Older runners meet here.
Windy weather for us yesterday but very mild, about 15c. Today we have rain but not anything like the torrents you have been having. It is still very mild for the time of year. We did our usual Sunday routine of swimming in the morning, the pool closes at 1300 on a Sunday and we have found that it isn't crowded after about 11:30. In any case we use the "sport swimmers" lanes 1 and 2, everyone there knows to swim up lane 2 and back down lane 1 so nobody gets in anyone else's way. Swam 2400m and John did 2800m. On the way back home he got out with Charly to walk back through the woods. I drove home, and walked back with Nemo to meet them.
24 days until I can start running again! Counting down now......
DH, the Santa Dash sounded like good fun. It's a great way to get children into running
BIW, you will be starting running just in time for Christmas. I imagine you will run Christmas Day and that will be a great present for yourself!
It's rained heavily all night, but has eased up a little at the moment. Drivers are being warned not to drive through standing water and over 700 have had to be rescued.
I will run in the forest later this morning, but how far I go depends on the conditions.
Sounds like you all survived the weekend!!! Rained here all Saturday evening through the night and into Sunday am. Went for a nice long run in the afternoon sun, with my youngest on her bike she did well carrying my water and chatting to me all the way we did 10 miles at 8.40ish which is still abit quick I need to slow down on my longer runs, I tend to run them too quick always have done and it aint no good for races when it comes to the second half or the last six!! The river around Bakewell has burst its banks into fields but the town is okay so far. A few cows looking as thought they might get washed away if it continues but just spitting today so not to bad.Dont be afraid to go out on a limb thats where the fruit is.
Who'd have thought we could have so much rain again overnight?! There is a small patch of blue appearing at last (we've had 2 beautiful rainbows this morning) so I'm hooping to gte out for a run soon.
Derek, LOL at the poor mayor!
IW, excellent news
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!
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