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22/11/2012 at 18:43


The sky was really weird here this morning too cragchick! Then the heavens opened....

I wondered about that post too Elspeth!

Hiya remoh

Have been on a training course the last two days, fainted twice on the first day and felt really washed out ever since Still, we did get to go for an early lunch after so it wasn't in vain

22/11/2012 at 19:01

heavens never opened, but it was seriously blustery ... although wierd as not all the time, was merrily ploughing along the coast back towards forest in a fairly steady gale and then turned corner into Burghead and was almost swept of my feet by gusts.

Fainting twice, that's not good.

Appeared to have developed a calf pull in left calf, outer edge below the meaty bit of calf. Had really bad cramp last night in both feet but didn't think it was in the calf!!! BU**ER, that's what comes of irratic running I guess. They both felt fine yesterday. Just read all sorts of evil unreasuring stuff about how long they take to heal. Guess I won't be doing tomorrows proposed 15 then - bah. Might have to go ... whispers the swear word swimming instead but might see if biking is OK.

22/11/2012 at 20:27

Just been catching up  -a bit out of touch as busy at work, and at older daughter's concerts (she plays the flute in her school wind band).

Welcome back remoh.

Hope your calf pull isn't too major cragchick.

Dull and drizzly here today, though not cold. Just a short run this evening.

22/11/2012 at 23:25

Welcome back remoh.

That's a nice run cragchick. Not sure how you missed the rain though, it was certainly pouring in Inverness.

23/11/2012 at 06:00


Bit of a plod as felt heavy legged today. Ach well.

Morning Tri

Crag: Hope the calf is okay

Yeah where is FFB ?

23/11/2012 at 06:47

morning BM

thank god this week is done (almost), terrible week at work.

off to Belfast this evening for bf's birthday,  family up from Dublin as well. Should be good, and should fit a run or 2 in. Shopping for bday gifts last night was good x training

Hope you're ok MrsMac and the injuries are healing ok.

Thats a great result for Dr Murray

Right, running to work again as going straight to airport at 3 (getting away early).  Definitely feeling much better and feel I could get back to hard training next week.

23/11/2012 at 06:48

Morning Tri

Yeah agree re work.

23/11/2012 at 15:32

Have a good weekend away UTC . Not too much Guiness now .....

Hope the injuries fix quickly for everyone. CC and MrsMac - have you tried those heel extension stretches? Stand on edge of step and drop heels down, I do loads of them after a run to stretch the tendons out.

Nice 11m run today, mild again, but its looking kinda grey and wintery now, like it might snow !!!

Ordered a new pair of Inov8's today  some Flyroc 310's cos I like the tread pattern and my others have become very worn down now, grip-tastic .

I've noticed the Brooks road shoes I use are not getting as worn down as quickly as they used to, and I'm doing the same mileage - maybe this new tread compound they are using is not marketing hype after all and it actually does last longer!! Hooray for that, cos they are bloomin expensive enough .

23/11/2012 at 19:17

TP: My late grandfather was from Northern Ireland and he loved the Guiness.

24/11/2012 at 18:50
Bf into the Guinness, I'll stick to the mulled wine lovely wee run this morning then spent day in town and at titanic museum. Chilling with Wales v all blacks before dinner and plan is another run tomorrow in the cold crisp conditions. Hope everyone is well, home tea time tomorrow. Glad to be back running this week, feel much better and enjoying it again!!!
24/11/2012 at 23:10

Quiet day here. glad you are having fun UTC!

So so parkrun for me this morning but lovely weather . Then I had to work . Then I got in a run at the end of the day .

25/11/2012 at 08:46
Can anyone suggest any good routes in the Inverness area for winter running? Am currently at the half marathon level, but am toying with the idea of the Loch Ness Marathon in Sept.
Other than weekend runs its usually dark now when I run, so need well lit routes ...
25/11/2012 at 17:24

Evening all

UTC - hope you have had a good journey home.

Vickhi - welcome to the thread - 57.5 is your man for Inverness routes. I dont know the place well enough to advise on lit routes, but I have done Loch Ness marathon 3x and its a lovely route, if a tad hilly in places .

Very much Ice Ice Baby here yesterday , not that I realised until I went out and tried to run on it , black ice everywhere! Slithered around for 7.2m until I got fed up and came home, bit of a waste of time actually. Loads of runners out looking equally chagrined as me !

Today the rain had warmed up the pavements enough to get rid of the ice, so I did a lovely 16miles, with some hills and countryside thrown in . Wet and cold so had the streets mostly to myself, but I will take that weather over ice anyday . Saw hardly anyone else running today, but actually the better day in terms of less chance of falling on your a*se .

25/11/2012 at 17:30

A very sensible plan TP! I like crisp winter mornings but not slipping all over the place.

Guinness, yum! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip UTC

Ventured out for a 10 miler yesterday with achilles taped. No pain whilst running but a bit stiff today. Lots more stretching etc

25/11/2012 at 19:36

Grim and drizzly here today, just about above freezing - perfect for orienteering in Quarrelwood - hmm, maybe. Eldest took himself round white course while I shepherded youngest then I had a bash at the light green. Calf seemed to hold up, slight niggle but didn't feel any worse for it so hoping bodes well. Didn't get lost but not especially fast, but feel confident about navigation now which was key.

Cautiously optimistic re the achilles then MrsMac ...

25/11/2012 at 22:52

Pretty miserable today as cragchick says, but I did find a new bit of coastline to run along and a few trails in Culloden Wood I'd not been on before.

Welcome Vickhi. I do have a fondness for dark paths to challenge my night vision, but there are some good lit routes in Inverness.

1. I'd often try and add an out and back over the Kessock Bridge (walkways both sides, lovely on a still night, wild in high winds!) to a night run for some scenic miles, either turn around on the A9 where the street lights end or run down to North Kessock at the road where the cars turn off, continue under the bridge and up the steep road up to the walkway on the east side of the bridge. The last couple of hundred yards are unlit but it is easy enough to walk the steep uphill.

2. The classic night run would be down one side of the River, over the Islands, back up the other side to the Grant St bridge and back to your starting point.

3. The new housing estates south of Culduthel and the relief road or at Inshes give a range of hills and some nice views with lots of little tracks and cut-throughs joining the streets.

4. If it snows and there is a clear night the canal towpath is great, the snow reflects enough light and the towpath usually takes longer than the pavements to ice up.

Other than that I just meander the streets. If you want some sociable running the Inverness Harriers have a 'joggers' group on a Wednesday (we actually cover pretty much all ages and abilities) from whom I've learned lots of routes in the city. We also have a parkrun on Saturday mornings if you want to get a bit of racing practice in over 5km (or just get some fresh air in the morning!).

26/11/2012 at 07:25

morning... BM??

great weekend had in Belfast not so glad to be back to work this morning.

just back from a short run good to be getting back into it after all my distasters/injuries/illnesses nothing too quick just a short 5k or so jaunt to get the legs moving.

1st velodrome session tonight.... cautiously excited!!!

CC and MrsMac glad the injuries are holding well!!


26/11/2012 at 12:24

57.5 which bit of coast was that then?  Have yet to get to the forest up at Culloden or Cawdor ... on 'to do' list!

4.2 miles round Culbin, nice and steady, slight niggle in calf but nothing to pay attention too!

Blue skies ... for the moment

26/11/2012 at 12:24

UTC - hope the comeback continues well!!

26/11/2012 at 18:53

Evening you lot

Evening Tri: Couldn't get access this morning

Catch up time.

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