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I had to cut my run a bit short this morning as I couldn't get up the last hill because of the thick ice where rain draining off from the fields had frozen solid. Vehicles were turning round and going back on themselves. So I did 5 miles instead of 6 but I did run faster on the flat bits and coasted downhill. Didn't push on the uphills though as I didn't want to risk injury
Tomorrow I shall be doing intervals on the treddy, which I quite enjoy as I can maintain my pace without the hills mucking things up
Columba, I liked your training session! I do big skipping and sometimes I hop a bit but I'm not very good at hopping.
Sarnie, hope your hozzie visit went well.
Sarnie, hope you hospital appointment went ok and they removed your cast.
Columba, your session sounds similar to our warm up drills. We do hopping, high and low skips, sideways stepping with hands meeting above our heads, lunges, Morecombe and Wise jumps, running backwards, etc. We don't do the jumping backwards and forwards whilst progressing along a white line. I'm sure that I would find the co-ordination very difficult.
Ran a steady 6 miles on roads this morning and felt cold, despite wearing tracksters, three tops, including a track suit top, wooly hat and gloves.
Dentist today. No work needed. A result!5.1 miles done off road on frozen, rutted surfaces. It throws the body weight in all directions which makes it tough going. Nice running weather conditions though and worked up a bit of a sweat.sarnieYou will lose a useful weapon there.JJ
I've got the Santas now
Well done Red and JJ running on icy surfaces. We've got hilly circuits scheduled for tomorrow evening, but whether or not we do them depends on the conditions.
18 pics of the garden hereStart at the pic of sign "21A". Finish at the pic of my doodle.JJ
Lovely aeoniums! Like the way you used some as bedding. Is that a rubus cockburnianus goldenvale in the background? I planted one last year it it looks a bit like it only mine isn't as upright.
Red, Terence, and johhny it was a good weapon, thanks for the wishes, the cast is off but only after i pleaded with them to have alternative cause i have problem with the hygeine side of wearing a cast, so i now have it bandaged and in a splint which i can be removed only for cleansing the wrist,
looking forward to a nice run tomorrow evening
JJ - lovely garden. Are aeoniums those purple jobs with snakey necks?
Has been really cold here too. No running, but cross-trained by cleaning the church.
Sarnie - will you be able to move your arm normally when you run?
ColumbaYes!RedheadYou are spot on with the rubus .It took about 3 years before it started putting up decent new stems. It earns its keep with the lovely white stems in winter. The bedding in that pic is very immature. The aeonium is Schwarzkopf. Cuttings root very easily so it makes cheap and effective additions to pots and bedding schemes.JJ
Frosty but beautiful this morning. Treddy interval run at lunchtime. I'm in panic mode trying to finish my Xmas tree decorations for the church.
JJ, thought so. Mine it still sprawling along the ground, although the leaves are gorgeous. I placed it to be backlit in winter, near some dogwoods, so I'm hoping it will look pretty in a couple of years. I have Schwarzkopf myself, some big old plants and lots of cutting that I take each year. I'm hoping the older ones will flower eventually, as do the ones at Great Dixter, as they are an acid yellow and look amazing against the dark foliage.
Sarnie, at least the cast is off which must feel better. Take care all the same.
Had a five mile hilly cross country to work this morning and boy cold here minus six or seven as I came in, the river was steaming as I came over the bridge in Bakewell...... office is just about got up to 22.......just put up a bird feeder on the office window to feed the bluetits which are gathering.
-6? Yikes! We were only on -3 when I fed the neddies.
Intervals done. 1 mile warm-up then .2, .3, .4, .5, .4, .3, .2 @8.5 min miling with .1 recs then 1 mile cool-down
It's been slightly warmer today and was zero first thing. It is now one degree and forecast up to 11 degrees tomorrow. I think our hilly circuit session will be ok this evening, as the ground isn't icy.
Red, a good session, you seem to be getting quicker
-3 first thing here, but -1 by the middle of the day, which is when I went out to run 7 miles. Nothing spectacular, just through town and back again, keeping to gritted roads and pavements. I'm aiming to run 700 miles in the year, and now have only 25 to go so barring accidents or other unforseable circumstances I should manage it.
4C here and nearly mid-evening. Must run early tomorrow.RedheadGood pace for those reps. More needed and regularly.Never seen Schwarzcopf in flower. Some of mine are years old so what's lacking?ColumbaAlways nice to meet targets. Well done.JJ
JJ, more reps? I'm aiming to do one session a week, is that enough? I'll have to ask about the aeoniums next time I'm near Great Dixter.
Columba, well done on nearly hitting your target
RedheadOne session a week is fine but it's the consistency that's important. Remember it takes 6 to 8 weeks for an upgrade in training to take effect.JJ
Stepped out of the door this am and its like an ice rink everywhere here. Rain on top of ice!!! Managed to skate to work slowly on the trail trying to run on grass concrete where I could horrible morning still dark. BE CAREFUL out there folks.
mcs - oops! Shan't be going anywhere, except round the corner to the post box. Raining hard here.
We had ice rain overnight too, nasty this morning but the winter road crews got it sorted quite quickly.
JJ - snap! I too have been to the dentist and he found nothing that needs work. Result.
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