Well, I finally took the plunge and signed up for the West Highland Way race. And as if to taunt me I then had a rather wet and windy weekend of running in the Fort Bill area. Bit of a contrast with 3 short weeks ago.
Hope everyone survives Abigail safe and dry. Especially OH and Elspeth. I had a very wet and windy run home tonight as a prelude.
I am still alive too, and the recent good weather finally snapped me out of several months of relative sloth. Highlight was an out and back to Lundavra at the top of the West Highland Way last week in stunning weather. Also managed a 19 miler Friday to make my schedule look a bit more like marathon training in preparation for my big foreign sojurn. Mind you Hexham must be the closest 'foreign' marathon I could choose.
That sounds like a serious 3 days of racing TP! Hope Snowdonia went well OH.
Do you think I should enter the Pentland Skyline race, dawdle along at the back to really annoy the organisers, then hammer it to the checkpoint in time to beat the cutoff.
I am going to forego the Fling next year, but might try the G2E again. I enjoyed the race but did have friends run well over 30 of the miles with me and spent another 10 chatting to Running Bhoy who used to post here. It might get a bit dull otherwise. Still unsure whether to go for the full WHW in 2016.
Clocks changing = much more running in the dark. Ugggghhh!
Did my first hill race in 2 years yesterday. Which reminded me why I don't do hill races! Stunning but brutal route on Harris at an event that was the total anti-GNR: 22 runners, a couple of mountain rescue guys marshalling, a family giving out drinks from their front garden at the turnaround and one man timing.
That earns a day of rest I think. Which is a good thing as the weather today is reminiscent of a wild day on Hoy!