I'm planning hitting three peaks for a sub-3:15 time, be interesting to see what training you're up to. I'm planning on getting some decent length undulating tempoey runs with a big climb or 2 at the end of it - the 2 times I've been done it previous I move better than most up Ingleborough but there's improvements to be had (Sam Watson always goes through me like a train at Hill Inn)
Ooooh! Thats good to hear mate. I've planned my training already (love planning training) so be happy to share ( + learn from your ideas). Not set in stone but wanted to start thinking about how I might tackle it- heading over for a 2 day recce 1st week in April.
Shitting it and excited in equal measures
PS- where in the peak could you replicate the Ingleborough descent?
The inglebugger descent isn't that bad, there's a short rocky bit at the top then it's 5 miles generally gentle downhill, more a case of keeping it smooth and getting through without cramping. The Whernside descent is trickier as it's a steep, pitched flagged path which is slippery when wet. I have taken time out of people there, but also held back and lost a bit but saved my legs for ingleborough. Been thinking of a single I large descent in peak myself and closest I can think is mam tor summit down to mam nick - bit short but steepest pitched path I can think of. Bottom bit of the Ringing Roger zigzags also a possibility.
Thats interesting cheers mate, I'm crap at that kind of descent.
My main training venues were gonna be the fields form hope to Castleton then up/down winnats/ mam Tor and Lose hill for long tempo efforts and then along the track at the back of lady bower for tempo and hills up Win so that should work quite well.
Ill send u the planned dates if u fancy joining me although I'm not very flexible cos of work and childcare/fitting in Hattis training (may try and get her up the duff to make life a little easier).
Shame the skyline clashes with Long Mynd, would have been a good tempo
yeah I was thinking of similar routes. The steep sides of Winnats/Mam Tor will be good for Long Mynd prep as well.
I was debating a LM/ES double but thinking against that now (when they were both on Sunday I was initially favouring ES)
God that would finish me off.
Think I'm gonna stick with Long Mynd, be good to sample different hills, can train on much of the Skyline route whenever we want anyway.
How long u gonna build for? I'm gonna have 8 weeks at it, gonna keep it XC specific til Feb have a few days off after the National then go for it.
Doing Sheff half too really like that course as a tempo for the mountain races