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16/01/2013 at 13:07

I hope they get you sorted out pdq. HR going up that high for no apparent reason is very strange - hopefully it is a minor infection passing through and no more.
Take care 

16/01/2013 at 14:23


Wishing you a great time in Tenerife    We have had several nice holidays in Tenerife,  it was our favourite place.

Thanks. The heart rate is now usually around 65/70 since Sunday that is but BP is the concern.  Systolic is around 170 and diastolic 80/90.

16/01/2013 at 15:31

Impey, sorry to hear of your health worries but at least the hospital tests were OK. Hopefully you'll be back to normal before long but I can see why you don't want to run until you're sure. I'm not on the bench as such but I am having a few days off as one of my knees has been a bit twingy after the last couple of runs.

We've just got back from Hexham, about 20 miles west of Newcastle. No snow there at all which just shows it was local to the coast here. We're about 8 miles from the sea as the crow flies.

16/01/2013 at 18:07

Another warm and sunny day here but it normal winter temperatures are supposed to arrive on Saturday.

Have a good trip and think of us when you are strolling the beach.

Those are high numbers, so very wise to wait for the docs ok.

Easy running for me, 9k yesterday and 10k today, working towards 50+k for this week. 

16/01/2013 at 19:42

Ceal - have a lovely holiday. You'll need it, to recover from getting up at 3.45 a.m.!

Impey - that sounds a bit alarming. Hopefully the doc is right and it's just a virus passing through.

TS - sounds like a perfect end to a chilly but pretty run!

Yesterday's snow is still here, much of it having frozen. Couldn't decide whether to put on road running shoes and run on the (cleared) roads, avoiding the (uncleared) pavements and risking the traffic; or put on Innov-8s and run across snowy fields. The snowy fields won, and I did a very slow 3-and-a-bit miles over lumps and bumps and clumps of reeds, through squishy bits where the snow had thawed, up and down hills, through gates, over stiles, with a couple of wet-foot episodes where a crust of ice gave way letting my feet down into muddy water below. All very good for the core muscles, I'm sure. 


16/01/2013 at 21:00

We have packed snow and ice for 4 months of the year and I do the same thing, that is I keep telling myself as I run over lumpy and bumpy frozen snow, that it must be good for me somehow.
A soaker as well, you will be soon qualified to run here. 

16/01/2013 at 22:30

Dog walked this morning in fog and -3c.

The first priority is doodle walks then gardening then running. MrsJJ still does a lot of work things, some paid but most unpaid, but if she's free she does a doodle walk which makes an easier day. Also I get a break if it's not possible to do any gardening. Up until about two years ago it was easy to cope with it all but nowadays I get tired if I do too much. It was easier when I was working because I was younger and I sat behind a desk all day.

Defo BP is too high so you are right to be very careful.

Hope you enjoy the break and that it's nice and warm. Clearly the medication isn't working so a change is probably due. There's a wide choice so it can take a bit of time to find the right one or the right combination.

The rough terrain throws your body weight in all directions so most of your muscles, legs and upper body, are all working to counteract the movement. It all makes for added strength and fitness.


17/01/2013 at 05:23
Not sure which medication is not working for me since at present I don't take any!

Sitting in airport in the warm.
17/01/2013 at 10:07

good morning
I wish I was sitting in an airport waiting to go somewhere warm  !!

That is quite a range and it's best to get it sorted. Hopefully a changei nmedication is all that is needed - failing which I will happily trade you some of my low blood pressure!!!

well done on choosing the tough option - all part of mental strengthening let alone  improving body strength.
I have a number of routes where I come to a point and have to decide which route to follow - the harder or the easier - so far it has always been the easier one!! 
It was a very good end to a run that turned out to be much better than anticipated - just as well no one had carreid out a risk assessment before though!!

A very good mileage target for the week  - I think I shall have to start measuring in K instead of miles as the totals look so good and BIG!!

I think JJ got his inserts mixed up  - it's his age you know !!

you are just letting yourself go  - admit it!!

