Good battling from PMJ. 71 miles in 4 hours on hilly terrain shows some decent form from Blisters as well.
Not much to report from here - cycling commute yesterday followed by an OK-ish parkrun in Banstead Woods this morning. Combination of the day before's cycling and a short night's sleep probably played a role in a slightly below par 19:40.
May well be back out on the track for a 5000m vets race on Monday - 12.5 laps aaaargh!
Poacher - chin up big fella. Sounds tough at the moment but give it a bit of time and don't hang up the running shoes just yet. I'm sure you mentioned something about a green number last time I saw you!
Welcome SW78 - I'm not aware of any downside in incorporating hills in long training runs before racing on the flat. On the contrary, it can only be beneficial in my mind as it it'll make any undulations on the course appear to be flat.
Another 800m race last night - fortunately it was graded (i.e. they split all the entrants up into races according to their estimated time) which meant:
a. I didn't have to go in the same race as younger Lorenzito b. there was ample opportunity to show those cheeky u11 upstarts what a real finishing kick looked like!
As it turned out, I got my pacing far better than last time and ended up with 2:32 and a bit; a 6s improvement from last week and on the same rate of improvement, by my calculations I should be up there with Rudisha et al by the end of the summer.