Today is clearly the day for 20 mile races. Ashby 20 for me but I opted for 10 slow and 10 @ MP. It's a very undulating course so the splits were all over the place, but averaged 6.44s for the MP section. The day after and XC race and at the end of an 84 mile week I'll take that as a good sign.
I really don't have time to post properly I'm afraid. Sorry! Inter Counties went better than expected. I was hoping for top 200 and finished 134th! Then ran the Ashby 20 today with the last 10 @ MP, average pace of 6.44s on the Garmin. 84 miles for the week.
Keep on keeping on, but don't break yourselves in the process!
Yes, I was 134th, which is a massive improvement on last year's horrific race. And then today I ran the Ashby 20 as 10 slow and 10 @ MP, plus WU and recovery run giving me nearly 26 miles for the day and 84 for the week. Cutback week now though.
Steve, do you know much about the Home Countries International at Wollaton park on the 22nd? Notts have been asked to field a team, presumably because we're technically the hosts, but surely we'll all be trailing round at the back behind people who've been selected to represent their countries? I can't do it anyway unless I can acquire some spikes in time.
Roger - excesses? During marathon training? You should know better! I haven't had a drink since boxing day.