Felt shafted all day so bunked off a couple of hours early to get some rest in. Tomorrow is my planned rest day but an extra one can't hurt to bank the last 2 weeks, allowe a couple of foot niggles to settle down and not be that dickhead. Excited for the next 2 weekends.
Watched the OMM Adventure Show. Not as much bollox as a lot of 'outdoor sport' coverage often spouts, though my Hyperbole meter did twitch at being described as 'one of the strongest runners in the world'. Going to get that on a T-shirt.
So that's sweaty TV appearances on S4C, BBC Scotland and early morning C4 (old transworldsport slot) in the last few months. Hipster sport TV stardom awaits.
Running - Trail + Terrain3:11:56 29.15 km (6:35 / km) +568m6:00 / km ahr:136 max:157 slept:8.0 weight:74kg shoes: VJ Irock2
Out around Bleaklow with young Jimmy. Set off and found Flipper's Gang at the end of the lay-by. They let us trundle off ahead, fair do's - won't be pushing on ahead come race day though! Claggy out, pretty good on the lines, a couple of bits a bit off, but getting closer on the stones-head section.
Tom went hip-deep in a bog which was pretty epic.
A couple of big weeks there. Time to let it sink in, do my best at The National then rest up for the big one.
Running - Trail + Terrain2:02:07 22.52 km (5:25 / km) +645m4:45 / km ahr:142 max:160 slept:7.5 shoes: VJ Irock2
'I want loads of sleep' so body wakes me after 7.5h. Tonight...
Playing about on Brown Knoll and on to Kinder. Cracking day out considering it tried raining on me as I set off.
Brown Knoll is neutered. All fun is gone (I suppose barrelling along a road *can* be fun, but there's plenty of places stop do that elsewhere and now fewer places to go bog tramping.), it draws you almost magnetically. I know why they've flag stoned it there but I wish so bad it wasn't there.
Bumped into Stefan (and Fergus) and a group of Manc Uni guys who recognised my ShUOC 3/4s and said some of them will see me at BUCS.
Running - Road and Trail22:15 4.61 km (4:50 / km) +23m4:43 / km slept:7.5 weight:73.3kg shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE
Garmin lost all charge overnight so used phone's Strava app.
Body needs a bit of sleep.
Running - Road and Trail15:55 2.88 km (5:32 / km) +134m4:29 / km ahr:137 max:148 shoes: NB 450v3 BRIGHTBLUE
Running - Trail + Terrain2:23:36 20.28 km (7:05 / km) +290m6:37 / km ahr:137 max:154 shoes: Mudclaw 300 'Classic' green
Black Bleaklow Bashing with Tom, and Ben from the Mountaineering club.
It's difficult trying to find lines whilst doing the route in reverse. However, much easier on the way back - the correct way. Line from Swains to Bleaklow Stones pretty much sorted. Line from Stones to Head needs a bit of work but was alright for 3/4 of it and realised quick enough.
Cracking clear night for it, although head torch died far too early. Bumped into Spyke as we headed back down to Snake Summit.
Rolling 7: 95.4 miles/153km, 5375m, 17h57. Last Saturday's 7h bar has made all the rest of this week's training look insignificant. Body holding up well, with only Wednesday's beer making me feel tired still. One more weekend...