I always take tissues with me Keith, as Like you I get a runny nose quite quickly and theres nothing worse than having to sniff it back up all the way through your run. I have been experiencing the same as you recently with regards to the cold effecting my breathing, I thought at first I had a cold but a friend said it was more likely to be the cold and me not being used to running in that type of weather. I just did my 1st 10k in Edinburgh at the begining of this month and loved every minute of it, it was REALLY cold and my feet were frozen as there is a lot of hanging about so remember to try and keep your toes wiggiling as running with frozen feet is a weird feeling , it passes quite quickly though. I've been looking for cosier clothes aswell as i'm not gunna let the weather put me off, like you theres to much hard work gone into it.
So, the very best of luck for next month, im wel jel, you'll love it, dnt worry about your breathing(this'll just make it worse)just pace yourself and listen to your body and most of all ENJOY it.
well I've been trying to take smaller steps and concentrate on not heel striking for that reason, and striking midfoot instead. I think my issue has been caused by a combination of concrete running and increasing my distance, i've been doing from 5 to 8k in the past couple of weeks. Where I live there arent many areas of grass to run on of any distance anyway but thank you for your help. There is a shop in town that specialises in running shoes so im gunna go in there and have a chat and see about new shoes aswell.
My leg isnt so sore now as i've spent a good chunk of the day with it elevated and iced, so I figure if I keep this up for the next few days I should be good to go next week.
yh will do. Thats exactly how I was yesterday, because it was so sore so quickly I was paniking I wasnt going to manage the run. I had all sorts of nonsense going on in my head, stress fractures A and E and even crutches(thats me over the back tho ) so you and another runfan on here have put my mind at rest and for tht Im eternally grateful lol xxxxx
Sarah, ure a star!! Thank you so much. My pain isnt so bad today as I've taken alot of advice Ive gotten from here and friends who run, rest, ice, and elevation so far, I'll try the compression with a tubigrip tonight.