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20/01/2013 at 10:22

So they might offer a £1 refund?

20/01/2013 at 11:15
Bro - I'm not in work at moment, but airports aren't closed I'm afraid. Heathrow running with 20% cancellations, so you just have to come home!
20/01/2013 at 11:27
When Watford was cancelled last year if you emailed them your size they sent you the t-shirt. No refund, but thought that was a decent compromise as they incur most of the costs upfront. Is a shame but a bit of an occupational hazard at this time of year I guess.

Just back from 12 in arctic conditions. Started snowing about 10 mins before I left and got very bad about 20 in, but in some ways it was quite helpful. The mile out of town was treacherous, with icy paths and dangerous drivers, but once out into the countryside was really nice and crunchy underfoot (ideal conditions for someone who is supposed to stay off of concrete!). And it snowed so heavily that by the time I got back, the ice was completely covered with fresh snow so ten times easier to negotiate. Mrs R said she saw a runner go flying outside our front door though, so guess I was a bit lucky. Have no intention to set foot outside again all day, unless Little R demands a snowman of course.

Safe running to all those braving the conditions.
20/01/2013 at 11:32

Awe, sorry to hear people's races have been cancelled

Well done Minni and Red for your runs in the snow!  Hope everyone else has kept safe in those slippery conditions.

Well the long awaited snow fall has finally reached Essex, it was hit or miss whether we would go to spin this mornign, but we phoned the gym and made sure it was still on then off we went.  The roads were okish, down to single lanes to follow in other peoples tracks - was amazed how busy the gym was, spin class full as normal.  Didn't hang around after to do core/weights but glad we ventured out as who knows what the roads will be like tomorrow?!

20/01/2013 at 12:05

Some impressive long snowy runs going on. I have to confess I wimped out yesterday as it was so icy, but there's lots of fresh snow falling now and that's normally easier to run on.

20/01/2013 at 12:13

wow, seems the weather is a lot worse for you lot for once! We have -8, a bitterly cold wind and no snow.

Sorry about all those cancelled races and huge well dones getting out in those conditions / braving the treadmill for hours.

Only one more run to go today to make the full 6 for Jantastic. Still feeling shite

simon62w wrote (see)
Barry - Well done on 18m on the TM. It looks like 2old will have some competition from you and Chick for lsr's on the TM.

Simon, you are confusing me with AA!  I don't do treadmills. Ever . They are an instrument of the devil . Could never face the boredom of being stuck on one for hours.

20/01/2013 at 12:19

Well done to Minni, O4S and Red for the long runs in the snow, and AA for doing the same on the treadmill.

Chick, poor you and well done getting out there for Jantastic after that. Something like that always leaves you low on energy for a bit, I'm sure your speed will come back as soon as you're fully recovered.

Also been . Had finally made a physio appointment for this Sat and had to cancel it. I'm just hoping it might have got rid of at least a little bit of my extra Christmas weight. I'm slow and shit already so nothing to lose there. 


20/01/2013 at 12:42
Morning all. Amazing runs done in the snow and ice guys.

Redders/simon - he couldn't speak this morning he was so hoarse but yes he had a great day and said th Geordies live up to their reputation for being very hospitable!

7 miles done with 6@7:40 on the treadmill this morning with a cracking hangover!! I have just broken my 50 mile week virginity
20/01/2013 at 13:28

50 miles AA? Whatever next?

My record is 111....

anyway - 10 miles ran this morning, in the cold, the wind, the ice, the snow. Legs were a bit niggly but OK. The problem was the only person I could find to run with ran 2:38 at VLM last year so his easy run pace is my tempo run pace.... 

Edited: 20/01/2013 at 13:30
20/01/2013 at 15:55

Try this:

Only takes 5 minutes. Some of it is impossible 

20/01/2013 at 16:28

amazing stuff, AA . How do you feel?

Spoons: 111

Becs: sorry to hear you are poorly.

Right, final run logged for the week. Hope to resume proper training tomorrow . Snow is forecast though. And lots of it

20/01/2013 at 17:03

Was the 111 when you did the 4 in 4 Spoons?

Nice long run on the TM Barry, over 2 hours on the treadmill hardens the soul

Congrats on joining the 50 (mile) club AA, great result at Newcastle yesterday too!

old4speed wrote (see)

I didn't realise BM had also been cancelled - perhaps Minni arranged it so that you couldn't beat her

It was actually me who made the arrangements so that the two of them wouldn't / couldn't leave me for dust!

