- I gave up smoking in April 2006 and started running in August 2006. I completed a race for life in 2007 and again in 2008. I completed my first 10km in September 2008, 10 mile in November 2008, 1/2 marathon in 2009,marathon 2010, ultra 2011 Olympic triathlon 2011 and Iron distance triathlon in 2012. 2013 I would like to run 2013 miles over the year I am raising funds IN MY DADS NAME for British Lung Foundation. I'll never be the fastest, but I'm determined and I love to race.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
#Janathon day 14, Chubby rub :-(
Got up early because I wanted to do at least 15 miles. I knew it was cold and was worried about slippy surfaces. Fortunately it was very dry so no ice. The sky was clear and there was salt in the air as gritters passed.it had the makings of a good run. I had a varied route of hills and flat, town and country. Keeping the pace down was not an issue today, I kept my heart rate in zone 2, the only time my Garmin buzzed for high heartrate was going up hill so I ignored it then. I am a hot runner. I like winter running because I overheat in summer but today I was cold through to the bone for the whole run. Wish Id put gloves and a thermal on. When I got home it took ages to warm up enough befote I could get in the bath. And even when I did get in, the water cooled quick when I put my cold body in it. It was very stingy getting in the bath because wearing running tights that are now too large meant they had chaffed my inner thighs otherwise known as Chubby Rub. Anyone who has had this issue will appreciate how painful getting in a bath can be. Best thing for chubby rub is germaline. Sorts it in no time. Need to chuck those running tights out. Managed 16.62 miles in 3 hr 14 min. Very happy. That is 5:14 marathon pace.