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.