Well after a great start to January, it was bound to happen at some point. I've been slapped with the cold/feeling cack stick, so much so that I'm going to give tonight's run a miss and hope I'm feeling better so that I can either get out tomorrow night or at the weekend. I'm pretty paranoid as it was about this time last year that picked up a nasty bout of pneumonia, so being fit/well enough to run is paramount.
It looks (on the Strava group) like everyone's training is going well, keep it up! Hopefully I'll only be sidelined for a day or two!
My other half bought me an ultra vest for Xmas and I've been using this on my LSR's to stay hydrated and I must say it's working for me. I didn't use to take any water with me and would really struggle once back to re-hydrate properly (headaches etc.), I use the Salomon soft flasks with SIS electrolytes and I feel much better during and post run. I also take gels on my long runs as I go out without any breakfast.
Looking forward to a windy, wet and then cold 15 miler into the hills tomorrow, there's no dodging the weather like last week!
Has anyone else entered any marathons etc. beyond Manchester? I need things in my calendar to keep my focus so this morning I have entered the Gritstone Grind in September which is a 34 mile (mini?) ultra that runs the length of the Gritstone Trail through the western Peak District. I've never run this far and have no idea what it will feel like as i don't intend to run it at marathon pace (there is a generous 11 hour cut off), anyone else gone longer than the 26.2, any tips?
Struggled with a 9 mile run last night, legs were still tired from Sundays 15 miles. Looking forward to a night off tonight and some foam rolling and hopefully I'll be suitably refreshed for Wednesday night run.
My other half runs but we only run together every now and again due to young children. I think running together is a really nice thing to do and I'm sure as our kids get older we'll do more of it. We're both doing Wilmslow in March, I'll start with her and then wait for her a the finish.
I hope everyone had a good Christmas with plenty of festive running.
I've been broadly following the P&D plan in terms of mileage but not so much the session detail i.e. on NYE rather than do an 8m threshold I opted for a good 8m cross country / trail run instead. While off work I've focused on just enjoying my running and running in places I love (the hills). I opted out of a recovery this morning as I've a slight calf niggle and want to be ok for tomorrows 14 miles. Next week its head down and follow the plan as closely as possible.