Training has now become quite daunting at times (nothing to do with my cold) as I get closer and closer to the big race. On Monday this week I ran 25 miles in the morning and cycled for about an hour in the evening. Yesterday was strength/conditioning stuff in the morning and 25 miles fartlek in the afternoon. Using the Otley 10 route. Hard work - windy too.
Although the rest of this week will be tempo running and hill reps I do plan to take things slightly easier than planned to avoid making my cold any worse than necessary. A couple of things to look forward to this month though.
The first is the monthly Otley AC handicap. For one reason or another I haven't been able to run one this year so I'm looking forward to this event at Eccup (near Leeds) on Saturday morning. The route is about 6 miles and then I'll probably run home - another 7.5 miles.
At the end of the month is the first race in the Harrogate League. A very enjoyable series of five races organised by local clubs over distances of 5 to 7 miles. The first is in Ilkley and is only two weeks before Brive.