Day: February 10, 2013

training run #544

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Sunday 10 February, 08:12

Cold, 3C, wet.  Went for a 13 mile run today, through RV, then out to Woodall, Harthill and Kiveton, returning back through RV.  Wrapped up well.  As I stepped out of the door it started sleeting, and it kept going all the way, only turning to light drizzle at 16km as I re-entered RV.  Carried 500ml water and two gels and used them.

Felt good but tried to keep my pace easy so I’d have enough left for the last few miles.  Found that my pace was reasonable and I actually speeded up towards the end.  Minor niggles here and there – the right leg, left knee, right ankle, right hamstring, left shin – but none of them were significant and all came and went.

Really pleased with the overall time and HR.  At the start I’d thought I’d probably do 2:10 or 2:15, but to do just over 2:01 is a big plus as I’ve not done a 13 miler for a couple of months and I wasn’t trying.

Distance:  21.1km
Time:  2:01:08
Avg HR:  149bpm
Avg pace:  5:44 min/km
Calories:  1519
Old trainers (transitioning to new pair)