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16/01/2013 at 23:56

Jeez Minni - that's a lot of snow. I am meant to be driving to Buxton on Friday evening.   I am starting to suspect it's not going to be a good plan!

17/01/2013 at 00:24
Hello everyone
Sounds like some extreme weather conditions back home. Should've stayed and gone snowboarding on Hampsted Heath instead...
DD- -23??? It must be quite a shock to your system. Around -10 here first thing in the morning going up to 7 in the sun... And it's been sunny every day which is lovely but I wouldn't mind some fresh powder.
AA- I'm doing my quality sessions on TM but everything else outside.
2Old- yes, it's pitch black at 5-5:30 am which is why I'm running with a head torch.
10m done this morning and rest planned for tomorrow.
Good luck to everyone doing BM this weekend, hope the weather improves for you.
17/01/2013 at 08:04
My easyjet flight delayed - still on runway - cos it was overloaded. We passengers just chipped in to pay others to get off and fly from Burmingham as easyjet were too mean to offer sensible compensation. Pilot almost walked off flight in disgust. The curse of Bro strikes again !
Should have gone for a run
Bro - that's dedication beyond the call of duty. Very impressed
Minni. - I now know why you live there. Beautiful place
Hope you get the runs in today but stay safe
17/01/2013 at 08:08
2old - what a nightmare. Bloody easyjet is always late! Hope you manage to take off soon and have a fab holiday
17/01/2013 at 08:18
AA - thanks- still waiting to take off. Had hoped to be on the slopes this afternoon. Oh well.., c'est la vie
17/01/2013 at 08:34
Minni wrote (see)
20th Oct.

It's the 27th isn't it?

Bliddy freezing again today. I'm working at home but really need to get to the gym for a run later.

2old - that really sucks...hope you get there soon!

 

17/01/2013 at 09:06

Another pretty snow picture - working at home does have a better view out of the window than the office in London

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/152897/gallery/img-20130117-00001.jpg?width=350

 

17/01/2013 at 09:07

That looks like absolutely beautiful running scenery Minni (minus the snow, of course), no wonder you eat up the hills.

Very bad news about the helicopter crash yesterday, must have been horrific to see.

2Old - hope you take off soon. If not, get off and head to Minni's neck of the woods as looks like you'll be able to do everything you want to there anyway.

I did 6M in to work this morning and was absolutely blimmin' freezing. No idea of temperature, but was very hard work breathing properly. Quite enjoyable though - Regents Park lake was completely frozen over. Got my Garmin back yesterday so am going to do a few of my regular routes to see how depressingly off fitness I am compared to this time last year!

As for the wagon... I'm not so much going to fall off of it tonight, more be pushed off of the side, run over by it, and then it'll reverse back for good measure. It's our work internal awards do, which is always raucous in the extreme, and a free bar... They do say if you're going to do something, you might as well do it properly. 

Must remember to stay awake on the train. Must remember to stay awake on the train. Must remember to stay awake on the train... 

17/01/2013 at 09:31

Red - you'll get your fitness back quickly I'm sure. Just great that you are running again.

I'm actually still on the wagon! 13 days and counting  Buxton trip postponed, 18 miles on the treadmill is starting to look like a real possibility on Sunday 

M.r Zuvai    pirate
17/01/2013 at 09:49

stunning pics Freemers & Minni

still no snow here - but im not complaining having seen the impact to Spoons' journey's and everyones training!

canned my early run as when i woke up my legs were quite sore - particulary the shins - despite feeling great during and post last nights run  Will get out later but will keep it real easy

still on the wagon for me - day 17!

Im still quite heavy according to the scales but i can see some visible changes to shape so hopefully the weight will catch up soon!

17/01/2013 at 10:31

Oh yes, Freemers, its the 27th!  Sorry! 

2old - hope you get away.

17/01/2013 at 11:05

I'm supposed to be coaching at running club tonight but I'm about to cancel it....

17/01/2013 at 11:49

Stunning photos, if you like snow.  Nothing here yet but meant to get some tomorrow.  Week of cold early morning running, 7 slow yesterday and 6 steady this morning which felt tough but managed 7:21 avg.

