Monday, 27 December 2010

More snow

We are promised a bit of a thaw this week but today we woke to another few inches of the white stuff. I drove to Crieff when perhaps I shouldnt have. My car has bee great but other road users are hopeless.
There were only the 3 of us but that was fine and I enjoyed running with E and Colin before doing the 2nd half of the 10K by myself. At least 2 other Harriers were out and about ad Fiona L turned up late.
The 10k was looking good dressed in white and fine underfoot. Of course after such a long lay off it is simply good t be "out there".
I note that a few pounds have gone on over Xmas so its back to the fruit.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

All over for another year

Had a great Christmas day. Really couldn't have been any better.
Had a fab run with Phil. We did an hour on the hills above Comrie. Ran past a stunning frozen waterfall. All the tracks were fine to run on despite snow and ice and -8deg temp. Views stunning and great company.
Then back home for lovely brunch and pressie opening. We skyped some rels which I find amazing and headed over to Crieff to have dinner with E, Phil and boys where we stayed o/night.
We had a lovely dinner and evening.
A perfect Christmas!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


The last 4/52 or so has been blooming cold.
Running wise I have been doing something 2-3x/week with steady progress.
Last night I did 6m on the treadmill which is as much as I could stand I think. I felt fine and got down to 6.40 pace which was pleasing.
Last Sat we had out mincepie run which was 5.4m over the frozen wastes of Aberuchill. We had 20 Harriers which was great.
There's no sign of a thaw so running will be limited over Christmas but as long as I improve I am happy.
It was -13deg at 10am today which seems ridiculous

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


The green shoots have been covered by snow for the last 10/7. However I have managed a couple of efforts on the treadmill in the local rec.
On Sat I did 3.75m followed by 4.5m on Monday.
I am keeping it to alternate days for now. Trying to be sensible!
The aim is the mince pie run a week on Saturday.