Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:23
No idea on the injury Keith, does sound like bruising though.
Big_G - You don't get the long run benefit splitting it like that, but you do get the running on tired legs benefits. So I see it as something inbetween .
Shades - Is the Boston event just a 'do as many laps as you can' in 12 hours ?
Really enjoyed last nights 6 miler, mixed terrain with a bit of everything. I did a 1 mile very easy warm up with a few ooo's and ahh's as the legs grumbled a little. Mad flat start on hard pack for almost a mile & then it dropped down an access ramp onto a rocky/pebbly short bit of beach, I overtook loads in that 100mtrs, everyone just seemed to be very cautious over the rocks. Then it turned into mainly sand but quite pebbly also. Quite a few line choices, none seemed any easier though and legs were hurting, sand was soft so feet were sinking on each footstep which just sapped energy. We had 1.5 miles of along the beach! ,then finally off the beach breathing hard, back onto tarmac but uphill so not much rest bite, 3 miles. Steadily getting steeper & then an offroad climb with steps that seemed to get bigger. Finally topped out and then a steep twisty steppy/muddy/loose downhill section which I loved but was way too short, flew down it with a big grin
Back onto tarmac for a short stretch then back onto the hard pack flat path to the finish. Felt surprisingly good and 3 of us running together so no-one wanted to ease up, that really helped. Cheeky little bit at the end where you get within 30mtrs of the finish and you can hear the timing chip bleeps, but you had to go left round some twisty paths with a couple of slippery bridges thrown in.
Splits - 7:15 , 8:39, 8:28, 8:52, 7:29, 7:31 (48:26)- Easy to spot where the Beach/Hills were. Pleased with the last 2 miles (faster than my last 10k splits).
Position 67th for last night (91st for the half), so think I'm around 80th overall -
http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/race-results.php?event=1963 (number 276)
10 flat miles tonight on a disused railway, so hard pack gravel. Going to be mentally tough as the course goes out 2.5 miles turns, then back to the start (halfway) then 2.5 the other way. Under 1:20 would be very nice, but expecting more like 1:25.