Month: April 2016

training run #1086

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Friday 29 April, 06:28

1C, cold, breezy, cloudy.  Went for a 7 mile run.  Some overnight wintry showers had left a few puddles and mud.  Didn’t monitor my pace, just enjoyed the run.  A short shower came along at the end of the first lap, and a really wintry one got me at the finish as I stretched off. A good day for counting the rabbits.

Distance:  11.53km
Time:  1:06:11
Avg HR:  146bpm
Avg pace:  5:45 min/km
Calories:  839
Brooks Ghost trainers
Wildlife:  9 rabbits

training run #1085

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Wednesday 27 April, 06:30

2C, cold, sunny. A 7 mile run. I ran by feeling today, not checking Garmin. Noticed right heel a little but felt OK.  Was surprised it was a 64:30 run, thought it might be slower. Brilliant weather for running.  Said ‘morning’ to the half dozen other runners I saw and only one replied; what’s wrong with people?

Distance:  11.52km
Time:  1:04:30
Avg HR:  150bpm
Avg pace:  5:36 min/km
Calories:  761
Brooks Ghost trainers

training run #1084

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Tuesday 26 April, 06:20

2C, cold, bright with high cloud.  A 7 mile run.  Legs were feeling just OK but decided after 2km to do some intervals, 4x 400m with 200m recovery. The sprints were into a strong, freezing cold headwind on the far side of the lake. After that I kept a decent pace and gradually speeded up on the second lap. By now my legs were feeling great. A good run.

Distance:  11.43km
Time:  1:03:40
Avg HR:  145bpm
Avg pace:  5:34 min/km
Calories:  775
Brooks Ghost trainers
Wildlife:  1 squirrel, 1 rabbit

training run #1083

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Sunday 24 April, 07:43

2C, cold, sunny.  Went for a 13 mile run.  Just aimed to do an easy pace and get round the route OK, legs didn’t feel that strong today. Had 2 gels and 500ml water. Found a bit of acceleration to pass another runner around 13k and noticed my pace was increasing slightly going round RV in the last few km. No heel niggles today. 28 weeks to New York marathon.

Distance:  21.18km
Time:  2:03:15
Avg HR:  150bpm
Avg pace:  5:49 min/km
Calories:  1611
Brooks Ghost trainers
Wildlife:  2 squirrels, 1 peacock

training run #1082

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Friday 22 April, 06:32

5C, cool, bright with high cloud. Another 7 mile run. Felt right heel niggle for first few km then settled into spells of nice running rhythm. Didn’t feel fast but it was a pleasant run and ended with similar stats again. If anything I was running easier and getting the same 1h 6min finish time.

Distance:  11.52km
Time:  1:06:06
Avg HR:  141bpm
Avg pace:  5:44 min/km
Calories:  820
Brooks Ghost trainers

training run #1081

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Thursday 21 April, 06:25

2C, cold, bright.  Another 7 mile run.  Ran at an easy pace, legs still not feeling on top form.  Lovely conditions and finished with similar stats to yesterday.

Distance:  11.55km
Time:  1:06:14
Avg HR:  143bpm
Avg pace:  5:44 min/km
Calories:  853
Brooks Ghost trainers

training run #1080

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Wednesday 20 April, 06:24

1C, cold, sunny, blue skies.  A 7 mile run.  A slow run, legs didn’t feel great so just took it steady and enjoyed the sunrise, mist rising over the lake, frost on the grass, having the park to myself for most of the run. 

Distance:  11.51km
Time:  1:06:38
Avg HR:  141bpm
Avg pace:  5:48 min/km
Calories:  817
Brooks Ghost trainers
Wildlife:  5 rabbits