When I say another country I'm only hopping over the border to our lovely neighbours in Scotland and to the Loch Ness marathon. Actually it's a bit more than a hop, it's 600 miles so flying will be the means of travel.
|The Loch Ness marathon|
Before all this happens and a bit nearer in the future (about 6 weeks away to be precise!) I have the Grindleford gallop to run in. This is a race I know very little about, alot of Twitter folk are doing it so I thought I'd join in.
I know that Grindleford is a Derbyshire village, and that the race is a 21 mile trail race with 3000ft ascent....and that's about it. I've paid my money and entered so now it's a case of ramping up the miles in training till then.
|...something else I found out about Grindleford!|
I'm doing both these races with my running buddy Brian which will be good. We've been running together for about 9 years now and have come along way since we started running a 3 mile loop twice a week!
I had a low key running week last week but apart from that I've been running regularly around 30 miles a week and have been really motivated in my running of late. I think that's been down to the variety of running I've been doing.
Once a week for a while now I've been running over the Ash ranges in the evening with Tim (@jedirider) Brian (@bsmithy100) and last week Susie (@starterfour10) from Twitter joined us.
It's been brilliant trail running with headtorches chatting away to like minded friends on a 10 mile loop exchanging stories about...erm...running! (Run nerds!) I really look forward to this run every week.
Tonight it was just Brian and myself out on the run, and it was a brilliant run. The trail route we take is rarely used so the snow was still fresh as we made our way around the route. It was tough as the snow made more work of it than usual but a great experience. The snow covered ground was so white that we didn't use our headtorches once.
Usually we don't see a soul on this run but in the blizzard tonight we actually saw another runner! Crazy fool, who would be out running in the pitch black in weather like this!!!
|Brian on the snow run|