Weeks 3 and 4 of the Hanson’s Marathon Method

Last week was my fourth week following the Hanson’s Marathon Method* training plan.  Although I’m trying to slot in my runs as best as possible I haven’t stuck strictly to the plan, tweaking it in a few places from time to time as required.  My return to work with a young baby and house improvements still to be made has meant that these first few weeks of the plan needed to be fairly flexible to fit around my schedule.  Once school finishes for me at the end of July then training should become a little easier to slot in though.  (Hopefully!)

The main structure of my training week comes from the book, and I try to follow all advice given from within the pages, with all my paces based on a 4h 15m marathon finish time.  (I am aiming for a sub 4h 30m marathon in October.)

Week 3 planned: (5 runs)
Monday – Off (extra rest day as racing the following day)
Tuesday – Weedon 10k (run to heart rate – 170bpm)
Wednesday – 6m trail run with friends
Thursday – 6x 800m with 400m recovery
Friday – Off
Saturday – 3m easy, followed by parkrun (10:50-11:40mm)
Sunday – 8m easy (10:50-11:40mm)

Week 3 actual: (3 runs)
Monday – Off
Tuesday – Weedon 10k
I accidentally picked up my old heart rate monitor as I madly rushed out of the door.  Old, as in it no longer sends my heart rate data to my watch and so, despite planning to run to heart rate for the race I ended up needing to run on feel once again.  Weedon 10k is a ridiculously hilly course, with two particularly big hills at miles 2.5 and 4.5.  Luckily the race finishes with a long downhill, but the first proper hill of the event really took it out of me for the rest of the run!
Total time: 61:22, which I was happy with on such a hilly course!

Weedon 10k(Photo by Barry Cornelius of Oxon Races.)

Wednesday – 6.19m trail run (12:43mm)
Pace includes all stops and stile climbs!
Thursday – Off
I just did not have the energy or drive to get out for speedwork on Thursday evening.  I replaced speedwork with a two hour nap once Dan returned home from work.  That nap did me wonders.
Friday – Off
Saturday – 2.07m easy (10:45mm), followed by parkrun (28m 53s), then 0.69m easy (10:59mm)
I headed to Huntingdon parkrun on the Saturday, slotted in a warmup and then a cooldown to try and get in some extra miles.
I really want to continue attending parkrun throughout marathon training, but I really struggle to keep the pace consistently easy at parkrun at the moment unless I have somebody to chat to.  I feel like I am constantly battling with myself to not end up racing against previous times I’ve run.  This week I ran parkrun at 9:10mm pace, which is way too fast for my prescribed easy pace of 10:50-11:40mm, and definitely wouldn’t have done my legs any favours.
Sunday – Off
On Sunday I headed to Norfolk for the day with Dan and Oscar to see my parents.  We ended up setting off from Norfolk to return home again a little later than originally planned.  That, combined with a diversion on the way home meant that we didn’t arrive back in Northamptonshire until fairly late, with washing still to be washed and bags still to be packed for the following day.  I felt like I’d already had a fairly rubbish week of training, and so skipped the workout.  (Which I obviously immediately regretted as soon as I got into bed.)
Next week is another week…

Week 4 planned: (5 runs)
Monday – Off (extra rest day as targeting a race the following day)
Tuesday – Milton Keynes 10k (run to heart rate – 165bpm)
Wednesday – 7m trail run with friends
Thursday – 5x 1k with 400m recovery
Friday – Off
Saturday – 3m easy, followed by parkrun (10:50-11:40mm)
Sunday – 12m long (10:29mm)

Week 4 actual: (5 runs)
Monday – 5.19m (11:24mm)
Tuesday – Milton Keynes 10k (run to heart rate – 163bpm average)
PB, PB, PB!!!  I didn’t want to all out announce it beforehand, but I was fairly confident that I would be capable of PBing at Milton Keynes on the Tuesday night.  All the recent extra runs I’ve been fitting in and base building at slower paces has seen my running improve.  My running was set at 8:xx pace for quite a lot of the time that I stuck to my 165bpm goal.  I would never have believed how easy 8:30-9mm pace could feel over a 10k distance this time last year!  My previous 10k PB had also been set at Milton Keynes 10k, two years earlier.  That time I had PBd by 8 seconds, and was ecstatic on the night.  So – imagine my beaming smile last Tuesday evening when I crossed the line in 56m 40s – giving me a PB of nearly two minutes!

