Month: February 2017

training run #1227

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Thursday 9 February, 06:33

0C, cold, light wintry showers. A 7 mile run that included 47 mins of marathon pacing session. The plan called for a 40 min MPS but I carried on to the exit of RV.  Legs felt a bit tired at the start but got going after a mile or so.  Didn’t need the headtorch for the second lap, showing it is gradually getting brighter earlier each morning.

Distance:  11.41km

Time:  1:03:10

Avg HR:  143bpm

Avg pace:  5:32 min/km

Calories:  718

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Wildlife:  4 rabbits – startled them on the first lap in the dark

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training run #1226

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Wednesday 8 February, 06:32

3C, cold, overcast, few spots of light rain.  A 7 mile run with 3x 600m intervals.  Felt OK but not on top form, and I enjoyed the intervals. 

Distance:  11.38km

Time:  1:02:42

Avg HR:  146bpm

Avg pace:  5:30 min/km

Calories:  740

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training run #1225

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Tuesday 7 February, 06:24

4C, cool, bit of light rain. A 5 mile run. Felt a left knee niggle before starting, but it was fine during the run. Slight Achilles niggle too. An easy paced and straightforward run.

Distance:  8.13km

Time:  46:44

Avg HR:  148bpm

Avg pace:  5:44 min/km

Calories:  552

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training run #1224

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Sunday 5 February, 06:49

3C, cool, some cloud cover. A 17.4 mile run.  The training schedule called for the lesser of 2h 45m running or 16 miles: I opted to do the 2h 45 knowing it would be something over 17 miles. Legs felt OK but not particularly strong or rested. Just tried to keep the pace easy and steady. Drank 500ml water and had 3 gels.  

The km splits show I did a really consistent pace around 5:41 km/min around RV as I returned home.  That was despite the fitbit showing the word ‘PACE’ instead of telling me what it was for the last part of the run! Tired but a good run.

Distance:  28.06km

Time:  2:45:23

Avg HR:  140bpm (probable a low measure)

Avg pace:  5:53 min/km

Calories:  1835

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Wildlife:  1 pheasant

training run #1223

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Friday 3 February, 06:34

7C, cool, clear skies, breezy. A 5 mile run.  Kept an easy pace and dodged the puddles from recent rain. Achilles was a bit stiff for first 2km, then didn’t notice it at all.  

Distance:  8.2km

Time:  46:37

Avg HR:  144bpm

Avg pace:  5:41 min/km

Calories:  530

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training run #1222

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Thursday 2 February, 05:40

10C, mild, very windy. A 7 mile run. Went out extra early so I could do an airport drop-off for Emma and Ash. This run was supposed to include a marathon pacing session 25 minutes long in the second half of the run. But I got a decent pace going as soon as I got into RV, so 50 minutes of it was MPS really.  Strong headwind on the nearside but no problems.

Distance:  11.66km (fitbit measured a bit long)

Time:  1:03:02

Avg HR:  158bpm

Avg pace:  5:24 min/km

Calories:  794

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training run #1221

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Wednesday 1 February, 06:31

8C, cool, windy, light rain. A 7 mile run.  Puddles underfoot and constant light rain throughout this run. Included intervals, 3x 400m. Enjoyed it.

Distance:  11.44km

Time:  1:03:32

Avg HR:  146bpm

Avg pace:  5:33 min/km

Calories:  735

Brooks Ghost trainers #3