Bus, I watched Ian Holmes at the full tour of Pendle the other week. Think he finished 2nd so he's not showing any signs of slowing down yet! I do hope he's on leg one as he was last year so it'd be nice to race against him.
Will that be the only long run of the week Phil or another outing at the weekend?
Glad the session was pain free Bus. I take it the lunchtime sessions are from work? Not sure i could do a session during the week at dinner ( it's dinner time to us northerners) or In a morning. no problems at the weekend so must be a mental thing.
ive a pairs relay race on Saturday and I could well be up against Ian Holmes (bus will know him i suspect) so decided to do a local evening 5k race last night as my only speed session/effort of the week. 5 laps of a pitch black park where with the £8 entry you get a head torch to keep and two reflective arm straps. You have to wear the head torch otherwise you'd probably run off course.
Apart from a stretch of 200m near the start and finish where there's a few lamposts the rest is in darkness. a few undulations where it was dark and my legs locked as I misjudged where the path was and I sort of bounced a few steps. Seemed to get me every lap!
after the first lap I was 5th but i knew the lads in 2,3 and 4 and knew I was quicker than them and they'd just gone off too quick. 1st was a wheelchair athlete who I also knew and he does 14 for 5k so he was gone into the distance. ran pretty even splits for all 5 laps and shortly after the first l ended up moving into 2nd. Quite an experience running round as you can see the whole course from any point so you could see the beams of light shining around.
Finished in 16.11 which I was pleased with considering the light etc. There was 4 races in the summer and this was the 3rd in the winter series and i think that's the second fastest time on the course and the quickest in the winter series so ill take that. might try and squeak a 15.XX next week.
Has resting every crossed your mind Bus? I'm the worlds worst (well maybe second to you) at letting injuries heal but I think a good rest will probably do you good physically but maybe not for your mental state.