3275 total / 0 in 2018

Short term: Just to get out and run. Medium term: Run 2013 kms in 2013. Long term: Run 24,901 miles (Earth's circumference) within the next 20 years.

Simon W. ran: Howling winds and hea...

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  • 12 miles
  • 01:52 time
  • 09:17 pace
  • 1077 calories
  • 459 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 144 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good Easy run with friend 12.08 mi 01:52 09:17 pace

Howling winds and heavy rain all last night made me think I'd be cancelling this morning run with a friend. The thought of being buffeted by high winds and lashed by driving rain really wasn't appealing today. But fortunately when the hour approached to start my run, the rain and winds kindly relented. It's been a really wet April! I'm looking forward to a fairer weather pattern for May... especially on the 20th when I have another 26.2 miles to run!

This was mostly an easy effort run but we had to sprint some stretches of the route to avoid being splashed by passing cars. I ran in my Vibrams to give my calves a good workout. My run was delightfully rewarded with a heavy, drink-fuelled (late) lunch to celebrate a friend's 40th. I admit, I am a little worse for wear this evening and need an early night. I hope all my friends have a great end to the weekend!

  • Darren C.
    Darren C.

    Nice run Simon. Do the feet get cold in the Vibrams on days like these?

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Marc C.
    Marc C.

    Great run Simon

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Pete

    Good run, Simon. Rest up.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Andy S.
    Andy S.

    Nice run, Simon!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    Your form must be quite dialed in to go from "regular" running shoes to Vibrams and back. Amazing!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Carla D.
    Carla D.

    After running 12 miles I think there is nothing more appropriate then to reward one's self with a couple cocktails. Especially when my buddy is flipping the bill. Great run Simon!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Mia

    Awesome redemption run!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Ben K.
    Ben K.

    Nice run Simon. I hope your liquid refreshments did the trick after a great outing with a friend.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Karen J.
    Karen J.

    Solid run--good luck on your marathon next month.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Kathy N.
    Kathy N.

    Only you can run 12 miles and call it an easy run. Hope you got some sleep and feel better today!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Simon W.
    Simon W.

    I could've carried on sleeping this morning! Thanks everyone. @Darren The feet only get cold when the Vibrams get wet. Lol, I didn't want to get my new Kinvara's wet and muddy hence I ran in the Vibrams. @Chris Alas, my form still needs plenty of improving! Have a great start to the week friends!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Steve

    Nice running in the vibrams Simon, about the other stuff....a man after my own heart. :D

    about 6 years ago Like