Some big runs and a lot of fun (again) by everyone today! For me it was the local running club's XC race over at Cambo estate. Quadruple fail for the first race of the year, and remarkably first time ever for:
1. Going slower with each consecutive mile
2. Falling over
3. Taking a wrong turn
4. Getting a stitch in a race
Now I know not to do any of those again!
Time to buck up the ideas and get on with 2014! Hope the weather stays manageable for everyone's run tomorrow,
Holyrood park is great to run around in general, and the meadows is popular with runners as well. If you're looking to do something structured, on Saturday (04/01/14) morning you've got parkrun up at Silverknowes (fast 5k course, and the wind shouldn't be too bad tomorrow morning), or there's the Edinburgh AC distance training session at Holyrood park (session starts at 10, but there's a warm-up at 9:30) and Sunday there's the Harrison Park Sunday Run group (they're on facebook and twitter, train departs 9am - speed is "normal" to ridiculous, depending on who turns up), and the Edinburgh AC group from Craiglockhart Sports Centre, departs 9am.
Feels like the start of 'proper' marathon training now - happily for this one I'm on track to reversing the worst fortnight of training I've had in 6 months into the best over the break. Snow and sleet can make you smile on a hard slog of a run.
Hope you enjoy your day tomorrow and boxing day - if it includes a run or a race, even better!
Although I live in Scotland now, so if it's 1C again at the start next year I should be a bit better acclimated for it... Couldn't get much more different than Darwin! Hat and gloves that you can chuck during the race might be on the shopping list before April 6 then?
Congrats to ATM and TP for their great result over in France, and to everyone else for surviving work Xmas nights out - they can be dodgy.
Crappy week of virtually no running turned around a bit this weekend with a fun 'race' at parkrun, and a more fun (proper) 5k-ish trail race today at Falkland - got my (early delivery from Santa) shoes thoroughly soaked in the streams, and managed to get home in 1st place. Think I have a new lucky t-shirt.