MK 10k with Margaret Wednesday – 6.93m trail run (11:48mm)
Thursday – Off
I start off with such good intentions at the beginning of the week, but by the time Thursday rolls round often all I want to do is curl up on the couch and sleep.  This Thursday involved housework until 11pm though.  Boo. :(
Friday – Off
Saturday – Off – we headed to Dan’s parents in Wolverhampton on the Saturday and so it ended up being a rush in the morning to get round in time.  Dan had left his car in Northampton following a work night out on the Friday, so I had to load Oscar up and drop Dan off to pick his car back up again before we headed to the Midlands.  Had Northampton parkrun been on in the morning, all would be fine and I could have slotted my run in, but as it was, the Racecourse where Northampton parkrun is held was being used for something else, so no run was had. :(
Sunday – 5.86m with Oscar in the buggy (12:46mm) AM, 8.05m (11:02mm) PM
The AM run was a substitute for missing the Saturday run, and the PM run was a shortened version of Sunday’s run.  Although annoyingly, heading out in a rush I didn’t check my training plan properly and missed that it was supposed to be run as a ‘long run’ rather than an ‘easy run’, and I should have run at a pace 30 seconds quicker per mile than I did.  Never mind, – can’t win them all!

How was it this sunny already at 7:30am on my run this morning?! #buggyrunning #stanwicklakes #10k

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So weeks 3 and 4 complete now.  My biggest challenge is keeping the momentum going by a Thursday evening, especially as that is a speedwork night and one that I should not really be missing.  I have been racing for the past few weeks though which luckily does keep my legs ticking over, but the East Midlands Grand Prix series has finished now, with Milton Keynes being the last race of the series, so I am on my own again!

My second biggest challenge is keeping the pace slow and steady at parkruns.  It is so, so easy to get carried away and drawn along by everybody else at parkrun.  I can easily zone out and happily run my easy runs at 10:50-11:40mm on my own back at home, but when there are people around, it instantly becomes so much more difficult to do and I end up running too hard on what should be an easy run day.  I plan on getting some parkrun tourism in over the Summer and hopefully I will feel less pressured to run hard on unknown courses with people around who I do not know.

My easy runs are definitely paying off, and are absolutely not ‘junk miles’ as proven by this week’s PB!  Whenever I think about how much effort it is to get out late at night (when my runs so often are nowadays – seriously, if you follow me on Strava you will see that the majority of my runs are 9-10pm!) I look at how much my running has improved and how much easier it is to hit faster paces than it initially was and it gives me that extra little bit of incentive to get out there.

Do you find it difficult to run ‘easy’ runs as slowly as prescribed?
What time of day do you tend to head out for a run?

Plans for 2017

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed time off with family and friends.

I love the Christmas holidays. It always feels like the first week is a mad rush with the lead up to Christmas, with the second week then nice and relaxed; catching up with friends, lots of trail runs and playing with all the gifts we got for Christmas.

2017 running calendar

With a new year always comes new resolutions.  The madness of Christmas helps to instil a desire to get back into regular eating, healthy living and an organised way of life.

Several of the goals I set myself for 2016 were unachievable due to my pregnancy:

  • Fit in some double days of running

  • Slot in a midweek long run as well as a weekend long run each week

  • Run a marathon distance at least every 4-6 weeks

  • Get started with some regular core work

When I discovered I was pregnant at the start of the year I knew I needed to be sensible if I wanted to be able to continue running throughout and so scaled back my running distance wise and speed wise.  Core work was out of the question.

  • Continue to run parkrun as often as possible

Finally, a goal I could, and did achieve. I ran 26 parkruns throughout 2016. They started out as tempo runs at the beginning of the year and became chatty social runs towards the end as Oscar grew bigger and bigger in my belly.  I got in lots of parkrun tourism and finished the year having run eleven different events in total.

I also set some non-running related goals for 2016:

  • Purchase a second house

  • Get into a more regular posting schedule on the blog

  • Meal plan every week during term time

  • Stay on top of housework

Again, some of these were affected by the pregnancy.  (They really weren’t joking when they said having a baby changes your life forever!)

