Holding w.e 14/12/14

I felt really down after Frostbite last week, despite it not being an A race for me, I’d still hoped to do well on what looked a very runnable and speedy course through some lovely countryside, my DNF felt really significant after a few days thought.

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Another crappy race w.e 06/12/14

Frostbite 30 was supposed to be a race I was going to take reasonably steady and hopefully do alright in with some good pacing practice but it didn’t work out. Again

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Retired – Frostbite 30 report

I only lasted 14 miles. 14 dismal, disjointed and unevenly paced miles before knocking it on the head.

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6 months with the Berghaus Trail Team

I can’t believe as this calendar year starts to wrap up and more and more training is done in the darkness of the short days that’s it’s been an amazing 6 months being part of the Berghaus Trail Team.

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2000 miles and monster hills – w.e 30/11/2014

For the first time in several weeks, I’ve actually met my 50 mile a week goal on Strava and got some real speed in the legs chasing segments.

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Back on it with longer runs – w.e 23/11/2014

Winter’s certainly drawing in now and there’s little scope to get out early or late without it being pitch black but I need to get back onto the weekly long runs now.

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Developing a little more speed w.e 16/11/2014

The year is starting to wrap up now with only the Frostbite 30 Ultra and Chevin Chase booked in, I’m looking forward to planning for next year.

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Recovering from the White Rose Ultra – w.e 09/11/2014

After my efforts in the White Rose Ultra, I needed a few days off as my quads and glutes felt like they’d been tenderised!

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White Rose Ultra 2014 – Race report

Perhaps my best race performance since I took up running and a 4th place finish faster than last years winning time.

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Taper week w.e 2/11/2014

With the White Rose Ultra on sunday, an easy final week of training instead of winding down completely.

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Fun running w.e 26/10/2014

That’s about it for the lead up to the White Rose Ultra, one easy week left in place of a taper and then some fun racing around Huddersfield.

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Less but more w.e 19/10/2014

Upping the pace feels like it’s leading somewhere positive.

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Running your first ultra

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about running in the last couple of years and there’s one common set of lessons I’d like to share about turning up to your first ultra.

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Easy recovery w.e 5/10/2014

I think I’ve been in need of a rest for some time so the last couple of weeks have been just that.

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Low and slow recovering w.e 28/09/2014

The week before Ladybower 35 my knee played up quite a bit and I was in a fair bit of pain which eased enough to race comfortably but was probably a sign of needing a bit of a rest.

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