In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Off-road running||5|| 4:23:00|| 22.5||(11:41)|| 36.21||(7:16)|
| ||XC / road / hill race||1|| 35:00|| 4.5||(7:47)|| 7.24||(4:50)|
| ||Total||6|| 4:58:00|| 27.0||(11:02)|| 43.45||(6:51)|
Off-road running 40:00  3.5 mi (11:26 / mi)
To work from nursery. Actually pretty icy and snowy today. 30 summits in 30 days done. I felt amazing after the end of this last year. This year I feel terrible. Been ill for so much of it, esp the past few weeks. Felt a flicker of energy this morning, but maybe it was just excitement at this being the last day for a while.
I’m not sure which is better physically and mentally. If I hadn’t been ploughing on with the challenge there is no way I’d have run a step in the past fortnight. So it’s good to get out. But so many evenings I just feel like I am dying a bit. So exhausted. Continual low grade fever. Cough and mucus. Anyway, back to the GP in a week or so and I might get some blood tests.
Mulling a Marcothon.
Off-road running 45:00  4.0 mi (11:15 / mi)
Home from work. Cold. Ill. Felt less shite at the top of AS than I did at work so that’s all good.
Off-road running 38:00  3.3 mi (11:31 / mi)
Another ill day. I might just say when I’m not ill rather than saying the same thing all the time. Up AS. I might just say when I have t gone up AS rather than saying the same thing all the time. It was very sloppy. I might just…
Off-road running 35:00  3.0 mi (11:40 / mi)
Too tired to work out the logistics of getting to work so I just wfh and ran up as after dropping Bertie off at nursery. The moon looked massive this morning!
Off-road running 45:00  3.2 mi (14:04 / mi)
And went up after work again to make up for it being a physical impossibility after the race yesterday. It was lashing it down, really greasy rocks and mud. Sleeting at the top. Had the place to myself tho!
XC / road / hill race 35:00  4.5 mi (7:47 / mi)
Ill still but not as ill as yesterday. Jogged around this slowly from the start. Didn’t feel the need to pick up at any point. Very much just getting a counter in the bag territory. Legs felt strangely heavy. Feetfrozen. The amount of times I’ve run Peebles with a cold is unbelievable.
Then a nice lunch out at the Tontine with the trotters, where my frozen feet stated to defrost, and my frostbite from years ago rose its ugly head again. The pain recurs. It’s really weird. Excruciating feet for the rest of the day. Really excruciating. It’s like when you get really bad chill blanes where the pain usually eases after 5 mins but instead the pain doesn’t ease.
Off-road running 1:00:00  5.5 mi (10:55 / mi)
My cold is worse than ever so this was a slow jog down to Calton hill to join an HBT outing. Setting off we did a pub then the summit then down to the Brass Monkeys Grange where I had a pint then jogged down the road via a butchers for pies.
Felt predictably rough the rest of the day.
The HBT jaunt went on to Blackford, pub, Braids, pub, all the hills of the Pentland skyline with pubs inc the Gray Horse in Balerno which is quite the diversion, then craiglockgart hill, corstorphine, castle and back toCalton. 10pubs, 42 miles and skyline and 7 hills combo.
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