  • Rather than purchase a second house we put all our money in the pot so that we were able to improve the one we had bought the year before, ready for when Oscar arrived. (Or not ready, as the case may be!)  As I type there are currently two plasterers upstairs in the bedroom boarding our ceilings.  Dan and my Dad also fitted a new kitchen and bathroom for us this year.(Tips to keep your bathroom free from mould).New kitchen(Still requiring a paint job, new light fittings and plinths, but it’s definitely getting there now!)  Buying a second property is still on my wish list, but it will just take a little longer to save up for now.
  • The early days of pregnancy left me feeling so tired that I wasn’t able to do anything but head straight for bed after work in the evenings, leaving my blog posts few and far between.  By the Summer I managed to post much more frequently again, but since Oscar’s arrival it’s been hard to find the time to sit down and spew out blog posts like I once did.  I’m such a perfectionist that it often takes me a couple of hours per blog post, and I like to write them in one go, uninterrupted.  Something which nobody seems to have told my child yet!  I want to get back to blogging regularly again, and I’ve sooo missed having the time to read blogs of friends these past few months.  It’s something I’d like to schedule in to the week so that I definitely make time for it again this year.
  • Meal planning was much better this year and I was chuffed that I’d managed to prepare for the early baby days by holding a couple of batch cooking days at the end of the Summer.
  • I have been so much better with the housework.  Now that I’m off on maternity leave it’s much easier to keep on top of, but even before that I didn’t do too badly at making sure the house was usually in a fairly respectable state if anybody dropped by (despite living in what seems like a permanent state of unfinishedness!)

I have high hopes for 2017.

Now that I’m no longer pregnant and *touch wood* currently not injured, I am back on the running bandwagon.  (Obviously!)  The long term goal is still to run a 100 mile race, although the SDW100 is no longer on the cards for June.  (Probably a little too soon!)  I shall see how my return to running goes over the next few months before committing to a 100 miler though.  I haven’t set any ‘time’ goals as such for this year as again, I need to assess how my return goes first of all.  Seven weeks back though and I’m feeling strong and happy.  As long as I remain sensible and build the mileage slowly, I’m hoping I shouldn’t have too many problems.
Running goals for 2017 as follows:

  • Achieve 100 parkruns and order my black parkrun t-shirt

    I’m currently sat at 67 parkruns, (that’s including having run two on New Year’s Day) so would have to run 33 this year.  A number I definitely think I am capable of.  I ran 24 parkruns in 2015 and 26 in 2016, hitting the 50 parkruns milestone back in April.  I just love the parkrun concept and how it is suitable for everyone, no matter their experience or training aim.My 50th parkrun top

  • Increase my parkrun tourism to twenty different courses

    I WILL get on this leaderboard in 2017!

  • Take my weekly mileage back up to at least 50 miles on average each week

    I know high mileage isn’t for everyone, but I find that I run better on more miles.  Most of my miles tend to be off-road and I feel stronger all round the more time I spend on the trails.  Win-win! 😉

  • Complete at least five more events of marathon distance and above

    One of my long term goals is to become a member of the 100 marathon club.  Between 2013-2015 I ran 10 marathons and 6 ultras from 35m-70m in distance.  I didn’t add any to my total during 2016.  There’s still quite a way to go before I reach the 100 marathon total!  At the moment I only have two events booked in.  The Pembrokeshire marathon in April, and the South Downs Way 50m during the same month.  I will leave it to see how I cope with those before booking anything else in for the Summer.

  • PB at the 5k distance

    Not technically a ‘time’ goal as I haven’t set a time(!)  My current 5k PB is 26:37, set at Northampton parkrun back in the Summer of 2015.  I know I am capable of beating this and plan on doing my very best to get there!

From a non-running perspective there are a few other changes I would like to see this year:

  • Take more pictures with my DSLR

    The quality of pictures taken on my big camera is so much better than those taken on my phone, but it often ends up being a laziness thing.  My phone is usually within reach and doesn’t require setting up before each shot.  The phone may capture the moment but it does so in a much less attractive way.

