Day: January 16, 2010
Saturday 16 January, 6:23am.
Cold (3C), wet and windy. Wrapped up but wore shorts. Took hat off after first km. Felt the wind chill at times. Carried 700ml water and gels in Camelbak; drank about 300ml and used 3 gels. Felt strong, was pleased with time for first loop and tried to keep the pace up. Was more interested in getting round and out of the rain asap than a record time. On the last loop thought I could finish around 2h40 so pressed on.
Loop 1 (4.9km): 31:26 avg HR 148bpm
Loop 2 (7.1km): 41:52 avg HR 147bpm
Loop 3 (7.1km): 42:09 avg HR 150bpm
Loop 4 (7.2km): 43:19 avg HR 159bpm
Total time: 2:38:45
Total distance: 26.3km
Avg HR: 151bpm
Last week the same route was 2h59, the week before was 2h47, so with almost no snow/ice was very pleased. Legs felt very good, tired at the end but not overly fatigued. Felt like I has a good running gait, compared to the slow pace jogging of the recent wintry weeks. Sodden through with the rain that lasted the whole run, but don’t think I could have done it in wellies!
Didn’t use Nokia due to rain, but here’s a link to Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/22444258