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Thread: Today's Training

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    As promised, i dropped the miles towards the end of the week in order to be fresh today at Brampton-Carlisle.

    Ended up with 57 miles for the week. Funnily enough i didn't feel much benefit from the combined rest of an easy friday, and a full day off yesterday.

    Next weekend is the Lee Mill Relays which are always a great event. Hoping to get out for a steady club run on the Howgills from Tebay tomorrow night, and possibly a flatter midweek session.
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    A wonderful lunchtime 6 mile wander under cloudless skies on Bleaklow today which doubled up as a Trigger recce. Spent a few moments at the Superfortress crash site below Higher Shelf Stones which felt a little more poignant with it being Thanksgiving Day.

    Oh, if only they'd been flying 50 feet higher!

    Calf felt ok after the lunchtime walk so I partook of this weeks RATRun from The Church Inn, Chelmorton. Only 4 of us set off on a cold, clear evening up to Pillwell Lane, over the A6 and down to the River Wye at Blackwell Mill Cottages. Up the other side and great running over fields to Wormhill. Back down to the Wye, over Green Bridge and up over more runnable fields to Blackwell Hall. Along to Priestcliffe Ditch, up back across the A6 onto Sough Lane before a right turn took us across more fields and down to the Church Inn.

    Seven and a half miles, 1,427 feet in 1hr 18 min. Inside the "Church" and besides a roaring fire cheesy chips were washed down with excellent Waimea 4.3% from Stancill Brewery.

    If only every day could be this good.
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    I took a longer way home from Llanidloes this morning via New Radnor. I had planned a 12 mile run taking in 5 TP's but was feeling a bit ropey so settled for a walk/jog around just 3 of them, Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos.

    Lovely unspoilt hills over 2,000 feet and didn't see a soul. Damp and misty, so good to get the compass out in anger. Generally firm underfoot but then there is no footfall to make it muddy!

    Ten and a half miles, 1,700 feet in a very steady 2hrs 10min.

    Just checked my Bridges Tables log and I was last here on a sunny 25th Oct 1982, nearly 40 years ago.

    Doesn't time fly!
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    Tonight's RATRun was from The Bulls Head in Youlgreave. A cold, still evening saw five of us drop into Bradford Dale and up the other side and over fields to Hopping Farm before back into Bradford Dale and then up to Lomberdale Hall. Up again over fields to Meadow Place Farm and down into Lathkill Dale. Over Conksbury Bridge and up the other side towards Haddon Hall and then around Shining Bank quarry. More fields back into Bradford Dale and up to the Bull.

    Lovely running conditions, mainly over fields that had dried out and were just frosting over, which gave fantastic grip. Seven and a half miles, 950 feet in 1hr 11 minutes.

    Back at the Bull cheesy chips were washed down with Bombardier 4.1% and Marston's 61 Deep 3.8%. An added bonus was that the TV was showing Man Utd v Arsenal via Amazon Prime. A great match.
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    Nice one Llani....

    I've got nothing to report running-wise... hoping to do League XC tomorrow but had a minor bug for several days and not quite at 100% this week.

    However one big change i have made is my strength routine for upper body.... although i'll be keeping a close eye on how it affects my weight, which is currently safely under my target limit of 80kg.
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    After a very tough XC race yesterday, it was hard work to drag myself up for an easy run this morning, but managed 7.5 miles in the end.

    Been a strange couple of weeks... the first of which, due to other circumstances, i did precisely zero miles. This week i eased back in, but late in the week illness hit, and ended up with 49.5 miles. Considering all that, i was extremely pleased with my race yesterday.

    That's another 10 week mileage block finished, which saw me average 53.5 miles. Although in there were two non-consecutive weeks of not running at all. The weeks i did run averaged a healthy 67 miles.

    Onwards and upwards, and looking forward to a fresh 10 week block of miles, and with everything outside of running quietening down, hopefully it will be consistent. The next ten weeks take me through yet more cross-country, and fell races at Callow, possibly Jubilee Plunge, all the way through to Long Mynd Valleys in early Feb.
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    Club night with Godiva last night and 5 x 1km with 90secs rest.

    Was a different km circuit to usual, much hillier, so no way i was gong to be hitting under 3:25/km as i have been recently. Quite a battle in the wind as well.

    Was a good runout but not particularly impressive... around 3:45 for the first three, then the weekend's efforts started to tell, and by the 5th and final rep i was around 3:55

    With no racing this weekend i might do another similar session (if 100% recovered) on friday, maybe 8 x km with 1 minute rest.

    8 miles last night, on top of 5 in the morning. Its been a solid start to the week.
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