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16/01/2013 at 10:23

I'm guessing its not this seed box?

Edited: 16/01/2013 at 10:23
16/01/2013 at 12:14

LOL Grant

16/01/2013 at 16:53

Well done on getting some kit offers FFB (I've no idea what a seeding box is either) .

Thanks Cragchick - that is useful to know about the Wigwams, I wasnt sure on the kettle front and was already plotting how I would get my paws on a cup of tea (obsessive?) . Hope you had a good day in the hills, and not too icy.

Nice weekend Elspeth . Hey, don't get cold feet about the Fling, you will be fine, it will be a great forum meet-up day . I'm certainly not going to be doing it fast (only 4 or 5? weeks after Thames race), but its a great day out and fabulous scenery nonetheless .

Actually not a bad day here, about minus 1 when I did 13.1m this morning but warmed up as progressed, 2x external loops of Pollok park, not that icy and some paths gritted.

Apparently 'mega-snow' due on Friday . Good! cos I havent had chance to use my new trail shoes yet this year .

Have fun everyone, and train well .

16/01/2013 at 19:20

*retracts 'boo' to Icebreaker* Great news you've filled the races too FFB

Thats a shame TP re: By The Way. I know the owner who is a runner herself. At least you've managed to sort something else

Agree with cragchick about the wigwams. We've stayed in the huts at Pine Trees caravan park in Tyndrum and they're really comfy/cosy Good news on your ankle too

Elspeth, you WILL be at the Fling this year It'll be a hoot!

5 miles on the tready tonight. Didn't want to risk the icy pavements.


16/01/2013 at 21:58

I've apparently got indoor acommodation for the The Fling this year too which is a bonus - have camped at Bankell Farm last 2x but am sharing with a I guy I met on the first Adventurehub Northumberland Ultra (did the final 40 miles with him) and a girl he knows from the US who did WHW last year and is back this year for another effort plus the fling.  Don't actually know what it is we are staying in though!!

Yes Elspeth to the Fling. Will be so cool to meet everyone.

Yay to Icebreaker but no idea about seeds?

Achilles and bit below ankle bone on RHS really a bit grumpy at the mo - think some deep calf massage called for tonight. BUT still got a decent yomp up Ben Rinnes and than ran all the way back down again. Was going to traverse the ridge from the summit but after about 500m I could feel myself heading towards hypothermia nice so thought I turn around!  Was totally baltic up there and I had plenty of layers on. Glorious though . 6 miles and a few hundred metres of climbing

Work for next couple of days and busy weekend so may not get a long run in ... oh well, that will be Mondays job.

How exciting re the race entries though. A great inaugural race

17/01/2013 at 13:35

Quiet on here today. Rest day for me, although looks okay out.

Now they are saying the snow will miss most of West coast.....Pfffffft, they promise you something then cannot deliver .....

17/01/2013 at 15:35


enjoy your rest TP!

out early this morning, cycled over to east end (approx 9-10 miles) 2 classes, swim, now visiting my sister, niece and nephew. Run was planned but legs are very heavy so have rescheduled. All in hand though, nothing catastrophic. Plan for rest of week now;
Friday-Swim and 6 mile run

Saturday-long run and short 30min turbo (as per training plan)

Sunday-long cycle and short 4 mile run.

Really has went well this week to be honest and I'm pleased with progress even though I am feeling a bit stiff (probably to do with all the training).

Hoping for NO snow... hate the stuff, it just messes with my training (well it wouldn't if it were actual snow and not just a dusting which then freezes and stays for 2 weeks!!).

Well done on Icebreaker btw FFB

My new shoes have arrived also so cant wait to give them a go asap!!





17/01/2013 at 17:36

trying something different today - running in the evening. normally run early in the morning before the kids get up for school but the last couple of days i've just not managed to get up and out. think it is staying up to watch the tennis that is doing it. anyways, get frustrated so its out for a run after dinner this evening whilst kid 2 is at brownies and kid 1 is playing on the wii.

not use to running after a day of food and numerous cups of tea so i'm thinking its not going to go well. but as they say, you regret the runs you don;t do more than the runs you do do...

17/01/2013 at 18:30

evening all. Rest day for me too. I did manage a weights session last night before going to GFT. Chasing Ice was very good and interesting. I had to work late today so decided that a rest day was in order.

Still looking for marshalls for Loch Katrine. Due to number of entries I am geing to have to draft in extra bodies.

17/01/2013 at 19:34


Not on earlier as dropped nephew off at Glasgow airport at 545 this morning. Picking him up at 8pm.

18/01/2013 at 06:23


4.5M Steadily done. No real bounce in my legs, felt kinda heavy. Cold, but dry out. No snow yet,

Morning Tri.

Catch up time now.

18/01/2013 at 10:47

Yikes. Chilly here this morning, 3 miles uphiller done this morning. No sign of snow (yet)

18/01/2013 at 14:09


fantastic swim this morning, longest I've ever done and well over the half IM distance and within the time. 2.4km, in 1hr 10. Limit is 1900m in 1hr 10. So I should be good, and that was with some lengths of kick/breast/back and pull buoy so obviously slower with them. Swim is really coming together....

Will be doing further weeks where bike is the big focus (when it gets a bit lighter at night etc) and also when running will be. Cant do everything...

Run shortly and climbing tonight.

Bf has had some news re-work, they want him to go to USA for 3 months in April then again in October.... decisions have to be made....


18/01/2013 at 14:58

Sounds good UTC.

I am hoping to get out for a short run when I finish work and if not I will jump on the spin bike.

18/01/2013 at 15:13

sounds good UTC. glad the swimming is coming along.

run last night was rubbish. didn;t wait long enough after dinner before heading out so only managed a slow 5 miles. given the wind was getting up and the temp was dropping it wasn't the happiest run.

no snow yet but wind is blowing a gale. meant to be covering tennis coaching at the club tomorrow as head coach is off to a wedding but given the way the weather is heading i'm not sure any of the courts will be playable.

18/01/2013 at 19:42

Good swimming Tri


19/01/2013 at 08:20

Five miles last night. Migraine has developed overnigh so trying to get rid of it so that I can get out for long run today. May need to postpone to tomorrow.

19/01/2013 at 11:24

morning FFB... (just)

hope the migraine settles. they can be nasty....

heading out very shortly for a longish trail run, cycling up to milngavie then run and cycle back. should be nice, cold but dry and fresh when out at the shop earlier so hopefully it stays that way!

hope the tennis coaching goes well LB!!

19/01/2013 at 12:48


Snow just started out here in Erskine.

FFB: Hope you migraine goes , used to have them as a kid.

LB: Enjoy the tennis coaching.

19/01/2013 at 13:27

Migraine cleared enough to go for run: 10.3 miles in the bag, but last mile a bit iffy due to residual migraine symptoms.Tried out my new icebreaker kit. They sent me a baselayer pace top and a mid layer vest (and some socks which I did not try today). I already had some baselayer tights. So it all went on and a I had a nice toasty run.


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