Run warm up/down 22:11  2.59 mi (8:34 / mi) +35m 8:13 / mi
Warm up - strides, drills and strides - felt about right, maybe could have spent a little longer easy running
Run 32:59  5.37 mi (6:09 / mi) +41m 6:00 / mi
ahr:176 max:180 slept:7.0
West Yorkshire x country - 5 laps of a really good course with loads of up/down windy narrow bits through woods. Going was not too muddy just soft underfoot, got chewed up a bit towards the end. proper x country route though.
Pretty chuffed all in all, definitely an improvement from last time, paced it a bit better and held back a bit more at the start, seemed to be further up the field than before. Focused on racing the other Knavesmire guys as felt this was a bit more measurable for me)
Middle part of the race I thought I was about to bonk and legs felt a bit empty plus I didnt really seem to have the fire I normally do (maybe didnt eat quite right through the day plus had a really crap restless nights sleep - Av HR seems a little lower than b4 too) Slipped into 3rd team, keep focused though and pleased my legs came back on final 2 laps to catch 2nd team on final lap and finish nice and strong (it was like picking off the walking dead everyone slowed down that much!)
I thought the race was longer than it was as every said it was 6m not the 5 and a bit it was, so learnt a lesson there - should have taken the distance off the first lap and worked it out on the fly - would have pushed maybe a little harder if I had know though maybe not as much as I like to think.
Happy to finish 2nd team - not sure how far ahead the next guy was - he is my next target! (he paced it well and didnt pass me until after the first lap)
Good day and this course highlighted the need for fartlek training!