Definitely not easy - I wish! Given the hilliness, I'd put it about the equivalent effort as MP, with a couple of miles at HMP in the middle.
Double xc commuting tomorrow, reps (or tempo) Thu, double xc Fri, Sat off and LSR Sun is now the plan for this week.
Still trying to decide whether to do Hillingdon Half or not on 12th April. The key issue for me is that I am in the Lakes until the Wednesday before the race and I don't want to have to cut back on the hills!
I've got a NAO 2. It's a great torch in many ways - very bright, very clever and comfortable to run with - but battery life on Reactive is nowhere near as high as claimed. I mainly use it for a run home after work through woods that takes about 50 mins. Even using the lower power settings when the highest is not needed, and making sure I keep it tilted down as per instructions, I barely get 3 runs out of it before it switches to emergency power, which is another bugbear of mine! It does this with almost 20% battery life left and there is no way to override it other than switch it on, have it flash at you and then two minutes later flash again, then dim to emergency mode! Very annoying, when you know you could get another 20 mins of full beam before the battery gets badly low if it would let you!
It also suffers from having a non-standard battery pack. The battery is actually just a 18065, but packaged in a way so as to make a Petzl version the only (very expensive) option for a spare, and not as high capacity as some either. There are websites that tell you how to adapt a standard 18065 if you are handy with a soldering iron!
I've never used them, but understand Black Diamond do some headtorches with very long battery life, designed for long nights cragging rather than running. The Black Diamond Icon has a claimed 80 hours on its 200 lumen high output!
Well, that was good timing! Got back just seconds before a huge hailstorm
New shoes today - DS Racer 10s. Very good - as light as my Hagios (175g, UK7.5) but more cushioned and grip was fine, even on damp roads, which was a surprise given the sole just feels like polystyrene! They even have a bit of support, which is good as my left arch has been a bit achy of late - possibly because of running either in racing flats or fell shoes with all the studs missing in that area . Bargain too -a long, boring story but I ended up getting two pairs for £36 each!
Anyway, 8.1M on road, pretty hilly at average 6:45 pace and 3 Starav segment CRs to boot! Happy with that (even if one of those segments has only been run by me )