After an invitation from one of the Race Directors Garry Scott and encouragement from friends Andy Cole and Ian Beattie I have entered the Trail Outlaws Wooler Marathon on Sunday 20th November. Katrina has entered the Half Marathon.
So I have planned a couple of weeks of harder running and a one week taper before the race. I’ve never done a trail marathon so I’m looking forward to it.
So this week I’ve got back into some harder training with some faster runs.
Monday – Club Fartlek Session
This week we had a good group of runners out for our weekly session. I was chasing Ryan for the evening and felt pretty strong for most of the session which was 10 x 3mins with 90secs recovery.
I must admit I was hanging on a bit on the last three but happy with my effort!
Wednesday – Tempo Run
I ran my normal loop from home. I wasn’t quite sure whether I would really go for it so decided to run as I felt. The first few miles were a bit slower but I got faster as the run went on.
- 1st mile – 8:09
- 2nd mile – 7:59
- 3rd mile – 7:41
- 4th mile – 7:24
- 5th mile – 7:08
- 6th mile – 7:15
So happy enough with that!
Thursday – Hill session at Brodie Park
The race is on trails with plenty of hills so I thought it would be good to do my Brodie Hill session. Each loop has two ascents and two descents in the 1.08 mile.
I did 4 loops alternating an easier effort then pushing harder.
- 1st easy loop – 9:36
- 1st faster loop – 8:01
- 2nd easy loop – 9:36
- 2nd faster loop – 7:47
This weekend we are heading to Perth to visit our friends Richie & Helen and their three children. The plan is to do the Perth parkrun on Saturday and then go for a run with Richie on Sunday.