Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Running In A Winter Wonderland

by Russell Turner - 15:51 on 09 December 2017

The weather had calmed down this morning. There was still plenty of snow on the ground, and the air felt frosty, but the wind had all but disappeared – perfect running conditions, according to Matchgirl, although my choice of running tights, long socks and a windproof long-sleeved top raised the wifely eyebrow. She’d have worn much more.

My only concern was with regard to keeping dry feet. Fortunately the roads were mostly clear, so there were few puddles and slushy patches to contend with, but I may not be so lucky in future. Advice is welcome.

I’d considered gloves, then forgot about them. After five minutes’ running I regretted that; five minutes later my hands had acclimatised and all was well – so well that following ten minutes running and one of walking I finished with twenty minutes running, bringing me level with the penultimate run of the couch to 5k. My post-flu recovery has been good.

So on Monday I’ll repeat the final C25K run – officially thirty non-stop minutes, unofficially as long as it takes to reach 5k – and maybe even sign up for the Inverness 5k Parkrun next Saturday to discover what it’s like to run with other people.

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