Day: December 22, 2013

training run #700

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Sunday 22 December, 08:35

Cool, 5C, bright and sunny. Went for a 10 mile run, three laps of RV. Thought it might be ok in just shorts, long sleeved top and gloves, and I was right. Plenty of big puddles after heavy rain just a few hours earlier. Again, the left ankle was less noticeable on the first lap, and not too bad overall. Nice running in the sunshine. 16 weeks to go to the London Marathon. Wonder if the start of my training proper will be affected by forecast winter storms for the next week…

Distance: 16.24km
Time: 1:31:01
Avg HR: 147bpm
Avg pace: 5:36 min/km
Calories: 1194
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training run #699

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Friday 20 December 06:28

Cold, 3C, frosty, clear skies. The white cars and frosted paths and roads indicated it was probably a few degrees colder than the house thermometer showed. Wrapped up well with everything including tights on, for a 7 mile run. Hardly noticed the left ankle niggle on the first lap. Focused on tiptoeing across the frozen bits of the path. After heavy rain the previous day there were lots of frozen puddles and icy stretches across the width of the path. Only skidded once or twice. The pace and time are academic, just wanted to get round safely.

Distance: 11.73km
Time: 1:06:11
Avg HR: 145bpm
Avg pace: 5:39 min/km
Calories: 886
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