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.
Avg HR: 151bpm
Avg pace: 5:55 min/km
White trainers #2
Wildlife: a pair of squirrels; 1 lame duck