Running warm up/down 14:31 3.01 km (4:49 / km) +50m4:27 / km ahr:148 max:164 shoes: Walsh PB Racer
Running55:29 9.33 km (5:57 / km) +732m4:16 / km ahr:157 max:183 shoes: Walsh PB Racer
Coniston Country Fair FR - 1st
Looking forward to this, always like Coniston as a hill and a place. Pretty much solo from the go but this was a fun race. Start was very sedate and felt cruisey until the moor where I decided to push on from the front and extend my gap. Moved well across the moorland section but never felt like I was reaching for it and hit the steep climb up to the quarry with a reasonable lead. Fine up to the quarry then it was prettt clahgy to the top and didn't really have much of an idea of lines so just hashed something together. Pretty nervy and hesitant all the way before hitting a trod closer to the tourist path than expected and worked my way to the summit. Decided to play it safe in fhe clag and take the same route down as I didn't fancy the arguably faster but riskier descent to the west. Didn't really know where to turn off but took a rough bearing and thought I'd eventually hit the quarry and then just keep it on my left before dropping. This worked but again, wasn't massively efficient or sure about it but pushed to make sure it wasn't a problem. Back down to the moor and checked back to see about a 40s~ lead over Tom so put in a dig over the moor and back down the track to extend it to around 1:25 by the finish.
Whilst it wasn't a massive turnout, this felt really good today. Winning a race outright has seemingly eluded me in past months so it felt great to cross the line with a big grin on my face and it definitely helped to put some demons to rest a bit. Only 3mins~down on the record but lost a lot on caution and hesitation on the way up and an inefficient line on the way down. Not saying that I would have got it by any means, but it's nice that even on what was relatively not a great run by me, I can still shove out some reasonable times. Found a nice consistency in recent weeks and feel much more settled with my running. As I said, I know this wasn't a major race and the competition wasn't stella but a win is a win and I'm relieved to have gotten one! Hopefully a fun end to the summer with some good races lined up until the end of September.
Running warm up/down 18:44 3.04 km (6:09 / km) ahr:144 max:165 shoes: Walsh PB Elite (2)
Running warm up/down 18:36 4.01 km (4:38 / km) +20m4:32 / km ahr:129 max:143 shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35
Running34:12  9.23 km (3:42 / km) +25m3:39 / km ahr:122 max:147 shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35
Flat session in Fitz Park. 10min tempo, 5x2mins(1), 5x1min(30s). Felt strong throughout and like I actually had a turn of pace today, first time in a session since getting back running in April, encouraging!
Running warm up/down 18:21 4.01 km (4:35 / km) +5m4:33 / km ahr:145 max:175 shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35