Good going. 7.2 miles is quite a long distance for a x country. Do you wear spikes. I believe they help. But I have no experience of racing x country at all.
Have you followed the FODMAP duet? Researched at Monash University and taken up by Kings College here in London. All NHS dieticians are trained to help people with IBS who may be helped by taking the FODMAP route. Although on the whole Dr's are not aware of it at all!
Take a look at the above link. The chart is not complete and may have changed a little since it was first made. Having been diagnosed with a fermenting carbohydrate problem I have an app on my iPad which is very useful.
Another link http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/dns/projects/fodmaps/index.aspx
A 4:1 walk/run for 4.44 miles, 38.05 mins, av pace 8.44 mm, av HR 137
Hope to run again next Saturday but I am not confident I will have time!
I meant to comment on your fear of falling when running. I couldn't agree with you more. I have tripped many a time and each time, as I get older, the hurt from the fall is distinctly more horrible and scary.
I had a strong picture of you sorting out your running gear and you made me giggle once again! I have to say that when racing a 5k I don't wear too much. I dislike racing with my legs covered, by that I think I mean my knees, I feel restricted. I get far too hot with a hat on, but then I most likely have a little more hair than you do! I most certainly wouldn't wear a jacket, I would get too hot within 10 mins of the race. I would wear a long sleeved thin top with shorts. But what is essential for me is gloves. My hands get very cold very easily. I will warm up with full gear on though! And will moan on the start line about being cold but as soon as the gun goes I forget about the cold as long as my hands are covered! I, too, have problems digesting carbs and sugars, hence why I am better racing at the shorter distances.
Your race sounded fun and you did well. it's all there waiting to come out in the right conditions,
Thank you very much for the 2 books you recommended, I have ordered the Matt F one as I like his books but didn't know that he had written yet another one! Sounds right up our street I will give Steve's a miss, it sounds far too technical for me! Do you think the losing a RW post has anything to do with incompatibility between our iPad and RW website. Because I use an iPad too, as you know?
I did run/walk earlier in the week, think it was Saturday , I covered 6.2 miles at around 10.15 mm, av HR low, can't remember the figures! After standing in the cold, singing at Leeds Castle the previous day found my legs stiff and tired. But we had a Brilliant day.
Yesterday singing at Chatwell was also cold but there were glimpses of the sunshine which made it feel a bit warmer. I hope to run later this morning if I get all my jobs done! It will be the last run until next weekend.
We are off tomorrow with the choir to Southampton and then will board the Queen Elizabeth. We are not cruise people but thought we would give it a try, the cruise is only 3 nights long. We are sailing to Zeebrugge and on Thursday we are singing st Bruges Christmas Market. We are also singing on the boat on Wednesday,.
I haven't packed yet, but have 2 lovely cocktail dresses borrowed from my daughter, and a very glamorous beaded long dress borrowed from a friend. It is absolutely fab. I feel a million dollars in it. I am feeling very, very excited
We thought about running on the deck of the ship but decided, too much luggage, not really time to do so due to rehearsals, could be very cold and wet. It will be nice to just enjoy