Hi Helen, are you sure it's early menopause? Earlier this year my running became crap despite training, I had some rather unpleasant hormone related symptoms and self diagnosed an early menopause. Things got worse and I saw my GP and she diagnosed something else entirely, at 41 she thought I was too young for menopausal symptoms. Like Screama says ask your doctor.
Hi Lit, I'm not doing the first relay, not sure anyone from my club is…we tend to do the 3 East District League races and the nationals (even tho we are slow) I should really do some more xc this season just to make up the numbers. My technique is to stand still and look for something to hold on to when going downhill, it's not a winning formula!
DT xc starts in 2 weeks up here too but it could be a mud bath!