So it's something I've factored into my training plan the weekend before my '40% reduction week'. This is another training staple that has you reduce your distance/time by 40% for a week every four weeks, giving your body time to recover and absorb the training you've done. I love 40% reduction week ......
Anyway, the double. I've kept the two of these runs shorter than my individual long run on other weeks, but have made the total of them add up to more. As my maximum long run for a long time was only 3 hours, this meant 'the double' wasn't actually too hard but now I'm stepping my hours up I'm starting to feel it a bit.
|Spot the difference - Ill Bell summit on Saturday .....|
|....and on Sunday. Still not much of a view!|
|The trail leads on along the ridgeline ...|
|Finally! A view!|
|Coming out of the clouds on the way back down on Sunday|