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Monday, 21 June 2010

Early bird catches the worm (The Welsh 3000s)

Another UTMB training jaunt, this time a dash accross the the Welsh 3000s (minus Crib Goch, I wasn't feeling it) a couple of Fridays ago. I headed accross to Snowdonia straight from work on the Thursday, spending the evening at Pen y Pass YHA which was a great place apart from the dorm being super-hot through the night (heating on in June, what's that all about?). Maybe they thought I was still running Western States in which case it would have been great heat training.

Getting up early and to the top of Snowdon for 7am was a good call, it was a sheer joy up there. Not a soul around and the cloud level below the peaks at about 600m creating some incredible views.....

The run went well, I felt strong throughout, maybe all the recent hill (mountain?) work is starting to pay off. I even completed the 'loop' by dropping down to Bethesda and back over to Llanberis on foot making for a total of around 35miles and quite a bit of up and down.
And then back home to the Midlands on Friday night ready for the weekend and more training. Well that's the way we like it :o)


Brian Mc said...

Stunning shots, absolutely glorious.

I DNF'd the GUCR at 94 miles with a chronic lack of motivation to complete. Looking at those photos makes me realise canals aren't the thing for me. 'tis the mountains. Come on UTMB.

HappyTrails said...

Beautiful scenery photos - hope you are coming on fine after the foot malfunction. Was looking forward to you pushing the fellas at WS100 but there's always next year!