2old -  Enjoy the trip, when you get there.Lots of ski kit overloaded the plane?

Brol -  Good jawb getting the training in while away, must be great  running in the snow when dark.

Red -  Enjoy the free bar, get yourself home safe, don't want to get stranded with the big load of snow tonight/tomorrow.

Ant - I've got 18 planned for the weekend so could be joining you on the tready if the gym is open.

17/01/2013 at 14:10

Made it to the gym and back - main roads OK but side roads quite treacherous! Nice session though - 5 mins @ 7.30's / 5 mins @ 7.00's, repeat for 45 minutes, plus w/u and c/d. I feel a lot better for doing that

I'm down for 20 on Sunday. I'm psyching myself up for doing it on the treadmill.

A balmy -5.5 degrees in the car today

17/01/2013 at 14:24
Freemers - nice Minni special sesh there. I did that yesterday - just not as fast as you

Redders - good to see you back running. Enjoy the fall off the wagon tonight.

Ant, mrZ, respect for staying on it.
Looks like tomorrow's big snow will hit O4S first, then Barry then makes it way over to me before hitting you Londoners.

I am psyching myself up for 18 miles on the tready tomorrow morning. How many of us are gonna manage the long ones on them? I'm already talking myself out of it!!
17/01/2013 at 14:25

If my 30 mile event is cancelled on Sunday, or we can't get to it, there is no chance I will be doing 30 on a treadmill.  Luckily my last run for Jantastic is scheduled for tonight .

Had a sports massage yesterday and the 29 year old masseur said I had the muscles of a person in their 20's.  I was just waiting for him to say 'Shame about the Face', but luckily for him he didn't..........................

17/01/2013 at 14:27
Hey just recorded my 3 mile recovery on Jantastic and we are now on the top page! Go Team Minni! Are we ahead of the 3:15ers?
M.r Zuvai    pirate
17/01/2013 at 15:11

4 mile easy run done - shortest run so far this year

no respect deserved here though AA - it's absolutely normal apart from being a little cold - first time i've run with my legs covered in years!!

i bet the skiing crew are having a whale of a time

17/01/2013 at 15:24

Nice snow photos peeps. and animated gifs Mr Z, thankfully I never googled prehensile. . Lots of great long runs by everyone at the moment, nice to see.

Gazelle, DD & Brol off on hols and Brol running around her chalet - at 5.30am?
Barry, sorry to hear about the job, fingers crossed.

2old, good running by you. Chesters noted for future reference, especially Freemers mention of huge cake portions

Simon hope the heel is better, I've had nearly a bony spur and not pleasant. Treadmills I find more impact, trail better when possible.

League race for me last Sunday, cold and in a very twisty turny park and on a camber which I find hard with old injury left hip & heel...  4 curvy laps going left the whole time and no  straight sections... grrr. 5.4 miles in sub 35 minutes though, 6.30min miles, not too shabby but not flat out either - Jan more a month for Longer stuff in my Franken type plan (not Brol type long ever).
Then 6 ish miles @ 8-8.30 mm warm down chatting with friends to our house, sausages sizzling in the Aga, bacon, eggs, tea for all of us - lovely! (hmm tea tonight...)

Light running only this next few days with a busy weekend - final preparation for the 50 mile ultra Feb 2nd. Was planning to run this with a pal who is now injured.. hmmm. Did wibble a bit, Time to HTFU, just adds to the event going solo now, I will meet others anyway.

Saturday doing Hebden Bridge 22 miler with Mrs FRC at her pace, 3500-4000 ft of hills and also expecting 2-6" of snow underfoot. Backpacks, jackets, sealskinz, trail shoes and tons of food every 3-4 miles, plus a meal and dessert with custard at the end. Actually looking forward to it in a mad sort of way.

Then Sunday doing Helsby Half marathon as a training run, pace to be decided, perhaps 2013 PMP if I feel okay, but getting around first aim. I will take gels (blok shots) to keep energy levels high though just in case.

Dubai Dave    pirate
17/01/2013 at 15:28
Only -19C today, sun shining, powder glistening. No intention of running. 2old hope that flight takes off soon.
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