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Scottish Runners

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 23:39

Cragchick your runs always sound amazing... although liking the sound of biking with the kids too!!

Bf away tomorrow afternoon to Wales til Sunday for the Fell Running Relay Champs.. I will be doing something similar to today... running swimming and biking... might do some mtb'ing myself too over the weekend and maybe some climbing... decisions decisions.  XC Saturday again too!!


Scottish Runners

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 23:25

Evening... up late tonight 

Wow cracking run Elspeth and FFB, great blog as ever FFB!!! 

Erm I forget things constantly so dont think it is age related... at least I hope not or else I'll be in real trouble in my old age....

Very little training while working at the start of the week but fantastic swim, short cycle, run and 3 classes today. So not all is lost but knackered now!!!!!!

BM hope the family enjoy!!

TP, allotment sounds like it is coming along well!! You are certainly putting the work in!!

open water swimming

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:16

Lakes close???? Aaah I love Scotland, we have the Right to Roam... our lochs never close!!! Although sometimes they do freeze over!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:19

Good 2hr session at the gym this morning followed by an hour of cycling and a swim intervals set. Phew, am knackered now!!! TP, all that digging does sound very tiring! Sounds like you are enjoying the allotment though.

Hope 575 hasn't had any more near misses in Paris! 

Work the next 2 days so wont get much training in...  Hey ho, such is life!! Might fit a couple of short sessions in if I force myself (as the incentive wears off after a 12-13hr shif!!).

Hills or no hills?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:48

Steady on the way up, push on the way over and fly down!!! Awesome!!! 

Cross country running shoes

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:40

XC is all about the wet and mud. That's the fun of it. (As Millsy). However if you did have a waterproof shoe, the water would get in the top (as above) and wouldn't get out.... that would be much less desirable surely. I think you have to accept if your son is going to run in XC he is going to get wet and muddy. 

Scottish Runners

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:34


good run at the West District XC today. Didn't feel too bad although due to lack of running legs were a bit slow but I enjoyed it nevertheless and I have decided to do next weeks as well as it will give me something in the short term to aim for. The course today wasn't too taxing. Not particularly hilly or muddy. Not sure if that is good or bad. I just aimed to push a bit harder than I had been lately to wake my legs again and get some speed training in. Not sure what next week's course holds. Bf will be down in Wales for the Fell Running Assoc. Relays - British Champs. It's also a 4k... the men are sooooo quick though, crazy but fun to watch.

Bf also ran well although also said he felt a bit "slow" (his version of), but to me he looked strong on the course and did great given his recent injury and lack of run training. 

Hope you had no collisions 575 

Hope you ladies got on ok this weekend too!!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 21:04

TP, glad the new Garmin seems to be working well.
Back to work tomorrow after 2 days off. Great cycle yesterday.

Then today another cycle but a little shorter, finished at the 50m pool in Glasgow, had a great swim then cycled home as my sister and the kids were visiting.

Went to gym this evening Some good dreadmill running ( is there such a thing??? more of a tester for me and proved my legs, on the conveyer belt anyway, can still keep up the pace for a bit) Short weights session followed by a wee class that a friend of mine was covering so wanted to see her and catch up! Great day all in. Bf has me on a training plan. And I'm loving it so far!!!

Work tomorrow so wont have much time but hoping to fit a run in after work, however short...

Bf almost back to full training mode.. just another xray at the end of the month to make sure but other than swimming is back doing everything almost fully normally. Swimming should resume within a couple of weeks I think, although that may take another few weeks to get back properly, and certainly climbing will need that too.

Am doing the Districts XC on Saturday... 4k of torture... CANT WAIT!!!!!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 20:22

Well done TP!!!! Sounds a tough tough run!!! Hmmm not very appetising though. Not long in from work, not a bad day but pretty tired. Rest night I think.

Bf went off to reps with club, just home also. He's glad to be getting into back into things properly.

Work again tomorrow, so just a short session I think after a long shift but then off til Friday so will get some good training in then.

Good running Elspeth!!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:33

Meant to say FFB also liked the newspaper article

Oh yeah and also have some OW swim races planned as well as some sportives.... it's going to be a busy year.. and hopefully not hampered by injury as this one has been I have on the other hand had a great time developing my swimming and cycling and doing some lovely hiking. It hasn't been a bad summer/year after all.

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