Spring has sprung/summer almost here. Well yes and no for runners. Yes the temperatures have shot up significantly and the daylight hours are longer but for off road running it`s still very much a winter cross country scenario given the recent very heavy spells of rain.  E.G.  during the week a  10k training  run along what should by now be a reasonably dry Stour Valley Cycle Path route turned out to be a bit of a mudfest with long stretches of the path flooded. And yesterday a 5k run round a newly marked grass track turned out to be a bit of a slog through what was  very long shaggy grass. Still good mental training as expecting ground conditions to be well what you would expect ground conditions to be when a track has been newly marked and instead having to dig deep and just get on with it.Dib dib !