Red, it's forecast very windy tomorrow, so hope it isn't too bad for your marathon. Hope you do well and don't get blown away.
Matsmum, glad to hear that you are not letting the weather stop you going out for runs.
Exhausted, sorry to hear that your MOT was so expensive. They must have found several problems that needed sorting out. Mine passed ok and I also had a check on front wheel alignment and fuel flush and emission control service, which wasn't part of the MOT.
Columba, yes it was very frustrating, all the time wasting, leading to a watered down session. The only good thing was that with the long run and return, total mileage was 8.3. Well done on your hilly run in the rain and wind.
It's dull and wet at the moment but quite mild. My car is having its MoT today, and I am waiting for them to collect it.
Columba, I don't think that there will be any Kenyans in the 70+ category, but the standard will be very high, nevertheless! It is mainly the younger International runners that partake, as they are tempted by the prize money. There are prizes for the first 6 senior men. Prizes go up to 80+ but I imagine there will only be one for each of the veteran categories.
Last nights club session was a bit of a farce. There were 3 Coaches present, but none of them could agree on the mile circuit. Eventually after much arguing and discussion, it was decided to agree on a shorter route, due to time wasted, and it was only 0.66 mile. We did 3 circuits instead of 4 due to "time marching on"
Thanks Red, I will wait until after black Friday before venturing into Southampton for Argos. I also have a £10 voucher from a couple of years ago which has no expiry date, so hope it is still valid. My current vouchers expire in 2018. Well done in your marathon, an excellent time, especially considering the windy conditions and you stopping to take photos. Take care in your Sunday marathon with a dodgy knee and hamstring. My left hamstring pulled 3 years or so ago, the day after a tough hill rep session, and I was out of running for 6 weeks.
It's much milder today, so should be ideal for this evenings session. I won't run the miles flat out, as I don't want to risk a calf pull. Alice hasn't been able to run for over 2 weeks now, as she pulled her calf during a hill session and had to walk home. She was intending to try a very short run today, but is a bit apprehensive.
Columba, sounds good, 3 slices of cake before a run. I've no idea of how to feed a cake. Pouring brandy over Christmas pudding and setting light to it, as about all I know.
We have 1 mile reps at club this evening. I will do this session, as it will be ideal before next weeks Victory 5 mile race. This race is in the top five 5 mile races in Europe and therefore attracts top runners from overseas, including Kenyans. The standard is, therefore, very high, putting my chances of a 70+ prize very slim.
Hoping Red did well in her marathon, and looking forward to race report.
BIW, I saw the Kinks once, when I was living in Liverpool. We were sitting in the balcony seats, and so far from the stage, that the band were just small figures and we couldn't see who was who. The first half was disappointing, as they didn't play anything than anyone knew, and many walked out. The second half, however, comprised all their hits, and was really fantastic. Just a pity that we couldn't see them properly. I agree about Lola.
Hoping weather is kind to Red today, as she is running in the Oyster Bay Marathon.