BM - I have to admit I was almost at the point of cutting the run short, as three times I came very close to decking it. The last of which saw me hugging the lamppost. Thankfully the longer i was out the more the ice melted, so the last 6/7 miles were much better underfoot.
Big George - Sorry to hear about your calf strain. I lost three weeks of traiming for Berlin in 2011 due to that.
i had another winter coming at me LSR today. Last week was snow that eventually turning to huge icy puddles. Today was black ice run/slide/run of 20 miles. I did end up hugging a lamppost at one point, which due to its placement saved me a sore arse or worse! Unable to read anything in to the times from these runs due to the conditions. Both were very slow for me.
I agree with that. Once I get my gear on and get out I'll get it done.
I'm seven weeks into my plan and I've only missed one run so far. If I can keep myself on target then hopefully I'll reach Paris in decent form. After training for Paris last year I took a far less structured approach for Loch Ness and suffered badly for it in the race. That despite the overall training mileage not being all that short of what I'd normally do!
I just need to keep telling myself tonight that tomorrows 20 miles will be lovely!
TinkerBEL - With the life changes you've been going through it's no wonder that training hasn't been a priority.