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Friday, 11 September 2009

Next up.....

Well it's been a while since I posted. That can usually be read as me being hard to work at training and that's just about right really. My second 'A' race of the year is the Commonwealth 100km Championships in Keswick next Saturday (19th Sept @ 8am). So, back on the road, back on a multi-lap course and back running quite a bit quicker. Eeek.

Training since the Lakeland 100 has gone well. I had the odd blister here and there plus a few bumps and bruises after my outing in the lakes but it was all relatively superficial and cleared up in a couple of days. Then it was pretty much straight back to it, getting the legs 'freshened up', ramping up for a couple of high mileage weeks, then ramping back down again. Not long to do it, but long enough, I think. I feel in good shape, but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating, as they say: i.e. the race. I'm dead excitied about toeing the start line, enjoying what is a beautifully scenic course and racing for the chance of a Commonwealth medal. Now that would conclude the year nicely. Come on England!

12 comments:

ALAN LUCKER said...

Good Luck. Like you say come on England.

Keith Hughes said...

Have a great run Jez, really looking forward to seeing another sub 7 ! There is no way however that I can say or write the words c.... on e.....d !! :-)

Cheers Keith

Trevor said...

Good luck next weekend Jez, always great to see class.

Ultra "Slow" Matt said...

Good luck Jez. Hope you get the medal and thanks for your advice. Come on England.

John Kynaston said...

Have a great race Jez and I'm very happy to write 'Come on England'!!

John Kynaston

Ps see you at Roseberry Topping in a couple of weeks!

Hippo said...

Go for it Jez

Subversive Runner said...

Have a great race, mate.

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian Mc said...

Come on England!? Well now I am torn between wishing to offer you support and my Saltire allegiances ... ;-)

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

Not sure about all this England stuff...especially from Brian Mc...but good luck!

Tom said...

Good luck for the 100K!

I'm sure you will have another outstanding race.

Lee Maclean said...

Luck was not required.
Pure Class!!!
I am not worthy.

Mrs Mac

Tamyka said...

Hi Jez, fantastic effort in the 100km - not a PB but not too shabby regardless. Hope you're happy with it... at least we Aussies got a win in the women's... and the 24hr :D