Woah! We’re halfway there!

Halfway.  Six weeks down, six to go.  I was determined to have a strong week after a lighter week pre-BUCS.  I got in a few midweek runs, a leaving do as well as meeting my boss in town at the last moment one night.  

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Week 6: 1 – 7 Apr 19
Mileage: 36.2 miles
Ascent: 1,399 m
Rest: Mon, Fri
Weight: Fri 79.2, Sat 78.2kg all to play for!

That’s a good tick against my goals for last week.  I did the Ricky Parkrun and got a recent and course PB of 18:18 with a 3.5 mile warm up and cool down.  I’ve had to make a few changes as I will only make 2 of 4 days at JK and I am going to try to do 2 laps easy at Wendover next week.  I’ve come off the wait list and had my experience accepted for the Three Peaks Fell Race.  At 25 miles it will be an excellent run – a blue riband event – it’s about the journey.  What a journey this Dragon thing has been.  Tubby @totriornottotri (less than 6 months ago) would not have dreamt of having these adventures – well he would have dreamt!  Caution! My increased speed, fitness and confidence needs reigning in.  My goal is to finish.  Beating Jez Bragg, Sabrina Verjee and Marcus Scotney’s times on the first segment of the day isn’t recommended the best idea!

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Week Focus Race? Risks
1 – 7 Apr 19 30+ miles Easy No Last week of work
8 – 14 Apr 19 Week in Wales Llangollen Fell Race (14th) Injury
15 – 21 Apr 19 Long and easy with hills then Jk JK Orienteering 

21 – 22 Apr 19

22 – 28 Apr 19 Recovery then 2x long Three Peaks Fell Race Back to work
29 Apr – 6 May 19 Recovery/easy GL3D 4 – 6 May 19

On Tue and Wed I ran my 7.2 mile loop and on Thu did an easy run in the woods.  Saturday’s Parkrun was designed to be a confidence booster – it certainly did that.  On Sunday we travelled to North Wales.  Arriving in glorious sunshine and on receipt of evidence that the snow was retreating I set off up Crib Goch towards Snowdon and then descended via the Llanberis path.  My times were much improved on last year and it gave me some confidence.

One last thing and, no, inov8 don’t pay me or give me free stuff but if they want to…

The  Terraultra G 260’s are amazing on rock!  Scrambling (and descending) was so easy.  The grip was honestly as good as wearing rock shoes when smearing.  It gave me a lot of confidence.  I know which shoes I’ll be wearing on day 1 and 2!  

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