  • Find an easier way of living

    My life has always been hectic.  I’ve always jumped at every possible opportunity and said yes to anyone who has asked for a favour.  It leads to me frequently feeling worn out, exhausted, stressed and teary.  Looking back across my blog posts from the past few years I can see the points each month where things had built up and gotten too much.  Before Oscar I was getting up at 3-4am some mornings and staying up until gone midnight to make sure that I got all of my work done.  I love teaching, I love my school and I love my job, but I also love running, I love blogging and I love my family.  At the moment I’m not sure how I’m going to fit all of these things in alongside teaching when I return from maternity leave in May.  Dan was recently offered a new job much, much closer to home which, whilst fantastic in the long run, has meant that he will not be able to work from home for the 6 weeks between the May half term and July end of year that I initially return to work before the Summer holidays begin, so we now need to look at childcare arrangements for those weeks.  I won’t be able (or want) to leave Oscar in childcare between 6:30am-6pm, so will have to get into school late for those weeks and leave early, working through the night to keep up with my workload.  It’s not ideal, but I’m yet to work out a way round it.

  • Make more time for my family

    This kind of ties in with the point above.  It’s taken the first few months with Oscar to get into any kind of routine.  In the early days Dan would arrive home from work and I’d hand over the baby so that I may sleep, only to be handed him back when I woke again so that Dan may have a break!  I feel like we know Oscar so much better now but we need to make time and plan our time out as a family of three and also time that Dan and I can spend together without Oscar.

What do you plan on achieving or working towards in 2017?

Aims for 2016

Happy New Year all!  I hope everyone enjoyed seeing the new year in.  We had a quiet one, with Baileys hot chocolates and the building of my first gingerbread house!

Gingerbread house

As many others have already done this week, I am using this post to check in and list my goals for 2016.

In 2015 my goals were:

  1. To run a marathon starting with a 4.
    • Yep, no doubt about it, I ticked this one off the list with my 4:54:08 at Chelmsford in October.
  2. Continue my long runs through the Winter and really focus on running them to heart rate.
    • Looking back, last Winter I headed out for a long run not only at the weekends, but also often for 10 miles on a Friday evening, which I believed helped to strengthen my legs for all of the races I put them through last year.  Running to heart rate helped me to learn more about my own ability and I now find it easier to judge my effort levels even when not wearing my heart rate monitor.
  3. Start running some double day runs.
    • I didn’t really do this.  At all!
  4. Use parkrun to concentrate on getting in some tempo work and try and regain my ability to pace a short distance race.
    • I ran 24 parkruns this year on six different courses, (Northampton, Bedford, Peterborough, Corby, Daventry and Sheringham.) I also managed to smash my PB by 18 seconds in the Summer without ever intending to!
  5. Keep moving throughout the day rather than find myself stuck at my desk for hours on end.
    • Lately I haven’t been checking my step count as religiously as I was at the start of the year, but when I began my new job my steps automatically rose by about 3-4,000 per day without a whole lot of extra thought.  Especially at the start of the year I made a real point of hitting a minimum of 10,000 steps daily and have tried to focus on this again over the past month.
  6. Complete core exercises regularly and some non-running exercise throughout the year.
    • I’ve been pretty rubbish about this one as well.  I did purchase a cross-trainer this year which I used when injured, and I have also been out on several long walks throughout the year, but core work has been pretty poor once again.

So, onto 2016.

SDW100 volunteer confirmationIn fact, before I get onto 2016, I have to let you know my goal for 2017.  You see, people have been asking me what races I have planned for 2016 for a while now and I haven’t really been able to answer.  I just haven’t booked any in.

Actually, as I was reading back through posts on New Year’s Eve whilst putting together my lookback of 2015 I had a little smile to myself.  At the beginning of 2014 I was very adamant that anyone wanting to travel more than 50 miles by foot was completely crazy.  It sounded like such a long way, why would anyone do that?!
Then I started to run longer more and more often and before I knew what was happening, I had run 44 miles at the Conti Lightning Run and found myself entering the 70 mile Grim Reaper for that Summer.

70 miles sounded like an incredibly long way, and it definitely felt it that year.  When I crossed that finish line I was very much done!  Time to get married a few days later (brave move!), and take several weeks off from running over the Summer as I soaked up my wedding, honeymoon and fitting into my new role as a wife.  I was never going further than 70 miles.

Completing a 100 mile event has been in the back of my mind for a little while now, although I was adamant that I would not be fast enough to complete the distance based on my 21 hour time over 70 miles in 2014.
I’m easily swayed!  I knew I needed to improve my speed and learn more about me as a runner before going further, so last year I reluctantly settled to complete the 70 mile event again, but improve my speed.  I concentrated on nutrition and strategy and this time, despite still finding the event challenging, at the same time it felt relatively ‘easy’, like I could have gone on further and I came home as third lady, taking more than 3 hours off my time from the previous year.  I was so incredibly happy and proud that day.

