Been a bit quiet on this front, and only for the fact that work tends to go a little crazy when it's cold... and as i'm sure you will all agree it is flippin' freezin' at the mo'!
Still, 6 weeks to Barcelona marathon, and 12 till london.
Booked in for a good effort at Watford was the plan. Thought better of running down to the start and making it a twenty miler (lol), not just because i would have been freezing waiting for the start but also because the training has been pretty heavy in the week. I mirrored the cub yassoo 800s but on my own... what a session that is lemmie tell you... 10x 800 @3:30 off 2:30 rest. Not sure i managed all 10 but wow that is a beaut of a session. Garmin HERE. Ran 5k on wednesday normally a rest/ core workout, and then 10 fartlek thursday.
Have been knocking out the 20 milers for a few sundays now, building on the prechristmas long runs on muddy trails, something i intend to continue to do.
We'd heard they had a new route at the end to avoid the flooding of last year... which i actually enjoyed! Anyway i thought it was great! Some people said it was very hilly... i mean yeah there's no denying that but with every uphill there was pretty much a delicious downhill... and if you know anything about my running you will know i was born to run downhill :o) Sorted my uphill running strategy also which goes like this... if coming from a downhill try to carry all the speed through the bottom and as far up the hill as you can... hyperventilate about 20 yards before the hill.... once you lose all the speed, take short steps and work your ass off all the way up to the top... recover a bit then push it again!
Forgot to grab a banana or something for breakfast but forgot, and forgot to grab a gel for about mile 8... so yeah getting the fat burning going!!
Started off with Russ, and we made good speed for a couple of miles, then wow Rupert caught us up and came by like we weren't moving... this is one of his set moves i think :o) ... that guy's a beast... so strong... he started pushing off ahead and i was like... nope!! It really gave me the boot up the rear end i needed and so i tailed him gradually pulling him back and finally we reached a lovely downhill and off i went!!
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