Thursday, 11 April 2013


In a bit of a tapering and recovery mode last week so made a last minute decision and entered the Tom Scott Memorial 10 mile race at Strathclyde Park. I was unsure how the legs would feel after the 50km but had been feeling fine all week with no muscle pain or injuries so thought this would be a great workout for the lungs. It is normally a bit windy at the loch but race conditions were near perfect although still a bit chilly for my liking.

Route Map 
Set off at a brisk pace hoping the legs could cope and was pleasantly surprised to hold a steady pace all the way. The splits came in at 6 minute miles average and finished in 59min 56secs having chased good pal George Taylor all the way with him worryingly glancing behind in the final mile making sure I did not catch him. A new PB for that distance into the bargain and feeling really fresh just now.

Strathclyde Loch
Garmin details : As usual incorrect as I forgot to switch off on the line.

Results :

Now time for another taper towards the Hoka Highland Fling on the 27th April with the small matter of the London Marathon on the 21st, so interesting 2 weeks of running coming up but not really bothered about timings in these as they are both just part of WHW Race preparation.

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