By a Jumbo JetMorning all. Sorry for being AWOL this week but it was hell at work and I was too tired to fire up the laptop at home at night.So .... we have about 6 or 7 inches of snow. I was mightily pi**ed at first but have now decided if you can't beat them, join them. Snow is my friend now and I do like winter . It is beautiful out there - like a world spun out of icing sugar. And I managed to get most of my scheduled runs in this week. Today's 12 miler will be split into 6 running miles (just waiting for daylight at the moment) and 6 on the old XC skis. They haven't seen any action for a loooong time. Really looking forward to it.Will catch up later. Have a great day all.
No problem with the typo chicka - it's kind of nice!
I have woken up lurgified this morning. It was bound to happen as I said to a colleague this week that I don't remember the last time I had a cold.
So Bournemouth marathon isn't going to happen. If it was just the lurgy, or just the snow, I'd probably go down. But both together plus travelling on my own....no.
I may do Bromley, I may not. I will run however, even if only a little one. I can use my new Yaktrax. There's probably just about enough snow to use them. Guess the snow that was forecast is yet to hit us as we've had no more overnight.
Good news RFJ!
Finished work yesterday, and now a full-time athlete. Well, until I get the next bits of jobs: interview Monday for some part-time occasional stuff for university. Looking into several other jobs on a similar basis as well.
What: something laterWhy: how much depends on how easy it is to run on the four or so inches of snow we had last night.LAst hard: can't rememberLast rest: Dec 21
Does it feel good Alehouse?
Enjoy the skiing Chickadeee.
Hope it doesn't come to much mava.
What: nothing.Why: easing back - I want to be ok for a LSR tomorrow.Last hard: not diving straight back into full training.Last rest: far too much this week.
Lyrics - no.
Mava - sorry about the cold - I thought women didnt let colds stop them!!!.
RFJ - It wasnt the last supper then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Chick - dont get injured!
No snow here although its cooooooold.
Will run later, have little miss paddy's birthday business to deal with first!!.
Paddy - it won't stop me running!
Edit: happy birthday little miss Paddy
What: 4.18 miles slowly but hardWhy: keeping a streak goingLast hard: that wasLast rest: 6 April
So, that run clearly demonstrated that a marathon would have been out of the question today, even if I'd started, I reckon it would have been a DNF It also told me that racing a 5k would have been impossible. The effort needed just for an 'easy' 4 miler was way over what it should have been.
So the right decision was made.
But that means I don't win the club's Most Improved prize for the second year in a row I am beaten by my OH, who (I think) is a mere half a point ahead of me Well, at least the trophy stays in our house!
A lazy day ahead now followed this evening by our club's Christmas dinner. I wonder if we'll be walking there through Knole Park again like last year. it snowed this weekend last year too.
Didnt make parkrun and wont attempt the Fetch mile either, so will opt for the safety of indoors and the running trampoline....
Feeling a bit better, thanks for the best wishes, much appreciated !
Still nothing, hopefully back Monday.
Have agood one.
chick - took me ages to find the typo as I kept reading your post!
No parkrun for me either (I was on the scanner) due to the road conditions
What: 6 - 9 miles around Stowe laterWhy: because it is snowy and I want to see the frozen lakesLast hard: 14.12Last rest: Yesterday
Lyrics: once again no
Thinking about DD wonder if he made it home yesterday - wow is he in for a shock if he did.
I have an ear infection of some sort this am. So half my face is very painful. went for a short run in the snow this morn but cut it short as I wasn't feeling on top form.
Stickles, your new running partner sounds wonderful, whats her name?
15 miles d&d. Also small visit to gym - Time against me!!!.
No snow here yet - heres hoping!!
RFJ - great news.
What: 5 very slow miles on snowy/icy pavements.Why: running day.Last hard: Monday.Last rest: yesterday.Lyrics: yep.
Had loads to do yesterday, so even though on a day's hols I didn't have time for anything. Jr #1's b'day party this am, and the snow started 90mins before we were to leave. First bit of snow here this season, so everybody panicked. Loads of cancellations, but had fun with those that made it.
Knee is great, even after spending all of yesterday kneeling on it - absolutely no reaction, and that was probably a better test than any of my runs to date.
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