I'm very grumpy - on yesterday's LSR, I got sudden pain in my calf and pulled up. It is still sore today, but thankfully purely muscular so shouldn't be long to recover. I was thinking earlier in the run that I must get some new shoes as these were feeling distinctly worn - and then a more-or-less immediate consequence.
Ironically it seems more cost effective to get a few pairs sent from Start Fitness than it does to buy locally here. Let's hope they actually turn up.
I am however somewhat relieved of my grumpiness by reading that others have actually done some good running/swimming/cycling/otherwise exercising without hurting themselves. Well done.
I ran in the urban bush this lunchtime - between the university, railway, dam, waterworks and airfield - there is a dirt road through a 50meter wide strip of bush. Got a nasty shock when I felt a bite at the back of my calf - snake, rabid meerkat or nasty insect were what came to mind. Relieved it was just a loose bit of acacia thorn I had stepped on that swung up to my calf.
I have had 2 different responses to the UP. 2013 left me very very flat and tired for months after (as well I picked up periostitis). Here I trained at very high volume, raced the race and collapsed at 4km to go in 32C heat.
2015 I ran 1.5 hours slower, off limited training and I think the temp got up to 26-28C or so - I also walked more, but tempo ran the last 10-11 miles to get a bronze after getting eaten by the 11:30 bus. This year I was sufficiently recovered to run again in about 2 weeks and feel no ill effects (maybe I didn't go hard enough). But, I did get a regression of the flu I had had the week before. I am training specifically for 10 km at the moment which is going well so far and also put in a very nice off-schedule 20 miler.
So I think the recovery seems to be factored on multiple thing - training volume, walking in the race, run speed in the race relative to training pace, reaction to heat on the day.
Session done - 5x2km at 10km to 5km pace. Wanted sub4:20 per km and they all came out in the range 4:17 to 4:06 so happy with that. The sessions are definitely getting harder week by week though - still I'm getting fitter. Onwards and upwards.
Not sure about London OO - I thought the modern trend was for kids to move back in with their parents after graduation.