Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter weekend

Saturday - the hour loop at Beddgelert forest.
Sunday - did a mini audax with Sue down Lon Eifion cycle path, with plans to go to Porthmadog. Innevitably set off too late and ended up turning back well before Porthmadog, stopped at Inigo Jones for scrambled eggs (yum!). Got hailed on and snowed on coming back through Rosgadfan.

Monday - Went for a run from Y Fron down to Nantlle and Talysarn, 73 mins.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Breakfast run & the Youth Hostel

Yesterday I took Pippa for a 20 min run before breakfast, then after work we went over to Llanberis YHA for a 66 minute loop.

Went for a couple of dog walks today and did some yoga positions in the loft while fitting a switch for the boiler. Is that a rest day then?

Drum by Bike

Rode up Drum on Wednesday night with James, Phil & Tim. Left my battery at the office so made do with the petzl tikka, though that wasn't really needed for the ascent. A climbers route really, the descent is fast and long, we took it all the way down to Llanfairfechan for a pint in the Virginia - proper old skool pub :)

Monday, 17 March 2008

Breakfast run

20 mins with Pippa before work. Felt a bit tired from yesterday, more so as the day wore on.

Paddy Buckley recce - Elidir Fach - Foel-goch

Started from Llanberis, up to Dinorwig Bus Stop, up through the quarries, picked up the incline pretty quickly and took that to the winding shed at the top, then up another incline to the gate on the access road from Marcelyn. Followed a faint trod path from there to Elidir Fach, which had a chill northerly sweeping across it. There has a much clearer trod path from there up to Elidir Fawr, but the summit ridge was a boulder field akin to Tryfan. The path crosses from west to east of the ridge around the summit and is pretty clear dropping down to the saddle below Mynydd Perfydd. I skipped this peak for the more interesting looking Foel Goch. Then down to Nant Peris and back along the road. Pippa took it all in her stride. 10m, 1000m ascent, 2h45 mins.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Ras Moel Wnion

First fell race for ooh, ages. 4m, 1600ft ascent, finished in 47:52 or there abouts. Sounded like I was being pursued by a wild boar for most of the race, which was a shame as otherwise it was a lovely run - the tops of the Carneddau covered in snow, wild ponies mooching around, shame the moment was spoilt by the CONSTANT hacking, snorting and spitting of some animal behind me. I'll take my iPod next time :)

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Moel Elio in pea soup

Solo ascent of Moel Elio tonight in thick fog which just reflected my head torch back at me, so I couldn't see a thing. Consequently the descent took about as long as the ascent. 1h15.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Beddgelert Blast

Sunday morning I spanked the Karate Monkey around Beddgelert forest for an hour, which was fun.
Did nothing on Monday, but got in a 20 min easy run with Pippa this morning.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Double run

Pre breakfast 20 min easy run with Pippa. Then fitted a new sauna and finished the bathroom ceiling.
Went out later in the afternoon for a run up Moel Ici - 1h20 after doing a few extra bits.
LLAMFF was a dissapointing end to the day.

Day 3

The wheels fell off. Too knackered to go out for a ride at 9pm so it all ended a bit quickly. Ah well.
Went for a run on Tuesday night, 2 min hill reps * 5.
Wednesday night ride - petit tour de Moel Ici.
Thursday - run around padarn lake.
Friday - nothing again.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

30 in 30 - Day 2

An unexpected nice (ish) day so I fired up the road bike for it's first outing in months. Back roads to Bangor, then Llanberis and home. 1h 45. Felt knackered since then. Still, only another 28 days left. They're forecasting snow tomorrow....

Saturday, 1 March 2008

30 from 30 - The start

Well, no posts for some time, can't be bothered to fill in the last few months, sorry.

So, I fell into agreeing to some stupid challenge to ride atleast an hour a day for 30 consectutive days. March is going to be an interesting month.

Today was Day 1, met papa Makin, 360, Benji, and The Midget at Llanrwst for Midget's birthday ride. Did the Marin + Deviations to take in little lakes and Green Gulley - 2 1/2 hours of much fun. 1 down, 29 to go.