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Postby Bendy Ben » 07 Jan 2010 23:20

I love the snow - I love driving in it but I hate running in it so I thought I'd go to the gym and bang out a 10km run on the new fandangled running machines.... I got my kit bag packed, made up the drink, said goodbye to the WAT and kids and jogged there 0.5 miles away and guess what. It's closed. Lack of staff!!!

I don't need staff to run!!

So home again, and I'm now enjoying my second glass of red wine.

Oh well, I'm on nights tomorrow ( all weekend) ... GULP, wish me luck
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Re: Running today

Postby ris » 07 Jan 2010 23:25

i ran yesterday, 3.35mi each way to work after parking up about 3/4 of the way to the office. fabulous running in the snow on the way to work, i wish i'd photographed the quiet country lane i was running down because it was stunning - totally untouched and just my footprints leading back.

way home was a bit rubbish - touch icy, all the snow roughed up and a bit less grip. if it's not too bad i might run tomorrow lunchtime down the canal tow-path.

hope the nights aren't too cold, ben, it's alleging -8 here tonight. our house is going to be cooooooooold.
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Re: Running today

Postby Bendy Ben » 07 Jan 2010 23:39

it's - 4 here now at 2237hrs.

I have a feeling it's gonna be a nightmare. ust got to get from Epsom to Battersea somehow!! ( 20 miles)

Biking is out. Running - too much kit and I can't run 20 miles in snow - about 5 yes not 20, so 'll either try to drive and abandon it if I have to or just walk! :o
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Re: Running today

Postby andyb99 » 08 Jan 2010 09:16

i dont know if i'm lucky or unlucky...the snow is deep here but i've had the worst cold i've had in years and its still hanging on. its frustrating cause its my first week of training..(i have a very good friend who used to be a pro boxer, he now at 34 needs a heart transplant as his heart is enlarged due to training with a virus) but i wont train with a cold. i dont know what it would be like running in this. i have a treadmill and a turbo so i could do some...just not been able to
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Re: Running today

Postby S11 » 08 Jan 2010 10:15

I'm sick of this weather... got up this morning and went into the garage to get my walking boots - minus 15....

just up the road.. well about 150miles... bbc news said it was minus 21'c.... the south pole was minus 23.... :shock:
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Re: Running today

Postby Jonhinio » 08 Jan 2010 17:14

I hate treadmills with a passion so I'm venturing out tomorrow to find a snowing hill for some reps
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Re: Running today

Postby S11 » 08 Jan 2010 17:27

bbc news scotland said that some random village somewhere has hit minus 22.3....brrrrrrrrr
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Re: Running today

Postby moonshine » 08 Jan 2010 18:47

minus 12 here and not crept above -6 all day - running on roads completely out as covered in 1cm ice, just toooo sliiiipppppy - been skiing xc but today dark and too cold - thought of treadmill too depressing - had enough now - might do 2 mile walk to see my car :roll:
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Re: Running today

Postby ris » 08 Jan 2010 18:54

i went out at lunchtime, i don't know how cold it was out though.

really good compacted snow on the tow-path, not too slippy. 3mi, nice and steady, sun out, lovely!
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Re: Running today

Postby malteser » 08 Jan 2010 18:59

my turbo trainer has become my best buddy at the moment - roads/pavements are icy and I'm incredibly injury prone so not going there (running or cycling), my WAT's managed to skid the car into the kerb quite hard so I need to get the car checked before I venture out in it again (which means any drive to the pool is out of the question) and even if I could venture out, the swimming club have advised that their sessions have been cancelled because the leisure centres' parking aeras are covered in ice

problem is, not sure how transferable fitness is following repeated turbo trainer workouts once I've got my first half-marathon in 7.5 weeks (bearing in mind the farthest I've ever run is 10k - which I did on the 27th of December - and the hilly course was unpleasant) and i was ill/injured/lazy from 1st November to christmas eve (went for a run xmas morning though!)
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