I started off April with a win in the 2 mile in the morning on the 4th and a 2nd place finish in the afternoon in the 3k in Sokolniki Park and in the costumed run.I was a punk raven :)
On the 19th I won this chilly sideways snow half- Keep Calm and Run.This one was well organized on a fun and hilly course. Thank you Sergei and the pace group for dragging me along and making it easier on a tough tummy day after food poisoning!
6 days later I won the 1k at Otradnoe in the north of Moscow. I have not run this one since 2011 because it's been the same day as Worlds/Euros 100k and last year conflicted with the Grom half.
The next day I ran the 10k at Club MIR and opted to skip the Grom Half this year. I'm trying to sace my lega for when it counts and not overrace. I don't need to be running halves every weekend. I chose to do Keep Calm and Run in lieu of Grom this year and do a couple of short races to keep my speed up after. The 10 was slow for me despite good weather and I ended up 4th. Back to back racing is just too hard and day two is always a crap shoot. I have for this reason decided to opt out of the summer 2 mile xc series. There have just been too many weekends where I have to back to back to maintain my position in that series. I'd rather not have the day 1 2 mile hurt my performance the next day.Even when i do the 2 mile not all out, it still affects the dday 2 because the act of getting up at the buttcrack of dawn and hauling my butt out there and back takes more out of me than the race itself.
...and that is pretty much what I was up to in April:) May isn't done just yet ,so I'll update soon.