Great Fell story! WP - Good session there, good luck with the xc ML84.
CC82 - The Fishmarket in Hamburg is basically a wharf building on the dockside -looks like a jumble sale on the outside (it's packed at 6 in the morning, which was halfway through my Saturday night out!) Inside there's traditional fish stalls, bars, a stage with Kareoke etc..I honestly hadn't heard of anyone going to Hamburg stag wise before I went on my stag - the bloke who cuts my hair has just come back from one and I was glad to hear there weren't any other stag do's just loads of German hen nights. Hasn't changed then
Decent hill sesson yesterday afternoon at Primrose Hill, 8 reps which took about 1.12 mins on average. Recovery is about a 30 secs walk, 90 secs jog back down the hill. Feeling the benefits of the hills and quite a lot of floor exercises at home, the 6/7 miles this morning to work felt great.
Bus- shame about the eye mate. Ive nearly done that too in dark woods, notably a Tring invitation night where we were virtually running in pitch black. Was wet though and cloudy.
CC82- hope you enjoyed the stag. I personally think Mine was the first Hamburg stag do back in 2006. Never heard of anyone going there for a stag before then LOL. Did you do the fish market on Sunday morning? Top place. Bonkers mind.
33 x 300? Too many surely to keep the quality there - and if it's endurance surely a pyramid on the road would be better? Like my 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 minute thing with a minute in-between.
So training last night at the rugby club - 8 x 800 consisting of 600m around the two pitches then 200m at the end up and down the ridge of doom, 1.20 recovery. So did 2.28 for 5, 2.30 for the first and fifth and 2.24 for the last one. General timings were 1.48 for the 600 and 40 secs to get up to the cone on top the ridge of doom and back down again. Decent session and felt quite warm too.
Going for the full 14 mile commute all week (Mon, Weds & Friday), plus Primrose Hills tomorrow, 14/15 Saturday morning and some tempo stuff on Sunday, which should get me to bout 70 miles for the week.Hopefully get some endurance going for xc season. actually better buy some more Haraka!
Totally agree with the times, we would have been around the same times if you had gone first too. Although me being me I ended up on the right hand side of the pack in the wind at the start and didnt get any shelter. Idiot. I ended up with 18.38 and I think we were 20th out of the A teams so through to the lovely Sutton park! Ugh.
Great stuff from Matt too with hardly any fast training. I think running around the Etihad would bring me out in a cold sweat after my last two visits!
The Tonbridge manager wasn't happy on Twitter either, can see why tbh and I presume it will be back at Rushmoor again next year. It always just seems to be the SEAA that cocks up the venues now and again.