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.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

we continue

Soon after deciding to take things real easy while I got shut of this minor sniffle etc, I started climbing the walls from lack of training/sessions/hard running - just a lack of direction really.

I was still too under par (I don't mean I was an eagle) to train properly, (in fact on Tuesday I felt so tired I didnt do any run at all), but it felt like a long time since those days of super sessions and successful races.

Wrong way Scamp - THE VIEW is behind you
On Wednesday I drove out to Keswick - on the way there I again felt so tired I wondered if a snooze in the van in the Gale Rd carpark might be in order. But I determined and set off up the side of Skiddaw  with Scamp and a camera. It was bitterly cold and I wasnt intending to stop whilst up high but the view from Lonscale fell, a fell I had never set foot on prior to this visit, was quite exceptional. The run itself was very easy (although climbing very steep hills for minutes on end must surely be useful training to some degree?) and about 90 minutes altogether. After changing to less sweaty clothes I strolled up Latrigg to wait for the runners in the race thereon. Here are the photos

Tonight I had a good solid rep session in the rain. I ran the 3 mile loop, doing 3minute efforts with 90 sec recoveries, in 16mins 15 secs.  Thats 5:25 pace. I was hopeful of going inside 5:15 pace but considering I am still sniffling my way through each day and coughing up stuff that resembles a slug having gone through the pod thingy that Jef Goldblum invented in 'The Fly', perhaps I should be pleased to be anything but dead.

I've just looked up the result from Moorclose 10k and note that yer man Davies ran 35:08. Pleased I didnt go through in that case as 35:07, although my fastest for some years, would have been agonisingly close but ultimately shy of my dream 34min 10k.

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo of Scamp!
    Sadly I can not get Tess to stay still for long enough to get a good photo!