Month: July 2013

training run #622

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Tuesday 9 July, 06:05

14C, cool and sunny.  Went for the usual 7 mile run.  A bit of whispy mist on the water at Rother Valley became a mist covering the whole valley due to the slight breeze.  There were lots of dog walkers and other runners, so no sign of any rabbits today.  Felt strong and enjoyed the run.  The mist coated my eyelashes and the hairs on my forearms with moisture, cool and refreshing.  No niggles.

Distance:  11.45km
Time:  1:02:10
Avg HR:  145bpm
Avg pace:  5:26 min/km
Calories:  751

training run #621

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Saturday 6 July, 06:39

Hot! Thermometer said 16C when I started, 20C when I finished, and that was on the shady side of the house.  Full sunshine, so slapped the sun cream on my solar panel.  Carried 500ml water for the usual 13 mile run.  I expected it to be tough with the heat so just planned to pace myself and get around safely, not push the pace.  Felt fine, no niggles.

Distance:  21:05km
Time:  1:57:24
Avg HR:  153bpm
Avg pace:  5:35 min/km
Calories:  1576
Rabbits seen: 2

training run #620

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Thursday 4 July, 05:52

13C, sunny, with a bit of a breeze blowing from the South.  Went for the usual 7 mile run.  Legs felt a bit heavy, so a slow first lap and slightly less slow second lap.  Didn’t really feel like I got going, so I’m pleased with the overall time and average pace.  It felt quite warm in the sunshine and when sheltered from the breeze.  No niggles.

Distance:  11.47km
Time:  1:02:31
Avg HR:  147bpm
Avg pace: 5:27 min/km
Calories:  820
Rabbits seen:  3 on lap 1; 14 on lap 2!

training run #619

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Wednesday 3 July, 05:30

15C, cloudy and breezy.  Went for the usual 7 mile run.  I had an earlier than usual start and tried to push the pace a little so I could get ready and get off to work.  Ended up with a better than expected time, not far off my old PB.  No niggles.  Had to dodge a few small puddles after overnight rain, and enjoyed a bit of drizzle falling towards the end.

Distance:  11.47km
Time:  1:01:46
Avg HR:  149bpm
Avg pace:  5:23 min/km
Calories:  805
Rabbits seen:  15 on lap 1; 4 on lap 2

training run #618

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Monday 1 July, 06:00

Mild, 13C, some sunshine and some cloud, and breezy.  Went for the usual 7 mile run.  Decided to run today to fit in my usual number of runs around work and travel this week.  Don’t usually run the day after a weekend long run and my legs felt a bit heavy on the first lap.  Felt better on the second lap and was surprised at easily keeping up an OK pace and HR.  A nice bit of drizzle as I arrived home and stretched off.  Today marks the start of 16 weeks of training leading up to the Yorkshire Marathon in October 🙂

Distance:  11.5km
Time:  1:03:43
Avg HR:  142bpm
Avg pace:  5:32 min/km
Calories:  762
Rabbits seen:  6 on lap 1; 3 on lap 2
Squirrels seen:  1