This week I wanted to keep working hard but also keep one eye on Sunday’s Scottish National Cross Country Race at Falkirk. I’ve only run the National Cross Country once in 2008 so I’m really looking forward to seeing how I get on. The venue is the same but the course is different this year.
According to the Scottish Athletics Web site there are 883 Senior Men entered. When I did it in 2008 there were just under 400.
So this week I’ve run Wednesday and Thursday …
Wednesday – Easy Road Run
I ran at lunch time and felt good. I do find having Tuesday as a rest day after Monday’s Fartlek is working well as my legs are rested and ready to go again.
Thursday – Cross Country Rehearsal
I always like to have a rehearsal before a race so decided to have a run around Bellahouston Park with the shoes, socks and shorts I’ll be wearing on Sunday. I’m wearing my Inov-8 Talons but they are falling apart! I’ve run less than 200 miles and already the uppers are split at the sides.
So I put some tape around them to see if that would help hold them together. It sort of worked and I’m confident the shoes will last the race … but probably not much longer after Sunday.
Our Kilbarchan AAC Jantastice team got a mention on this week’s Marathon Talk Podcast. We are leading all the 1,941 teams after 6 weeks !! ….