Proud member of the 2014 Berghaus Trail Team
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.
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.
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!
Perhaps my best race performance since I took up running and a 4th place finish faster than last years winning time.
With the White Rose Ultra on sunday, an easy final week of training instead of winding down completely.
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.
Upping the pace feels like it’s leading somewhere positive.
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.
I think I’ve been in need of a rest for some time so the last couple of weeks have been just that.
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.
With Ladybower 35 (4th place – race report) on Sunday there wasn’t much to report this week besides some knee trouble that’s appeared from nowhere.
I’ve always been fairly confident of hitting my goals when I enter a race but by god did I do a number on myself leading up to the Ladybower ultra.
I did it! a new parkrun PB of 17:39 on the back of my last big week before Ladybower.
Another week of decent mileage and effort wrapped up.
It’s been a little while since I’ve reviewed something but I do like to actually put some decent mileage into a product before I can decide on how it performs. Today it’s the turn of the Berghaus Vapour tech tops.
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