Running - Trail + Terrain2:39:46 28.22 km (5:40 / km) +1201m4:40 / km ahr:148 max:164 slept:7.0 shoes: Roclite 280
Last minute PPP cramming, or setting wheels in motions for June/July?
Cracking day around the back yard. Added in the Mount Famine death climb to my normal route to perk things up a bit. Tired on the uphills but moving and feeling OK, though body appears to have been working a bit too hard for it - got a bit of a snuffle so maybe fighting that off. Good to get some fell agility work in on the edge and some downhills.
When I rolled up Lantern Pike 2mins quicker than a normal roll would take, I thought 'maybe I should be racing tomorrow', but despite running every step of Sandy Heys (for the first time ever?), albeit very slowly, I soon realised that I was due my first weekend off racing since before BUCS.
New shoes (Old design Roclites from SportsPursuit) great on everything but the traverse around dumps - where the grip was ace but the standard fit felt very baggy (as it should I suppose).
Running - Road and Trail35:10 7.31 km (4:49 / km) +140m4:24 / km ahr:136 max:153 slept:8.0 weight:74.6kg shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE
ITW via Bole Hill.
Left ankle a bit wonky and have developed a bit of a sore throat, but generally feeling better in myself - a good tired as opposed to a worn-out, barely functioning tired - better than I have done since HPM.
However it's clear that my base is fairly broken down so I need to work that up again through both training and racing, shouldn't take much though. My aim of a low 3h time at PPP are put to one side, but I could still 'pull a skyline'. It'll all be good fun anyway.
Running - Road and Trail7:54 1.53 km (5:10 / km) +49m4:27 / km ahr:134 max:146 shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE
Running - Road and Trail19:29 3.96 km (4:55 / km) +131m4:13 / km ahr:141 max:163 shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE
Running - Trail + Terrain24:52 5.01 km (4:58 / km) +354m3:40 / km ahr:174 max:179 shoes: Xtalon 212 #8 (Borrowdale)
Herod Farm, 4th (+1.3x on Matt)
Operation 'race myself into race shape' started at the first of the Peak evening races. Even wore my proper race shoes for the first time since the FRAs. Sat in on first climb, cruisey down then got moving on 2nd climb, reeling in tomtom before attacking over the top.
Still not quite in the zone, especially downhill, but it'll come and some encouragement despite being a bit slower than 2015. There's a long summer and autumn ahead but it was nice to start hurting myself, and good to see the Hr getting up.
100 Pennine Points, which is the most important thing. And ankle fine thank you Malley.
Running - Road and Trail4:52 0.81 km (6:00 / km) ahr:124 max:129 shoes: Xtalon 212 #8 (Borrowdale)
Running - Road and Trail12:33 2.38 km (5:16 / km) +21m5:03 / km ahr:138 max:153 shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE