Brian here - Thanks to Ian and Jane for their hospitality at Kippford, this enabled me to get back into the swing of things a bit, with a slightly longer run than I have recently been accustomed to on the Saturday followed by the lung busting (to me) Mabie 10K trail race on the Sunday. Well done to Ian for his fantastic third overall and 1st vet position (crikey Ian, a bit more training and you could have come first :) ). Well done to the girls for their performance too, it was a hilly course in uncomfortable and clammy conditions. I was happy with 23rd over the line.
I haven't really done any long runs for a while, the 20 miler E2NB race back in May quickly followed by the Loch leven half and that's been it; i've packed on a few pounds since the week's fishing holiday at end of May and its been a real struggle to get back into a bigger mileage, with just short training runs and even shorter races proliferating at the moment. I guess that some of the shorter summer races may have to be sacrificed to get in some quality long runs. Portobello 4 mile race tonight followed by a curry - what did I say about short races!!
OMG we're halfway through January.
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