Friday 20 August, 09:51.
Very warm, 20C, overcast, breezy. Went for 2 long laps of RV followed by 3 laps of main lake, to do a 13 mile run in prep for the Nottingham Half Marathon in 3 weeks time. Felt good on first laps, fast pace at start and tried to lower it to 6 min/km. On 4th and 5th laps started to tire a lot, so went into a slower ‘get me home’ pace. Despite having Camelbak with 500ml water, it wasn’t enough and I didn’t have any gels. Thought having a porridge breakfast at 8am would be enough. A good run though, no injuries and good to get the distance under my belt again before Nottingham.
Distance: 20.78km (must be under-recording due to slow pace – know it must be easily 13 miles, nearer 13.5)
Avg HR: 157bpm (max HR 176bpm, which Garmin shows as 101% of max!)
Avg pace: 6:14 min/km
Would like to do one more 13-miler in a week or so, but have lots of driving next weekend too (to Inverness and back!), so will decide later.