A nice varied week with a Friday night trail race followed by parkrun then a 23 mile long run was a good mix up.
After the long day out on the Billy Bland relay, it’s been a nice easy week capped by my third first place at a parkrun this year.
I’ve been interested in attempting a solo Bob Graham Round almost from the minute I first heard about it. A good place to get a taste of it is the Billy Bland Challenge Relay.
The main highlight of the week is Saturday’s Billy Bland Relay leg so I’ll write that up on its own later.
With a week to go until the Billy Bland relay it’s not a good time to feel a bit strained but I had always planned an easy week in the lead up.
Last time I did this race was 2013 and I had a good race but felt in the two years since, I’ve improved significantly so was looking forward to this one.
Last week was all about getting above the 70 mile mark, this week I was looking to stay at that level safely and include a one or two quality runs.
I’ve had a big week, both mileage and results wise.
First time I’ve done two races in a week for a while and it’s certainly still tough!
A second race in a week proved too much for my legs.