Month: January 2011

training run #261

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Saturday 29 January, 09:55.

Cold, thermometer said 0C but felt colder, frozen puddles on paths and chill breeze.  Sun was shining and by the end of the run the temp had risen to maybe 6C.  Went for the same long run route – Home – RV – Killamarsh – Woodall – Harthill – Kiveton – Wales – RV.  Did an extra lap of both lakes at RV to take the distance to 16 miles.  (Had to do extra 200m past the usual finish point to get the distance in)

Felt good throughout, pace was surprisingly fast and managed to keep it going.  Carried 700ml cordial and had 3 gels.  The peak HR at 20 mins is an error because I was just jogging round/out of  RV, so it can’t be 173/178; I repositioned the belt and it immediately dropped into the 140s.  Felt tired towards the end but could have gone a little further.  Nearly got taken down by a dog running with a football in its mouth at 14 miles, hit my left leg full on.  Glared at the apologising owner….

Noticed that the 19.3km time was 1:52:25 and 22.8km time was under 2:12, so a lot faster compared to previous long runs.

Distance:  25.71km
Time:  2:29:16
Avg HR:  155bpm
Avg pace:  5:48 min/km 🙂 🙂 🙂

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/65613798

training run #260

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Thursday 27 January, 06:20.

Cold, 2C but freezing NE wind.  Went for a 4 mile loop to old Westfield.  Straightforward run, good HR.

Distance:  6.75km
Time:  41:19
Avg HR:  141 bpm
Avg pace:  6:07 min/km

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/65405379

training run #259

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Tuesday 25 January, 05:41.

Mild, 7C, damp underfoot but not raining.  Went for two 4 mile loops to old Westfield.  Got tired and thirsty towards end of first lap but carried on OK.  Straightforward run.

Distance:  12.16km
Time:  1:14:25
Avg HR:  145bpm
Avg pace:  6:07 min/km

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/65056197

training run #258

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Monday 24 January, 06:14.

Milder, 6C, dry.  Went for a 4 mile loop to old Westfield.  Straightforward.  Pleased with HR, wasn’t trying to set any record for pace.

Distance:  6.74km
Time:  41:15
Avg HR:  142bpm
Avg pace:  6:06 min/km

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/64985276

training run #257

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Saturday 22 January, 10:56.

Cool, 6C, bright but overcast, slight breeze.  Went on same route as last week, but started from home, along Hartland Ave then round RV, Killamarsh, Woodall, Harthill, Kiveton, Wales, back round RV, added a loop round Holbrook Ind Est and home.  Felt strong throughout, stronger than last week.  This seemed like a breakthrough week, really feel I can manage the longer runs coming up on the schedule.  Surprised at the splits/pace I saw on HRM and just kept it going while making sure I had enough left to get round.  Very, very pleased to do under 6 min pace.  Carried 700ml orange cordial and had 3 gels.  Felt like I could have gone further, I wasn’t totally wasted at the finish.

Distance:  22.85km
Time:  2:17:10
Avg HR:  153bpm
Avg pace:  5:59 min/km

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/64597508

training run #256

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Thursday 20 January, 06:16.

The third run in 3 days, getting back into pattern for a long Saturday run.

Cold, 1C, feeling much colder, clear skies, frozen pavements.  Went for a 4 mile loop to old Westfield.  Time was good at the turning point so kept up the pace on the return home.  Straightforward.

Distance:  6.71km
Time:  40:44
Avg HR:  144bpm
Avg pace:  6:03 min/km

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/64306601

training run #255

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Wednesday 19 January, 06:04.

Cold, frosty, thermometer said 2C but felt like minus 2C, frosty and frozen pavements.  Went for a 4 mile loop to old Westfield and a 3 mile loop to tram terminus.  Felt strong, reasonable pace, a straightforward and enjoyable run.

Distance:  10.2km
Time:  1:03:43
Avg HR:  144bpm
Avg pace:  6:14 min/km

Garmin:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/64160864