Sunday 24 July 2011

Carshalton to box hill and back to back runs

Tuesday saw hill training and Thursday a run through the mud and rain but the training focus for this week was too longish runs back to back over the weekend.

Saturday was a brilliant run from Carshalton to Coulsdon and Farthing Downs and then on to the North Downs way taking in Reigate Hill and Box Hill.  It was at least 21 miles (hard to map it out on the trails) and about 3,500 ft of climbing- the worst of it in the last 5 miles or so.  It was a great run; perfect weather, great views, hard hills and I only went off route once- what more could you want?  A double cheese burger from Rykers at the end before getting the train home that's what!  Never has a burger tasted so good!!

Today was somewhat less scenic with two 7.5 loops round Sutton and Croydon but I was surprised that my legs didn't feel too heavy after spending over 3 hours on the trails on Saturday and the 15 miles flew by.

Plan to do another similar set of runs next week and that will be the bulk of the ultra training out of the way...

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