It was -6C early this morning with just enough fog around to coat everything, including me, with a thick hoar frost 

5 miles done on pavements/roads relatively free from ice in 41:28 (8:18m/m) with absolutely no reading at all from my new HRM 

1m 8:50 slippery bit
2m 7:56
3m 8:16
4m 8:01
5m 8:28 Hipps Hill

I wore my Supernovas as they insulate the feet a bit more than the Adizeros and I shall blame their extra weight for slowing me down!!

I was due to drive to Banbury today but I have just postponed it until next week when hopefully it is a bit easier driving


17/01/2013 at 10:32

Snow here. Been coming down all morning, and still coming.

Shan't be going anywhere.

Might get that kettlebell out.

17/01/2013 at 10:36

TS - I admire you for going out early in -6 degrees.

I didn't think of my yesterday's run as "the tough option" - or at least, not as the tougher option of the two. I find the idea of running along a main road with traffic pelting past me decidedly daunting, - more daunting than the lumpy, hilly snowy fields where I can if necessary slow to a walk or a clamber.

17/01/2013 at 13:19

nice to get an advance weather warning of what's coming!!! 

I have a little voice inside me which keeps saying "no, not yet" at the turn points. One day.....................................

The routes for the Tour de France (now de Yorkshire ) have just been published.
Looks like they will just about pass my door Tour routes in Yorkshire . I think I'll stand and pick up all the discarded bottles as they prepare for the sprint finish!!!

17/01/2013 at 19:29

Well done TS and Columba for running in pretty bad weather. It brings its own rewards.

So the Tour is going through the Yorkshire Dales? That's one not to miss if I can possibly help it.

Having done the risk assessment for the run across Australia, Mark Allison asked if I could help further. So I've been busy researching overnight stops for the motorhome. With about 70 of them, that's going to be quite a task but the sort of thing I quite like doing.

Everyone stay safe in the snow to come, which looks likely to affect us all this time.

17/01/2013 at 21:43

Sorry! The post was meant for Impey.

My grip on life was always a bit tenuous. I blame the second world war food rationing.

Don't forget to pick up all the syringes as well.

17/01/2013 at 22:38

Impressed with how you are all coming with the Canadian type weather, much better than me, as I wimped out and ran in the gym. -16c with a windchill of -24c. It is going down to -25c tonight with a windchill on top of that. I suspect another treadmill session is likely.

12:15 PM Thursday, January 17, 2013

Treadmill8.4k, felt strong with a progressive pace


Total Run Duration = 46:44,  Run Length = 8.4 Kms or 5.2 Miles


Selected Lap Detail

Lap  Duration   Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile    AWHR     MWHR  Cadence  Slength

 01     06:46     1.0        0.6      06:46      10:53     51.4%     57.7%       81.0        0.91

 02     06:06     1.0        0.6      06:06      09:50     62.0%     67.6%       82.0        1.00

 03     05:39     1.0        0.6      05:39      09:06     69.7%     72.5%       82.0        1.08

 04     05:32     1.0        0.6      05:32      08:55     73.9%     76.8%       83.0        1.09

 05     05:27     1.0        0.6      05:27      08:47     76.8%     80.3%       82.0        1.12

 06     05:13     1.0        0.6      05:13      08:23     81.7%     83.8%       83.0        1.15

 07     05:04     1.0        0.6      05:04      08:09     84.5%     87.3%       84.0        1.17

 08     04:59     1.0        0.6      04:59      08:02     88.0%     89.4%       84.0        1.19

 09     01:54     0.4        0.2      04:53      07:52     90.1%     90.8%       84.0        1.22


Edited: 17/01/2013 at 22:39
17/01/2013 at 22:52

Mick, -25C? I suspect there wouldn't be a house here without a frozen pipe given that sort of temperature!

18/01/2013 at 00:48

Hi everyone - 

 -3°C here that's enough for me, but  -25°C is beyond all fears.



18/01/2013 at 01:04


18/01/2013 at 01:05


 Just to remind you there is such a thing as summer.


Edited: 18/01/2013 at 01:07
18/01/2013 at 10:36

AWS-That's beatiful,a real tonic on a drab snowy day. 

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