Yesterday I was so tired and achy after Thursday's 9 miler I was not expecting much today. But when I woke up I was feeling a lot better and the jog down wasn't too bad.
A few fast faces there today so no chance of a podium finish, but my new target is to beat Mat. So I planned on just sitting on his shoulder as long as possible. Which today turned out to be about 200m.
After a poor start it was obvious I wasn't firing on all cylinders, but I ran hard and was still quite pleased with the effort I gave, but disappointed with the time and getting overtaken in the last 800m by Alex who I beat last week. Finish time 20:19.
Everyone marathoning this weekend, have a good one and everyone racing other distances or just running, have a good one
Thursday's were meant to be the second day of back to back quality, but I'm just not ready for that yet. So decided to make it a long(ish) run instead, try to build a bit of stamina.
9.04 miles 1:10:53 @ 7:50 ave.
Started off ok, felt reasonably good, but as it went on it got harder and harder, to the point of thinking about cutting it short. I got to the half way point and it was over half way (if that makes sense) so on the way back missed out the motorway bridge and plodded in very tired. Lost 30 seconds a mile towards the end.
Legs were fatigued from Monday's hard hill run, but surprisingly not sore Although tired they seemed to be working well. I don't like to look at my pace or time when running, I just run to feel and it deffo felt like sub 7 m/m pace.
So the "Target sub 7m/m 10k" is now complete. It did get harder as it went but the pace remained quite even. Except for the Km on Dunkirk Ln, that was down to too much traffic and trees and not enough space.
Monday is my Moel Famau Day. Did the same run last week. The time to climb the 5k (1150ft ascent) up to Jubilee Tower was lowered from 37:01 to 32:19, nice sizeable chunk that, I'd've been happy with 35 minutes-ish. To tell the truth I felt great, it was almost like the old days when I ran the hills very regularly. Deffo can see a sub 30 on the horizon
I didn't really want to save anything for the descent, if I had to I'd've just jogged back, but once off the tower and breathing a bit easier I still felt full of running and gave a good effort back to the car.
Total time 57:17 (last week 1:04:13) 6.51 miles @ 8:47m/m