Out in a real blustery swirling wind for 9.6miles. Pace pretty good everything considered getting me round in just over 1hr11. Happened upon the local private school out for a run. Got overtaken by the sports master. Kept on his heals which accounts for clocking in a 6:45 mile. Made the SOB have to push a couple of times as I pulled him back in. I don't have fond memories of sports teachers.
Long mix of on/off road for 24.65miles. Petted some horses and a dog along the way. Splashy bit through a flooded field. Over 3hrs17 moving time. All felt okay.
Hope the migraines don't return Lily. Well done Matt on the 20miler. First time I ran 20miles, just as my watch ticked over I was passing a dog. I told it what I'd done. It feigned disinterest.
SB - 6:40min/mile is an intimidating pace for a marathon. It's going to be tough work but I'm sure you'll reel it in. Would be beyond my capabilities.
Hope the athletics were good Birky. 18.1miles in over 2hrs17. Roads and a cycle route where there was an old rail lane. Straight, flat and easy. Even pace except a few in the middle when I was accompanied by a some young girls on bikes. Bit of a pain in the arse as they enjoyed boxing me in. Had a couple of sprint races with them accounting for an upturn in pace. Cheeky but friendly, at least with me. Some poor sod on a bike coming the other way though got a mouthful of abuse. They gobbed a lot as well. I wondered if it was a Hansel & Gretel trick to find the way back home. More miles tomorrow.
Thank you for comments. Always appreciated. An easy going 10.8miles in the mist and dark. I tend to gravitate to the unlit routes so long as I've got some light with me. Under 1hr26. Saw some cats (at least the eyes reflecting back at me) and a bunny which was befuddled by my torchlight.
Can't run in gloves except in the very coldest conditions. Even then they come off after a few miles.
Snow but it hasn't settled. Weirdly the ground doesn't seem to be that cold judging by the miles of mud I bundled through today. A long offroad run following the river to the grounds of Beningbrough Hall and back. 21.5miles in about 3hrs08. Mud, mud, and standing water concealing mud. Tiring. Saw a heron, some moor hens, a black swan, and some fancy looking ducks. Quack.