Monday's travail consisted of an hour long recovery run at a very moderate pace so that the old legs were fresh for Tuesday's track session where we started off with the usual warm up before launching in to hurdle drills. Probably not the exercises of choice for those with weak lower stomach muscles! That over we ran eight accelerations before the main course of the evening's training. This consisted of 15 x 200m. We started each rep 20m into the home straight and finished 20m into the back straight. Three of us worked together taking it in turns to lead out the reps. These were run in 36/37s. We had 45s between each rep to jog across the infield to get back to the starting line. It doesn't sound too arduous but it wasn't easy. That completed we managed a short cool down prior to departing in search of sustenance.
Just as I was leaving a brown envelope was thrust into my sweaty palm. I soon discovered that the contents consisted of folding legal tender. Oh joy of joys! Apparently I had won my age category in a 3k race which I had run a few months back. I have decided that this windfall is not going to change me. This brings my prize money haul for the year to the momentous figure of £30. Clearly I will have to engage the services of an agent very soon.