Another very cold morning with NE winds, but not raining. I ran just 4 miles yesterday morning, and the wind was brutal. I can't remember feeling so cold, despite being appropriately attired. I was though, wearing shorts, so have no excuse for my legs being cold.
I hope Red's marathon went well yesterday and also hoping it won't be too cold for todays.
Alice is running in the Bramley 20 mile road race this morning, a race I ran with Helen a couple of years ago, when she was training for the London Marathon.
I'm going for a lonely long forest run this morning, and will run as far as possible in what will be "tough mudder" conditions. Keep warm everyone running today.
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Columba, a good run there in the cold.
Red, sorry to hear about Denny's blip and do hope that she will continue to make good progress. Best of luck with your two marathons and I'm sure your thoughts and ours will help you to run strong. I've just realised the significance of your comment re illegal substances, being that the Kenyans may be banned from the Olympics. It was very cold last night, and we did four sets of 5 lampposts.
Today is a rest day and I'm off soon to visit Helen and her baby. Some of you will remember that I used to do a lot of training with her, when she was doing the London Marathon a couple of years ago.
Very cold this morning, but sunny, It was quite foggy though earlier.
DBI, hope all goes well with your check up, so that you can drive again.
Columba, thanks, I've got a new spring in my step now. Your 4 miler sounds like an enjoyable run. I think it is important to have easy pace training runs in between harder efforts, to enable the body to recover.
Red, hope you are still taking it easy in readiness for your two marathons this weekend. Which ones are they, and are they off road?
Red, thanks. The visit to the Dentist was really good, except for the fee. He took about 2 minutes checking my teeth and said that they were in the best condition for years. He said I needed a filling which I had to make another appointment for. The 2 minutes check up cost me £44!!! How can they justify such daylight robbery. The filling which will be next month will cost me £87.50. Makes me wish I had had dentures years ago, which would have saved me a fortune in fees over the years. On the plus side, my hair dresser, who is also a runner, and has done my hair for years now, charged me the full rate. We were still discussing running and I mentioned age grading. She asked me how old I was and when I told her, immediately refunded some of the money. She said that she had no idea I was that age, and asked me to remind her next time so that she wouldn't overcharge me again. I think I have been paying the full rate for several years, but have never liked to mention that I was a pensioner. I'm really feeling quite chuffed now