Not really. It does work! I used to get loads of colds every winter, but now I take it most of the winter and hardly get any. When I do, they are usually less intense and long lasting than everyone else around me who has them. Lloyds chemists sell them as cold relief tablets pretty cheaply. I take 1 a night from about Nov to March, with a week off every month or so and two when I think something is coming on - like now!
It is supposed to work by stimulating your immune system to tackle the bugs.
Well said Dean, and pretty much what I was trying to get at last night!
My PBs have all improved over the life of this thread, and that is largely down to learning ideas and getting inspiration from everyone - especially you blindingly fast boys! The main things that have changed are a switch from tempo runs to reps, which I never did before. I am also (believe it or not!) far more sensible about injury management and prevention, including proper warming up and stretching.
Good mile reps SG given the wind this morning!
8M xc for me and that wind sure was fierce! Felt nauseous the whole way round. This may just have been starting much later than normal for a pre-breakfast run.
Iron - get some Echinacea down yer and get better!
Made me laugh though Dachs (though I swear I never thought of only fools and horses )
Welcome back Stevie See!!
Ric - not sure what you were getting at there? I could be wrong, but it certainly looked like a dig!
In response to what seemed like a genuine question from Dean, and whilst not quite on the thread for the full five years, yes I'm still getting PBs and still intend to grab some more before I accept a gradual decline - albeit against a relatively low base, but with increasing difficulty and fighting the ageing process!
To a very large extent, that continued progression is down to this thread, so I for one am grateful for it and for SG starting it and that, one way or another, it keeps going!
Many, many PBs have been reported here and they continue to flood in as a result of individual determination and hard work but also as a result of everyone exchanging and debating views and training tips, but mostly from supporting and encouraging each other.