Month: August 2013

training run #638

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Tuesday 6 August, 06:03

13C, sunny, with a cool breeze making it feel a bit (nice and) chilly on lap 1.   Went for the usual 7 mile run.  Although left calf felt a bit stiff before starting my legs felt good on the run, nice and bouncy.  Plenty of energy and there were only a few puddles from yesterday’s rain to dodge around.  No niggles, a straightforward run.

Distance:  11.45km
Time:  1:01:02
Avg HR:  144bpm
Avg pace:  5:20 min/km
Calories:  761
Rabbits seen:  2 on lap 1; 4 on lap 2

training run #637

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Saturday 3 August, 06:28

15C, mild and sunny, with a blustery wind.  Went for the usual 13 mile run.  Had a gel before starting and carried 500ml water with an SIS tablet in.  Felt fine and just had it in mind to get round comfortably.  Started at an easy pace and told myself it didn’t matter if I went over 2 hours, just enjoy it.  I felt good on the climb up out of Killamarsh (ran past a peacock on the pavement) and started pushing on a little through Woodall and Harthill.  Still felt good in Kiveton and Wales and thought the pace had picked up a bit.  Tired a little the last couple of km but was surprised to see I’d beaten my previous best time by 52 seconds 🙂  (Previous best was run #617 on 30 June)  I’ve ordered a pair of new trainers and looking forward to those.  I’ve had the current pair for 6/7 months, I think, so they’re ready for replacement.

Distance:  21.09km
Time:  1:53:43  *PB*
Avg HR:  152bpm
Avg pace:  5:24 min/km
Calories:  1552
Rabbits seen:  10
Peacocks seen:  1