A tough run this morning doing the fast run at nearly 60 miles and the weather didn’t help with it being windy and raining Only 3 of us today but given the weather I wasn’t surprised. Even with the tailwind on the leg home I was starting to struggle around the 50 miles mark, I suspect yesterdays run had something to do with that. I even got a puncture 3 miles from home, thankfully it wasn’t 3 miles out from home, that would have sucked
So this mornings fast club run was a better affair, back to the normal route and thus I was able to keep up all the way even though it was a little wet and windy
OMG!! no one said anything about doing a 75 mile club run this morning, usually it’s around the 40 ish miles and this is the fast run! I only had 1 water bottle, usually I would carry 2, and I only had a couple of energy gels. Suffice to say the gels got tanked and the water bottle just made it to the cafe stop, thankfully I got a refill. But the ride back to Dunfermline was brutal they were hammering it and by the time we hit 65 miles I was shattered and got dropped Thankfully by this point we were near Dunfermline and I wasn’t too far back. Crawled home at a slow pace. Thats the fastest 75 miles I’ve ever done with an avg speed of 18 mph, usually it would take me 5 hours to do that! just as well it was a flat run with no hills. So I’m soar and so tired and collapsed on the bed for an hour before I could muster up the energy to get in the shower. Oddly enough it’s a nice sunny day with little wind so at least I got decent weather
Nobody turned up for the club run this morning but given it’s cold, wet and windy thats not a surprise, so went on a small run by myself.
Saturday morning fast club run, thankfully we went up Knockhill at a more sensible speed and I kept up with the leading group