2Old- nice pace on that LSR and good weekly mileage.
DD- yes, this easy running can be tough sometimes! I always end up running too fast when it's freezing just to stay warm.
Barry- hope you can do your washing again!
Surrey Ladies League xc on Saturday was a lot less muddy with the cold weather. I think I went off a lot faster than the previous week and in general pushed harder and as a result it hurt a lot more! All good fun. 7m this morning with some 100m sprints on the track thrown in mid way. Definitely speed inducing weather brrr...
I love getting my training done in the morning, winter or not but if it means you're not getting enough sleep and compromising your recovery, there's no point. So yes to going to bed earlier and yes to a lumie (or similar) alarm clock (with the light coming on gradually before it actually goes off). I got one for Christmas a couple of years ago and love it, it makes a big difference. Other than that you just need to suck it up and do it
Chick- enjoy Florida- nice time to escape the cold and darkness.
Nell- enjoy the hills today- ouch!
Barry- hope you feel better this week. I'm sure it's a difficult time, hang in there.
DD- good luck on the dry January... I'm approaching the end of a dry year.
XC was good, super hilly and muddy. Didn't go off too hard as knew the course and what awaited and think I managed to pace it quite well. There was no sudden death for sure and being overtaken on the 2nd lap. Surrey Ladies league coming up this Saturday. Other than that it's all just easy running and when I say easy I really mean EASY... Hardly ever going over 8.45mm. A bit unsettled with this lack of quality but happy to try something different. 10m planned for later today on the way home.
2Old- haha thanks but no thanks, not at all tempted to do VLM!
A decent amount of running got done here in the last 3 weeks, most of it very slow with just some short strides/ 100-150m sprints thrown in and a parkrun last Saturday which went ok considering it was a total mud bath. All fired up now and ready to start some proper training and racing over shorter stuff, starting with Surrey xc champs in Denbies this Sunday- eek.