training session #1505

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Sunday 31 March, 08:31

Recovery run with Rachael, Tina and Ange from Mansfield Woodhouse Pootlers. A run on footpaths doing a circuit around Mansfield.

Distance: 6.53 miles

Time: 1:15:43

training session #1504

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Saturday 30 March, 15:14

Decided to go for a walk in the lovely weather. Starting at Fox House I walked over the top along Burbage Edge, returning on the trail path below. Very easy stroll, took lots of photos and in no rush.

Distance: 4.51 miles

Time: 1:40:57

training session #1503

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Saturday 30 March, 09:43

After parkrun I cheered a lot of other runners in, said a few words to Rachael and set off on a 7 mile run up the vale and back. A mix of trail and tarmac. Lovely sunny weather and as I was dressed for running it seemed a shame to miss an opportunity. Ran at a comfortable marathon pace.

Distance: 7.52 miles

Time: 1:05:49

Mansfield parkrun

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Saturday 30 March, 09:04

Ran the course in reverse today. Was just going to run easy but quarter of a mile in I felt good and upped the pace. By the third lap I was full sprinting, thinking it might be a decent time and close to a PB. Official time is a PB by 1 second.

Distance: 5k

Time: 21:33

training session #1502

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Thursday 28 March, 08:07

Run to work, first use of new Brooks Ghost 11 shoes. Breaking them in so I might use them in Paris. A nice sunny morning.

Distance: 4.72 miles

Time: 41:55

Fastest Suunto time on this route

training session #1501

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Wednesday 27 March, 17:42

Run home from work. Light backpack. Fast time and wasn’t trying. Legs were good after a couple of days off running with DOMS.

Distance: 4.71 miles

Time: 44:15

training session #1500

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Saturday 23 March, 09:34

Did an unofficial recce of three sections of the Lakeland 50, from Howtown to Ambleside. Expected it to be just over 21 miles.

Ran with Phil, Jo and Emma, who I’d not known before. Just gathered on Facebook to set it up. We all got on well.

Mixed terrain, very hilly, great weather. Ended up doing 25+ miles. Tired but happy, had a fab day. If this is what 25 slow miles feels like the full 50 will be tough!

Distance: 25.1 miles

Time: 7:24:56

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training session #1499 *10 years running anniversary*

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My first ever training run was run #1 on 21 March 2009.

Thursday 21 March, 18:37

Did Mansfield Woodhouse Pootlers efforts session with Rachael, Steve and Suzanne. Liked it. Didn’t go 100% to save my legs for Saturday.

Stats include WU and WD

Distance: 4.28 miles

Time: 55:32

training session #1498

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Wednesday 20 March, 16:53

Run commute home from work. Fastest time on this route using Suunto and I wasn’t trying. Was just in a good mood.

Distance: 4.68 miles

Time: 44:16

training session #1497

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Wednesday 20 March, 08:11

Run commute to work.

Distance: 4.7 miles

Training: 45:47