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25/02/2013 at 12:42

Afternoon all,

Did 9 miles yesterday and struggled a bit. Friday was 7, saturday 26 miles cycle at Loch Katrine, Sunday 9 miles. Talking of under prepared I am very underprepared for D33

I have opened negotiations re the job/contract. Still a bit unsure but have started a good dialogue with them, just something still niggling away a bit .....

Thought this might be useful, if a bit scary: LK 10k profile LK Half profile LK Marathon profile

25/02/2013 at 13:02

Likewise feeling underprepared for Loch Katrine but blue skies and 7°C in Orkney.
Hobbled after 15 miles yesterday - time for taper

25/02/2013 at 13:52

I'm looking forward to Loch Katrine (doing the half), but I'm treating it as a scenic fun run. It's been a winter of injury and illness for me and I'm treating this is a training run on my way to being fit to run Paris in April.

Miles 5 to 7 look like, erm, fun!

25/02/2013 at 14:35

not sure fun is the right word for miles that part of the course Eggy.

25/02/2013 at 14:43

Maybe just the down bits then!

On the car share thing is anyone is in the Bishopton/Erskine-ish area and wants a lift send me a message. Although be aware I'm not in good form so will probably be 2 hours-ish or slighty more to complete the half, so you may have to hang about at the finish.

25/02/2013 at 18:24

Good news about the sponsorship FFB Can't wait for Loch Katrine now

Thats a shame about the Fling cragchick

Hope all the niggles heal soon!

Took my friend on her first off-road run at the weekend. Hope she's still talking to me

25/02/2013 at 19:35

was down in southampton. office is in non-descript part, chilworth, with a hotel right next to it so there is no real chance to explore or find routes. needs to get onto google maps as i hate running in random directions in the hope of finding a route. always end up in cul-de-sac's or running down dead ends.

26/02/2013 at 06:15

Morning you lot

Morning Tri

Lots to catch up on will do so soon

4M Steadily done. Dry, mild, no wind. Okay run.

26/02/2013 at 09:04

no problem cragchick. will definitely be getting the maps out before my next trip though. might not make it all the way to winchester though

26/02/2013 at 16:30

Afternoon all

If it wasnt for the slightly chilly wind you would think it was a Summer's day here today - nah, scratch that, this is nicer than the usual Summer!!!

Nice 10m this morning, then finished lots of work.

Cragchick - you could have said 'Chatsworth' instead - now that would be a really long way for Longbow to run . Boo to not doing Fling , but you sound like things are focused later in the year, particularly if you do that long Autumn trail thing you were talking about, so its probably best not to overdo things now anyway.

Thames path organisers sound positive about us getting to run the majority of the trail - river levels have dropped significantly and apart from lots of mud, they seem positive it will keep drying out, so good news there! I'm not convinced Oxfordshire will be totally mud free though  it was a quagmire last year and they hadnt even had so much rain. Anyway, apparently there is another race using the South bank of the river near where we start so the council are making them divert us to the North bank for the first 4.2miles ! PAH - how very dare they .....sounds like it is just some local 5k or something - so divert they feckers, we are running 100miles!!!!

They probably think when you are going that far you probably dont care ! TBH I don't actually care, as long as I dont get lost, that is the main thing .

26/02/2013 at 22:27

I'm glad the fine weather outlasted my cold, it's been very scenic over the last few days. Expecting to see crowds on the paths of Culbin once cragchick evangelises the school run mums!

First 10k of the season Sunday, training has been a bit stop and start but I'm hoping to up the miles as the days lengthen. Felt recovered from the cold at last today anyway.

Well done on the big sponsor FFB, must make the rest of the process seem just a bit less daunting.

27/02/2013 at 06:14

Morning, foggy out here, 

So be careful how you go this morning.

27/02/2013 at 08:15

morning all. Drill and intervals last night which somehow landed me a total of 7 miles including warm and and cool down. Not sure how tht happened. No wonder I was a bit pooped

Chatsworth is one of my favourite places. I am distantly related on my Mum's side Also the Castle Howard mob.

Anyway, back to Edinburgh today to have another chat with the the interview from hell people. Other opportunities have not come through and I have to work, so I may have to consider taking it

27/02/2013 at 10:29

Still foggy here now BM - I think I will postpone my morning run today, this weather is bad for the asthma with all the pollution etc.

Lol CC - 100miles is meant to be the challenge, not the mudbath element, but yeah I know what you mean . Last yeah the Ridgeway had hardly any mud (they had had that 'mini-drought' thing in Jan / Feb ), and was quite a pleasant part of the run, I was expecting a hard climb out of Streatley but it turned into a nice bit of hill to wake us up at 3am . Tempted to do the whole of the Ridgeway at some point - it looks really good .

The worst bit of the Thames last year was near Benson, totally exposed to the elements, wind and rain lashing across the farmland, mudbath slidey quagmire fields (shudder).....and now I'm going back for more ? I just keep telling myself it cannot be as bad as the Lake District ! I will take on the mud in a decent pair of Inov's, much more preferable to solid slate stone paths that are too slippy to get a grip on, with ankle deep water soaking your feet the whole time, and pounding the skin off cos there is not a soft piece of ground anywhere .

Oooh I love running !!!!

FFB - good luck today. Used to go to Chatsworth lots when I lived in Engerland, my mother liked to perambulate the grounds of stately homes and find ideas for things she could do in her garden - hence a large collection of monumental ornaments and hanging baskets cluttering up a tiny back lawn !

27/02/2013 at 21:23

Cold again when out walking Geordie about 30mins ago.

28/02/2013 at 06:13

Morning and foggy again.

4M Steadily done

Morning Tri

28/02/2013 at 07:58

A nice big box full of kit arrived from HH  Some really good lightweight technical kit. The down jacket is a belter, and there is also an uber lightweight very fitted down jacket which looks as if it could be interesting. Although when i put it on I looked a bit like one of Charlies Angels (it is very fitted and shiny - like a leather bike jacket)  Will need to experiment with mid and base layers a bit but a pretty good selection to try out and most of will be fine. There is scope for changing it and trying other things. There is a lovely pair of trousers that are made from a wind proof shell except for the butt  They look as if they would be perfect except for the potential for a frost bitten butt

28/02/2013 at 09:16

sounds great ffb. really impressed that they have signed up and sent you some great gear.

feckin freezing this morning but a good 7.5 miles before work. even put in a couple of hills to try and convince myself that i'll be okay with the ones at Katrine. failed!

28/02/2013 at 09:44

Warmer but wetter in Orkney - lokking like a change of weather

Longbow - what is failure? if it is walking up the odd hill then there'll be a few failures at Loch Katrine!
My aim is simply to get back

Edited: 28/02/2013 at 09:46
28/02/2013 at 10:54

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