Posted: 14/01/2015 at 18:04
I have just read back through the postings since 2nd Jan (my last 'proper' post) - lots of good running going on I see and I can finally say I've caught up!
DianaD - lovely photo of you and the family.
JJ - well done for keeping your sanity amidst numerous discussions re extension
Exhausted - glad you are feeling better - and impressed that you did a 10ml run to celebrate recovering.
BIW - my friend has recently retired and I'm looking forward to doing the same so I can visit pools/gyms when I want in the daytime and avoid the crowds. Wow, that's good swimming from John (and agree .. grrrr to him beating your distance!)
HS - that recent fartlek session sounds like really hard work
Redhead - hope you got out for your wee trot at lunchtime. Enjoy Londinium (and hope travel arrangements work out okay).
Columba - sounds like that violent, mouth-smacking lady swimmer needs to get some goggles (or open her eyes more!). I have some 'yaktrax' type thingies from when we were in Norway (Northern Lights Cruise) and they were great when
walking about - no slipping and sliding whatsoever. So I have them ready in case we ever get any snow to speak of and I feel the need for a run.
Had a lovely time entertaining the family last Sunday but it was hard work preparing, entertaining and clearing up afterwards. As for the belated christmas presents I was hoping for .. 'Santa' brought me two cd's (Endless River - Pink Floyd; Nostalgia - Annie Lennox) and a "Go Ape" experience which involves zip-wires and clambering around on ropes in tree-tops and the like.
I have been using my new shoes on my treadmill and done some 3ml runs in them. I'm sure they'll be okay once I've used them a bit more but they still feel slightly 'tight' at present. But it is early days and I'm not getting any blisters so I'm sure they'll be fine. Once I've done a few more treadmill runs I will venture outside in them for a longer distance.
Speaking of which .. I am working from home tomorrow and am on 'lates' so if I'm motivated enough, I can fit in a treadmill run before work.
For this coming weekend's long run I have devised a 12ml route which is still within the confines of Cirencester Park, but sticks to the asphalt roads and paths and avoids the muddy track I used last weekend.