Friday, 3 February 2012

of kit list and nagging

The weather news in the UK is getting more and more worrying and as usual in the wintertime, alarmist. The Brits are normally the butt of all weather jokes when we are seen by the world to not be prepared yet again for this annual and timely event. This year it has been very mild and this next weather front has sneaked up on us and as usual we all seemed surprised that this can happen in the UK.
Apart from my jaunt out this evening I have spent some time pulling together my kit into piles and on her return the Delectable Mrs S made comment not the first time this week such as:

  • "Snow at the weekend you sure you want to run?"
  • "Looks cold at the end of the week is it sensible for you to run?"
  • "Aren't you going to get cold,  you will need gloves?"
  • "Minus 6 this weekend BBBrrrrrrr"
This is a new slant of this journey, Mrs S making active comments about my pursuit for distance and the worrying thing is that one part of my befuddled brain picks up on her logic but on the other (stronger?) side rebuffs such comments as ridiculous but secretly knowing that running around in -6° C is dangerous but at the same time a brilliant logistical challenge.

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  1. got to disagree; running at -6 is not dangerous. Just stick on another layer. If it's -6 and sheet ice everywhere, then yes, I might agree.

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    1. Thanks flanker, I will use this as a quote ....let's hope there is no ice ;-)

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  2. The coldest I've run in is -7°C. Here in Johannesburg we don't get below -4° often. I've always been able to run outside throughout the year.

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    1. Johann, I am getting a fuller picture now, Mrs S is more worried about the car and the journey!

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  3. When we started the first Doyen together it was pretty damned cold but when I ran in Snowdonia it was -12 at 7am on New Years Eve. Acorns all round!

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    1. Oh yes, that Doyen run was frigging freezing, I remember now. I remember having to break the ice on the various puddles and the slippery descent to Checkpoint 1. Then that freezing section through the marshland my feet screaming in the iced water and laughing every moment...good memories Rob

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