Last Week: 56.2 miles (15.4 walked); 8350 feet; 13:39:06
The previous two weeks were hard, especially the last one and it a few days to recover from the Amble so I decided an easy week was due, probably overdue. We were attending the Rucksack Club meet at High Moss in the Duddon valley and so rather than “chasing miles” then or the rest of the week I was quite happy to enjoy the walk over part of the Duddon Valley fell race route and follow it with a sort run on Sunday morning. My mate, Keith, (the Kentmere one) brought a cold with him to the meet and I didn’t come home empty handed!
In Upper Eskdale
Monday’s sore throat developed nicely through the week and I hope it peaked yesterday. Dry cough, streaming nose, what joy. Tuesday’s track session felt pretty good and I thought last last night’s hill session would be too much so I had a gentle road run that confirmed my chest is too tight for anything strenuous.
Below Seathwaite Tarn
Initial plans to go the Lakes on Saturday have fallen through but the state of my cold it is no bad thing. I’ll have a gentle outing on Winter Hill and then Pauline and I are going to Pooley Bridge on Sunday to have a look at the start of the “Joss Naylor” route. It is not new to me; I have done it several times and once in the dark but I could still miss the first summit (Arthur’s Pike) in the dark of an April morning.
With the High Peak Marathon (http://www.highpeakclub.union.shef.ac.uk/hpm/), a “marathon” in the sense of a mountain marathon rather than the 26.2 version, a week tonight the rest of the week is going to involve a bit of resting towards the back end. We are team 25, the “Rucksack Youngsters” and are off at 23:22, Friday night.