Dragon’s Back Training Week 10

This week was a taper week with my first ultra of 2019 on Saturday 16th March - Hardmoors 50.

I had two taper runs on Monday and Wednesday before the race on Saturday.

Full race report from Hardmoors 55 to come.

Monday 11th March - Lunchtime Run

  • 5.89 miles in 54:03
  • Ascent - 400ft

I was able to run at lunchtime and did my normal Pollok Park off road run. I took it nice and steady and spent most of the run thinking about the Hardmoors 50 race.

I have done the race 5 times before and been on the route another few times for the 110 (twice) and 160 so I know the route pretty well. This means that I can spent the run visualising the route.

It’s funny how I always have a really good race when I visualise it!!

Tuesday 12th March - cycle to and from work

  • 10.89 miles

Wednesday 13th March - Lunchtime Run

  • 6.02 miles in 51:13
  • Ascent - 294

Another run at lunchtime but this time I stayed on the roads. Nice and steady with the main aim of keeping my legs ticking over.

I feel ready for Saturday and will have a couple of days with no running before the race.

Friday 15th March - weigh-in

  • 11st 6 1/8lbs

I’ll be very happy if I can stay at this weight for the Dragon’s Back race.

Saturday 16th March - Hardmoors 50

  • 52.76 miles in 12:49:20
  • Ascent - 8212

Full report to come but the short version is I was happy with my run in very difficult conditions of wind and rain - mostly straight on!

Screenshot 2019-03-17 at 13.27.45

Screenshot 2019-03-17 at 13.28.10

Congratulations to the following who were the three closest guesses in my ‘Guess My Time’ competition.

Summary for the week

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Photo of the week

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