Over a month is a new record for non-posting. It's fair to there hasn't been a lot to post about. Training is as hit and miss as ever, although I am managing to get out for a few 'longer', hillier walks. My fitness is still really piss poor but I'm hoping I'll find some motivation from somewhere to kick it up a notch. Although, it probably needs to crank up five or six notches...
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Well that was a couple of scorching days! Couldn't face running in this heat so I headed out for a pair of walks instead. I really should have taken a drink with me though as I cramped a little bit towards the end of my walk yesterday.
Having learnt nothing from yesterday and my caffs already feeling sore, I completely forgot to take a drink with me today either, and again, just started to cramp as I headed back into the village. Despite only walking, the combined 20k felt like it was worth it as my legs are feeling heavy right now.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Another outing back to the mountains. This time as a marshal for the Four Fans Fell Race, check point two, Fan Llia. I made a short walk of it rather than just heading straight up from the road junction, parking at the forest car park and walking up the ridge. Bonus feature was that the car park was fully opened. Last time I was there it was blocked off with mounds of rubble and I thought it was yet another forest car park closed but no, it was back fully open. Bonus. I took my tent up but didn't need it. Stayed dry throughout which was second bonus of the day. Then, with all 28 runners through the summit, it was the return trip back down.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
I set the MapRun app going and headed to the start. With a beep I was off. Five minutes later I was puffing like a right old bastard. It was a steep start. Then another five minutes later and I was getting confused by the difference of the way markings as compared to the map. All turned out right in the end and eventually I made it onto the hill proper and from there the navigation was more to my liking.
Not gonna lie, it was hard going. The up was a slog but thankfully I was accurate with the nav and didn't waste any energy dillying - I wasted a shit tonne dallying mind, my legs didn't have the power nor my lungs the puff. I was bloody knackered by the time I got to the top ridge. Thankfully, that was all the ascent done and dusted and from there I was able to enjoy the views as I ploddled along - another good made-up word there!
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Saturday, June 05, 2021
Sunday, May 09, 2021
...in posting. Although to be fair the last week or two has been a little easier on the training front as well due to feeling a bit jaded. Sleep has been a bit disturbed for no particular reason. Managing to get back on in it now though which will hopefully continue... and I'm hoping we will finally see the end of the crap weather and the start of something more decent.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
The upper body work continues, five sessions this week. I also managed to fit in a couple of stages of the Tout of Watopia on the bike and one on two feet. The running sadly took a step backwards over the last couple of weeks, missing several runs but things are getting back on track and today's interval session was solid. Onwards...
Friday, April 02, 2021
But the running has been a bit lacking. Although I was a bit more intense today, with a solid interval session of nine 500m intervals. Not eyeballs out - obvs - but still pretty decent. Had a couple of good rides. Hoping to continue the progress over the weekend.