Try a rest day or 2, or are you on another must run every day regime.
The problem is that I feel fine when I go for an steady run but as soon as I try and put some effort in nothing happens except a lot of snot appears. I'll get over it eventually.
By the way, I'm really jealous of you and Jethro being able to run in the Borders XC League. We don't have anything like that in the west.
Because what you really need is to run more races per year! :-)
I'm broken too much of the time even without racing :-(
I don't think I run fast enough to break myself!
Not fast enough...yeah right!
I've done two O races since June and have been injured for most of the last three months. Other than a handful of parkruns I've done no straight running races in the last decade, and I've spent a lot of that time out of action. Maybe DonP and Steve "parkrun warm up for WOC sprint" Wilson have the right idea after all.
I'm not a fast runner. When I look at the real top runners in the club such as the Hawkins brothers, Hayley Haining, Gemma Rankin etc, they run so fast that they put their bodies under such strain that they break regularly. My asthma prevents me from completely trashing my body so it breaks.
...and of course having lots of persistent colds isn't a sign of being broken, just in a slightly less mechanical way....