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18/01/2013 at 17:59

Martin - gutted to hear Glucester 50K cancelled.  How is the snow down your neck of the woods?  could be nice snowy run along the canal?  

FRC - enjoy the wood burning stove and pre race meal. Hope all goes well tomorrow - look forward to hearing all about it.

mcs - sounds like a great way to start the day

I've just entered a spring marathon on 21, not London - Thesaloniki in Greece - easyjet just started flying there from Manchester so cost of our flights and hotel less than the hotel was last time I ran London!  Plan is three nights in Thessaloniki and the a quck pop down to our apartment for another 3 nights. So excited - just hope it isn't too warm!

Edited: 18/01/2013 at 18:00
18/01/2013 at 20:09

Wendy- Grantham not to bad 5cm but still snowing. Have friends in Wales who say its terrible. They are going to re-schedule for later in the year but probably not going to work for me. Im on holiday next week so if it clears may  go long (26.2?) but not looking forward to it

Sounds great, your marathon in Greece and the same price. Still would like to do Athens one day

18/01/2013 at 20:23

Yes Wendy, sounds exciting. I've laid my one mile time trial to rest and wonder if I'll be able to or want to run tomorrow. Supposed to do 5 miles and a long run (10) on Sunday. We'll see. Working on MA on a Friday night. There's a sorry (and cold) state of affairs.

18/01/2013 at 20:43
Well, todays run was challenging! 6.5 miles, snowing side ways, -3 degrees, luckily running on snownot ice! All ,
My long tights are in the washing so went out in shorts! Very bracing!
18/01/2013 at 20:49

Is it safe to run on snow? Because it seems soft at the moment, but I thought maybe it would be slippy? I really need to run tomorrow and Sunday if at all possible, but don't want to take any risks.

18/01/2013 at 20:51

Ikle - running ion snow in trail shoes is fab - I love it - much harder work but great fun.  not so fun if there's a blizzard but once the blizzard stops it's great.

18/01/2013 at 21:09
Ikle, I would agree with Jovi, trail shoes are essential, but its great fun, I wish I had worn some glasses though to sropthe snow going straight in my eyes!
18/01/2013 at 21:28

I don't have any trail shoes and I'm utterly skint! I think I'm going to have to go on the treadmill tomorrow and see how it is on Sunday...

18/01/2013 at 21:53
My trail shoes were only about ??35, from sports direct, so mot mega expensive, any thing to avoid the dread mill!
18/01/2013 at 22:35

Hello people, new people... Just been busy... And badly affected by lady-hormones - but I've got something from the GP to try for that, and feel much better already, happier at least. 

Traning for Malta has not been going super well - last two long runs were cut short by 4 & 12 miles respectively - combination of the cold, cold weather and m*n*p**s*l misery. Mind you last year the dog died and most of my long runs were squished into a gap in late Jan/early Feb so whatevs hey!

Have Yaktrax but is still slow going out. V.  Grateful I bought that 2nd hand treadmill off a colleague last year! I try not to think about how it probably reads much faster than I am really going! 

Also - paying the Fat Tax! On bright side - not injured or sick yet, and neither is Alex the dog, despite being a parkrun regular now (people love to warm their hands on him afterwards! )


AH - glad I am not the only one doing the miles in double -figure pace

19/01/2013 at 10:39
Hello Fido .. Good to see you, sorry you have been suffering, the menopause can be awful , I suffered over a year and half, terrible sleep, the hot flushes and awful anxiety, been on HRT for 9 months now, changed my life.

Martin, sorry about your run. Have not heard if my 10 miler in St Albans cancelled but have woken with awful cough and tight chest .. Just what two of the girls got in Morocco so my sensible side says stay in bed and get better . ????? Running will prob make it worse ? But my panicking "my longest run is still 11miles on Christmas Eve" side is panicking and thinking I am way behind .... Help !
19/01/2013 at 11:22
Yes stay in bed and get better Susan, that's an order. ???? just wave goodbye to your lost run and don't worry about it.
19/01/2013 at 11:23
I'm not sure where those multiple question marks came from...
19/01/2013 at 12:55
19/01/2013 at 12:56
Ah thanks Ickle ... TOTP a good sign ..
19/01/2013 at 14:47

Helsby half(4 villages) cancelled. So long run on the Wirral way tomorrow instead.

Started my intervals this week.




19/01/2013 at 17:42

Susan - I'd def say stay in bed and have arest day tomorrow.

LO65 - good to hear intervals underway.

Fido - great to hear from you and sorry to hear about all the ladies problems - I hope the docs meds help to make things better. there's still loads of time to build up long runs before a spring marathon so I wouldn't panic yet.

My race (Brass Monkey half) has also been cancelled. I'm quite relieved really as I'm not keen on the race and only do it as its in our club championship. As an alternative I've been invited out with a mate and his (all male) run group tomorrow for a 15 mile off road run. Four  of 5 of them are sub 3 marathoners.  They have absolutely assured me the pace will be very very steady and I'll be able to keep up - I hope so as I seem to have been tired on a lot of my runs in the last couple of weeks! Still, I'm not going to turn down the chance  to spend a few hours with a group of handsome men in lycra!



19/01/2013 at 18:21

Jovi - 

The pills started to make me feel better within an hour, no lie. 

Susan - bummer but if you are sick you are sick...

Abingdon parkrun happened for the first time in ages today, covered in snow but passable. Not a big turnout - I got first (possibly only) lady in my age group & best ever gender position, 7th...out of 8! Ha. Nice to be back on home turf.

My first spring marathon is in five weeks so long runs would be good! Can't see that happening tomorrow but next weekend is supposed to be mild.

For all the new people, I'm another of the ladies with a certain maturity who on a good day hit the four hour mark once but hasn't made a habit of it. Having another bash this year but a long way to go from where I am now...still, never try, never find out, eh?

19/01/2013 at 18:51
Get well susan

hello fido good to see you back

got rid of some frustration tonight on the dreadmill. Think I would have run well in gloucester. O well
19/01/2013 at 19:28
Did a bloody speedy 10 km Martin ... Awesome
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