London Week 6 - Colds, carbs and canines

Well it had to happen... the first run missed, not run, didn't walk it, just flumped...

Yup, I flumped... I woke up the day before with a headache, and as the day progressed felt the mild drippyness of the nose and a drying of my throat... Brilliant, a cold...

Fortunately, it wasn't a bad one. Fortunately, I've been here before - lob carbs down my throat take paracetamol for a couple of days, take an extra day to recover...

The good news is I missed 10km, a single run out of the 18 I should've done. Not too bad then...

The runs themselves have been good & solid, a gentle 5 km on Tuesday...


And then my first race of the year... a firm favourite... the Mad Dog in its 4th iteration: The Good, The Bad and the Pugly!  The wind was against us - for 4 of the first 5km... My splits were a 35 min first 5 and a 31 min second.  It was like running into a wall, continually...



My fifth fastest 5km, in these conditions... I'm a happy me:-)  The opera singer, salsa drummers, bands and marshals all deserve a HUGE thank you, I was a bit nippy and I was moving moderately fast.

And to the victor the spoils...

 
 
 
Next week is painful, too many meetings and too much travel to count, so the shoes are packed...

TTFN

Paul

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