I have been toying with running the Great Langdale 1/2M for 2 years and have finally decided to run it this September! Whats more.. I've managed to trick...er..I mean persuade several friends into doing it with me!
It is billed as one of the toughest races in the UK so training is well under way but that doesn't make it any less scary!
I am looking for accommodation for our little running gang but I am finding most places - hotels and campsites - want you to book for 2 nights whereas we only really want to stay one night.
I am just reaching out to anyone out there who might know of anywhere we should be looking at? I am googling like crazy but haven't found anything suitable yet!
* Also, if anybody else is running this race it'd be great to say hello \ have beers afterwards!
Thank you very much! That is really helpful and I appreciate you taking the time to respond! I will definitely use this as a turning point in my overall training!
I have been keeping a record of my training and upon reflection I don't think I actually do any recovery\easier runs. I tend to do a tough "efforts session" once a week followed by several runs of the same distance (8 - 12k's)
I am running 10k's at 40mins now and 1/2M's at 1hr32 and I know I can take even more time off and go sub 40mins and sub 90 mins.
I also have to admit my diet needs attention and I am looking into this.
Does anybody else seem to get bouts of fatigue for no apparent reason? That probably soudn really vaigue and I am not referring to dizziness or anything like that. I mean, one week you are running well and feeling really good and then the following week you just feel like there is no spring in your step and your legs & arms feel weak?
I get this "dip in form" every now and then and have tried to analyse the reasons - am I just tired after races? did I over-train last week? did i have anything particularly stressful\time consuming to do etc etc but there never seems to be a pattern.
Last week I all of a sudden started to feel tired. The best way to explain it is that my legs and arms felt hollow and my feet werent springing off the road - they felt like they were flat and slapping the floor.
I dont know whether I need to rest or continue as normal and hope I reclaim my normal energy\strength levels. I have some races coming up so I want to overcome this tiredness.
Well...... I took 8 mins off my previous PB and finished in 1hr 32m 45! I was made up with the time - especially when you take the conditions into consideration. How cold was it....especially on that 2 mile climb at the end?
I positioned myself between the 1hr 20 and 1hr 40 starters which turned out to be spot on! Lace on left shoe came undone at mile 1!! But I was never going to stop!
I really enjoyed it though and have to say a big thanks to everyone who marshalled and supported the runners. Its a great idea to have your name on your number because random encouraging shouts are really encouraging!
I was sore today but back into training tomorrow and then the Salford 10k on Friday!