Month: December 2015

training run #1013

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Thursday 31 December, 07:13

6C, cool, clear skies, windy.  Another 7 miles for the last run of the year.  Felt really tired after building a wardrobe and lifting new bedroom furniture yesterday, but decided I had to get a run in to keep on marathon schedule.  Could only plod around and while it was windy it wasn’t making me run on the spot, so can’t blame that for a very slow time.  Heart rate was reasonable though 🙂  Still struggling with a blister on left instep. 

Distance:  11.55km

Time:  1:11:16

Avg HR:  144bpm

Avg pace:  6:10 min/km

Calories:  824

White trainers #2

Wildlife:  1 squirrel

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training run #1012

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Wednesday 30 December, 08:33

12C, cloudy, gale force winds.  Went for a 7 mile run with Frank – Storm Frank.  The Garmin stats are irrelevant for this run. On the nearside of RV the headwind was difficult, I was running on the spot in parts. On the far side the wind helped me along a bit.  Overall, it felt like doing a hill run, or running with resistance, so a good workout.  Still blistering on left instep.

Distance:  11.60km

Time:  1:10:16

Avg HR:  147bpm

Avg pace:  6:04 min/km

Calories:  892

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training run #1011

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Monday 28 December, 09:33

9C, a cool and bright day.  Another 7 mile run. Felt right heel for the first km, then fine. Running slightly later than usual there were plenty of people around, didn’t have the park to myself.  Rubbed a blister on left instep so will have to start taping that up again.

Distance:  11.56km

Time:  1:06:19

Avg HR:  153bpm

Avg pace:  5:44 min/km

Calories:  882

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training run #1010

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Sunday 27 December, 08:22

7C, cool, clear skies.  Went for a 7 mile run. Had felt something in left knee on Christmas Eve, like I’d pinched a bit of cartilage, but didn’t feel it on this run.  Wet underfoot after heavy overnight rain, but a nice sunrise and the wind had died down.

Distance:  11.58km

Time:  1:06:48

Avg HR:  147bpm

Avg pace:  5:46 min/km

Calories:  812

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training run #1009

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Wednesday 23 December, 06:31

7C, clear skies, cool and still windy.  Another 7 mile run.  Slight heel niggle at the start.  Didn’t check Garmin at all during the run, just ran by feeling and pleased with the average heart rate today.  Spotted lots of rabbits dashing for cover with my run light.  Good to do back to back runs.

Distance:  11.49km

Time:  1:08:50

Avg HR:  144bpm

Avg pace:  5:59 min/km

Calories:  826

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Wildlife:  7 rabbits

training run #1008

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Tuesday 22 December, 06:26

14C, mild and windy (and dark).  Another 7 mile run. Felt right heel slightly at the start and end, but not painful.  I thought I’d done a quicker time than Garmin recorded, probably hard to judge with the running light and strong wind.  16 weeks to Manchester marathon.

Distance:  11.54km

Time:  1:07:42

Avg HR:  154bpm

Avg pace:  5:52 min/km

Calories:  786

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training run #1007

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Saturday 19 December, 07:32

14C, cloudy, windy, very mild.  Another 7 mile run.  Didn’t feel especially strong and just kept an easy pace.  No heel niggles today during the run.

Distance:  11.48km

Time:  1:08:51

Avg HR:  153bpm

Avg pace:  6:00 min/km

Calories:  914

White trainers #2

Wildlife:  1 squirrel