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All set and snow where to go.......

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......for months, since the wedding, the prep and training has been focused on one thing, the Winter Fan Dance, and then in one majestic white-out that prep and training had been for nothing. 

In the weeks leading up to the event I'd really stepped up my training, double sessions of cardio when possible and getting 10+ miles runs done in kit and with overweighted bergen, only to be woken by the news the Thursday before the event, of impending armageddon. The constant flurry of flake spotting from the facebook weather channel meant, that there was no way of escaping the fact that all of a sudden the Fan Dance event would become the event everyone that was participating in it, feared it could be! However, it truly meant the Fan Dance would live up to it's billing and be as authentic as it could be in replicating the Winter Selection, and that the DS would get their wish and be able to have the event they had hoped for.

By the middle of Thursday the news had hit that there was a &#…

9 measly days......

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.......until I (slash - we, as in the other 399 crazies, that are taking on the Fan) am/are confronted with the Phone Box by the Storey Arms, but this time, it's for real, no mucking about, no more excuses, it's head down, crack on time (well head up really, you need to be looking where you're putting your feet - but you get what I mean)! 


Training has once again been hit and miss, last weekend. early Saturday morning I smashed out 7.5 miles in 90 mins with 47lb on my back plus water, which was followed by an hour in the pool Sunday morning, before a dust off of the old legs in trainers for an hour in the evening. I went to bed Sunday night feeling pretty chuffed with myself, and woke up Monday morning feeling like shit! Legs, check. Heart, check. Lungs and chest full of some dirty virus, check! Great, as if Mondays can't get any more bloody miserable! It's now Thursday and all week I haven't been able to train in anger, which is frustrating, even the morning an…

Batshit Crazy.....

.....I said to Kramar a few weeks ago that 'Batshit Crazy' would make a great title for a challenge blog post - well far be it for me to disappoint, but now more than ever, the title seems wholly appropriate!

The Winter Fan Dance is fast approaching, a little over two weeks away or on a slightly more positive tact, a little under three weeks away! Before the break for Xmas I had got myself into a decent routine of double dipping my cardio sessions - a run first thing in the morning, before leaving for work, and an hour on the bike in the evening upon getting back from work. Then Xmas strikes and with as much tradition as the mince pies and Xmas turkey, the virus hits, this isn't just Man-Flu, whatever hits me, makes Man-Flu, feel like a sniffle. Even tying my shoe laces was enough to do me in for the whole day, so contemplating training was a no-no, and I guess if I'd even tried, the wife would have hit me harder than the virus, that had taken over every muscle in my bo…