Sorry guys re Alpkit etc. I ran 9.5 miles last night but I wanted to inject some pace in prep for the Andy Reading 10k in 2 weeks and so didn't venture off road at all. Instead like Choisty, I ran under the moon and stars without the light on for most of it, and only switched on when the odd car hove into view.
So I am safe and sound and not asleep in a ditch.....
Images of a runner lying in a ditch spring to mind.......good run 9.5 miles Mike thats a long run for me these days!
Mike - I've just been given a tip that it's a good idea to wear a second lamp (e.g. around the waist) when running trails, because two light sources brings out the depth of vision better than one (or something like that ).
Blimey, I might get shot by a fox or a badger, on no hang on a minute....
Oscarr, well run that is a cracker. Ben would blow them away as that is about my pace (1st would beat me probably). Oddly enough I have a 6k club handicap tonight so it will be interesting so see how I go, bet it won't be 23oC! Good luck for the hill climb,sounds like the carb loading is going well
We'll find out next year (Best guess 18:00 ish). Forum holiday away folks.... start planning now
Loving the sound of the banana plantations... Sounds like an impressive run to me oscarr - get out there tomorrow and kick some butt! You know you like hills really!
I'm still in one piece after this morning's strength training which today involved a double bungeed RIP training bar (it's a weighted bar that attaches to the same A frame that the TRX straps do and does its best to fling you across the room with its very strong elastic! RIP indeed - I will be certainly be needing lots of rest before next week) and a medicine ball, followed by a 5.25 MAP jog/walk with Rascally-chops - she loved it and didn't really stop for all that many sniffs - I'm very impressed with her today!
2 lamps do indeed sound very practical and effective - but better check the wildlife firearm situation first! I regularly run past a military firing range - maybe I should be more concerned about that
oscarr wrote (see)
....there was not the benefit of being in a pack of same pace runners.
Welcome to my world.
Meanwhile, back in the UK, we have all moved a bit closer to the sea (or a lake/river).
FH You are making me want another running item!
If anybody else is interested.... the Garmin 310xt and HRM strap are back in the Amazon lightning sale at 2:45pm. It should be £150, which is a considerable discount on current prices. Don't hesitate if you want one - add it to your basket the second it becomes available - they were all allocated in just a couple of minutes when I bought mine. You then have 15 minutes to go through the checkout process to secure the deal. There is a good review on the DCRainmaker site (along with other garmins).
FH - if a group of you run together with that headtorch, there is a serious danger of having a plane come in to land.
RR, if you are new to them try them on first, they have a different fit to many other trainers.
Well I did my 6k handicap last night where I ran poorly, still 2nd on time in 21:17, my worst run in years, I managed not to be blown into next week, but only just!
Today looks an excellent day for a run blue skys and no wind at least in Surrey anyway
Ten, you just made me wet myself !
RR, get one, i can promise, you wont be disappointed .
Reiki - inov8s tend to have a narrower heel cup and wider toe box than asics - that much I can tell you - I tend to get them in the same size as usual (ie one size up from shoes) and they're fine. They feel a bit roomy when you first put them on but they're fine when you're running!
We get ours from Inov8s
I have a pair of roclite 260s that they're still selling for £40 - and they've been a real treat! Depends if they have the size you want...
Blue sky here too - hurrah - bike ride for me at lunch time
Blue sky and a lot of water and mushy leaves on the ground today. Ran home last night in pitch black, storm, wind beyond belief and got the wettest I have ever been. My trainers were full of water and I was sloshing along. Had to strip at the door to be allowed in. One pair of still soggy trainers this am. Pair two on. My head torch is 170 lumens and with rechargeables is working well. Had an owl in the light the other night he must have wondered where he was going. Going out for a five miler at lunchtime, think I will stick to the road as so much water on the trail. 23 degrees sounds lovely, enjoy your weekend Oscarr. Choisty your 6 k time is about my 5k time well done.......must admit I dont like running in the dark maybe as a wearer of specs it has something to do with it.All experience is an arch to build on!!!
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