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.
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.
This week was all about the first long training run I’ve done in a while and I’ve found the only practical time to do it is to get up at 5am midweek and run further than many people commute to work.
It’s so nice to actually put down some miles this week after the holiday excesses and include a race and reasonable long run in all that.
I like running light and carrying as little as is responsibly safe and in accordance with race kit lists and having had a chance to put the extremely lightweight fully waterproof smock to the test, it’s not left my essential kit list since.