Saturday, August 07, 2010

Feet up, yeah baby

Well it's a total rest day today and as such there's not a lot to say. The result of last weeks Waun Fach race are now online and I was 15th out of 67 in a confirmed time of 1:00:56 - so that's pretty good. And as I'm just sat here, moping around the house - although I have at least managed to put on some trousers today - I took a look at my form since the end of last year. Using the 'compare your time to the average of the top five in the race' technique, I've steadily raised my game from sub 80% to approaching 88% - and you know what? That's not too far from the once heady days of the very low 90s that I used to rack up. Still, it's not like it matters a toss in the grand scheme of life.

Oh, and while I think about it, having being reminded of Waun Fach, I've invented a bloody cracker of a long race - The Waun Troed Fell Race - the bastard marriage of the Waun Fach and Mynydd Troed fell races. By my estimate it would be in the region of 15 miles and 5,000 feet of ascent. My idea - as if you can't guess - would be to run Waun Fach and then carry on through the finish at the Fort down to the path where it started and follow the path left a bit, cross the road, through the farm, up the stream bed and onto the Mynydd Troedd race. That would be a cracker...

or maybe not, it's a thought. I might try it in training sometime to see if it's a goer...