Cal, my 10k last Saturday was a runthrough event. Really well organised and friendly events from the couple I've done. Best of luck!
Hazel, I have a theory nicked off a friend who is an ex elite marathoner, that as long as it's all above the neck, running helps expel a cold due to the sweating and snotting... it almost always works for me- except on those times where I've convinced myself that I haven't got a cough when I have really....
So I did an easy 4 miles yesterday in the forest, which was icy and pretty. Then 10 miles this morning with a friend, also icy and not so pretty as we were on the roads, but there was a stretch along the River Lee, which is completely frozen over..
Did LOTS of sweating and snotting and feel a bit less snotty now. My lucky friend!
Thanks Cal and Hazel for the kind words. The house will remain freezing for a week as boiler needs replacing and install affects granny flat / building work. So it's a rather depressing scenario of electric fan heaters, hot water bottles and many clothes. Things a bit more settled with oldies for now I hope...
Hazel, loving your snowy runs
Cal, which 10k are you doing?
Me- I did 7 miles pacey last night with the club. Cheered me up a little. Planning on a progression run later too, although I have a cold so will see how I feel
Nice running, and tea drinking.. Hazel- don't blame you!!
Great miles Cal, JT
Me- having a hell of a week- stepdad is unwell and has gone into short term residential, mum needing more care than usual. Our granny flat is coming along well but needs to get finished now as it's very hard driving over there every evening after work and their house is not adapted.. Also in wonderful, timing our boiler's died, so the house is an ice box So as a result, I've only got out once, on Tuesday at 6.30 am- bit later than usual- and cos I was so tired / pushed for time before work, I only managed warm up, 3 x 1k, warm down.
Hoping to get out later, depending on mum
BTW silver lining of this every so shit week is that 10k race i did on Saturday- I was the first in my category! (there were only 9 of us in V40 but still....)
Me- I actually chickened out of my Thursday run as the snow turned into sleet and I do the Thursday one from work, so have to sit in my (freezing) running gear doing my marking at my desk afterwards. Still, I felt like a right wuss!
Yesterday was a swim- 2k- which is further than usual. Saving my legs for today's 10k race at Hackney's Victoria park- flat as a pancake. Garmin time was 52.49 so hopefully still sub 53 when I get my official time. I'm really happy with that as I'm not race fit at the moment. Although it's nearly two minutes slower than my PB of 51 mins, set a few years ago also at Vicky park, I was super fit then and nearly a lighter. So I'm thinking if I can ease off the food and wine, I *could* be on for a respectable time in March's HM.