Day: February 27, 2016

training run #1050

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Saturday 27 February, 06:22

1C, cold, overcast.  Went for a 16 mile run.  Tried a different fuelling strategy after some fuzzy head spells on last two long runs.  Usually run before eating breakfast but today I had a small pot of porridge.

Porridge pot

Would have liked to leave a decent gap between eating and running, but needed to get off early so ran 40 minutes after porridge. Had gels at 8km and 17km and 500ml water. No fuzzy head today and no stomach issues either. Good practice for race day too.

Legs felt OK but as I’ve run 4 days in a row I kept it to an easy pace. Minor heel niggle at the beginning but nothing else of note. I was running early to avoid bumping into (literally) the Park Run at RV, and noticed I’d also managed to avoid a triathlon event that was starting as I exited the park for the last km home.

Distance:  25.8km
Time:  2:37:47
Avg HR:  140bpm 🙂
Avg pace:  6:07 min/km
Calories:  1644
Wildlife:  5 rabbits
Brooks Ghost trainers