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Life after Ciara

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So, thanks to Storm Ciara, my traditional Monday evening long run had to be postponed. I'm fairly immune to temperature; snow and wind don't really bother me, but I do draw the line at trying to dodge low-flying wheelie-bins, so with that thought firmly in mind, I'd decided to stay indoors. Sadly, Tuesday wasn't that much better and there was the added obstacle of untreated icy pavements to contend with. While I was keen to get out, the idea of a sprained or possible broken ankle wasn't all that appealing so, reluctantly I decided to sit out another night.

Tonight there was a break in the weather; so I took full advantage. I had no set idea as to how far I would go; I was simply glad to be back on the trails and content to see where my legs took me.

In the end, it was a fairly pleasant, easy paced 10k lollop around the village. At a shade over 1:10, it wasn't my fastest 10k, but given the conditions and the need to watch my footing in places, it was never going to be that. It was, however, just what I and my legs needed.

This time last year, I wouldn't even have contemplated the idea that I might "need" to go for a run, but there you are. I think it's fair to say I'm a lost cause.

PS: Cadence dip at 4k due to having to let a dog walker pass me on a narrow stretch of path.
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