January 2015.

New year and new challenges.
I am still finalising the 2015 main challenges but in preparation for them I shall be taking on the fells.

Fell running is something which I really enjoy, even if it’s tough and unpredictable. This year I have decided to get some structured coaching, improving technique and efficiency through running drills and focused training sessions.

January has come and almost gone and I have started to run home from work on a Thursday to slowly increase weekly mileage. The first week was unsuccessful and I needed to call me wife to pick me up. However the second week (29 Jan) was a success despite the snow and sheet ice all the way home. On a plus side I have learnt to run in the snow and ice.

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Having a think about what my major challenges are going to be, I have made a decision. My A race of the year will be the White Rose Ultra 60 mile option. Last year I did the 30 mile version and this year I want to go one step further and do the 60!!

So with a target in place, need to take to the hills. Just as well my new trail shoes arrived today, need to get them muddy.

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