Evening all, update on the Cotswold 24 hours. Well our team of 8 managed to win our catergory and set a new course record.
We did 38 x 5.5 mile laps in the 24 hours. 6 out of 8 of our team ran 5 legs, my legs were 6.57 6.57 7.11 7.12 7.13
Course was through the parkland on a large private estate near Cirencester so very mixed between, fields, woodland and gravel / termac paths
Had two of mine at 11:30 pm and 4.30 am which on a parkland course with no lighting was really tough given I hasnt slept a wink between runs.
A very well supported event with lots of runners, these types of races seem very popular. Now completely shattered but legs seem to have come through well.
SM well done earlier in humid conditions, do sometimes wonder whether training in warmer conditions although harder on the body actually gives some extra fitness benefits?
My race is a relay race, 8 men per team , 9 k leg each time. Think I am pecilled in for 5 legs at 6:55 per mile pace so will be a big ask as I havent ran that pace and distance since April, there should be around 5 hrs break between each leg per runner which will help. Racing at 4 o clock in the morning on a off road course should be fun when fatigued ????????
Evening all, not been on much recently as I have been on holiday in Sri Lanka, managed to get out for 10 runs out of 14 days while we were out there, obviously it was dam warm and very humid out there so good acclimatastion for our current UK conditions ???? Have got the Cotswold 24 hr race on saturday so hopefully the heatwave will be over by then. The IT band has improved somewhat over the last 3 weeks so hopefully it keeps improving .
Loads of excellent training going with some nice PBs as well.
Ollie nice to not go all guns blazing in the park run, the 24 hr race is a team relay race, 8 in the team running 9 k loops of a park in the cotswolds, basically the winning team is the one who covers the greatest distance over 24 hrs. I am penned in for 4 or 5 legs , so will be a mixture of endurance , recovery and speed plus racing a leg in the middle of the night.
Tek nice racing in tough conditions , a good speed workout.
OH good luck in your mara tomorrow , hope it goes well.
16 m @ 7.23 this morning, took me a good 8 odd miles to get into it but speed was there in the last 8 miles against the wind which was pleasing. IT / outside of my knee felt pretty good at the end but was a little sore in the midle part of the run.
Stewart bad news on the calf , hope it improves soon.
NP have a great race tomorrow.
Ollie some big miles last month well done .
Leg still recovering but improving all the time so have managed 4 consecutive runs this week including a tough club rep session at 6 min miles. Will get out for 14 - 16 m tomorrow.
3 weeks until 24 hr race so need make sure there is some stamina left , Jersey Marathon entered but have alot to do before then.