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    First real test for the LSR Talons today, conditions were soggy, but the clearance held out for the whole run.

    10.5m/2500', setting off from Conistone and looping back up to Capplestone Gate trig from Kettlewell. Not a fast pace, just tempo, more about getting the climb in than anything. I've got a pretty advanced stretch from the Chiropractor to do for getting my left kneecap tracking better. As suspected the lateral quads are pulling it off to one side.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Carr Bridge Drive reps, 0.25m/110', 7 reps.

    Set off too fast so the first rep was far too fast. Settled in ok around number 4. 2 extra than last week and felt quite good, my leg speed capabilities are boosting my performance where o2 starvation would normally peg me back.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    9m speed endurance today. An ACW loop of Thruscross starting and finishing at the Swinsty car park.

    I got killed a bit by the inclines today. There was a strong headwind along the north bank of the reservoir which i fought a bit too much and went too deep on the last climb up to the plateau. It needs to be a bit more controlled than that really; needlessly dropping in and out of o2 deficit like that will probably result in you getting overtaken in a race. A guy who wanted me to slow down for him was annoyed when i didn't, and asked if i was in a hurry. Should have gone in the LSR Talons, it wasn't a good day for X Talons- very stodgy and wet.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    36m on the bike today. Headed out north, but quickly ran into very heavy rain which i don't recall being forecast. Got a bit angry and headed back to Leeds and made up the miles circling round north Leeds suburbs, which was the only place it was dry, leaden skies in every direction. Found a USB drive which i picked up and brought home thinking it might contain government secrets or amateur pornography. It was kaput.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    Found a USB drive which i picked up and brought home thinking it might contain government secrets or amateur pornography. It was kaput.
    It's probably a tracking device, Mr B. The lizard people know where you live now!!
    No longer "resting"

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    Carr Bridge Drive reps, 0.25m/110', 8 reps tonight.

    My calves were getting sore tonight, but annoyingly, the left more than the right, meaning i'm underusing my right leg!!!!!!!!!!! It's just a neuro issue, i'll have to concentrate on firing off it and getting full extent out of it. Saw the same dog 3 times, it's owner was a very slow walker, it was interested in what the hell i was doing and did that thing that terriers often do where they tilt their heads on one side a bit. It's getting chilly when you stop running too.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Two Dales AM loop today, 7.8m/2250', foggy. I thought i was a bit faster up the second climb out of Hawkswick up the mine track. My left knee normally feels a bit shitty at the top of the last climb, but not today. I think my recovery program is making it track a bit better.

    I could do with putting a route together that involves the descent of the Litton Birks Loop race. I need to become more familiar with it if i'm to become the fastest man in the world down this particular descent. I'd like to be able to take time out of just about anybody down it, just by knowing the best lines.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Carr Bridge Drive reps, 0.25m/110', 9 reps tonight.

    Tonight's dog encounter was most unusual. There I was driving hard up the sharp inclined section when I heard running behind me. A dog owner whose dog was up for a run too had taken flight in her wellies and set off behind me, getting dragged up the slope by her Tibetan Terrier. The interval section kicked in and the footsteps quickly faded away!

    One more week and I should be managing ten of these, all on the bounce, no rests.

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