Running Eye, SNOD is run by me for fun, it's certainly not a PB course, unless it's your first of course......Agree, 15 minutes sounds about right comparing Abingdon (millpond flat) to SNOD.
Between now and the race I've got only one run over 18 miles planned, Yorkshire Mara. Doing a 10 mile race for the club Sunday with a couple of three miles tacked on each end to give some distance, Macclesfield half next weekend with extended warm up/down, an 18 miler then York as an LSR as I'm in no condition to do what I wanted to do when I first entered, then 10, then SNOD. But then, my training plan hasn't exactly been by the book!
i might even do some running during the week
Went out out tonight to recce the second half of Sundays run. The first half is all on recognisable and clearly defined paths. The second half starts with ' Where the path levels out (nowhere is it what I would call level, just differing degrees of up/down, it's all relative I suppose) take a South of South East bearing - Read Heather Bashing for about half a mile. No path, just foot, foot and a half tussocky heather. High knees, hidden rocks, dips etc. I criss-crossed the area to see if I could find an easier way even if slightly longer. No such luck. Most of the second half is like that. The guy I'm partnered with was leaping around it like he was on a trampoline. Am I going to be in trouble
From mine I tend to run up through the wood and over the A61, lots of options from there depending on length, terrain etc, less choice going the other way to Hundon/Apperknowle. Loads of paths going out from Linacre to Barlow and beyond, again depending on length you can get to Big Moor etc.
don't know much about East/South of Chesterfield, if I'm getting in the car I head on to the hills.
Running Eye, if my form on Sunday is anything to go by fell & trail sets you up very nicely for a fast road time. Road hills are nothing compared to proper hills....
Totley did a fun in-house race tonight. One of the guys works out an expected time you'll do half the course in, and pairs you with someone so that all pairs added together have the same approximate time. You run one way, your pair runs the other and when you meet you turn round and run back the way you came. The winners being those who can take the most off their predicted time, not necessarily the first pair back. Only 6 miles but you really don't want to know the ascent he manages to find in those miles.
Within the first 50 feet my legs were complaining very hard, at the first hill they were screaming, by the second hill I could barely put one foot in front of the other, quicker to walk. Needless to say I let my partner down as I was slower than my predicted time.
Went off with the club to a local hostelry for pie chips & mushy peas afterwards, very nice they were. Homemade, lots of it, massive chunks of meat you had to cut up. If anyone's in Dore pop into the Devonshire Arms. And if you like football you may see Chris Waddle in there as he was tonight. It's his local.
There has to be a book there somewhere T Rex, they'll certainly be some takers.
Brer, organisation was spot on for a first event. Story goes that they lost 3k on it this year, and have outline permission to go for three years to turn a profit. A few complaints round town due to the road closures, very much in the minority. You're probably right, do feel a lot less stressed than I have been. It was a bit lumpy wasn't it?!
I'm 39 months off V50, does that give me an edge in that I have longer to train for it?
Entered Mrs C for Manchester in April. Got a funny feeling she thinks I'm joking. Did give her a 30 week plan. Tried persuading her to do Clowne half, though it is on her birthday and she didn't seem to think that it would make a good present..... Debating how much trouble I'll get into if I did it anyway