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13/01/2013 at 16:26

That's a lot of long races TP and FFB.

Good 9 miles in Fife today. Right ankle a bit stiff now; must do some stretching.

Great that Loch Katrine filling up FFB.

13/01/2013 at 18:11

Thanks FFB - will try Bridge of Orchy if I get no joy elsewhere. Currently looking at Strathfillan camping, but slightly more expensive than I was expecting .

Good idea re.extra places for Katrine, always folks drop out nearer the time.

Be careful on your ankle Alison.

13/01/2013 at 21:38

no snow here, just murky drizzle and a bit of sleet this morning.

Good news about race entries

Not so good about Brookes but hopefully the woolly lot will come up trumps!

Races planned ... have Masters XC in Forres beginning of Feb (nice and short), Dee 33 March, Highland Fling April and WHW June aside from that anything else that fits in and I am not ill/injured for!!

Boy still poorly, seemed better yesterday but very sorry for himself today so can see another day of him at home ... better beginning of week when I can be at home than later in week when I am covering at library. Beauty of my Pilates classes is teaching them from home so sick kids can be tucked in a corner somewhere for an hour!!  On echinacea and golden seal + full strength vitamin C!

18.5 miles for me this morning on coastal path. Bit chilly but avoided worst of sleet and drizzle. Niggly ankle here to though

13/01/2013 at 22:12

wow FFB, Cragchick and TP. that's an impressive year lined up already. pretty full on.

nice walk along the Kelvin today to see friends and give their 18 month old her overdue Christmas present then wentto see The Hobbit. which is fantastic by the way.

no running today as i couldn't be arsed. next week though the miles start to pile up. looking forward to Loch Katrine, even if it is hilly so what, beautiful part of the world.

14/01/2013 at 06:07

Morning. a bit to catch up on.

Wet out here when I was out.

Morning Tri.

14/01/2013 at 10:24


Yeah Loch Katrine should be good, I have only ever been a couple of miles along, walking, so it will be good to see more of it .

Got myself a camping wigwam booked for 3 at Strathfilan, only a couple of miles from Tyndrum, basic but we will be in it for such a short time it won't matter. Works out roughly the same price as we would have paid at the hostel in Tyndrum, but looks a lot nicer .

A B+B in Tyndrum offered me a double room for 2 for £82 !!!! Aye, that'll be right - I have to register by 5.30am, so would hardly be in the room at all, and one of the support crew would have to sleep in the car . B+B's used to be a good value option cf hotels, now they just seem to charge huge amounts .

Off to try out a run in a while.

Hope your ankle is okay Cragchick.

January = time for niggles I think . Too cold, where's the warm weather?

14/01/2013 at 10:29

Morning all. Another boo: this time to Icebreaker. Bah humbug. They tantalisingly asked me for additional contact details and I though yeh: but it was only to send me a polite knock back.

Yep, B&Bs are getting rpicey these days. I have actually found that you can often get a hotel for the same price! Obvioulsdy, tyndrum does not have many options, to they really have you and they know when to charge the high rates.

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.

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