Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ballinrobe and Labane 10kms

A double bubble race week:

Mon - Claregalway 9.5km recovery run 36:01 (3:47's)

Tue am – 2km up, 12km threshold run 40:12 (3:21’s), 2.1km down. All up 16.1km

Tue pm – Tuam AC easy running 3.7km

Wed – Claregalway 9.5km recovery run 36:22 (3:50's)

Thu am – 2km up, 6 x 30 secs, 6 x 3 mins, 2.0km down. All up 10.7km

Thu pm – Mayo AC easy running 4.0km

Fri – Claregalway 9.5km easy run 39:26 (4:09's)

Sat – Ballinrobe 10km 32:06. All up 17.3kms

Sun – Labane 10km 33:17. All up 17.3kms

Total for week 97.9km

Another good week in the bank. I raced Saturday evening to see where I’m at. I took the lead from the start and was never troubled. Into the wind the first 5km in around 16:16 and then turned for home and felt great the last 5km running 15:50 for a time of 32:06. It felt a bit quicker so disappointed not to break 32 mins.

Then a last minute decision to race again the next day. The legs felt heavy and I had another guy with me the first third of the race. Then I managed to break away and get a 20m gap but that gap didn’t grow so I had to keep pushing all the way to the finish. The legs had nothing and it felt much harder than the previous evening. Still nice to pick up a couple of wins even though it was a bit stupid to race on consecutive days.

Ballinrobe 10km:

Labane 10km:

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