Hey, not checked in for a while. Training has been going extremely well since the morpeth 11k on new year's day. I have been hitting 50+ miles per week incorporating the usual two rep/interval sessions at the club as well as a tempo run on my own and the long Sunday tradition.
I had a great run today approx 15.7miles from home to guidepost through Longhirst, pegswood and fulbeck. Weather was cold but no wind and was dry until around 14 miles. Felt great and could've ploughed on but I set a target and stuck with it.
I've been very pleased with the club sessions over the last few weeks and even had some great feedback to motivate me. Probably in the best shape since I was a youth!! The speed is there and I've been advised to stick to shortish races in the mean time and maybe dabble in the long stuff in the next few years. I think I did the Kielder marathon and Edinburgh way too soon. I put the work in training wise but it had an adverse effect on my speed. The advice is right but I love fell races too. How is this going to affect them???
Anyway, easing off this week to around 40 then pick up again next week. Toying with the idea of doing a park run this weekend to set a benchmark! Let's see how it goes!
Bye for now.