HMM - you too are a snow running maniac like Martin .... short sleeves too, impressive! That's a interesting weekend long run you have ahead of you - something different is always good... it sometimes gets repetitive running similar routes around home so thats something to look forward to.My eldest has just informed me she needs dropped to the train station @ 0658 in the morning so I might just squeeze a 6 miler in before work @ 9am
You're all mad. But then I'm just jealous. I'm still nursing a stress fracture,which I picked up a month ago, so can't run at all, For the meantime, I'm keeping up some cardio fitness by swimming, on the cross trainer, and now trying a bit of spinning. So it's not so bad.
You're still mad, though.
I had entered for Run Forest Run tomorrow but it has been postponed. Can't say I'm disappointed as I wasn't looking forward to the journey from Belfast in that weather.
I'm on early-morning driving duty as well, so not sure if I can get to Waterworks parkrun.
Strangely mild afternoon today - I think it was mainly because the biting wind from the last few days. I'm following (roughly) an ASICS 1/2 training plan so I was down for a 5.5 mile build-up run between 6.36 and 7.16 m/m - felt tough enough.
Martin, yes as TG said, Waterworks parkrun is on every Saturday morning, all year round. We even put on extra events on Christmas and New Year's Day. It would be great to see you if you could make it over some week.
This morning 71 parkrunners made it to the Waterworks despite the wintery conditions. Thankfully it was just slushy rather than icy, so it was able to go ahead without any problem. Even with the other parkruns happening in Belfast, we're still attracting big numbers and had 187 last week.
Good to see you this morning Paul OH. End of parkrun plug
Hi Paul, hope you get back on the road soon. Plan to get a few C'way Ultra training runs in with you/Jim and a few other this Summer if you are able. Martin - yes I'll try to post some elevation stats over the next few months. I already run a fair bit in Derry as I'm up here quite a bit visiting family I plan to get around all the course over the next while. No snow up here at the moment but the morning may be a diff story. I love snow running.
1st Jan 2010 - Trostan Run (ROTG cancelled)
Now that's proper snow!Out this morning for a back road 11 miler (8 miles LSR pace/3 miles MP) - roads clear, just some snow in the verges here and there. Thats 3 weeks Marathon training done - 15 to go! Have to say I am enjoying it and it is great for focusing on your running!
Just looking ahead to the half marathon series for this year and the 2 new races look interesting. The 1st one is from Dundalk to Newry on the holiday Monday, the 18th March. Not everyone here gets that day off work but the organisers are expecting at least 1500 participants so it could be very busy. Is it along the old road from Dundalk to Newry?
The 2nd one is on the Sunday 18th August at Groomsport. The Ireman 226 challenge and the Half Ireman will be taking place there the same day, so I suspect the half marathon will be timed to take place just after the Half Ireman swim - while they are out on the cycle course. If Glenn is using the same course for the half marathon as the run course for the Half Ireman, it's very different to the normal road course. It goes along footpaths, through a caravan park and along a narrow coastal path and beach. The path is tricky enough, and there's little room for passing, but the scenery is lovely. The Half Ireman run is 2 circuits of this course.
At the moment the only running I can do is in the pool at the gym (which is a perfect 4 ft deep throughout) but hoping to be back out on the road for the start of the series this year. Looking forward to it.
Good luck with the comeback Paul.
Not much snow in Ballymoney yesterday just a light covering enough to give you grip. I managed 6 miles I had too many clothes on and was over heating. The legs are still heavy especially when I hit a hit after my manflu.
DUndalk NEwry is the days after the Jimmys 10k....don't know if I've a 10k and 13.1miles in me that after!
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