Day: June 30, 2013

training run #617

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Sunday 30 June, 07:20

Warm, 16C, sunny with a warm breeze blowing around.  Went for the usual 13 mile run.  Felt fine, but because of the heat I’d decided to run at a pace I can be sure of maintaining, and finishing without exhausting myself.  I’d put sun cream on and carried 500ml water.  Had a gel before setting off.  Parts of the route were very warm, but I could see my pace was reasonable and I would finish at or under 2 hours.  Was chased by a barking dog (small alsation I think) at 14km, which probably caused a big spike in my HR!  Was pleasantly surprised that I’d got a PB, beating run #602 at the beginning of June by 34 seconds.  No niggles but felt a small blister starting on the ball of my left foot.

Distance:  21.06
Time:  1:54:35
Avg HR:  156bpm
Avg pace:  5:26 min/km
Calories:  1558
Rabbits seen:  2
Chased by dogs:  1