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02/01/2013 at 10:37

Happy New Year. 300 pages to read back now...

Managed 3 runs this week and 3 miles in 2013. Anyone in for Jantastic?

02/01/2013 at 11:44

Morning all,

OH, if you and Els can make it down that would be great. Also, happy to credit any distance, so if you wanted to do mre than a half but less than a marathon that is fine. Just let us know your distance when you finish. Can probably get someone to give you a lift up from Glasgow and back if needed.

We had a very quiet New Year and I did 7.2 miles yesterday, but paying the price of my minimal December training and Christmas eating  Our tree and decorations will come down tomorrow or Friday.

I have texted my clinet manager to ask for an extra couple of days off. Just don't feel ready or totally stress free yet for return to work. So, whilst it is a hit on my income I think I would rather have the extended break. Having my mum staying for a week was not relaxing

02/01/2013 at 12:53
Morning, and welcome back Ally! Did a nice 5k this morning in the wind and rain. So have officially covered 16k in 2013, good start anyway TP no we didn't go up goat fell this time, been up in the summer and cycled around in the spring so opted for more trail exploring this time and it was definitely worth it!
Jantastic Ally? No just planning on getting fitness back up, will detail further when home on laptop. The plan is now afoot!! Off to get the boat now.
02/01/2013 at 15:00

FFB - sounds like you need a couple of extra days to just relax and get started in on some gradual mileage building without having that extra stress of Xmas hanging over you . Getting your race entry set up was a great start to the New Year though .

(Throws out positive NY vibes across the forum )

Safe travels home UTC - looking forward to reading what you have planned .

Ally - good to see you back in training.

Nice run around Pollok Park today and extended out for a circuit of Bellahouston for a change, quite a lot of pedestrians in some areas of the parks, and dead in others (particularly when it started to rain!), and lots and lots of runners and cyclists out . So, thats 2013 kicked off with 14.2miles. Only have about eight or nine more weeks left for getting in the long training runs and back to backs.......and then I need to think about tapering for the 100........OMG .

02/01/2013 at 15:42

Thanks TP. Still not heard back from client : he may not actually switch his phone on until tomorrow, whcih leaves me with a quandry.

Getting a good few entries from  Edinburgh based folks, come on weegies, you need to catch up

adbru    pirate
02/01/2013 at 22:51

Hello peeps

Happy New Year and all that waffle......

Nice to see some familar names still here !

After a very unsettled past 2 years I am once again working full-time and hope to get back into some training.
I've basically done nothing for 2 years so set myself a short-term target of the Inverness Half - ( zero to half in 10 weeks, whats the worst that could happen  )

 2 miles yesterday and today, now down in englandshire till friday night so these will be my rest days, planning 2 miles on sat and 3 on sunday as my lsr.

Anyone else planning Inverness in March ? 

03/01/2013 at 07:27


welcome back adbru!! good luck with the half training!

TP, made it back safely thanks, not looking forward to work today

So, the big 3 for 2013 are:

1. Cape Wrath week (May)

2. Granite man Half Iron-Distance Triathlon (September)

3. Glen Ogle 33 Ultra (November)

Was planning on Clyde Stride but cant get a suitable Half IM late enough (unless in the USA) to allow me to recover and continue training so as there is Glen Ogle in November Ultra wise, I figured September gives me time for the Half IM then another 2 months to continue upping the mileage. I have 2 plans which integrate well (although have had to tweak things since Ive had to change plans slightly).

Also running every day in January. (January Marcothon). So far so good. Minimum 5k.

Easing back into intervals tonight at the gym.

Have a good day all.

03/01/2013 at 12:04

Good to see you back Adbru.

UTC - that sounds like a good year ahead . Half-iron? Definitely nuts .

Although I may be going for a swim myself in March, if the current state of the Thames Path is anything to go by .

Very mild today.

03/01/2013 at 17:10

Elspeth will have a surprise when she gets home - 2 more names added to Loch Katrine ...

03/01/2013 at 18:11

Good plans indeed UTC although I agree with TP. Half-IM defo nuts

That seems to be coming round quickly TP At least you don't need any hill training

Hiya adbru

Nice to see Elspeth & OH have their names on ffb's mara start list

Hope you got the extra days off ffb?

Had a rest day today after 5 running days on the trot. Got some much needed housework done though so back to it tomorrow.

