This Week In Running #7

The one with the Tempo session!

This hasn’t been a bad week i have managed an easy run,a speed session and a long run,the building blocks of all good running plans.

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My plan was to get another run in today (Sunday) but i was helping out at my clubs 10k event and simply could not be bothered after a morning of,marshal duties and arguments with horse riders! My local council in there infinite wisdom decided to give a race permit to my club and a horse riding club to run events on almost identical courses at the same time! 300 runners and 40 horses became ‘interesting’ at best.

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Our course takes in some great local trails and if you are around next year come and give it a try!

I’m a firm believer in the next quote and many of my coached runners probably roll their eyes when they hear me say;

‘one bad run doesn’t make you a bad runner no more than one good run makes you a great one’ 

I’m not sure where i first heard it but it stuck and i say it ad Nauseum,but by god did i enjoy Tuesdays session!

I had a crap day at work and couldn’t be bothered training so i popped my hokas on with the intention of doing an easy run and just getting the miles in but once i was out something just clicked and i was ready to go! My first couple of miles started to tick off and each one faster than the previous,being the competitive git i am i decided to see how long i could carry it on……The answer 8 miles in 52.31 and my quickest 8 miles in training ever!

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I arrived back home absolutely exhausted but with that runners high we all chase but don’t always achieve! who would’ve thought hokas could be used for speed work,i may wear them in my next 10k!


The next two weeks i am going to hit a mini taper ready for the three peaks fell race on the 28th April.

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