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CHASING PAVEMENTS

ULTRARUNNER DAMIANHALL FINDS HIMSELF ON STRANGELY FLAT AND HARD PACKED TERRAIN AT THE WILTSHERE 10 BUT WOULD HE REGRET TURNING IT INTO ALONGER TRAINING RUN?(YES.)

WILTSHERE 10

KIRA WRINTMORE

Tith over two miles between me and a not previously visited race venue, and less than 30 minutes till race start, suddenly running to the Wiltshire 10 didn’t seem so smart. Attempting to turn the outing into a long run had seemed like a clever training idea a few days ago: an endurance run with a significant race-pace effort in the middle. (Plus, um, it doubled as a ready excuse if the race doesn’t go to plan.) Yet most of my long runs are bimbles, ambles, rambles and yomps, slowpaced, lackadaisical affairs, where I pootle along, mostly daydreaming. Like a José Mourinho team, I’ve been caught time wasting.

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