Righto guys, this one's a short one! Since last Sunday's race, I've put in a couple of good long runs and felt really good - I think I've definitely kept the momentum up.
Over the last few weeks, I've switched my tactics in the gym and been working more on strength, rather than endurance (single sets to failure all over) and it seems to have been making a real difference - I've been reading some material stressing the importance of strength and short-distance training for longer distance running and so far it's paying off, I think. I've been working in some treadmill time at the end of each gym session at a much quicker pace than I'd normally run and coming away feeling strong rather than tired, which is cool.
As for racing, I'm booked in for two more 10-mile multi-terrain (such a great euphemism) races over the next couple of weeks. I'm going to be travelling about an hour to get to each one, which I never thought I'd do, but I'm really looking forward to each of them.
I'll let you know how they go!