Sounds like a tough run Minni, snow burn sounds horrible.

Kiwi - folks only make essential journeys in the snow.  Work is usually not essential.  Getting a training session in is!

I was SO not up for doing a long run today in place of a half marathon.  So we went for the next best thing - a 10K!! Headed over the hills to Carlisle where there was no snow.  An undulating route on a windy day. 10K will remain my 'bogey' race - 43:43, only seconds slower than my PB.  Still happy with that at this stage of training, and came home with £20 vouchers for coming in second lady. Was 3rd until about 2 miles when I overtook the second woman, had her hot on my heels for a couple of miles then dropped her.  I could almost hear her thinking "Do...... not...... let...... The Blonde Ponytail....... beat you......!"

20/01/2013 at 17:18

Gah 16 miles done on the treadmill while watching Arsenal get beat by cheating Chelsea and their dodgy penalty. Last 20 minutes done at MP (7:40) which is the most speedy stuff I have since done before Xmas. It really drags on a treadmill though 

Well done to everyone who got out there doing. I just didn't fancy it much . And well done to Carrot who actually raced today - hard to believe that there are places in the UK with no snow!

20/01/2013 at 17:26

14 miles in the snow and ice for me, making 33 this weekend, so nearly as good as the ultra and over 50 miles for the week.  We haven't had any fresh snow so it is very icy in places, but I managed to get a pretty good route though I say it myself.  Haven't had the car out since Thursday and no plans to do so in the foreseeable future - 5 mile trek to the supermarket with a rucksack tomorrow.

Well done Carrot, wonder how they have managed to escape the snow

Scuba Trooper    pirate
20/01/2013 at 17:40

Evening all

Great to see several of the injured returning to double figure training runs. No so good that illness and injury have put a couple of others on the bench.

Great TM running, I don't know how you do more than a hour at a time, I did 1:10 on the turbo in the garage with a DVD and was so glad to get off.

I enjoy running in the snow and haven't fallen over before but this morning only about a minute from home I went down got up and 3 steps later was down again then at the bottom of the short slope down again. No serious damage, just a graze on my elbow and I'm sure I'll have a bruise on my butt. Take it easy out there!

Sorry I've not posted for a coup[le of weeks, been busy, worked a few days over the last couple of weeks as well as my house husband duties. I have also done 2 weeks in the style of my training plan that starts in Feb. Managed 8 hours training last week split between 3 swim, 3 bikes and 3 runs and 7 hrs this week but only 2 bikes this time.Feel tired at times but not achy like I would if i ran that much (in-fact I don't think I've ever trained 8 hrs in a week before).

Had another test on my PFO (hole in the heart) and theres 80% closure after the first month which is good progress but I still am not allowed to dive.

20/01/2013 at 17:44
Chick - Sorry for confusing you with AA. Hope you get some snow soon, so you can join in the fun.

AA - Well done on your 50m week.

Carot - Yes the whole of the west coast hasn't had any snow since Friday, and then it wasn't that much. Well done on 2nd lady.
20/01/2013 at 19:15

ST - good to hear progress is good with the PFO

Well done crazy long run treadmill people!

Carrot - nice race, feels good to show the rest of the field a swishing ponytail eh?!

Minni, Sarah, O4S - shame the races got canned, looks like you made up for it well with some good runs

Spoons - gonna try that session now, I think my core hates you already...

Yesterday - lsr of 10M at 8.23 avg done - only about an inch of snow, lovely run.  Feels great to be back in double figures.  Followed it up with a 2k swim.

Today - less productive...  Was supposed to be doing a cyclocross race, but OH wimped out and we ended up walking in the snow instead.  Had another couple of inches of snow so speedwork tomorrow could be... interesting!

20/01/2013 at 19:24

Carrot - yes the 4 in 4

just had a sports massage. He says I have weak glutes I nearly said I bet they're stronger than yours....

20/01/2013 at 19:25

Carrot - well done on the 10km. That would be a PB for me by 3 seconds!

nice long runs folks

20/01/2013 at 20:17

Spoons - that kinetic revolution has a load of good stuff on it. Cheers!

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