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14/01/2013 at 10:48

morning BM and everyone else...

later to check in this morning... week 2 of training plan, have already been for daily swim session for this week (2k) and some shopping. Housework now before heading into town to meet bf for lunch. Its a lovely day here. Sunny, clear and cold. Turbo this afternoon then reps with club tonight. A great start to the week I think.

Ended up climbing all day yesterday as the weather was pretty dismal. Feeling it today as haven't been since before xmas (other than visiting a centre in Ireland). Great strength training.

CC, TP and FFB all great races lined up!!! Impressive!!! I have probably have too many to rhyme off but erm, I'll try... it starts with the Devil's Burden off road/mountain relay on the 9th Feb and National XC 23rd. (club races).

March is busy with Lasswade 10M, Demon Run 10M, Loch Katrine, Alloa Half and Edinburgh Sprint Tri 23rd. (same day as Nigel Barge 10k so looking like I'll miss that one for the 1st time in a few years!).

April- Triathlon training camp in Mallorca 6-13th and 20th-21st Forest hills Olympic Triathlon.

May-Bishopbriggs sprint tri-5th, Cape Wrath 12-19th, Jura weekend (bf doing fell race, not me!!) but some some hiking, swimming and mtb will be done. Polaroids 10ks are a maybe. Will be missing Women's 10k again as its the same day as the sprint tri.

June-Greaves 10k (missed it last year so definitely in this year!), JogScotland 5k, Bellahouston Harriers 10k, Loch Carron OW Sprint Tri-8/9th. Ayr OW Sprint, Tignabruich OW Sprint. No long races post marathon.

July - probably Big Fun Run (only because I can place in it ).

August-OW Olympic Tri,

September - Half IM in Channel Isles. 2 weeks after will be cycling the Danube.

OK not much else at the moment.... Hope you are all still awake

Right best get the housework done...

14/01/2013 at 10:59

Looks like I may be able to do the W10k as well... hmmm.... Crazy is as crazy does!!

14/01/2013 at 11:41

UTC, that is some schedule. come october you'll be knackered!!!

miserable 6 miles this morning in the freezing rain/sleet. didn;t start snowing till i was back home and tucking into my porridge. think i would have preferred the snow to the rain and sleet. but thankfully it wasn;t slippy underfoot so not too slow.

so far i just the katrine half in march and angus half in april lined up. definitely going for glen clova half in november but that is a looong way off yet.

14/01/2013 at 12:02

I'll enter Loch Katrine today... yes LB I like to challenge myself Tbh a couple of the tri's in June Im not sure of dates, so they are maybe's. W10k is a maybe as are Polaroids. I would like a good 10k this year as my 10k's were a disaster last year....

Oh yeah and Glen Ogle in November

Bf didnt get the job in California but there are other options which may still involve a move. Lots of discussions to be had.


14/01/2013 at 12:07

Wow UTC.

By the way down to only about 40 places left at Loch Katrine.


14/01/2013 at 14:57

Lol UTC, you sure like to cram them in ........course, I never listed the 'short' races , of which, errrrrm.....I will probably just do Balfron 10k ! That will be my wee sprint for the year !

Boo to another 'no' FFB. Someone will say yes soon.

Worst price I ever got quoted for a bog standard B+B was £120 in Orknery during St Magnus Festival. I was desperate to get off the campsite so went to the Tourist Info to see what was available....even the girl in there was like 'Errrrrrrm?? !!! Do they get any specials with that?' LOL Outrageous!!!!


14/01/2013 at 15:14

Oh and Kirki 12.5k... the list gets longer... thats great FFB I'm entering now

14/01/2013 at 15:35

I've signed up for the half at Loch Katrine. I'm using it as a training run for the Paris marathon. Not been out that way for years, so really looking forward to it.

14/01/2013 at 18:58

Races planned this year so far are Smokies 10, Loch Katrine marathon, Perth 50K, Highland Fling, Cateran 55, Great Glen Ultra, British Ultrafest 6-day, Glenmore 24 & Glen Ogle

Thats a shame about the accommodation TP, hope it wasn't By The Way was it?

Hope the ankles clear up Alison & cragchick.

Boo to Icebreaker FFB

Thats a shame about the job UTC, hope he gets something else sorted.

14/01/2013 at 19:59

Just back from Pilates. Ankle seems ok.

Only races I've entered so far are the Smokies 10 and Run Garioch 10k. Will probably also do Loch Leven half again, and Orchil 10k in June. Probably Forfar 10k in August as quite local for me, and Templeton 10 in November - relly enjoyed it last year.

Boo to Icebreaker ffb.

14/01/2013 at 20:07

Just back from hill reps... phew 12 reps including full circuit reps (ie up the hill around the circuit and back down... painful, but strangely fun. Very cold out though!!).

