Thursday, 21 October 2010
Its that time of year again, and I've been feeling the need to plan something big to give me a reason to get out the door this winter. Both of us feel that we'd like another go at the Highland Fling. I think that with a bit more and longer training I could be stronger in the last 12 or so miles. Peter ran a pretty good race so he runs the risk of just trying to push harder and suffering as a result. Still there's no doubt he'll match my training so if I up my training he'll up his too.
Plan no.2 is the Cape Wrath Challenge. I think (you'd think I would know) that its 6 days racing starting with a half marathon and finishing with a marathon. The timing might be a little tight as its only a couple of weeks after the Fling but we're thinking positive...maybe we'll be really strong! 2 weeks after the Fling this year I was having pain walking on slight inclines so there's a reason to get plenty training in...
Went out for a brisk 15 miler today, up the WOL, down the canal. Cold westish wind and carpets of leaves. I kept up an encouraging pace. First of all I thought I better back off - and then I thought, nah, I would just keep at it and see how it worked out. Legs were pretty done in for the last mile but that's as it should be. Erlend Oye and Underworld soundtracks playing in my ears. The only slight glitch in the day was that my headphones are degenerating and the music kept hopping from one ear to the other. Fortunately I have a birthday coming up.