Staveley to work via Troutbeck. Effort on steep hill.
Cycling 24:55  +145m
With Loui and Bella from work to Staveley through Windermere after a swim in the lake after work 11-7:30. Decent enough day! Didn’t get as lucky as yesterday some terrible customers right at the end of the day but think I made all the right calls.
Staveley to work via Troutbeck. Easier than usual.
Cycling 18:37  +152m
Back to Staveley up through Windermere. Work 11-7:30. First shift doing a more of a coordinating type roll than an instructing roll which means I’m interacting with less customers which seems to be great for my energy and general well being. Enjoying the extra responsibility and more problem solving type work than constant labour.
Trail run (Helm Hill pyramid hills) 1:25:15 18.84 km (4:31 / km) +661m3:51 / km shoes: Soft Ground 7
Wasn’t expecting to work today and wanted either a long run or an Ennerdale recce today but Emily felt ill so got a call asking if I’d be up for swapping her out and went in 11:15-4:30. Easy day mostly spent sat trying to meditate at the bottom of the zip line or sat at the nets. Fun day and nice and short, pretty easy.
Joined Helm for the Wednesday session on Nicks Hill. Was a pyramid hill session with a downhill start before hitting Nicks Hill and then coming down fast back to the start after each uphill reps. 30” + 1’ + 2’ + 3’ + 4’ + 3’ + 2’ + 1 + 30” with fast downhill back down after each rep and one minute standing recovery. Good session to get used to running fast downhill after running hard uphill. Can’t believe these guys do stuff like this week in week out, I think it can get you very fit but it’s brutal to try and sustain over a long period of time. Good to hit some pretty high intensity hill work and fast downhills given me quite good confidence. Would be good to get another recce before it gets to close to the race. It’s just a case of fitting it in when I’m feeling fairly good and not working.
Trail run (60’easy+ diagonals& hills) 1:07:02  14.9 km (4:30 / km) +237m4:10 / km shoes: Speedcross 5 Red
Easy on the road to Cunswick, round the hilly field and back going round the golf course to Kendal Green for 8 pretty quick diagonals with easy jogging down the length of the field for a slightly longer recovery. Then jogged up to the house and did two fast hill sprints up Undercliff Road with walk back down recoveries. Everything firing really well moving very explosively. Wanted to do a mini session that would be beneficial before the phat run tomorrow without actually doing anything particularly hard that would cause me to struggle tomorrow. Got heart rate really high for a little bit without much exertion. Feeling excellent.
Trail run (40’ easy + strides ) 45:02  9.79 km (4:36 / km) +180m4:13 / km shoes: Speedcross 5 Red
Work 10-5 on the nets. Easiest day ever, read a whole book with 167 pages. Had a 45 min lunch by the lake. Still mentally fatigued but feeling good enough and nice enough weather to go for a run. Easy on the road to Cunswick and back over the golf course with some strides just under it and then two in front of the house. Strides moving ridiculously quickly, way faster than usual. Seems like I’ve managed to get some powerful fast twitch from somewhere.
Entered Blencathera! Will need to start doing shorter faster hill reps after Ennerdale!