Last night's session comprised 1 mile laps round a clockwise track, which we call the switchback, because that is what it is like. There also are lots of protruding roots, keen to trip us up. We did one lap easy pace, for the benefit of those that hadn't done the session before, and then 3 laps at tempo pace with 90 second recoveries between laps.Total mileage including the run out and return was 7.
Bright and sunny and the weather is warming up. The forecast for Sunday in my area is 20+ C.
Red, a brilliant run by you, following the 3 Forts, which I believe is one of the toughest in the UK. I shuddered when reading about your fall on gravel, it must have been very painful. Gravel tends to get under the skin, and is really nasty. Take it easy now for a day or two, if that is possible
I managed to run yesterday, and did a recce run in the forest with Giuliana and Steve, for tonight's 1 mile hilly circuits session. Steve will be taking the session and hasn't done it before, so we ran round it, as I had run it several times before. We ran at an easy pace, as it was my first run for a week, and total mileage was 4.63. My Garmin recorded some very strange readings. It registered a total climb of 16,469 feet, and halfway across the Solent. Must have been a mountain in the middle of the sea. Perhaps the Garmin has caught my cold!
Hoping to be fit for tonight's session, but will take it fairly easy as I don't want to refresh my cold.
I have decided to run this morning, as cold seems to be on the way out at last. I had my first good nights sleep last night for a week. Just for the purpose though, its overcast and raining steadily. Hope the weather isn't too bad for Red.
Columba, the early birds are a bit of a double edged sword. You save quite a lot of money initially, but take a risk that in 12 months time, might not be able to race, for one reason or another, so it's money down the drain, unless it can be carried forward another year. Well done for your long run.