Tuesday, 16 March 2010

things are coming together nicely ...

Things have been a bit hectic here over the last few days.  Paperwork completed for UK Athletics - checking my passport, ordering my GB kit, officially accepting my place on the team - and emails flying backwards and forwards between various runners and team managers.   Everything seems to be going well though and it seems that, at the moment, final travel details are being sorted out.

Still over eight weeks to go though before the World Championships - and a lot of training to do.

Yesterday morning I completed an easy 23 miler ... over The Chevin to Guiseley, then through Rawdon to join the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Calverley.  On the towpath to Hirst Lock then home via Shipley and Hollins Hill.  Two big hills and lots of wind ... 3 hrs 20.  An hour on the bike in the afternoon.

This morning was another 23 miler. Fartlek. Chose a hilly route (of course ...) that extended over to Silsden and Addingham. Very good run ... 2hrs 57. Just about to head out with members of Otley AC on a run of about 10k.

Eleven miles tomorrow morning and 10k again in the evening.

Have you been following William Sichel in the 1000 mile World Cup race in Athens ?  No, why not ?  It is a fascinating (and very long event) and all the details can be found on his blog.  Shaun Brassfield-Thorpe is doing a fantastic job posting things and I've already picked up a few tips which I could use in my races.  Go William Go ...

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