|Rifle Range Trig|
I ran my usual half-a-Trig-points route, but this time with a twist. I ran steadily to the Rifle Range Trig feeling quite strong, and the started the intervals. Because I didn't have a measured distance I just decided to do 60 second efforts with 90 second recovery jogs in between. The first two efforts were fairly quick, on the level. The third was downhill and although I tried I coudn't run quite as hard as on the first two. The fourth and fifth co-incided with the climb out of Sherbrook Valley towards the Glacial Boulder trig. Eyeballs out stuff. The final, sixth, effort was on the flat - I put as much effort in as I had with the first but I think the hills had got me.
Satisfyingly I'd recovered my composure, form, and breath within about 3 minutes of finishing, and enjoyed a nice fast jog to the trig and on down. I saw four stag deer just down in the hollow by Brockton - they reminded me of the logo on the club vest, and then of how I'm probably not quite that graceful yet! There's hope for us all though.
This was a good, if hard session. Hopefully I'll be recovered in time for the Potter tomorrow.
7.4 miles; 850' (OS map, but 1,280' according to the GPS); 01:14. Map and profile below: