Despite the horrendous forecasts for today's weather I decided to maintain my weekly pilgrimage to the track; mainly on the basis that if the gales were sweeping across the lanes, at least they would be pushing from behind for part of the lap.
Pat and I set up the Nelson shop for the day and donning a Windstopper jacket AND a Goretex jacket and bottoms I set off jogging to the track. 5 minutes later someone turned a hosepipe on me; at least it felt like that. Nice start!
I must admit seeing several people of my age on the treadmills in the gym looked tempting, but a plan is a plan and so I stripped off the goretex suit and set about the session.......20 x 300.
Hosepipe time again! I retreated inside but just to gain extra protection from the Goretex jacket. No thought of giving up! A few more reps...all 83.....then unbelievably the sun decided to tease me with it's presence before the weather had the last laugh and soaked me again .......but as they say there's no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing, undeterred rep. after rep. were ticked off at a constant 83......with a final hurrah of 80 on the last. Compared to 68 , 7 days ago. Poor times maybe......but.....
What a morning......and it's only November!
Visiting the Nelson Complete Runner shop today to equip herself for the hard winter months to come she said her next race would be the Mid Lancs cross country at Witton Park on Saturday running 2nd claim with Accrington Roadrunners but unable to count!
We wish her well and hope her move works out well. She will certainly grace the local scene.