Second day of my plan and I'm already making changes.. I have four days in a row of Christmas dinners or lunches this week, starting tomorrow. Sunday's long run is going to be grim and very early in the morning to be ready for the welcoming of family before lunch.
On a more positive note - Visiting London for work tomorrow, planning to sneak out before the related Christmas dinner for a 14km cruise about the town. Looking forward to this one.
I'm lucky with parks and trails here for the LT too. First one went well yesterday - but already swapping the plan around to fit in working away/christmas parties this week. 6km recovery today - 14km tomorrow. It will be a nice afternoon session away in London - will avoid Southbank
First run of the training plan for me today - and first ever attempt at lactate threshold. I ran a slow 7km with friends and then sped off (relative..) alone for the last 6km. It's the first time in awhile I've just put my headphones in and run hardish without other people. I loved it.
I find the cold makes my knees hurt - never for long after the run, but enough to notice. Hope everyone is keeping warm and away from injuries.
Caterusm - maybe you need a running buddy that will be waiting for you at a set time, then you have to be there. It's the only thing that gets me out of bed in the mornings at the moment.
Animal magic your holiday sounds fantastic. I like the idea of a treadmill on the boat - just the thought of the rocking makes me feel ill though. I think we should have treadmills on planes and trains too - it would make long-haul flights and boring train journeys so much better.
AlanB that's a lot of miles, well done! I love a good cross country run. Mud is definitely good for you.
My training plan officially starts today, with rest I ran 11 miles yesterday though, it makes the first med-long run of the schedule feel much less daunting.
Strava is still super motivating and now I have my new fancy Garmin I will be able to play properly!