Inspired by AncientMum's "say it out loud and make it true" post (and Sallycycle's list of adventure races and mountain marathons), I REALLY want to be able to run in the mountains.
How does one begin? Am thinking of heading to Kinder Scout (which I know really well) and sort of setting off at a jog (with compass, map, water, sandwiches and willing co-conspirator. I am not totally irresponsible.) and seeing what happens.
We'd do the route from Edale, up Grinds Brook then East past Crowden Tower/Noe Stool, and then down Jacob's Ladder and back to Edale via Upper Booth, because 1) we're both familiar with it as a walk already, and 2) it eliminates a lot of the peaty, eroded mess at the top, and associated fear of getting totally lost and sinking whilst wearing running shoes. I think it might be ok, because we wouldn't try to run the steep ascent at Grinds Brook (I am not a mountain goat! Not yet, anyway...), and we suspect we'd walk down the steepest bits of Jacob's Ladder as well, so it would be more of a run/scramble/walk anyway.