training run #1266

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Tuesday 25 April, 06:31

1C, cold and sunny. A 5.6 mile run on grass. Did 2 laps of Rother Valley. Wrapped up for this chilly start, but there was only a grass frost.  Noticed foot niggle in the last mile. It went off completely while stretching and walking home, but surfaced again later while at work. 

Distance:  5.64km

Time:  52:01

Avg HR:  143bpm

Avg pace:  9:13 min/mile

Calories:  614

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

training run #1265

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Sunday 23 April, 06:52

3C, cold and sunny. A 6 mile run over the crags at Fox House. Ideal conditions today. Saw a cyclist and three other runners, so didn’t have it all to myself. Followed the same 6 mile route as Friday, but without wandering off track. 

Saw one flock of sheep on the climb up a crag, and a few more on the very top.

Felt right foot in the last mile or so. Drank 500ml water. Didn’t pause Fitbit at all, so no danger of forgetting to restart it.

Distance:  5.91 miles

Time:  1:16:49

Avg HR:  129bpm

Avg pace:  12:59 min/mile

Calories:  790

Elevation gain:  945ft

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

Wildlife:  sheep, a rabbit and a squirrel

training run #1264

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Friday 21 April, 06:53

7C, cold, windy and overcast. A 6 mile trail run.  Went out along Burbage Edge again but did a bigger return loop.  

I’d paused the Fitbit and forgot to restart it (see map), and at that part of the run I veered off course and had to backtrack. I estimate a mile is missing off the Fitbit.  

I can see its sometimes more appropriate to measure trail running by time, and I finished at 08:21. So that’s a 1hr 28 run.  Fitbit showed 954ft of elevation gain, and with the missing mile it’ll be way over 1,000ft.  Enjoyed this.

Time:  1:28:00

Distance:  6 miles (estimated)

Avg HR:  135bpm

Avg pace:  12:42 min/mile (Fitbit as measured)

Calories:  850 (estimated)

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

training run #1263

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Wednesday 19 April, 06:48

3C, cold, sunny. A 4 mile trail run at Fox House. Got up early to drive into Derbyshire to get some trail experience. I had picked out a route from Fox House, along Burbage Edge to Ringinglow Road, returning on a trail path a bit lower down. 

After a bit of climbing I was rewarded with some fantastic views.

You can see the return path down below in the photo. As I went along the lower path I met a flock of sheep. Rather than scattering left and right they ran along the path for around a quarter of a mile! Was surprised how fast they can run 🙂

I enjoyed the change of scenery and the stop/start nature of trail running, pausing to enjoy the views. Felt I could have gone much further. Drank 200ml water and had a gel at the start and finish.

Distance:  4.17 miles

Time:  48:11

Avg HR:  129bpm

Avg pace:  11:32 min / mile

Calories:  508

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

Wildlife:  1 flock of sheep, 2 highland coo and a big black bird 

training run #1262

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Saturday 15 April, 07:01

A 4 mile run including 1 hill loop. Seem to have missed blogging this run. It was the first with new Brooks Cascadia trail trainers. They felt OK but still noticed a bit of right foot soreness.

Distance:  4.07 miles

Time:  37:54

Avg HR:  141bpm

Avg pace:  9:18 min/mile

Calories:  442

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

training run #1261

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Tuesday 18 April, 07:17

3C, cold and sunny. A 5 mile run including 2 hill loops.  Great running weather. Felt right foot a bit from halfway round but enjoyed this run.

Distance:  5.02 miles

Time:  47:47

Avg HR:  149bpm

Avg pace:  9:30 min/mile

Calories:  589

Trainers:  Brooks Cascadia

weigh-in

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Friday 14 April

11st 3lb

71.3kg

Lost 5 pounds since last weigh in on 4 March. Have been eating better but didn’t expect a loss with my running mileage quite low due to injury.