How can I after 9 years of running be writing a post on what not to do when running in the winter based on mistakes I made today? You would have thought I would know by now, just backs up what I already suspect which is that I am a slow learner!
DON’T go for an interval run an hour earlier than last week without taking a torch, the back lane has no lights and at 5:45 am it was like the black hole of Calcutta.
DON’Ttry to run intervals, using the Garmin as a measure once you abandon the lane in favour of the lit housing estate, whilst wearing a normal watch as every time you click start and head off like a bat out of hell the watch will turn the Garmin off, leading to despair when you check the distance to find according to the GPS watch you have run for .2 of a mile not the .25 you need too.
DON’Tget stressed and call the run off and go home for a cup of tea. (Actually it was the best thing to do)
DON’Tgo to running group for the first time in ages on the coldest night ever without a handkerchief-sniffing so unattractive.
DON’Tforget your gloves on the coldest night.
DON’Tforget to check your torch works before turning up at running group with one that does not work
Tomorrow looks like it will be as cold I will re read this before I head out, to prevent myself from making the same mistakes two days in a row.