doesn't like it so calls him Dakota! Charly was willing to be friendly but then barked back at him, as if to say, ok, two can play at that game.
Last night was the coldest so far. I always put my Garmin in the back garden, prior to setting off for running/training, and when I attempted to open the garden gate, it was difficult to push. My dustbin had been blown over! The wind was icy, and I was very tempted to give club night a miss. Thankfully, I decided to brave the elements, and made sure that I wore a hat, but still wore shorts.
We had a hill rep. session comprising 4 sets of 30, 60 and 90 secs. with jogs back down and one minute recovery between sets. Total mileage was 6.63.
Today is forecast to be bright and sunny, but already feels very cold. I will be heading off for a forest run later.
No rain thank goodness but bitterly cold with a biting wind. 5.5 mile tempo run for me.
Columba, the Welsh cakes didn't last very long
IW, I like the sound of a fluffy Charly but not with a bad temperament.
TE, I wore shorts this morning but wished I'd put tights on!
Having a rest day, and its stopped raining here actually saw a bit of sunshine this am with blue sky......back twinges so need to go steady me thinks. 90 miles for NOvember so need to watch the back, pulled it moving boxes.
I ran a steady 6 miles in the forest this morning, and had been in two minds whether or not to wear shorts or tracksters. I decided on shorts and my legs didn't feel that cold. My upper body, however, felt very cold, as the icy wind cut right thorugh me. I wore a wooly hat which kept my head warm, but I could still hear the wind howling, despite the hat covering my ears.
21 days and counting!
You'll be running before Christmas, then, BIW.
I take my hat off to all those running in shorts in icy weather (TE - good thing you didn't take your hat off). Was working today, so didn't run, but would have been a rest day anyway after last night's club run.
Definitely turning colder here, too. Drove home behind a gritter.
90 miles, mcs? I've only done 30-odd. Though might manage t creep up to 40 before the end of the month.
terence you must be a nutter to run in shorts at this time of year and not feeling the cold, i went for 4 miles this evening and the cars had already started to freeze over,
am finding each run getting a bit better each time, really enjoyed this evenings run, got another 4 miles tomorrow evening and am looking forward to it,
Sarnie, I have been running for 30 years, so am used to the cold on my legs. Gone, however, are the days when I used to race cross country throughout the winter in just vest and shorts.
MCS, I have also run 90 miles this month, and we are scheduled for a 10 mile fartlek run tomorrow evening. This may be cut short if the weather "turns nasty."
I was summoned last week to my GP for one of the check-ups I get every so often. Got the blood test results today and no worries so I suppose I've got no excuse for not running.sarnieVery good progress. Keep it up. Hope you're keeping the pace nice and easy. No heroics are needed just yet.TEMuscles work better and with less risk of damage if they are kept warm.JJ
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