Thursday, 24 January 2013

going well

Heading off on 1st ever cruise tomorrow (Caribbean) so running oportunities will be limited to treadmill and running round the ship!
It has been cold and snowy last 2 weeks or so but I have done some quality speedwork in the gym and outside.
I am not running far so it will be interesting to see if 5-6 mile runs are adequate training, especially when the Alloa half comes around. I did 27miles last week and 23 miles the week before.
Best session was on Tue when I did 6x 3mins on the treadmill doing between 16kph and 17.5kpm, v happy with that.
Will aim to get some sl longer runs on return but in the meantime ship ahoy!!

Monday, 7 January 2013

A decent start to 2013

It's always nice to get a good start to the year. It's no guarentee that it will be a good year but it helps.
Last week I ran 29 miles including 2 speed sessions both of which went well.
I did a recce of leg3 of the devils burdens relay which I have not run before. This was 8  miles there and back inc 2 x 250m ascents. I felt good most of the way and came back in 39mins which is decent.
The weather has largely dried up and running has been quite nice outside with temperatures of 10deg, amazing for early Jan.
I am trying not to worry about distance and concentrating on quality as much as possible.