Grim Reaper 70m ultramarathon medal

The last few months I have been speaking to people.  On twitter, on blogs, in real life.  Who has run 100 miles?  How did they find it?  Any advice?  What were different course terrains/elevation like?

In 2017 I want to run the South Downs Way 100.

How do I plan on getting there?  By setting the following targets for 2016…

  1. Trying to fit some double days in during the week.
    • Although I get up at 5:15am for work, I don’t do a huge amount of ‘productive’ stuff before 6am when the hot water kicks in and I can take a shower.  Yeah, I eat breakfast and might tidy up a little but I can eat breakfast in the car on the journey in to work and tidying up can happen in the evenings.  I don’t plan on getting up any earlier, but if I can squeeze in a few 30 minute recovery runs in the morning, they might well wake me up a little better than catching up with Eastenders over breakfast does! 😉
  2. Slotting in a mid-week/Friday night long run again.
    • Last year, Dan and I each had our own cars, so I found it easy to nip back on a Friday evening to join in with runs other club runners were headed on.  This year, it might mean that I end up running from work on a Friday evening whilst waiting for my lift home and just taking a few more books home to mark over the weekend instead.
  3. Running a marathon/ultra distance at least once every 4-6 weeks.
    • And practising running on tired legs the following day.
  4. Continuing to run at parkrun as often as possible.
    • The increased leg turnover I’ve adopted at parkrun has helped me to achieve a quicker easy-pace this year and anything which helps make things feel easier is a win with me!
  5. Regular core work.
    • This is a must this year.

I am not going into this entirely blindly.  I have done my research on courses, and a few other members of my club also plan on being on the starting line in 2017.  I’m not so niave to think I will definitely be there on race day.  Lots of things can happen when you plan seventeen months into the future, but at the same time I don’t want to put life on hold in case something crops up.  I need a goal.  If it doesn’t happen at SDW100 in 2017, then the 100 miles will come at some point in the future and I would like to be ready for it!

Earlier this week I applied to be a marshal on the South Downs Way 100 course in June this year.  Working the course will allow me to speak to runners out there and become more familiar of the course before running it.

My first race of the year has now been booked.  I shall be running the Thames Trot 50 on February 6th.

As well as running, I have a few other goals for the year…

  1. Purchase a second house.
    • This has been a long term goal of mine for quite a while now, to buy a second/third property to rent out and bring in an extra income.  I’ve slowly saved my pennies towards buying a second house and hopefully, early on this year this could become a reality.
  2. Get into a more regular posting schedule on the blog.
    • I’ve found that writing on a Saturday afternoon after parkrun is a great time for me to sit down and write.  Dan is off at football and I feel I can sit back and look at the week.  Towards the end of 2015 I started to get into a more regular schedule and this is something I would like to continue.
  3. Meal plan every week during term time.
    • I eat so much better when I plan out in advance what I am going to eat during the week and am much less inclined to impulse-buy, saving us money in the long run (and hopefully getting to goal #1 even quicker!)
  4. Stay on top of housework.
    • I’m going to try and deep clean one room each weekend and get some general housework done each evening after work.  I don’t understand how people can ever have pristine houses every day of the week.  Dan and I are both out at work for twelve hours a day and after factoring in the time it takes to cook dinner and exercise in the evening, housework is the last thing on my mind in the remaining hour of free time!  I’m going to try and make a real effort this year though.

So, I think I should probably stop there.  Five running goals, four non-running goals and an aim for 2017.

What are your goals for 2016?
Do you make any long term goals?

Shorts and a vest for cross-country

It really doesn’t feel like Christmas is happening this Friday at all.  I think partly because I’ve not had much to do with purchasing Christmas presents this year, and have left all the shopping to Dan.  Mainly though I think the lack of feeling Christmassy is due to the weather!

How is it so warm by the 20th December that when we turned up for the fourth cross-country race of the Three Counties league, the majority of our club were kitted out in vests and shorts?! (With the odd Santa hat here and there to remind ourselves that it was actually Christmas time!)

