So after a slack Nov/Dec regarding with the run training, i thought i’d better actually start seriously in Jan. Building up the milage and the elevation. My first real event isn’t until June, but they all have quite a bit of elevation in them. So starting in January would give me a good kick on for the rest of the year. I’ve also tried to maintain my strength and conditioning work at the gym (been trying to get at least twice a week), along with still being able to climb a few times a week.
So i’ve started slowly and built up to about 25miles a week. I haven’t started any actual hill training yet, so the elevation for the week is just whats included in the normal runs.
I’m building up slowly as i have the time to do this before any serious races, and because i don’t want to get injured or worn out!
I had a fell race in January, which was the Tigger Tor. It was 16km with around 500m elevation, i recce’d this run twice also as its a non marked course, but you have to hit all the checkpoints. I also changed running clubs from a triathlon club to a fell running club. So i’m now part of the Dark Peak Fell Runners.
So for Feb, i have another fell race on the 8th, this is around 28km, so will be the longest i’ve run for a while! with a few few hills thrown in. I’m hoping to get around 30miles in per week from now on, for most of Feb. I have booked in a winter climbing break from 22nd to 27th Feb, so i’ll use these days as run recovery!
I happy with my progress so far, no aches or pains which is good! Looking forward to see how feb goes. I’ll keep up the strength training of squats, lunges, core etc. And the climbing is amazing for the core work!