Thats a pity about the knock backs FFB, fingers xd you get something soon. Bf has had his current contract extended by a further 6 months and has a few things in the pipeline so not too worried.

Hope all the niggles sort themselves out, agree the cold weather doesn't help!!

Lots of Ultras going on on here!! I think 1 is enough for me, especially as it nearly wrecked me last year, body isn't acclimatized to the really long stuff yet. (She says after entering her 1st Half IM... that's different though.... ).


15/01/2013 at 06:14

Morning you lot

4m Steady on a cold and frosty morning. Brrr. Okay run. Much better than in wind and rain.

Morning Tri

Nephews 21st today so he's coming through from Edinburgh to see us.

Catch up time now over coffee

15/01/2013 at 07:51

morning all, a short 4.5 miles last night (I thought the route was 5 miles until I measured ). Anyway, it was hill work so short and tough. Spin bike and abs tonight, and maybe weights.

Someone coming to look at our sofa with a view to repairing the 2 broken springs and making a new loose cover. It will be expensive but beats replacing the sofa.

15/01/2013 at 09:10

morning BM and FFB

just heading to gym shortly, for class and swim.

run, cycle and more classes tonight. Good day ahead.

FFB, know the feeling on hill work, I sounded asthmatic at times last night.....

Hope the sofa isn't too expensive

15/01/2013 at 09:58

Morning all

MrsMac - nice list of races there . I would like to do the Cateran one year, but it always seems to clash with something else. Re. Tyndrum - yes, it was them, very disappointing customer service skills (or lack of) from whoever was answering emails this weekend .

UTC - hope the training goes well this week.

FFB - good luck with the sofa repairs !

Happy running everyone else. Bit icy here, I have to go out to the post office this morning, so its a good chance to check the surface conditions, otherwise it will be something indoors today.

15/01/2013 at 11:28

Some good news: Berghaus has come back and said that they cannot provide product based sponsorship but they can provide essential kit at trade price  So, have asked them for advice on approriate outer layer kit.

The sofa will be pricey, but it is  sofa workshop one, and to replace it with like for like is just way too expensive at the moment. It is a good strong sofa which should do us a good few years with a couple of new springs and a new cover.

15/01/2013 at 20:18

Goodness, a lot of race entries here! Well done all.

I'm a bit wary after last year to predict too much, so far entered Loch Katrine marathon, Cape Wrath - but probably only 3 out of the 5 days racing, Fling (still may be sensible and opt out), Hoy Half marathon and will then take stock and see what the rest of the year holds. Would like to do Harris half, langdale marathon and Glen Ogle later in the year but will not tempt fate at this point.

Shame about the kit sponsors FFB - there is a firm in Keswick doing British made merino stuff called EDZ, have a couple of their things and they are very nice and a little cheaper than icebreaker - worth contacting them?

Had a very busy but non running weekend visiting the kids in Edinburgh, quite logistically interesting trying to get all the kids to meet up but managed quite a lot, eating, cinema, shopping and up Arthurs seat and Calton Hill but only time for a run was Sunday morning and it was very sleety so I was lazy.

Got out for a short one after work tonight, icy but not too slippery though someone else took quite a tumble just ahead of me, said he was fine, got up and ran on! Hopefully get a longer run in daylight tomorrow.

Shame to be missing D33 but figured that it is an annual fixture whereas Katrine is a one off and sounds a more interesting run.

16/01/2013 at 06:06

Morning you lot. Cold and frosty one again. Well it is January,

FFB: Good news re kit then.Hope you get your sofa sorted.

Morning Tri

cragchick: You seem to be training well.

16/01/2013 at 08:54


off to the gym very shortly... 2 classes, swim, then run and bike this afternoon.

bf has a velodrome race tonight so will be going to watch

16/01/2013 at 09:15

Morning all, 25k spin and some abs last night to get over the shock of the cost of the sofa repair . So 50% more than we thought, but only 1/3 of what it would cost to by a new similar sofa. But it will be an almost total refurbishment. The 2 broken springs will be replaced and any other that look dodgy, new loose cover, new cushion covers and re-stuffing of cushions plus arm covers.

Thanks for the EDZ tip Elspeth. I will take a look.

I have to find new shoes with a gortex membrane as my beloved Brooks will not be up to the environment  Need Glasgow to step up now cos I have a shop in Edinburgh offering a deal for some publicity

Loch Katrine all but full. I have split the limit across the races. So the half and the 10k now have a 100 limit, and the marathon 50. Based on current numbers the half will be full, the 10k close to full. I suspect I won't get many more than the current 31 for the marathon, but hopefully it will edge up to 40ish.

Will try and fit in some weights today when I get home. We are going to the GFT tonight to see Chasing Ice.

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