Saturday 27 May, 06:59
13C to 16C, warm, light breeze and some sun. A 12 mile run from Fox House. I used the same outbound route as recent weekends, along Froggatt and Curbar Edge, but changed the return by running across Big Moor, Flask Edge and Totley Moor.
I’d taken a few rest days following the races on Sunday and Tuesday. Good call, legs felt ok for this run. Planned to take it very easy, and with a new route I had no time expectations. I walked bits here and there, drank 500ml water, had a gel at the start and two more at 5 and 8 miles. Felt quite hot at times, but really enjoyed the scenery. On top of Flask Edge and Totley Moor it is spectacular. Right heel niggled me throughout, which is a surprise as I’d not had any trouble since the races.
The return route was easier than I’d expected, not much steep climbing. There were a couple of wet and boggy sections but overall a gentle route. Managed to get stretches done, and drive halfway home before the first spots of the forecast rain arrived.
Distance: 12.34 miles
Avg HR: 142bpm
Avg pace: 11:06 min/mile
Elevation gain: 1200ft
Trainers: Brooks Cascadia