I did the Screel Hill race yesterday; a SHR championship race it was great conditions to run in the race was only 6.4km and 400m of climbing. Instead of my conservative climbing technique and then look to maximise the flatter and downhill bits, I went for it on the climb knowing it was only a short race and my fitness is improving. Seemed to pay off as I just made it into the top 3rd finishers, instead of my normal target of getting into the top half. The race was won in a new course record time.
I then got back home and did a steady 5 miles with my dogs on the quite back lanes.
Quick 6 mile run with the dog down the River Kent. Third day's running in a row and legs felt a bit tight so no hills today.
Ran up the Beacon on Thursday and Saturday looking for best route off for race, getting stronger as I still had a spring in my step over the last two Km, that was not there last week
Stephen Batley Skyrac AC
Just wondering if there are any training plans on this forum, specifically for fell running. The only guidance I can find online tells you the basics but just wondered if there are any weekly training plans that are proven. I know hills + speed work +mileage + core training = good training, but just after some sort of calendar plan. I've been putting in the miles and hills but would like to mix the training up with a training plan. Plus if I follow a plan I can look back to see what has worked in the past, and help to improve going forward, instead of just plodding on aimlessly.
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Just found a new quickie route from my house straight up to Beacon Hill. 2.5m/610ft. Right on my doorstep and never done it before, sort of thing you could do first thing in a morning and last thing at night as a dog outing. First one to the top gets to sit on a pile of stones, it wasn't me
Views up towards the M62 between Scammonden Bridge and Windy Hill and Great Manshead End, Lancashire just over the hill.
Hills and Guinness!
a bit of swimming - man the harpoons time in the pool!
Then a road run with the club, the highlight of which was a youth acting the big-man trying to block our path. He got knocked over by me and another bloke (well if he does stand in our way...), street cred ruined as his mates laughed at him, he tried to chase after us but was too chubby to keep up our sedate pace.
Nic Barber, Pennine. Downhill Dandy