Nell, I'm afraid that sultry come-hither look was wasted because I've scraped the stubble off. I shave face and head once a week (twice if I can be bothered). And yesterday was the day!
The bitey thing on my back itches like blazes but is in a position where I can't see it without cricking my neck and I can't scratch it without cricking my shoulder. Grrr.
Anyway, an energetic session for me this morning. The plan says 14 x 400m reps at 3K pace, which is supposed to be 7:30-ish m/m but I turned in between 7 and 7:15. Felt okay but was struggling a little on the jog back home. With a couple of miles to warm up and cool down, total 8.97 miles (no wonder I'm a bit weary now).
Afternoon all. An easy 10.17 miles for me this morning. After about 4 miles anyone watching would have been amused to see a middle-aged man screech to a halt, clutch at his back and tear off his vest while doing a St Vitus dance and swearing loudly. I don't know what flying thing sank its teeth or the stinging end of its tail into me but I've got a lovely red throbbing lump under my shoulder blade. Grrr.
I get this problem too, with socks and shoes. It seemed to start after I stopped using off-the-shelf insoles that supported my arches. They'd become uncomfortable, possibly because they'd done their job and realigned my foot, I dunno.
I haven't found a solution other than trying to be aware of my toes as I run and trying to keep my footfall away from heel striking and towards midsole and forefoot. That works okay until I get tired on a long run - and it's usually after a long run that I notice the holes forming. My beefy Brooks trail shoes with their tougher uppers don't hole, but the flimsy and light Decathlon road shoes puncture on top within weeks.
Not sure that it matters, though, other than being unsightly. The shoes' support features aren't affected.