woensdag 29 februari 2012

Month total 1202

Shortest month of the year and still up to schedule so far. Better start than last year, and that with 200 extra minutes each month.

dinsdag 28 februari 2012

Trees, living and dead

47 min
Start 16.00
Got out the car at the Shell tankstation and ran home via the fields and path. Then a last circuit of the grounds to see how the tree felling was progressing.

maandag 27 februari 2012

Over the fields (not far away)

49 min
Start 8.00
Out the hole in the fence up the back of the grounds and over the fields. Now that the ditches are no longer frozen I can't cross so many of them but made a couple of circuits round the fields that were accessable, hares flying out from almost under my feet now and then.

zaterdag 25 februari 2012

Week total 296

Run out to the watertower was slightly shorter than I thought, otherwise we would have made the 300 minutes this week but still up to schedule so far for this shortest of all months.

Sticky Dogs

63 min
Start 13.00

Good steady run out to the water tower and back, starting from the car parked at the nearest roundabout. Dogs very busy with carting sticks about, Joep of course with one as wide as the path so not very convenient but ach, we all enjoyed ourselves so that's the main thing.

vrijdag 24 februari 2012

Early Circuit

31 min + 14 = 45
Start 7.30
Might have a later circuit this afternoon but not sure if I'll be back from Paula's funeral before dark so wanted to get out early this morning, also to tire the dogs out a bit before leaving them alone.

donderdag 23 februari 2012

Joep & Sproet

45 min
Start 11 and 17.30

woensdag 22 februari 2012

Sproet on the woodchip pile

13 min
Start 18.00
Quick circuit with the dog before Carin arrived for Serious Pancake Eating.

dinsdag 21 februari 2012

Shadow on Wood

35 min
Start 17.30
Shadow was barking and looking hopeful in his garden so let him out for a circuit of the complex with me before I went out to run along the path towards IJsellstein in the last light. He chased a small deer and came back looking pleased with himself.

zondag 19 februari 2012

Musical Sunset

95 min
Start 14.30
From hardrock versions of Abba songs (Take a Chance On Me being the best) to disco and other 70s nonsense I pounded and paused (and occasionally skip-danced) through my time over the fields and paths and along the roads.

vrijdag 17 februari 2012

Week Total 303

No running tomorrow as I'll be in London but just managed to get up to schedule with this morning's longish run.

Rivers Fields and Roads

94 min
Start 7.30

Across the fields to the river and then, after a detour down through more fields to the shore back up to the road through Lopikerkapel and home via the main road past the wind turbines.

woensdag 15 februari 2012

Morning Fields

52 min
Start 9.00
Out the back over the fields.

maandag 13 februari 2012

White Heron, White River, Green Fields

51 min
Start 17.00

The thaw has set in now and only really the thick ice on the ditches is still there. Almost all the snow is gone already.

zondag 12 februari 2012

Lek Circuit

106 min
Start 16.00

Went out across the fields out the back then across the road to the river, left along the dijk back to IJsselstein. Lowering grey skies let loose occasional tiny needlepoints of snow which gradually gathererd force until I was running through thick wet flakes for the last 20 minutes or so.

zaterdag 11 februari 2012

Week total 301

Sunset over the fields

34 min
Start 17.30

Ran around the frozen and snow covered ditches and fields so that I had an untrammelled view of the spectacular sunset.

vrijdag 10 februari 2012

Cross Country

57 min
Start 16.30

Since the ditches are frozen it's possible to cross into fields where I usually don't come so I did a circuit behind the complex yesterday, taking in a path with a lot of gates to climb over.

woensdag 8 februari 2012

Down in the Ditches

59 min
Start 17.15

Out to the windturbines just as the sun was going under. Turned round and did most of the return route along the frozen water in the ditches surrounding the fields. Skaters all over the country are complaining about the layer of snow over the ice but for running on it's perfect.

dinsdag 7 februari 2012

Shadowy Snow

42 min
Start 17.30
Shadow and I had a run about the paths before dark.

maandag 6 februari 2012

Moonrise over Benschop

58 min
Start 17.00

Good steady run along the frozen canal in the village.