Tuesday, 28 February 2012
But my colour coded training sheet clearly indicated that there had been no miles faster than 8 minute mileing all week! Clearly a time for some faster miles and a bit more uuumph!
Going too early to share Sally's mile rep session I opted instead for 2 x 2 mile; sticking to another "commandment": 10% of weekly mileage should be at race pace!? I'm just averaging about 40 miles weekly at the moment so 4 mile of effort seemed reasonable.
The "hospital" first opened in 1888 as the West Riding (0f Yorkshire) Pauper Lunatic Association Asylum.
changing its title as practices changed. It was closed gradually throughout 2003 for conversion to housing.
So if you fancy living in buildings where electric shock treatment and partial lobotomies took place you know where to buy!
I first went inside the impressive main building of High Royds in 1968. I was working as a conductor on West Yorkshire buses. (Conductor being the guy who took the fares off the passengers, not the driver, as happens now.) We had a works football team and had a fixture there. No, not against the patients, we were playing the staff.
Fans of the band KAISER CHIEFS will know of High Royds from track 4 on the CD, Yours Truly Angry Mob. 3 of the lads went to St. Mary's High School the school where I taught for 5 years which is opposite the former asylum.
They sang "Ruuning round High Royds isn't fun...but I quite enjoyed it!!
Preceded by a 3 mile warm up (good to see you, Kevin!) I wasn't far off with the first 2 mile rep in 15.03 and the second in 15.02. With a mile between and a mile after it amounted to 10 miles anyway. 40 on the week.
Later in the afternoon Sally M. completed week 8 of her marathon training with 5 x mile reps at 10 K pace (41.20). averaging 6.39 per mile; following 20 the Sunday before and 18 on Wednesday. Another commandment (of mine at least) Rep sessions at faster than marathon pace; long runs at slower than marathon pace! Excellent progress towards her Manchester marathon!