There was another XC run during the week where I scraped in just under 25 mins. It's a bit of a challenging course. Conditions on the day were good as the cool change came through at the time of the run. I've gone slower on the course when fitter, but that was on a particularly hot day. The next event is my least favourite course and 25 mins will probably be beyond me at this stage. The goal will be a steady tempo without overdoing it. Last time I ran on this course it became apparent that something wasn't right with the body - the start of the training fatigue. It will be an interesting comparison this time around.
|The picturesque but challenging Black Mountain Peninsula|
Monday - gym session - back, shoulders and abs
Tuesday - 1.5km jog warm up; XC run 5km splits 4:51; 5:03; 5:06; 5:07; 4:44 - 24:51(HRav 161bpm)
Wednesday - gym session - arms, chest and abs
Thursday - 7km 10min jog warm up then 4:1 run/walk
Friday - 5km jog
Saturday - 13 km long trail run - 4:1. Lots of wildlife on display including some growling male kangaroos.