Congratulations to all who completed their races at Lisburn last night! And especially to Paul B for making that right turn at the end of the Blaris Rd!
I opted out of Lisburn as I didn't want to have any excuse for not sticking 100% to my Berlin training schedule this week. Only week 4 of 18 and I'm struggling mentally with avoiding the temptation to 'do my own thing' when it suits. I know being over-regimented with sticking to a pre-defined schedule doesn't allow for listening to the body when required ... but feel I need to conquer the mental discipline aspect of marathon training at this stage.
Opted for a very hilly 10 miles last night at Target MP + 40secs/mile. It was hot enough though shadows between the hedges and a decent breeze made it more bearable than I feared setting out.
If these temperatures hold, we'll all be taking up Triathlon sea-training, DS!!
Martin, how did you get on at the East Antrim Trail race?
I did an interval session at club training last night (5 x 6mins, 90s recoveries). Legs felt heavy but the DOMS I've been suffering since Sunday has gone today
Still smiling with the satisfaction of completing the Mourne Way, I'm now looking at NIMRA's Flagstaff-Carlingford across the Cooley Mountains next Sunday. Going for a recce on Saturday with a few mountain regulars (was going to call them 'goats' but as they're ladies, doesn't seem appropriate). See how I feel about it then!
Hello Mark! Spotted your time in the results today.
It was some fun negotiating the mountain stretches - I love how the walkers with boots and gaiters are trying to avoid the boggiest swamps and the runners are ploughing through the middle of it!
Just back from a 4 mile recovery run ... felt better than I feared it would after how stiff I've been sat at my desk today.