Hello my fellow snow-runners!
You know, I was getting really fired up for running again. Then spring was cancelled, snow and ice everywhere, no way I could run in that without either getting lost in a snow drift or slipping and breaking every bone in my body. So - it's probably 10 days or so since I last ran.
However, today was the day. It wasn't too cold, that is to say, not as cold as last week, it wasn't raining, so off I went. Did I mention the last few runs I've done "unplugged". I don't run "naked" as I don't want to scare people off I decided that I wasn't going to chance the towpath, as it was probably a muddy nightmare, so I did a short route on the local hills/roads again. I thought I was going OK, then a lady who looked older than me overtook me at quite some speed. Oh well! I'm not running to compete with her, I'm running for me. And you lot! I just continued plodding.
I had a thought. I think the last few runs I've been more out of breath than usual, but for some reason it never occurred to me to slow down. I've been nagged to death by Oldfloss and Sadie-runs about this, I've nagged many others about it, so why oh why was I not slowing down? So - I did. And the difference was incredible. I know this stuff, I do, but like all of us, I sometimes just need a reminder.
In conclusion, I finished the run with the tank not yet empty as it were, still able to breathe, and it felt fantastic.
Enjoy your running everyone, don't be an idiot like me and go too fast, despite knowing better