Long and wet run. From home out to High Bradfield, Back Tor (miserable), Strines (depressingly felled), Dale Dike (where I nearly ended up running the whole way round), Lower Bradfield and then home. Felt fairly good running and tried to keep the pace just above a plod.
Track session. 5 x 1600m. Felt really tired on the way, but bouncier during the session itself.
Had convinced myself that I was just going to worry about doing 5 minutes rather than 1600m as didn't think I was going to make the distance. It was therefore a real pleasant surprise to do them all in under 5 minutes (4.57, 4.55, 4.55, 4.55, 4.54). Sometimes you really can't tell how you are going to run during a session - you would think I would have worked this out by now.
Long slow jog back with Pete, discussing the benefits of the traditional 2 week summer break between track and XC season.