So legs stayed flat for the race. Race went out at a sedate pace which was nice but then hit the climb and my legs had nothing. Leaders ran off and Vic came storming through along the top. From then on it was battle royale with Millar. Hit the top of Great Stickle together but I had nothing. Legs so flat. Absolute beaut of a day on my favourite route so enjoyed the views if not the racing. Time not too bad considering but 3 mins down on last year tells you all you need to know.
Running1:00:03  13.0 km (4:37 / km) +12m4:36 / km
AAC - 5 x 5" (1) 3 x 1" (1).
Aiming for around 5k pace so about 3:20s - 3:25s. Joe tore off on the first couple but the short rest soon caught up with him and he eased back to run with me and Ben. Felt pretty good throughout just tapping out a rhythm with Ben. Me and him seem well matched on the flat so should be a good winter training partner. Especially when Joe buggers off reindeer chasing.
Running55:22  7.7 km (7:11 / km) +438m5:36 / km
Threshold up Lingmoor. Feeling good all the way. Not pushing too hard and just ignored the watch. Strava says I got my fastest time on the steep climb (11:50) so must've been going alright. Did 10 x 10s power hills at the top.