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    A lovely moonlit run tonight with my pal. From Crowdicote, over the Dove and after a few boggy fields a nice uphill traverse which took us below Upper Whittle and above Under Whittle to the Sheen Road. A couple of hundred yards of tarmac before steeply back down to the Dove and Pilsbury Castle. Uphill again to Pilsbury Lodge.

    Headtorches were switched on here as the next mile and a half was on OA land, mainly following a faint path and a few tussocky/rocky sheep trods. We popped out on the road above Crowdicote, crossed it, and followed the sheep trod/path up to the TP on High Wheeldon. Down the other side to Alderly Cliff and back through fields to Crowdicote.

    Just over 7 miles and 1,300 feet in 1hr 18min. No one else seen.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Buck Hill and the Outwoods: about 4 minutes faster than my last few runs on that route; which means only 2 minutes slower than I was doing last Summer. So fairly reassuring.
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    Did a mile flat out time-trial this morning.

    5:21

    Previous best was 5:22.9 which was in a proper track race. Given todays effort on the road with no proper race conditions, i'm fairly satisfied.

    Once again, whilst at the time i was wishing i'd never even started, i felt fully recovered within two minutes and was beating myself up for not putting more effort in.

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    A lovely still and sunny morning, for a 15 mile road run. Headed east, then into Coventry from the north-east, all the way into the city centre, then headed north back to home.

    7:20/mile pace, which was plenty enough after yesterdays hard effort.

    Weekly total of 78 miles, and brings another 10 weeks to a close, with a weekly average of 69 miles, which is a definite increase, having been hovering around the 60mpw mark for the past year.

    It has been a struggle mentally the past few weeks to keep focused, with the seemingly endless lockdown and no news to speak of... but it's been overall a positive couple of months, with 20secs knocked off my 5km pb, and a couple of seconds taken off my mile pb.

    The next 10 weeks will hopefully be a positive change for everyone, with the recent announcements. Personally, i'm raring to go when the races start. Possibly one or two track races in April if i can squeeze them in. And of course club training. But more of a focus for me is that by the time the next 10 weeks are up, i will have hopefully moved to the Lake District, and restarted racing on the fells.

    Fingers crossed.
    Last edited by Travs; 28-02-2021 at 02:23 PM.

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    A lovely evening sunset for todays run which was, after yesterdays bike ride, a heavy legged flattish affair along the Pennine Bridleway and High Peak Trail.

    10 miles and 461 feet in 1hr 19 mins. Weekly goal of 25 miles reached. Quicker than it felt! Only one person seen, a chap taking photographs of the setting sun over Axe Edge.
    Last edited by Llani Boy; 28-02-2021 at 10:29 PM.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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