Having a bit of a freakish weather day in Glasgow today. Arriving at Garsube some the runners were commenting on their car temperature gage showing 12/13 degrees. Of course, I wasn't really aware of the effect it would have until about two miles in to the club's six miles steady. For once I was actually welcoming the wind.
Tried to keep the pack together in a steady pace - secretly because I was knackered from last nights' session and feared they would run me into the ground. There were three gals and three guys out in our group. I had to reign in a couple of the guys. You know what it's like, one guy pulls away, the other chases, the next gets competitive too...and before we know it we're racing along the street. Not a chance. Not on my shift. My stomach was in agony again tonight (for about the 10th day this year!) so the last few miles were tough. I'm working on a process of elimination to find out if there's a certain food that affects my stomach. So far I've narrowed it down to fruit and coffee. Of course, my two great loves are fruit (especially apples) and coffee. Hey ho, at least I'm OK with red wine and porridge. Phew.
Run tonight was top gate, Anniesland, GWR, Highburgh, Byres, GWR, Dorchester, Scaethorn, Maryhill and home. 6.38 miles in 55.23.
Steady pace splits as follows: 9.10, 8.32, 8.33, 8.27, 8.48, 8.56 (average 8.42)