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.

I tried tapering for The Grizzly earlier in the year and despite it being a short(ish) race at 20 miles, I decided to taper fully after a long winter of training but felt sluggish when I got to the start after just a few days not running so this week in the lead up I just carried on my normal runs to work but at a relaxed pace and then just had Saturday off as normal.

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Excitingly, I’ve been planning on supplementing my running fitness by taking up climbing (bouldering) and have been waiting for the new sports centre in Huddersfield to open as they are building a new climbing wall but to my immense delight and luck, almost out of the blue a new bouldering climbing boulder has just been installed literally over the road from my work so I’m going to start using that at lunchtime a couple of times a week to improve strength and fitness over winter.

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Sunday was the White Rose Ultra (4th place, 3rd male)

  • Monday – 5.3 miles
  • Tuesday – 4.4 miles
  • Wednesday – 6.9 miles
  • Thursday – 7 miles
  • Friday – 5 miles
  • Saturday – Rest
  • Sunday – 29.9 miles (White Rose Ultra – Race Report)

Total: 58.6 miles, 5,889ft elevation