Letchworth cross-country WDAC turnoutI have pictures from the fourth event a few years back when it snowed the entire race…Three counties XC 2011…that wasn’t the case on Sunday though!

In fact, when I got out at the petrol station wearing just my vest and shorts at 8:30am a bunch of bikers dressed in full Santa outfits said they knew they had gotten the date wrong for their Santa ride!  ‘When was Christmas supposed to be again’?!

There wasn’t a huge turnout from our club at the Letchworth event.  The weekend before Christmas is always a tricky one for numbers, as so many runners have family commitments, or are away/fitting in last minute shopping.  This is the event furthest from our hometown as well, taking nearly an hour to get there.  There was still plenty of people to score for our team though.

Cross-country in a Santa hat

The course itself is five and a half miles long and like many of the other events in the series,- mainly run along wide verges at the edge of fields or along farm tracks.  It is essentially an out and back course, although it loops around a large field at the far end of the out and back so you are not turning directly back on yourself.

Letchworth XC

I was running strong from the start of the race and had placed myself just behind another runner from our club who is faster than me.  I was hoping to hold on to her pace for as long as possible, to give me a focus.  I knew that I did at least have a few years of regular off-road running under my belt to give me an advantage over some.

Letchworth XC

I am not a fan of this picture.  I think it looks like I have been photoshopped on – a giant compared to everyone around me!  My shoulders are too hunched up again as well.  No wonder the top of my back is always stiff after a run.

Even though we hadn’t had a huge amount of rain just lately, it seemed that there were large areas of mud out on the course.  There wasn’t any of the thick mud that clogs up the bottom of your shoes, but plenty of puddles and slippery mud at every turn.  Several times I splashed through puddles, overtaking other runners as they cautiously stepped around the edges of the track.

About a mile and a half in to the race you head through a small wood.  Just before reaching the wood the track narrows to single file.  Coming from wide grass verges there then isn’t a lot of space between the person in front, you, and the person behind.  Not my favourite when it comes to running, as I hate having a choppy stride.  From running the race the previous year, I knew there was a small ditch coming up when inside the wood and from a distance I could see the marshal placed there to warn runners of the obstacle coming up.  The ditch is no more than a foot deep and doesn’t contain water.  It is probably two strides across before you jump back out again.  For some reason this year the club had decided to fill the ditch with twigs and sticks.  Twigs and sticks which pointed from the direction we were running from to the other side of the ditch.  Several runners slowed to tackle the obstacle but I would rather push on and keep going.  The guy in front took his second step in the ditch just as I was jumping down.  His step meant that the twigs and sticks (none of which were very thick) rose up at the front to meet the top of my trainer, digging into the front of my toes and tripping me up.

I barrel-rolled into the ditch, instantly picking myself up and continuing with the race.  A guy from Stopsley Striders who was just behind had offered me his hand, but I was up again before he’d fully extended his reach.  He checked I was OK and I was fine, – just annoyed that I’d lost a couple of places from my fall, and my marker from the club was getting away!

The rest of the race went by without incident.  My splits were: 8:44, 9:42, 9:53, 10:06, 9:29, 9:36 pace (over the final nubbin of 0.46m).  A huge improvement on the previous year when my splits had been 9:22, 10:09, 10:54, 10:46, 10:05, 10:18 pace.

Despite knowing I wouldn’t reach the woman ahead of me on the finish straight and there being no other females close behind, the support of the other WDAC club members on the finish line helped me to kick off for a sprint finish over the line.  Cross-country is scored on position, not time, but it’s nice to finish on a high!

It wasn’t until I crossed the finish line and received a lovely purple bag as reward for taking part in the 100th Three Counties Cross Country race that I looked down and realised how much mud I had picked up from my fall and that I was bleeding.

Mud and blood at cross-countryThe perils of cross-country!  I’ve since discovered a lovely turquoise-coloured bruise on my left arm as well and was a little stiff yesterday, but no real damage done.

I stuck around for a roll and cake at the finish.  The event before Christmas always has Christmas-themed food so there was a great selection of salmon and cucumber, ham and mustard, turkey and cranberry rolls and then amongst the wide selection of cakes there were also some mince pies to be had.

Position: 313/376
Gender position:
88/137

If you fall when out on a run do you pick yourself up and carry on, or do you assess the situation before continuing?