Running14:09  3.24 km (4:22 / km) +23m4:13 / km
To DVC and then down to the KF.
Running38:00 9.46 km (4:01 / km) +48m3:55 / km
4 x 8mins (2mins). Good little bunch out tonight and conditions could were pretty decent for the Killing Fields. Not running as well as previous weeks but good to grind it out. Legs felt sluggish from not running the past few days (rest does nothing but make them feel bad) and form felt quite poor.
Running24:12  4.07 km (5:57 / km) +51m5:36 / km
Running17:12  3.31 km (5:11 / km) +29m4:58 / km
WU. Course looked fun and hard (surface) which suited me fine as spikes aren't something I currently own. Although will probably invest in time for Hants XC champs.
Running33:48  9.56 km (3:32 / km) +98m3:22 / km
East District XC - Livingston. Have been looking forward to this for a while as a good marker of how the fitness is coming back. Obviously hoped to see an improvement since Braids. Been a bit of a strange week training wise but felt good on the WU and it was a nice day with a lot of people out racing / supporting so stood on the startline with not an ounce of dread. Started quite hard but it felt reasonably comfortable. Was surprised to be close to people I'm never close to but stuck with it. I don't run these races with an aim of position so was happy to go with it - best that can happen is I surprise myself and get an ok result; worst is that I die heavily and get an even shiter result than normal. Took a while for people to start passing but eventually they did. To begin with they came past slowly, I hung on for a bit and then they went but towards the end it was more a case of the insta drop. Had been relatively close to Ali for the first two laps and then faded badly so the gap grew quite a lot but still better than Braids I think so I'll take it. Enjoyed it and judging by the rapid onslaught of a stomach ache, must have worked hard enough too.
Running15:26  2.59 km (5:57 / km) +33m5:36 / km
WD with an interlude. Cold.
Running41:42  8.61 km (4:51 / km) +57m4:41 / km
Evening shakeout with the Meadows crew. Always worth it.
Running40:21  8.86 km (4:33 / km) +58m4:25 / km
Was supposed to do a session of 10 x 1min with Bash but struggled all day with the effect of Christmas Meal last night, in that I got a max of three hours of sleep. Just didn't have any desire to run hard, so didn't.