massively chesty cough going on :( had swollen glands since wednesday so not altogether surprised. annoying that it's just been a rubbish week of training already though :( tucked up in bed all day & feeling better for it, so fingers crossed I can get back to normal soon!
Running race 37:54  8.0 km (4:44 / km) +150m4:20 / km shoes: X Talon 212
Nationals. Never seen so much mud in all my life! Sliding everywhere in trail shoes. Was a really cool experience, I just wish I wasn't so average haha. Also felt awful the whole way round - not sure if that's just because I was trying so hard or if I really was having an off day. Felt disproportionately hard work either way! A bit disappointed but I'll get stronger and hopefully come back and actually enjoy this next year.
Cool GoPro video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdchQYltGF4
sports massage - yulia's happy I listened to her haha & says I'm fine to race this weekend. whoop whoop. although she banned me from going jogging this evening & said it's better to wait until the day after a massage to train again. good chance to sort out the rest of my life instead!
foot doing much better after a horrendously painful massage - the muscles are super contracted and won't relax for some reason & that's inflamed the tendon a wee bit. got an awesome mini foam roller for my foot which hurts like hell but is really effective. should all ease up again soon.
feel like i've been punched in the stomach after yesterday's ab circuit! weights were a tough shout
fun :) 45mins hard effort, powering out some tempo tracks