Month: February 2010
Saturday 27 February, 05:38am.
Cold, about freezing point. Went for the 16.4mile Clowne loop. Felt OK, still slow on the steep uphills but got a rhythm going throughout the run and wasn’t shattered afterwards, just tired. Found out at the end that Nokia Sports Tracker crashed at 2.93km, so have to trust the distance from last Saturday.
Avg HR: 141bpm
Time was 5 mins slower than last week (didn’t feel slower) but HR was better (141 / 148). Peak HR lower too (165 / 173).
Nokia (crashed): http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/workoutdetail/index.do?id=2118157
Thursday 25 February, 05:30am.
Not as cold as of late, maybe 6C, despite the early start. Went for an easy 4 mile loop. Felt fine.
Avg HR: 141bpm
Tuesday 23 February, 18:58.
Heavy snow falling, cold, dark, didn’t fancy getting soaked but planned on a 4.5 mile loop instead of the full 7 miles on the schedule. Felt fine but stuck to the 4.5 mile as I was wet and starting to feel the windchill.
Avg HR: 142bpm
A fire engine passed me on the long strait so I followed it to Meadowgate to see them putting a burning car out in the muddy car park.
Monday 22 February, 6:23am.
A cold, foggy start, icy footpaths so mainly stuck to the roads. Did a 7km loop at easy pace, safety rather than speed today. Wore hat and track bottoms, below freezing, maybe -2C.
Distance (Nokia): 7km
Avg HR: 136bpm
Saturday 20 February, 08:59.
Tried out the 25km Clowne loop Jeff measured on mapmyrun. Sunny but temp around freezing, a few icy puddles on paths. Route climbs quite a bit, lots of ups and downs, a few steep bits too. Really enjoyed it. Wasn’t aiming for a time (except sub-3 hour), just got into nice rhythm from the off. Felt very different heading so far out from home, compared to the shorter loops I usually do – good preparation for the marathon itself.
Distance (Nokia): 26.4km
Avg HR: 148bpm
Avg pace (Nokia): 6:17 min/km
Was surprised at pace considering how slow I did some hills! One hill between Eckington and Halfway shows the big HR spike at 2h25. That hill even beat my car once, broke down halfway up it!
Felt good all round the loop, feels good to have done it. Ideal weather conditions too.
Thursday 18 February, 20:46
A late evening run, was snowing all the way round. Did a 4 mile loop towards Killamarsh, past tram terminus, old Westfield and back along Hartland Avenue.
Distance: 7.3km (7.1km plus from home to bus stop and back from a false start)
Avg HR: 134bpm
Ran really slow/steady, really enjoyed it despite the snow. It was fine underfoot, just getting snow in the face. Probably a record low HR.
Tuesday 16 February, 18:46.
About 1C, wet paths/roads but not raining. Did a 7.3km loop to college, old Westfield and back along Hartland Road. Felt strong, especially outward loop, and got a great rhythm on the uphill bit after college and other bits.
Distance (Nokia): 7.3km
Avg HR: 142bpm
Avg pace (Nokia): 6:16 min/km
A good run.
Garmin: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/24854814 (shows one spike)
Nokia: http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/workoutdetail/index.do?id=2084730 (shows I missed out the Meadowgate roundabout from usual 5 mile loop)