Don't particularly want to dwell on this race as there weren't many positives. Had been kind of kidding myself all week that my legs were okay and had recovered from Skye but by half way up Weatherlam I knew that that wasn't the case. Top in 39:30 so same as when me and Horton ran together two years ago. That would mean running a good rest of the race but as soon as I started on Swirl How I knew that was not going to happen. Struggled to run any of it. Legs like rock and so tight absolutely everywhere. Would have like to have binned it at Wrynose to save myself for Whernside but I don't have that in me. Suffered through to the end and can't say I enjoyed watching Pete and Malley running away from me knowing I could've been with them. No idea how I made it up Lingmoor and it certainly wasn't pretty.
Ahh well - performance is totally understandable and I'm well aware I'm much fitter than this. Before Skye I was feeling great and on Skye hills were like flats! Going to rest up and hopefully right some wrongs next weekend so that I can select myself for the blooming relays. So chuffed for Malley getting the win - Ambleside looking strong at the moment :)
Legs feeling almost back to normal but just thought I'd make sure with one last rest day.
Sociable tonight as starting to get to know people and Lucy Spain was there. Climbing is way more fun with other people. Had an awesome night climbing wise. Had a punt at a purple V3-4 and after some good coaching from others finally managed it, very enjoyable! Then Martin breezed up this white (V4-5) on the same wall using some cool moves and so we thought we'd give it a go. Managed to get one hand on the top hold but couldn't get my other hand up to finish it off. May have pushed a little too hard tonight as shoulder is a bit sore but a really fun session nonetheless.