A Different Direction

No I am not talking about running backwards,(it is a real sport though Google it).

The first half of this year has all been about the Lakeland 100.Big days out on the hills,big races and even bigger running packs have had me running something that resembles a cross between a Lada Riva and a rocking horse!

Im talking about injecting a bit of SPEED back into my legs!

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It is no secret that I love the Stockport 10 mile road race,I have been racing it for the last five years and I have hit a PB every year,BUT I am yet to break the hour! Could I go to another 10 mile race and break the hour? Possibly, both my 10k and marathon times would suggest so but where would be the fun in that? Stockport is my race and much like me it’s not pretty,Northern and can often be quite cold! The sub hour must happen there.

So I have 18 weeks to turn myself from an ultra runner back into a lean mean road runner. The injection of speed can of course be carried over to next years adventures and hopefully a fast road marathon in the Spring.

So for now it’s goodbye hydration vests and pork pies at aid stations and hello 400m repeats and threshold sessions!

Someone pass me the sick bucket,this could get messy!

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