As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Friday, May 20, 2011

racing and repping

There can be no better reason for missing a days running than to see The Foo Fighters perform for 90 minutes in a tent in a field 8 miles from my house. It was one of the top 10 days of my life. A report on how I managed to get some photos can be found here, and more photos can be found here.
No shortage of good looking fellas atop Latrigg
Sunday was a normal day. About 8 miles easy run.
Monday about 7 miles with Gareth - fairly easy.
Tuesday - a 10k race at Workington. In 2010 I ran 35.46 for this event. I feel fitter than one year ago and hoped to run under 35 minutes. It was a cool and fairly windy evening. The course was changed to now include a longer downhill to the turnaround point which meant more hill to climb overall. I didnt manage sub 35. Nowhere near in fact, but 35.26 is 20 seconds faster than last year so as suspected I must be fitter.

Phil Winskill
Won the 10k on Tuesday.
 Third in the fellrace next evening

Wednesday I ran about 4 miles quite easy in the pissing rain then spent an hour traipsing round a hillside taking photos of fellrunners.

 Thursday I was completely knackered and couldnt face running a step, so tonight I ran the intervals planned for Thursday. Five, 3 minute intervals off a minute recovery. A strong wind saw good progress made at first then I was slowly pegged back to finish with 5:27 average for 3 miles.

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