Not sure I got my recovery right after Saturday's race. Whilst it was only 4 miles I should have had an easy
couple of low mileage days immediately after. But that 6 on the moor (Sunday), including a couple of miles of climbing and the undulating 2 res run on Monday left me drained for the 8 mile Tuesday road run. To make things worse for myself I tackled an out an back run we used to call the Beamsley Bash; much more challenging than the flat route I originally had in mind.
So whilst Saturday I raced at an average of 6.49 per mile, 3 days later I could only register 9.33 9.26 9.27 9.26 9.04 8.54 9.25 8.21..................73.39......averaging a weary 9.17. Not good.
Today, it was time for a minimal effort. A flat easy 4.
other people's running exploits.
Also interesting seeing some of the new Autumn/Winter gear coming in. Orders that we placed 6 months ago. Some exciting new gear in from GORE today.
I've continued with the GORE GLOBE SO JACKET. A good seller from last season. It "Windstopper" , Softshell and reversible. You can run into work displaying the hi viz black and yellow outer with reflective front and back. But if you pop into town at lunch you reverse it to a more discreet black/ grey combination. How's that for versatiility!
The majority of the lines I've chosen for men ,however, are in orange and black, strikingly different for the winter months to follow. Let's just hope we don't have to put up with so much snow and ice this time.
Sadly, Alistair Brownlee had seemingly not recovered sufficiently to pull back time lost on the swim and bike sections finishing 4 minutes behind fellow GB Stuart Hayes in 40th place. Let's hope for a return to top form soon for the local lad in his next event.
Not certain what my next event will be. But I definitely won't be doing the INOV AMBLESIDE FELL RUN. I was curious to see where it would go in case we were up there. Most normal FRA races charge no more than £6 entry fee. Many are £3 or £4 pounds. The Ambleside race? £20!!
It'll be interesting to see how many club runners they attract.