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Christmas training and racing

Posted by jcreane@btinternet.com on December 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Sunday - 5mile road race -27.29. Targeted this as a trial from early on in the planning and it really went well. Despite strong winds and rain, I felt really fluid on the fowlmead circuit and felt after that I could have ran faster. The race got underway steadily and I ran the first mile with team mate Sam Rigby who was returning from injury. We trailed early leader, teammates Matt Kendell and James Samson but caught them approaching mile 1. Up to mile 3 we were locked together in a group. Matt dropped off leaving 3 of us together. At around 3 and a half miles I tried to make a move but it was covered quite quickly. Going onto 4 miles I still led, but at 4 .5 miles James made a run for home pursued by Sam and I didn't have the speed to cover. We got into the final 200m and Sam trailed James, but with around 50m to go he just found a final effort to win by a second. I was 9 seconds back in 3rd with Matt making it home in 4th.

Mon - 70 min easy run

tuesday - 60 mins

wednesday - 30 mins

thursday - Boxing Day run Saltwood -13th. Didn't have any energy at all today. Was struggling from 1 minute in, so had to just go with an effort that I could sustain. a little disappointing, but on the day I just couldn't find anything. Now it's a case of getting right for the county and then a couple of road races to try and get some fast times.

Friday - 1 hour 33. (Easy) - tired today so a slow jog. Try for efforts tomorrow but it could be just another slow recovery run

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