Minni v Dubai Dave
It'll all be gone by Thursday Brolish
More snow here last night, not a lot but on top of the ice enough to make for an interesting journey to work. Luckily it made running much easier, although I don't suppose that will be the case on the way home. I hadn't really planned on a double today though My poor bike will think it has been abandoned................
ST - blimey, that's impressive, really well done!
Carrot - congratulations on your 2nd lady, very impressive!
AA - well done on losing your 50M virginity. I'm still trying to lose that cherry, so to speak...
Freemers - muchos kudos for a 20M TM run
2old - glad you had a decent holiday and made it back in one piece
Brol - you are mad, but glad you made it back ok!
Minni - don't beat yourself up about it. The intervals are in the bank, and it is always way more difficult to do them at silly o'clock than in the evening.O4S - I benefited from the top up of snow on Sunday, it's quite nice when it's like that.
I changed my normal route from 7M down to 5M this morning as was not nice at all running on treacherous pavements into work. Had a very heavy bag on too, which made balancing quite tricky. Definitely the least enjoyable run since I've been back, but as I was inclined to stop and get the bus at more than one point, it's definitely time in the bank.
(((Minni))) - OMG I am so sorry to hear that. Big hugs from me.
Minni: How devastating! You must be heartbroken . A ton of snow came down on our village overnight. Even 10 mm felt like hard hard work. I managed about 8 miles but no way I could have done strides in this. They said it's going to snow for the next 2 days . And then it's going to get cold . We have -6 at the mo - I don't need much colder than that ...Bro: thank god you met those friendly Canadians! I could have been a bear ... or an axe murderer ...
Minni-thats aweful-so sorry for your puppy and family. Can believe the car didnt stop..no one cares these days.
Oh dear what a nightmare Minni - poor dog. Damn car driver. I also find it harder on the treadmill - not sure why.
O4S - I'm in the same boat, was thinking about riding today but there is a lot of ice around. Might think about trying tomorrow.
Bro - that could have gone terribly wrong! Canada is a big country. Luckiliy it wasn't an evening run at least.
This snow is not shifting yet, so I will have to go back to the treadmill again tonight. Sigh. I ran much more previously on snow and ice - I even have yaktrax, but am paranoid about my achilles at the moment and don't want a slip to damage it again. It does look like it may be all gone by the weekend though, so the long run should be outdoors.
Minni wrote (see)
Very sad morning. Not long after I finished my intervals Mr Minni came come from the dog walk and our puppy (although almost two) has been killed by a car. They were in the fields and she chased something and must have got disorientated in the snow and headed for the road. We are all completely devastated. I'm broken. Bastard car didn't stop.
That's actually brought a lump to my throat. As a dog x 2 owner myself, my heart goes out to you.
Just popping in to say Minni ((()))
Feel so sorry for you, you must be heartbroken
I haven't run for a couple of weeks, resting the injury which seems to slowly be getting better. Yet another bout of the lurgy and the snow have at least removed the temptation to get out there and I can't say I envy all you lot having to do long runs in this, or worse, on the dreadmill!
Quick read back - Carrot, well done on a great 10k!
Spoons-have you developed webbed feet? Do you that distance as a continuous swim or lots of lovely intervals?
Daren-hope the lurgy goes soon
AA-no way will I be travelling on Thursday
AntP-the TM is nothing to worry about and its less likely to damage your achillees
Simon-there was a lot of snow in the newtown over the hill from Parbold where I work and theres a fair amount left.Dont want anymore.My quads were smashed over the weekend so its good to use other leg muscles.
04S,Red- great snow running
Bro-very impressed by your early trail runs:I know how dark it is there first thing in the morning.Not suprised you got lost -we often did that on the mountains skiing there.Anyway if you get stuck in Vancouver you will get some nice runs in there particularly around Stanley Park
Minni- I only do intervals on the TM so cant compare. Got my timed intervals done today and feel happy to see the back of them.
Just sorting out another work trip to Chicago for next week. All a bit last minute and hopefully the weather won't cause any problems. It is about -10 daytime temperature there at the moment, but I expect they can cope a lot better than us! Simon, I'll be going BA (no, I won't ask you for an upgrade ), but do you know if they have been cancelling any Heathrow to Chicago flights?
Thank you all so much. I can't stop crying. Mind you today I've bleached the whole kitchen, washed all the floors, done the washing, cleared all the paths in our cul-de-sac, dug the cars out and had two runs.
(((Minni))), so sorry to hear about your dog. Hugs to you & your family. Please take it easy. As for the driver, bastard.Dreadmillers, I don't know how some of you do 17-18 miles on the treadmill. I hate the things. Respect for those who ran in the snow though. Proper runners Congrats to Carrot for coming 2nd in the 10k.Scuba, nice to things going okay for you.Brol, be careful ! no headtorch then? You could've used your Garmin to direct you back. Handy to mark your car/ apartment etc if in an unusual place then know the rough direction & distance. Admittedly for you that could be 18-20 miles so....Simon/ 2old, Maddog 10k closes tonight if you haven't got in.Saturday did the 22 mile event at Hebden Bridge with Mrs FRC, cold, snowing, snow underfoot, often compacted, very hard, some bits you could only get down sliding on your bum. Still trying to work out the amount of hills, my new Garmin has an altimeter, and reckons 4800 ft, but Garmin connect site reckons 5500 so very hilly.Either way, for someone only who had only just done 2-3 half marathons, a few flat 15-16 miles runs, and a hilly 10 miler at Moel Famau in training, doing 22 miles carrying a backpack and all those hills and snow, was tough but she finished - much harder than doing a flat road marathon. Much complaining when she hadn't eaten enough or right things at right times and energy dipped, kept dosing her with clif bloks, then sore leg muscles at 12 miles so painkillers needed - finishing was a huge achievement. Mrs FRC is now very inspired and got a big confidence boost. More events planned, nice change of pace for me, really enjoyed it.Oh, Lots of lovely sweet cakes & things at all checkpoints, midway masses of sandwiches, hot cups of tea, plus at end pies or vegie stew, then crumble & custard after all for £9. Top value!I also got a great kit test for the ultra, merino baselayer, new soft shell Montane trail jacket (both perfect), together with the Montane waterproof I got in October, even went down to testing bionic underwear and socks Lots of time on feet for me which was ideal.Oh we were photographed too by Sports Sunday AND the Sunday Sport... (think about it). One official, the other one doing some "natural" type photos with a young lady just a fur coat on. I suspect she might've been from Brazil also? Cue shocked looks from both groups as runners appeared. Half marathon was cancelled Sunday, so did 14+ miles with club mates mostly trail felt surprisingly good. Legs in decent nick, now tapering, sports massage yesterday after for me a heavy mileage month of 40-50 miles a week (or a "half Brol" as I've heard some people call it). 2 months into my plan for VLM and all good so far, 50 mile ultra in less than 2 weeks.
Minni - Really sorry about your dog, awful, virtual hugs coming your way.
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