Fab crisp sunny lunchtime run. ♥ this section on the 3 rivers route on the first two pics (modelled here by @therealjoekenny and Nel 🐶). It's a mile or so of gentle downhill trail, which looks like a green carpet and implores you to run as fast as you can along it. #lovethelakes#fellrunning#kentmere#wintersunshine
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Take a look at that view. A hundred times better to see it first hand. .
Can you spot my new #peregrine8 trail shoes?! You can’t really miss them. They handled every stride of the mixed terrain around the #KinderScout loop with aplomb. Mud, streams, stones, heather, boulders, ice and even peat bogs. Ok, they weren’t great on the ice, but they tried. And they covered this wide spectrum of terrain whilst providing me with excellent comfort. Thanks #saucony !❤️ And they’re not even paying me 😜
It was cold up there yesterday - three layers and mitts only just sufficed. The wind wrenched my hood down on a couple of occasions, and stripped the heat off my face within seconds, leading me to wish for a balaclava, and ruing the fact my hood didn’t have a drawstring. I took comfort in the fact these usually unnoticeable problems are best discovered in training, rather than racing.
The strong wind also provided me with a fetching fringe, I’m sure you will agree 🤪.
Last time I was up here, there was a total white-out, so it was a pleasurable change to cast my eye upon the panoramic views from the plateau at the top. Manchester CBD and the Cheshire plain in one direction, the barren hilly moors in the other. It was even more fun exploring this route with a run buddy - @fearlesscoach - who showed me around the loop, which I haven’t done before in its entirety. This loop has it all, and - with the new A555 bypass in place - is so accessible now. It will no doubt become a regular session in the lead up to the longer #fellruns I have planned for next year. .
#rosiesteaandcoffeeroom cafe provided a warm retreat for a delicious post-run fuelling stop, where Josh and I mulled over our perspectives on all things running. #greatmorning .
@swiftrunningcompany guide @joermann tackling some full on winter conditions. The team are really enjoying the off season 🙌🏼😁
Gruesome Grebe, my feathered PT takes the place of my actual PT @runningdutchie as I finish another AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible - I just learned that the other day!) session for Lakeland 50 Winter Training... This one felt so much harder than last week's!! I didn't quite finish 5 sets of everything but I'm sweating like mad, so it must be doing SOME good!! 😂👊😎
After a pretty full on season of racing and training it’s always good to kick back and let the body recover a little. I’m looking forward to the winter of training in the lakes and what 2019 has to offer. At the moment I’m planning on racing all of the U.K. Skyrunning series, Matterhorn Ultracs, Salomon ROS, British and English Fell championship races, Snowdon International, Snowdon 1000m race and the 3 peaks.