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16/10/2012 at 19:36

Poor cat - still it keeps us entertained. We once shut next door's cat in our house for a week, sneaked in while we were packing up the car in the dark and both families off for the school hols.  Luckily they had a key as they were back before us and puss had managed to dine of a Christmas pudding!

Just when the weather is nice been at work for a long day. Did 13.5 miles yesterday and somehow it felt like 25 - legs aching this morning, there was only one decent hill in it too though a lot of ankle high mud in the last mile. Lots of rain too.

UTC - good luck in Amsterdam.

FFB - something early in the year might be nice to give us all something to aim at over the dark days of winter!

16/10/2012 at 19:56

It must be cats and 'wee dogs'. Our pooch (Chihuahua) has a habit of locking himself in rooms. He can just about open doors by putting all his weight on it but is too little to paw his way out again. We usually notice its gone 'quiet'

ffb, what Elspeth said! What about New Years Day??!

I noticed that too Joe

It'll be the mud that did it Elspeth

Still no running for me but I did go on the bike and the rower to keep ticking over.


16/10/2012 at 20:24

Oh dear Elspeth - I have heard of cats breaking into fridges to steal the xmas turkey but never the pudding!!!  One of my friends cats years ago had himself a lovely Christmas Eve on the turkey - they were left to share the nut roast !!!

Mrs Mac - NYDay  (faints). I can honestly say though, having been up there one time in the week between Xmas and NY, there will be nobody, I mean nobody, there to clog up the car park . (The toilets were shut too, just in case FFB is thinking Hmmmmm NYDay??!!! )

16/10/2012 at 21:20

NO!!!  Not New Years Day - I'd never be able to travel then, no boats, no trains!

Having said that it might suit everyone else, guess most folk won't be working that day.

16/10/2012 at 22:19

Hi all,

Couldn't resist making contact with some fellow Scottish runners who understand 'proper' weather. I returned to running a couple of months ago after 20 years away and am thoroughly enjoying myself as I get my running fitness back. Not done a race yet as I want to get up to a reasonable level rather than struggle my way round and end up dispirited. Hopefully a 5k around New Year and a 10k a month later. 

We moved up to the Cairngorms earlier this year after a few years on the Isle of Arran and we love it here. Just getting used to colder but (generally) drier weather. We had a bit of snow in the village today but it has been coming down steadily on the hills most of the day. Looks like being about -5 again tonight.

16/10/2012 at 23:00

Welcome HRHB, which village? Running is fun here in the north if you don't mind the dark for the next 6 months. I can recommend the Inverness parkrun if you want to try out 'racing' the 5km distance with only the cost of petrol.

Ran my first serious interval session in a while tonight. Might be a couple of sore muscles tomorrow.

LOL at the trapped cat stories.

17/10/2012 at 06:14


Morning Tri

4.5M Steady. Cold, dry, no wind. Okay run. Autumn very much here.

Lots to catch up on I see.

HRHB: Welcome .

17/10/2012 at 07:51

HRHB welcome

Similar conditions to BM here this morning. Not sure what my training session will be this evening.

17/10/2012 at 09:51

57.5 DoP- We are in Braemar which was first mention on the BBC forecast this morning with us down to -7 last night. Still hovering around -4.

Day off work today and day off running after 2 on the trot, so staying cosy and warm at home in front of a good book.

17/10/2012 at 11:07

Frosty here in Orkney but not sub zero

17/10/2012 at 13:33

Brrrrr chucking down and freezing in Glasgow.

Somebody wanna contact Noah? I think we might need to start rounding up the animals at this rate .

Much chagrin here cos the car has knackered lights and indicators all down one side, something electrical is wrong, not fuses or bulbs as they are all checked and fine, so it needs to go to a Peugeot dealership for 'diagnostics'. I'm not sure I like the sound of that !

17/10/2012 at 13:47

same freezing and wet conditions on the east coast too. glad i wasn't running this morning.think i'll be looking out the running tights for tomorrow morning.

inlaws packed off and sent back down south yesterday so the house was nice and quiet last night. quite a relief after 16 days. but it wasn't too bad i have to admit. think it helps that father-in-law has cut down alcohol consumption after some health scares earlier in the year. doing him wonders though.

news year day would be a great day for a race but not next year as we'll be away. middle to end of jan would be better



17/10/2012 at 18:34

Evening all. Yeuch. Decided to train onb the spin bike this evening. A wee 35k with lots of high resistance work.

Sorry about the car TP  I feel a bit guilty relishing my brand new '62' plate vroom vroom.

17/10/2012 at 22:21

I'll be running nearby this weekend HMHB. Signed up for a 10k at Dinnet, it's about time I ran over that distance for the first time this year.

17/10/2012 at 23:43

57.5 - Good luck and hope you enjoy the race. Loch Kinord is a favourite birdwatching spot of mine and should be a great place to run. I look forward to hearing how you get on. Not yet ready for a 10k, my plan is around the end of Jan.

18/10/2012 at 06:29

Morning and it is dry !

Pouring down last night. There will surely be flooding in West and Cental Scotland today !

Morning Tri.

Edited: 18/10/2012 at 06:29
18/10/2012 at 07:35

morning BM

off to Amsterdam this morning!! Looking forward to it! Hope its drier and milder mind you

Good luck anyone racing this weekend and 57.5 with the 10k!!

Lol at the cat tales!! When I had my cats, I locked them in various cupboards/out of the house many times over the years!! Kind of miss having them around sometimes...

Welcome HRHB!!

Dad picking us up at 9 for the airport, ust time to get ready

18/10/2012 at 09:11

have a fantastic time in Amsertdam UTC. Weather can't be any worse than it is here.

Thought I was going to get away with a dry run this morning but the rain came around mile 4 and just got heavier and heavier so I was thoroughly soaked by the end.

18/10/2012 at 09:36

Been lurking for a while! So hello all. After being soaked when running for the last couple of days in Edinburgh. A pleasant wee 2.5 mile run to work this morning. No rain and a rise in temperature. Bonus!

18/10/2012 at 10:22

Good luck everyone with your races or training this weekend looking forward to hearing your tales. 

With all our talk of bad weather I almost feel embarrased to mention that in mid November I'm heading to the Algarve for a month. I wish I was enough of an athlete to say it was a warm weather Winter training camp. Really its an excuse to escape the British Winter and it will be good to not have to contend with ice and snow. 

Welcome Grant - like you I was pleased to have a dry run this morning and for it to be warmer than the last few days. It was 1pm before it got above zero here yesterday.

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