Friday, 13 March 2009

High Peak Marathon recovery

Last Week: 31.2 miles; 1900 feet; 4:45:54. Ave of last 2 weeks: 62.0 miles; 8500 feet; 08:42:38

Pretty quiet week with 3 short sessions on Sunday afternoon and Monday evening before the track on Tuesday night. Usually I run there and back to squeeze in a few more miles but I accepted a lift from Pauline and then used the first few reps as a warm up. By the end my legs were tired but I felt better than expected suggesting the short recovery runs were worthwhile. Wednesday and Thursday mornings were pretty good and I should probably have stopped then. Last night’s hill session would have hard anyway but by the last few hundred metres I had nothing left to run with, I would probably have quicker walking the final stages.

 

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Last Saturday morning approaching the final stages

Photo is courtesy of “ndhphoto” and he has others here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22807105@N08/sets/72157614915063280/

Others here, on the Dark Peak website http://www.dpfr.org.uk/album/2009/HPM/index.php

 

Next Week:

Looks like more peat bogs with a return to the more familiar ones on Winter Hill on Saturday. On Sunday we are going to the dales for a recce from near Fleet Moss to Cray. The last time we did The Fellsman in 2005 we got this section a bit wrong. No errors, as such, but a check point had been relocated and hadn’t time to recce the new route so we followed the one we knew, longer and slower.

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