Don't look Ethel!

I thought with the colder mornings I'd try a new set up and although I'm a creature of habit, little by little I am beginning to find out what works for me.

So, I've done two runs with full length leggings (rather than capris) and today was better than Tuesday as I hardly noticed them. That prickly feeling on my legs has gone I'm happy to say. My thin long sleeved top wasn't going to be warm enough this morning but my padded waistcoat was too warm after the first mile on Tuesday so I simply slipped a vest over my long sleeved top today and I was ok most of the way. I added my new Buff round my neck but that had to come off after 25 minutes. Not only did I carry on running whilst untangling my hair, cap, headphones and Buff, then redressing with the Buff around my wrist I actually ran faster, which seems a bit strange.

I've also bought myself a new iPod Nano so that I don't need to cart my huge phone around on my arm for music. I spent sometime downloading music from the family iTunes the other night and hadn't really given it a second thought until I was about 10 minutes from home when The Streak (the fastest thing on two feet) came on. It's years since I've heard it but it's just perfect to run with and so funny! It's going to be a favourite track from now on. 'I shouted 'Don't look Ethel' but it was toooo late'.

Hope you all enjoyed the cold crisp morning as much as I did!


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  • Well done to you and coping with the cold. I was a bit shocked by my first gasp of cold air early yesterday. Only had short sleeved shirt under my sweatshirt. I tended to start off faster then had to slow down. Managed to be on a par with my Sunday run but will take some acclimatisation and perhaps a thicker sleeved rugby shirt underneath.

    Must admit was a bit relieved to finish at first. When got home managed a smile, at least I got through my first run in a cold climate.

    I'm new to this so it will be a case of "suck it and see". May have to go down road of Woolly hat and gloves. Roll on Sunday run.

  • Yes, I am thinking woolly hat and gloves as well. I am managing with a long sleeved running top at the moment...but I was pretty cold setting out yesterday. Might need a buff... whatever that is!

  • Hahahahahaha haven't thought about that song in years, but recognised the lyric as soon as I saw it. :D :D :D

  • OMG I LOVE that song. It comes up regularly in conversation in our house - no idea why!

  • Ha ha, I remember it well! That must have made you smile. You always enjoy your runs if you have some good tunes to help you along

    I had planned to run today but ran out of time due to being diverted by dog walking and my son turning up for the afternoon. The dog had the runs so I ended up spending most of the time seeing to him. I then had to drive my son home, cook dinner blah blah, and then it was pitch dark and peeing it down by the time I got ready to run. So, instead of a crisp morning run it was a mild, very damp, dark one. The rain did stop by the time I got down to the cool down walk home, thankfully

    Enjoyed it though.

  • I remember the song too! These colder mornings I am running in a light fleece over my short sleeved top, running leggings and today wore my buff round my neck for the first time and cycling gloves. I did feel after about 10 minutes that I could take the fleece off but I have a new arm band to hold my phone and it just seems a huge faff to take it all off! Anyway the run was good and did 4k to the 'stamina' podcast, not bad I thought as I still have this cough and am not 100%

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