03/01/2013 at 19:05

Good to see you back Adbru.

Spotted the additions from the islands

Good plans UTC. Glen Ogle is great. I really fancy doing it again, but I think that it might be just to close to Antarctica. I really need to get my events sorted. So far I have The Fling and Clyde Stride. Will add Perthshire Highland, but probaly not strathearn as that may be my birthday bash weekend.

Keep passing on the Loch Katrine details as it is not a SAL event and so not on their website so I am relying on word of mouth to advertise it.

03/01/2013 at 21:40

Lol MrsMac, very true . Yeah, it rolls around fast, which is why I have been training like a looney over Christmas. I also realise from doing this in 2012, that a full 3wk taper is definitely a good idea, so I build the miles through Dec, steadily increasing the back to back mileage, keep it high in Jan, then I can gradually bring things down as we approach March. I am using a 3 day back to back routine this time and will see how high I can go .

The only major climb on the route is where the Thames Path crosses the Ridgeway at about 70m, just after leaving Streatley, but it is actually not that bad cos its all on good trail . The worst bit last year was an evil set of railway steps at about 65ish, where I got the total jelly wobbles and was convinced there was something wrong with the stairs  I was sure someone was having a laugh and had swopped concrete for trampoline material, LOL, it was of course my legs giving way under me .

Tired tonight, 10mile run, then had a massive clear out of loads of old clothes, soooo many free cotton race t-shirts I have never worn  - time to hit the recycling centre tomorrow I think .

03/01/2013 at 22:12

Great session tonight. 30mins of intervals on the treadmill to ease myself back into them.. surprised I did not too bad considering have done zero intervals for a while. Day 3 of my January marcothon in the bag .. then did a Body Attack class. No pain no gain, eh...

Thats great FFB re- Glen Ogle.. is it mostly trail, similar to Speyside or different?

I will spread the word on Loch Katrine to a few people in work who may be interested, and will post to my club too. Will definitely be entering before end of weekend... this will be a great forum meet up

IM training plan kicks in Monday. Starts reasonably softly though so should manage... Cape Wrath training will kick in in a few weeks, once my fitness is back up to scratch as well, and both plans seem to merge well.

January and the 1st half of Feb  being used to build a base, and will do a few parkruns as well. Not this Saturday though as bf has a hill race in Callender... I'll be doing my run around the area, unless it looks pretty novice in which case I might decide to take part.

Your events sound good FFB.

Hope you enjoyed your rest MrsMac. I have a week's Annual Leave booked for end January so housework and lots of training will be the main activities.

Bed time....

03/01/2013 at 22:39

FFB Have added Loch Katrine to FB and to some other RW threads I participate in
UTC that's Els and I entered for Cape Wrath week. See you there ...

04/01/2013 at 07:27


Just back from a short easy run this morning. All the trails/hills of Arran and last night's session have taken it out of me.... Turbo tonight.

Great OH, I cant wait, got the week confirmed at work yesterday so excited to get cracking with the training now.

Its FRIDAY I could get used to this 3-day week malarky

04/01/2013 at 09:46

Lots to catch up on I see.

04/01/2013 at 10:07

Morning all

Happy Friday UTC, and others that had to work this week .

I would love to do Cape Wrath again, there is no way I could fit it in this year, but I would like to go back and do the marathon again one year . Its a great place to run .

Off out to do some training in a bit.

04/01/2013 at 11:31

Morning all. Had a rest day yesterday and gave blood, so not sure what to do today. I am fast running out of time, so I think I might either opt for another rest day or see if I can grab 30 mins on the bike. Making the most of my extra days off and going to see life of Pi at the GFT this afternoon.

04/01/2013 at 12:01

Enjoy the movie ffb We're toying with that of The Hobbit this afternoon.

Cape Wrath is on my 'to-do' list as well.

Hill race sounds good UTC, you should go for it

Wee 4 miler this morning to blow off the cobwebs. Got a wee WHW jaunt planned tomorrow. Tyndrum to Victoria Bridge and back

04/01/2013 at 16:33


Any of you lot done the Campbeltown Half Marathon  ? 

Considering entering it and making a  long weekend of it. One of my nephews and younger son interested in running it . I know its taking place this year in late May, 26th I think.

Edited: 04/01/2013 at 16:34
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