Brutal long runs – w.e 25/1/2015

In yet another week disrupted by snow, I did manage to get the first hard effort long run in my plan done and by god it hurt.

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Disrupted by the Spine Race w.e 18/1/15

I knew this week would be tough, Ally was away for the week working at The Spine Race so training would be tricky as I was solo parenting and we were having a new bathroom fitted.

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Tempo tempo tempo w.e 11/1/15

Tempo sessions began in earnest this week and while hard work I’m enjoying it.

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Effort w.e 4/1/15

According to the calendar it’s time to start training for London so time to hit the roads.

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Chevin Chase 2014 – Race report

The Chevin Chase is a 7 mile cross country race on boxing day in Leeds (UK) is a very competitive race and usually won by one of the Brownlee brothers who won Gold and Bronze at the 2012 Olympic Triathlon and who run for a local club but it’s mostly a good shakedown after Christmas day.

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Racing Olympians – w.e 28/12/14

Ended the week with the Chevin Chase where you get to toe the line with the Brownlee brothers. Then watch them disappear into the distance.

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Christmas party and a cold w.e 21/12/14

Bit gutted as I’d started the week strongly with decent effort back to back 10 milers, one on road and one off but that was about it for the week barring some good news.

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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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