Running long 4:16:42  20.26 km (12:40 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2020
Exploring the Far Western small ones with John
Annual Autumnal trip to the Lakes with John, this time joined by our partners! Just the two of us today out for a fell run picking up a load of small Western Wainwrights (Mellbreak, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burnback Fell). Had been worried about feeling tired and fatigued and not being able to do any fell running (certainly have felt tired on smaller road runs from home!) Pleasantly pleased with how much I have been able to do, two big days in the Munros last weekend and some other stuff in between. Legs were a bit sore after the climb up the Cobbler on Friday.
A road run then a steep climb up Mellbreak which was pretty loose then down and back up to Starling Dodd. It was pretty rough underfoot, quite tussocky, boggy in places, rocky in others. I should've filled up with water here and I regretted that by Hen Comb when I was really flagging and had run out (couldn't get my food down). Stopped between Hen Comb and Gavel Fell to refuel and rehydrate and that definitely helped. Kept on focusing on the next summit and trying not to think too far ahead. Fairly good going after Gavel Fell but John and I were both flagging a big. A steep descent off Burnback Fell and we had gone slightly too far round, so had to run along a track back. John tripped... And then a long gradual descent through the woods. This was pretty fun to run down and would've been amazing if feeling good! A quality day exploring some small hills and down to 52 Wainwrights to go now.