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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Out in all weathers

the mist through the trees by ultraBobban
the mist through the trees, a photo by ultraBobban on Flickr.
Not deterred by the wet and windy weather, I pulled on my trusty OMM all weather breathable lightweight mac and hit the wet streets of south London. Today was somewhat of a recovery run. I've only been back at work 2 days but was feeling a little tired after 7 days of running without a break.

Being back at work is ace. I do miss the lie-ins of the Xmas break being up at 5.30am. Tiring and stressful, but I like the challenge and structuring my day to get the maximum amount of work done. I usually work 12 hours a day at school, but today had to come home earlier for a furniture delivery before I went out on my run.

Being lazy I went for the tailwind first. With 30mph behind you, running is easy. Coming back and uphill into the driving rain was challenging but well worthwhile when I got back home and into a warm bath.

The Salomon XA 3D Pro arrived today. I'll be taking them straight back. I put one on the kitchen scales; 465g for a size 12.5. Ouch. I'm opting for the Peregrines instead. think of carrying an extra 430g of footwear over 100 miles. No way! That's a lot of extra, much needed calories burned. It also saves burning money too. I am becoming older and wiser about trying kit out and then Ebaying after it has been wardrobed for 6 months if I don't now just goes straight back.


  1. I have a couple of pairs of Saucony Peregrines, from a bit of work I did with them in Spring. They're a very, very good shoe. The uppers aren't as robust as, say a Salomon or an Inov8, but I've been surprised at their capability both on and off-trail. They claim to be a "Run Any Where" shoe, and they might be right.