Barden Fell Sunday December 5th 2010Instictively, nowadays, I follow up a session on the road with a run on the trail. So not today? A quick inspection of the iced up road outside the house suggested popular trails would be similarly precarious and so we headed for Barden Fell which we hoped would offer us a good miles of off road on shallow snow. Wrong! Big mistake!!
I often say the most important word in the language is consequences. The word was uppermost in my mind as I toiled to the top of the first hill before deciding enough was enough. What if.....?
So as the saying goes, discretion was the better part of valour or as I might have put it prudence proved stronger than intent! Run aborted....and unfortunately Pat's walk as well.
As we drove back we passed several runners who perhaps more sensibly had decided to stick to snow free "B" roads. My choice for tomorrow!
End of a poor, frustrating week compared to the norm but probably better than many runners have achieved in areas of the country much worse affected than ours. Down to 30 miles.
Consolation? Yesterday's road session on a new venue which will be revisited in the near future.