Sunday 20 March, 06:28
5C rising to 9C, cool, mostly overcast. A 20 mile run, the last long run of this marathon training plan. Felt OK and set out at an easy, comfortable pace. Had a porridge pot for a mini breakfast, then gels at 7km, 14km, 21km and 25km, and 1 litre of water. The sun came out a bit for the last third of the run, and around the same point my heart rate on Garmin went to the top of the scale (170+). Odd, as the route was heading downhill from Swallownest to the Beighton by-pass at that point. HR stayed high to the end even though I was feeling not bad and not pushing the pace. Pleased to get round nicely, tired but not broken at the end.
Avg HR: 159bpm (error?)
Avg pace: 5:57 min/km
Wildlife: 2 peacocks and 3 peahens
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