Hi Andy, yup, the Colchester harriers which I think would be the right one for me starts their Tuesday and Thursday training sessions at 630... I usually don't get to Colchester station until 7pm. If I worked in Colchester that would probably be plenty of time to go home and have a snack before going out. Parkrun is certainly helping to make me feel more a part of the running community here, so I know a bunch of them even if I can't join the club just yet.
unfortunately the track isn't available to the public at other times as its owned by the army, so it's their exclusive use the rest of the time, still, it's a facility I'd love to be able to use...
Hey hey, thanks for the welcomes everyone! Unfortunately, I haven't run at all this week- horrible head cold and want to save it for my 10k on Monday.
Ikle, I've just done a nutrition course and you're right vit D is certainly something those of us living so far away from sunshine could need to supplement. I take it myself fairly regularly now - personally think my cold is down to not having taken it for a few days in the last couple of weeks!
Sarah, Andy, I know you're both right about the club! My problem is that both the local ones have the same problem of starting their training a bit early for me to get back from London in time wihtout being in a rush having not eaten. I've looked at others that are less track focussed, and although some of them start their training a bit later, they are more of a drive away, so I have the same problem. I did used to be part of one of the Colchester althletics clubs when i was kneehigh to a grasshopper... I was particularly good at the standing long jump then (rather like grasshoppers are )
Sounds like you did an awesome speed session!!!
I've done no training since Sunday. Had a weird throaty cold think started on Sunday night, so had Monday and Tuesday off- was gonna go for a run last night as I was starting to feel better, then I just couldn't stop coughing... bleurgh,- so went for the blue inhaler that seemed to help!
I'm meant to do a mile race on Sunday and the 10k on Monday, but given this week, I think I should forgo the mile- its not like I've done any training for it anyway, and just go for the 10k, just to see if I can beat my pb, if only by a second!