training run #946

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Saturday 2 May, 07:02

5C, cool, cloudy.  Decided to run on Sat instead of Sun this week, better weather forecast.  Training plan said 16 miles but I went out to do 18 miles, legs feeling OK but not full of beans.  Had a heel niggle, and noticed a few other niggles too.  Took it steady and just aimed to get round in one piece.  

Just above The Angel in Killamarsh a motorcyclist skidded to a halt in spectacular style and asked me to help get a slightly lame duck off the road – it was just sitting there waiting to get run over and made an awful fuss as the biker and I chased it all over.  I forgot to pause Garmin so my route will be a squiggle at that point.  

The rest of the run was uneventful.  A bit of light rain from M1 J31 to Beighton.  Had a gel before starting, then at 8km, 16km and 23km, and 1 litre of water.  Tired at the finish but fine. 
Distance:  29.04km

Time:  2:51:36

Avg HR:  151bpm

Avg pace:  5:55 min/km

Calories:  2082

White trainers #2

Wildlife:  a pair of squirrels; 1 lame duck

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