Month: February 2017

training run #1241

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Tuesday 28 February, 06:20

2C, cold, frosty. An 8 mile run including intervals (3x 1600m with 400m recovery).  Wrapped up well for this chilly run.  Minor heel niggle that quickly wore off.  Drank 500ml water. As usual, I enjoyed the intervals, a good test. Fastest km split was 5:06 min/km today.

Distance:  12.81km

Time:  1:09:51

Avg HR:  146bpm

Avg pace:  5:27 min/km

Calories:  819

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1240

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Monday 27 February, 06:32

6C, cold, windy, cloudy. An easy 6.5 mile run. Wore new Salomon jacket expecting a rain shower, which didn’t happen but it kept the chill wind out.  Drank 500ml water.

Distance:  10.55km

Time:  59:11

Avg HR:  145 BPM

Avg pace:  5:36 min/km

Calories:  693

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1239

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Saturday 25 February, 06:26

7C, cool, cloudy, windy. A 21 mile run. Legs felt OK without being super-strong, so kept it easy.  The wind was strong, mostly southerly or southwesterly.  Clouds threatened rain but I was lucky, it held off.  Had 4 gels and 1 litre of water. No heel niggles of note.  New trainers OK at this distance.  Though I slowed towards the end I was comfortable.  Even thought of going a little bit further as I approached home, but stuck to the plan I had.

Distance:  33.86km
Time:  3:17:40

Avg HR:  148bpm

Avg pace:  5:50 min/km

Calories:  2389

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1238

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Thursday 23 February, 06:17

9C, rain, strong winds. A 6.5 mile run.  Maintained easy effort on this run, as much as is possible in a stiff north westerly wind.  Heavy rain set in halfway round the first lap.  Drank 500ml water.  Might as well have tipped the bottle over me, got soaked.

Distance:  10.63km

Time:  1:00:15

Avg HR:  144bpm

Avg pace:  5:40 min/km

Calories:  705

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1237

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Wednesday 22 February, 06:15

9C, cool, very windy. An 8 mile run, including 60 minutes of Marathon Pacing Session.  Legs felt OK and heels hardly niggled at all.  Drank 500ml water.  The strong wind made it tough going on the far side of RV.  A good workout.

Distance:  12.87km

Time:  1:10:44

Avg HR:  141bpm (seems low)

Avg pace:  5:29 min/km

Calories:  805

Trainers:  Brooks Glycerin

training run #1236

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Tuesday 21 February, 06:15

8C, cold, clear skies.  An 8 mile run including intervals (3x 1200m with 400m recovery).  Heels felt fine today.  Drank 500ml water. Enjoyed this run and finished feeling good.

Distance:  12.85km

Time:  1:10:20

Avg HR:  143bpm (seems low)

Avg pace:  5:28 min/km

Calories:  798

Brooks Glycerin trainers

training run #1235

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Monday 20 February, 06:32

8C, mild, broken cloud. A 6.5 mile run.  Legs felt heavy after yesterday’s long run.  Both heels were sore too, though they eased off after a few km.  Drank 500ml water.  Only needed head torch for half a lap.

The main thing about the run was my first run out in new trainers.  Could not find a pair of Brooks Ghost 9 in store in my size to try on.  Different upper to last years model so needed to put them on. So bought nearest model instead, Brooks Glycerin 14.  They seemed OK.

Photo of new Brooks trainers
Brooks Glycerin 14

Distance:  10.62km

Time:  1:02:04

Avg HR:  153bpm

Avg pace:  5:50 min/km

Calories:  755

Brooks Glycerin

Wildlife:  4 rabbits